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“Simply a wonderful find! The best!”
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Ranked #705 of 2,169 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $40
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Dining options: Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Branham
Transit: There is a bus stop right across from the restaurant.
Description: Ziba Restaurant, a family owned Persian Restaurant, welcomes families, friends and neighbors for an unforgettable experience. Once there, you are attended to like a family while the excellent staff delivers tasty, authentic, classic Persian food. Ziba Restaurant has withheld it"s origins, and has brought back a piece of the Persian Tradition. With mellow music playing the in the background and a friendly environment, our goal is to provide you with the best reasonably priced cooking. When you step in to Ziba Restaurant, you are instantly swept up by ways of mouth-watering fragrances, wafting delightfully from the assortment of dishes we are carrying out from the kitchen. All of our dishes are prepared with the freshest ingredients and the finest halal meet. While we use the basic ingredients, we also add ingredients that enhance it: Pomegranates, pistachios nuts, rose water along with a mixer of vegetable to create a delicious taste that will have you coming back for more.
Silicon Valley, CA
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Simply a wonderful find! The best!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Walked into Ziba yesterday for lunch. Decoration simple but elegant. Service excellent. The restaurant was about half full (not half empty!) the the 2 wait staff was more than sufficient to handle everybody's needs. Plus the manager came out to ensure all was well. Took great care of us. The Chicken Kabob (boneless) comes on a huge plate with saffron rice and a grilled tomato. Just wonderful! The chicken was so tender and tasty. I think succulent is the word. The tomato was so tasty. Just wonderful. Had a side of lavash, Persian flat bread and Masto-Khiar, a mixture of yogurt and cucumber; and Kashe- Bademjan, a mixture of mashed eggplant and onions and garlic. Somewheres along the line, we had a small plate of mint leaves, onion slices, and soft cheese. I normally don't eat raw onions but these onions were sweet! They must have somehow soaked the onions first in something to get rid of the "spiciness." I just can't say enough about the quality of this restaurant. Great food + great service = Great Review! Enough said!

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best middle eastern food in Bay Area!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I've had a been to a few middle eastern restaurants in the Bay Area, specifically the South Bay, and Ziba restaurant is by FAR the best. Their Iranian food is truly authentic with taste. I would say the way they cook their joo jeh (chicken kabobs) are even better than Chicken kabobs you have in actual Iran. I have been there a few times and each time I try to get at least one new thing, but my favorite has to be the barg, (steak kabobs) and chicken kabobs.
Amazing! Try it out for yourself and let me know if I'm wrong!

  • Visited December 2013
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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Service”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We found this place a few months ago and have already been for dinner a half dozen times. The food here is outstanding. Lots of selection from traditional (as I understand) Persian items. The service is very friendly (they practically walked us through the whole menu on our first visit). The location is a bit odd (in a low-key strip mall) but that means it's never very busy and you can always walk in and get a spot. Highly recommended if you are looking for something different and yummy!

  • Visited January 2013
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San Jose, California, United States
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Another great place in an out-of-the-way location”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

It is unlikely that one might find a great restaurant in a small shopping area in a residential area. But Ziba is one of the exceptions. We have been there for multiple occasions and have found the food excellent in every case.

It is one of our favorite Persian restaurants. The portions are generous enough to feed to if you want to split or have another meal later at home.

We love what they do and recommend you find your way to their location.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Everything in one....”
Reviewed September 19, 2010

This place has quality and quantity.. just recently did a group outing here and i must say i was far from being disappointed.. the food is amazing and the service is wonderful... half way through our dinner the owner came out to make sure everything was okay and to see if we needed anything else.. you don't find much places that care this much any more. If you haven't been here.. I would drop by! it is a must experience place!

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