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Zov's Bistro and Bakery

17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780-1953
+1 714-838-8855
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lentil soup” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (6 reviews)
Mediterranean, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780-1953
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I have frequented Zovs for 10 years as a local and it is consistently hit and miss - due to the poor service. I've learned by now to not order takeout from them as the food quality nose dives big time. Last night dining on...More

Thank redvelvet2015
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is one of the best Mediterranean restaurants we've been to. Full bar and even a separate espresso, ice cream and bakery connected. Service is great and the food can't be beat. Lamb with pomegranate reduction is the best thing we've eaten there, but every...More

Thank backgammon65
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I like Zovs but I sit at bar and all I hear is Spanish being yelled by cooks and servers...odd and irritating! I feel like saying shut up...plus not a good Meditteranian atmosphere...please Mr Zov...do something because I won’t be back it was so strange!

Thank Redritzy
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Can’t think of ANY visit to zov’s that hasn’t been perfect! The ambience is there, friendly people, and the menu is excellent. Something for everyone! I always start with the best calamari EVER!! And they always celebrate a bday with the most decadent dessert too!...More

Thank Nantucket60
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We are longterm residents of N. Tustin, 26 years, and for almost as many years regular customers of Zov’s Cafe, Bakery and Bistro. This is our favorite restaurant in Orange County and we have visited the Tustin and Irvine locations. We are so impressed with...More

Thank Marti W
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Have met family members here after coming down to visit. The breakfast is particularly good with some pleasant outdoor seating.

Thank Betsylew M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Patricia "Trish" was our server, personality plus. Willing to do individual check's for our party of 5. always a blessing for groups. Food, good, service good. Only complaint. the restaurant had 1 table and 1 booth full when we arrived, the next larger group wad...More

Thank mamiefiere
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Casual but way above the average ethnic steam table place. Tableside service, both inside and outdoors. Owner often on site. My wife loves the lamb burger.

Thank Roger P
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Zov’s bakery is phenomenal. Everything is yummy. The bakery staff knows their products and offers recommendations too.

Thank sueN7568PM
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We have three of our family with Birthdays in the beginning of March, one anniversary and a great reason to get together. This year our daughter set up the gathering at Zov’s Bristol, it was the perfect choice. Private room, really really good food and...More

Thank Tom W
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Questions & Answers
Milly D
February 21, 2017|
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Response from zsk52 |
Yes, many many selections from our menu are gluten free. Speak with manager on duty for more informationand selections.
December 24, 2016|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
Lots of them, look up the menu it's delicious
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780-1953
    (17th and Yorba)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-838-8855
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Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, CA has become a culinary institution. Serving her unique cuisine that blends contemporary cuisine with Eastern Mediterranean influences, in an upscale chic environment.
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