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Darya Restaurant

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3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7458 (South Plaza Drive)
+1 714-557-6600
11:30 - 09:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 09:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait at the door until somebody came to give me a table!! And not very friendly staff except one ☝️, wifi wasn't working as well

Thank Mohamed A
The O.C., California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An elegant restaurant offering a great varieties of Persian specialties and comfort foods. Grilled kabobs of meats and vegetables served on perfectly cooked white rice or special cherry rice. A great assortment of starters for the table is a must. Cocktails are available from a very simple bar with limited premium brands. The wine list is also limited so if... More 

Thank TravelAgentDave
Tustin, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We wanted a try Persian food so went in for this place. Found the food to be OK. Prices were higher than normal Persian food. Food was a little bland. Place was a little busy because of live music. Somehow I expected a little more.

Thank Rakesh A
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I enjoyed a nice lunch on Veteran's Day on the patio, and had enough left to take home as usual. Service was pleasant and the meal was delicious. The interior décor was also lovely.

Thank Betty J
Columbia Heights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Darya's restaurant in Santa Ana California. The food was excellent the service top rate and the atmosphere perfect. If you enjoy this kind of food we recommend this place.

Thank Steven G
San Clemente, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went there with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday. The servers were wonderful and very fast. I was very impressed by the quality, speed and friendliness from the whole team. It was really refreshing. The atmosphere was cozy casual. The place was quite empty at 6:30pm when we arrived, but as the night went on, it got quite busy.... More 

Thank Cherryhelli
Rottach-Egern, Germany
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is as far from south coast plaza and still be named for SVC Food above average Staff below average unless you want an argument before obtaining beverages or pick up Ambiance decent Low light and ample distance Rice decent Food erratic Beverages not the strong suite Worth a walk or drive

Thank RMJ11
Irvine, California
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have been there many times now with my wife, with colleagues from work, and also for a couple of meetings and wedding. The food quality is very good but a but pricey.

Thank maziarrostamian
Athens, Greece
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with nice food. But we were ripped off the last time we were there. I asked the price of the bottle of wine we chose and yet was charged more. When I asked the waitress after seeing the bill, she denied what the five of us having lunch all heard!!!

Thank Nutslady
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

one of the best persian food restaurants in the area. try it! you cannot go wrong with any dish. I am a frequent visitor to this restaurant; and honstly never change in taste. still 10/10.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 92704-7458
    (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

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