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3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92704
+1 714-557-6600
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“kebab” (10 reviews)
“koobideh” (6 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
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Persian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at a meeting in Santa Ana this past weekend and was given a recommendation for Darya. Was able to get reservations so grabbed a Lyft and the 3 of use went to the restaurant. Most of the guests in the dining room were...More

Thank Eyedoc44
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Always great service. Food excellent! One of my favorite places. My favorite bone less chicken and the salad.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

While visiting friends, way back from highschool, in Newport Beach, we ventured to this restaurant, on recommendation. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. Good selection of kebabs as well as traditional Persian dishes. The ambience is great for big gatherings but couples...More

Thank Reza S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food was not worth the price. Moreover, my entrée costs $11 more to eat it at the restaurant as opposed to take-out. Therefore, if you dine here, you should get it to-go. The atmosphere is not so grand (not that any would be to...More

Thank 7naturalwonders
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Friendly staff, Great food. We tried appetizers and main a variety of the main dish. I loved the Koobideh and also Tah-deeg.

Thank Sepid123
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have been going to Darya's for years. The food is excellent, the service is welcoming, and the atmosphere is always pleasant. I love going there.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Best food quality and sevice. Near major attractions. Persian kabobs and specialty dishes .. very delicious

Thank Sohaila S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We went for a late lunch / early dinner. Portions were big enough to share. We had the eggplant for appetizer which was really good. Their bread was below average and they need to work on it. For main course we had the kobeddah and...More

Thank Amre M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We tried everything it seemed. I was with a group who was familiar with the dishes which made ordering simple. All the appetizers were delicious - I could eat one of each & be happy! The chicken I had was very tender & the 3...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were seated very quickly upon arrival. They seated us (party of 6) at the most desirable location. The waiter took our orders very promptly and food was served after 10 minutes which is excellent. The food was amazing. This is our third visit to...More

Thank 512teresitas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92704
    (South Plaza Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Shuttle provided to and from the Performing Arts Center (must request in advance to restaurant) 714-557-6600 for Preforming Arts Schedule
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-557-6600
  • E-mail
Darya THE FINEST PERSIAN CUISINE IN ORANGE COUNTY Darya has offered Orange County residents and business professionals alike authentic Persian gourmet dining, at reasonable prices, for well over three decades. Darya has been voted the #1 Persian gourmet restaurant in Orange County by the OC Register. Maybe it’s the exquisite ambiance, romantic, classy, upscale. Those are all words our guests use to describe Darya’s ambiance. You can’t help noticing it as soon as you step inside. The palatial dining room is surrounded by marble columns and lit by gorgeous chandeliers. This is when you realize that a truly memorable evening awaits you. Perhaps it’s the hospitality It is the desire of Darya’s founders that each guest experiences the best in hospitality as well as cuisine. This is a family-run restaurant. And we treat everyone with the same dignity and respect as we would a guest in our own home. It could be the highly-delectable cuisine You’ll be intrigued by the wide array of deliciously spiced Persian foods. There are a lot of fine dining options to choose from. Let us help you decide: For an appetizer consider a borani, which is prepared with eggplant, yogurt, onions, garlic and herbs. After you try it you’ll start wondering how a meal can be complete without a borani. When dining for lunch, select from several daily lunch specials. Like flavorsome fesenjon, which is fried walnut pomegranate sauce mixed with boiled chicken and served with a side of Basmati rice. Check out our Lunch Menu for more details. If dinner is your pleasure, our Dinner Menu offers chicken, seafood, beef, lamb, combination platters and vegetarian plates. We recommend you try our mouthwatering signature dish of Naderi Kebab. It is made with the most delicious, succulent chunks of Center Cut Filet Mignon marinated in our own special sauce. Of course, you may want to complement your meal with selections from our extensive Wine List with both foreign and domestic labels. Or perhaps you’ll prefer something from our full-service bar. For many guests dinner would not be complete without the ‘last course’. If you fancy dessert then don’t forget to check out our tempting Dessert Menu filled with unique, heavenly treats.. Don’t just ‘eat’… have a dining experience Whether you’re meeting friends or clients for drinks at our full service bar — or extending your pleasurable meal on the waterfall Patio. — you’ll enjoy the soothing sounds of our outdoor waterfall. After all, in addition to delicious, dining should be a relaxing experience.
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