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Caspian Restaurant

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14100 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604-0301
+1 949-651-8454
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in OC for a Persian wedding, we visited Caspian on Easter Saturday evening. The Chelo Kebab was outstanding in quality; unfortunately no fish kebab. This was preluded by dips of kashk bademjun and salad Olivieh. Salad came after with serving of kebabs, this too was very fresh. Rice was light, fluffy and long-grained - the hallmark of Persian quality.... More 

Thank Babycakes2014
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245 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is clearly popular with the big Iranian community in Irvine, as most of the diners were Iranian. We had their buffet which had a choice of 2 soups, a wide choice of salads, cooked vegetables, meats and sauces. Good value for about USD25 per person. The barbecued chicken was delicious and the lamb was full of flavour. We... More 

Thank Jacqui M
Placentia, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a couple of experiences there, food is great, variety is great, service is great, very clean and classy, I will certainly added it to my best places to go in Orange county. Price range is certainly a value, meet with most taste and the entire experience is positive. One big advantage is free parking and accessibility from the 5... More 

Thank gmaxiii2014
Irvine, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great Authentic Persian Food, if your in the mood for some late night bites & if you love Hookah the lounge is great my husband & I went there it was buzzing pretty busy it was a fun time we even tried the Hookah it was fun!

Thank Ruby C
Orange County, Ca
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540 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Staff are unfriendly, especially the men, they seem irritated to be there. Our female wait staff was fine but impatient. Food was good with a lunch buffet for $16 plus a special menu for lunch portions which was very reasonable. Decor is gaudy and run down. Once is enough.

Thank MominOC
Irvine, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very bad food. They served stale food. Very bad service. Will never go there again. Waste of money. I had gone there once before and was really disappointed with their service and food. This last time I went there for a birthday party hoping that it would be different. However, it was even worse!

Thank maziarrostamian
Burnaby, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Food was decent, nothing great, what sets them apart is the grumpy wait staff and poor service. If we wanted our waitress to come to our table, we has to catch eye contact and literally wave her over. She did not smile one time we were there and generally acted like she just got dumped, or her dog died. Near... More 

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North Dakota
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148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Order the boneless chicken kebab. That was the best thing that we had there after ordering a couple of different items to try. The belly dancing is sort of cabaret-cheesy, but fun.

Thank SunshineCheyenne
Baltimore, MD
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visit Los Angeles few times a year and each time I anticipate enjoying great Persian dishes in Westwood area restaurants. This year, my host had moved to Irvine and she recommended the Caspian Restaurant. So, we went for dinner expecting something at the level of Shahrzad Restaurant in Westwood. To my disappointment, the chicken kabob was hardly cooked, and... More 

1 Thank flower26dance
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The food is ok on a scale of 1 to 10 it's a 6 Decor looks like an outdated Chinese restaurant Awful Dark dingy and depressing Go here if you like to eat in sullen surroundings

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14100 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604-0301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-651-8454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?