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Influential chef-owner Zov Karamardian brings Mediterranean-inspired foods to OC.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Zov's Bistro, Tustin, CA

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Zov's Bistro Restaurant Review

: Influential chef-owner Zov Karamardian has offered Mediterranean-inspired dishes to OC for decades at her original Zov’s Bistro in downtown Tustin. Locals appreciate the freshness of the ingredients in such traditional appetizer plates as hummus, calamari, baba ghanouj and tabbouleh. If you like soup, however, don’t miss starting out with the signature golden lentil variety. Entrée salads, such as the chicken paillard with leafy greens, goat cheese, red onions, candied walnuts and a tomato balsamic vinaigrette, are huge and flavorful. As for mains, we particularly enjoy the chicken tagine with eggplant ratatouille and the rosemary lamb chops with mashed potatoes and wilted spinach. Service is friendly and prompt, and the inspired half-bottle wine list offers value. Check out the adjacent bakery for an array of pastries. Other locations in Newport Coast and Irvine.

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