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“Good food, pleasant setting”

Zov's Bistro and Bakery
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Ranked #3 of 289 Restaurants in Tustin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Armenian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th and Yorba
Description: 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.
Irvine, CA
Level 6 Contributor
670 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“Good food, pleasant setting”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Zov's is reliable and the food is tasty. I usually select a salad and they never disappoint. On my most recent visit, I had the daily salad special, a romaine salad with a halibut fillet. I was pleased.

This location has a nice outdoor covered patio that does a huge lunch business. Inside is quieter.

  • Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just yum...”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Love this place for brunch. Huge portions, fast service. Outdoor patio. They also have papers to read. Plenty of parking.

Check out the bakery - the lemon tarts are just incredible.

only negative - bathrooms are always busy and it's awkward waiting in line.

  • Visited February 2014
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Tustin, CA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Love this place!! It is a special occasion place for us. The pomegranate martinis, the salads, and especially the desserts are divine.

  • Visited January 2014
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Southern California
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6 reviews
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“Good food but always the same things”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Good Mediterranean food, a must have is the calamari appetizer. It's not deep fried but sauteed with garlic, tomato, cream and served with bruschetta--delicious! There are two sides to the restaurant; the more expensive formal restaurant and the bakery/cafe. My only complaint is that the menu never seems to change. They do have specials, but they are always the same specials.

  • Visited February 2014
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Cooking demo and more”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Sunday four of us met at Zov's Bistro in Tustin for a culinary demonstration by "Top Chef" Carla Hall. She prepared and cook pork dish she calls "Swamp Thing". It was delicious and continues collard greens that I thought were great and I hate collard greens. She was friendly, high energy and funny. She owned the sell out crowd. The event was for the James Beard Foundation supporting chefs in training. After the demo Zov's served and complete spread of outstanding foods; including stuffed grape leaves, grilled egg plant, smoked salmon, bean salad, Carla's Swamp Thing, rack of lamb, Tenderloin of beef, pork tenderloin and poached salmon. They also had 5 wineries pouring red and whites wines. It was a great way to learn, have fun and eat great food over 3 hours ending with some of Zov's outstanding deserts. Outstanding.

  • Visited February 2014
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