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Ziba Restaurant

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4628 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-4825 (Branham)
+1 408-267-1288
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ziba has such a good chicken ka-bob plate. I order the side of feta cheese and then eat chicken with feta and mint, wrapped in the tiny squares of lavash. Really satisfying. I always end up taking home half of my chicken and rice and having it for lunch the next day. This allows me to order desert -- the... More 

Thank Ann S
San Jose, CA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our family loves Ziba. The food is delicious — we love the wraps, kabobs and rice (a favorite of my daughter!). The service is great, either for dine in or take out, lunch or dinner. Ali always remembers us and is so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

Thank Ringo3865
Los Angeles
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is the first and ONLY time my family will order take out from Ziba. The Tadeeg with Gormeh Sabzi was primarily rubbery Tadeeq and almost no Gormeh Sabzi. The kabobs - chicken koobideh, koobideh, chicken kabob, were DRY and tasteless. I ordered and paid for Zeresk Polo which they did not include!!! The Salad Olivia was very good but... More 

Thank Linda M
Saratoga, CA
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Ziba was recommended to me as the be all and end all of Persian food restaurants. but alas my favorite is still Negeen. Ziba did have tadeeqh ( crispy rice) which is hard to make and deal with for a restaurant - so points for that -but it was kind of tired and not really crunchy the way it should... More 

Thank Mithra
Pleasanton, California
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

My parents had previously ordered catered lunch for 16 from Ziba and it was a great change of pace, so I finally got the chance to have lunch in the restaurant. It was a delight. They bring out flatbread, feta cheese, butter, onion and mint. It was a wonderful change of pace. We ordered Ziba Salads and then split the... More 

Thank terriam
San Jose, CA
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

We went in for lunch yesterday since I was having a craving for zershk polo with chicken kabob..... that's my persian favorite! Glad I asked for it with chicken kebab because the one on their menu comes with chicken in a tomato sauce so make sure you order it with grilled chicken. The chicken was moist and really yummy. Very... More 

Thank CharmChari
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This place is so clean and the environment is very friendly. The owner is a nice person and takes his business and customers very serious. The food is amazing and the staff is well trained. I will be going back with my family again.

Thank Maria A
Silicon Valley, CA
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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... More 

Thank NorCalBigRedDog
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 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... More 

Thank Steven12321
San Jose, CA
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Mediterranean, Persian, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4628 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-4825
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop right across from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-267-1288
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.

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