The Finest Persian Cuisine in Orange County
Darya has offered Orange County residents and business professionals alike authentic Persian gourmet dining, at reasonable prices, for well over two decades.
Why has Darya in Santa Ana, CA been voted the #1 Persian gourmet restaurant in Orange County by the OC Register?
Maybe it's the exquisite ambiance
Romantic, classy, upscale. Those are all words our guests use to describe Darya's ambiance. You can't help noticing it as soon as you step inside. The palatial dining room is surrounded by marble columns and lit by gorgeous chandeliers. This is when you realize that a truly memorable evening awaits you.
Perhaps it's the hospitality
It is the desire of Darya's founders that each guest experiences the best in hospitality as well as cuisine. This is a family-run restaurant. And we treat everyone with the same dignity and respect as we would a guest in our own home.
It could be the highly-delectable cuisine
You'll be intrigued by the wide array of deliciously spiced Persian foods. There are a lot of fine dining options to choose from. Let us help you decide:
For an appetizer consider a borani, which is prepared with eggplant, yogurt, onions, garlic and herbs. After you try it you'll start wondering how a meal can be complete without a borani.
When dining for lunch, select from several daily lunch specials. Like flavorsome fesenjon, which is fried walnut pomegranate sauce mixed with boiled chicken and served with a side of Basmati rice. Check out our Lunch Menu for more details.
If dinner is your pleasure, our Dinner Menu offers chicken, seafood, beef, lamb, combination platters and vegetarian plates. We recommend you try our mouthwatering signature dish of Naderi Kebab. It is made with the most delicious, succulent chunks of Center Cut Filet Mignon marinated in our own special sauce.
Of course, you may want to complement your meal with selections from our extensive Wine List with both foreign and domestic labels. Or perhaps you'll prefer something from our full-service bar.
For many guests dinner would not be complete without the 'last course'. If you fancy dessert then don't forget to check out our tempting Dessert Menu filled with unique, heavenly treats.
Don't just 'eat'… have a dining experience
Whether you're meeting friends or clients for drinks at our full service bar -- or extending your pleasurable meal on the waterfall Patio. -- you'll enjoy the soothing sounds of our outdoor waterfall. After all, in addition to delicious, dining should be a relaxing experience.
Discover Darya's gracious, tranquil dining experience. For more information you can email us at email@example.com or contact our Marketing Director and Event Coordinator Arezou Hooshiarnejad at
For reservations just call 714.557.6600.
You can also visit this link and click on Calendar of Events to make your reservations online.
3800 S Plaza Dr Santa Ana, CA 92704
Darya is located at 1611 Sunflower Avenue at Plaza Drive (in South Coast Plaza Village)
Mon-Thu 11 am - 9:30 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 12 pm - 9:30 pm
"Your senses will feast upon Persian-inspired decor and mouthwatering cuisine at this exotic restaurant. Sample delicious appetizers, aromatic rice dishes and savory shish kebab."
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