Zov's Newport Coast

4.6
315 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Zov’s Newport Coast is South County's premiere upscale, family-focused dining establishment. Open to serve breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, Zov's in Newport Coast is your neighborhood kitchen & bar. As the first expansion of renowned Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, Zov's Newport Coast carries on the tradition of serving Eastern Mediterranean inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an upscale, yet casual cafe atmosphere--complete with al fresco patio dining.
Guests with families are welcome to order a craft cocktails and award winning tarts for dessert! Zov's specialties include items unique to Newport, including Tahini Taco's, Signature Salads, Two Way Kebobs, and the comforting family favorite Rotisserie Chicken. Don't forget Zov's wine list, where you will find award winning favorites that will have you coming back for romantic dinners for two or a night out with the family. Gourmet Take Out & Catering is available

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 315 People Are Saying
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vipDavidC
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always have a great time!

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Tbone
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and the food were awesome.

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PaulaO
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had live music was good just a bit loud for conversation

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Maryamf
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The manager even came to our table to make sure we were taken care of.

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vipCCNP27
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing dining experience, family friendly and delcious menu options. We loved the Saturday evening entertainment as we dined in the patio. Thank you so much.

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vipGeriM
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food & great service

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vipPamieP1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely meal with family!! Everyone was happy❣️

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MJOHNfromSC
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding outside dining area. Food and service were excellent too. I had the grilled vegetable bowl with a large meatball and my wife had the chop salad. Noticed that kabob are popular but was happy with my choice.

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vipFoodlovers
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband's steak was delicious as usual.
My veggie burger was dried out and tasted as though it had been made days before.
Very disappointed!

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gregI
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a delicious ciopianno. Great taste and texture and I I ate every bite

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vipHeatherD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Door to kitchen needs a curtain. The light ruins the ambiance in the bar

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bayareagirl
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, healthy food, served by a charming and attentive wait staff. We dined outside on the shaded patio. Lovely experience!

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vipElaineD
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal at Zov's. Lentil soup is terrific as is the Greek Salad. It was nice to get outside seating but even inside is breezy. Parking is easy. Will always go to Zov's when visiting SoCal

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vipCorinneM
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is one of our neighborhood restaurants. The food is always well prepared and delicious. The service is friendly and attentive. It is always a pleasant and relaxing experience. We often sit on their spacious patio. I shouldn’t be so complimentary because I like that, although they accept reservations, we can almost always get in as a walk-in.

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JuneM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've eaten here before for lunch and the food was very good. The fish and pasta for dinner were uninspiring. I expected more from Zov's. Add some flavor, some spice, and edit that no-flavor quinoa cake you put under the fishy-tasting fish. The lentil vinaigrette was the only tasty thing on that fish plate. The short rib pasta lacked flavor. Plain and simple. Sorry :-\

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vipCARMIEM
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was top notch.

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vipJoannaj
Orange County
211 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the entire dinner. Our server was so friendly and prompt. The bar drinks were delicious. Especially the pomegranate martini. I had never tried the eggplant fries with the red pepper dip. It’s my new favorite item. The burger was cooked perfectly and the fries are so crisp. Service was efficient and friendly. I look forward to dining here again.

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vipTedH
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My partner and I made a last minute lunch reservation at Zov’s, desiring a change from our normal haunts and Mediterranean dishes. On balance, our experience was thoroughly enjoyable, made so largely by James’s friendly, cheerful service. We began with eggplant sticks served with a well spiced sauce—very tasty and a bit unusual. As mains we ordered the Moroccan spiced salmon salad and Kabobs two ways, both served with rice preparations and quite tasty. Not wanting to cook that evening, we ordered the Mezze appetizer plate for two, which traveled well and made for an excellent evening meal on the light side. The restaurant’s outside seating was open, well spaced and altogether pleasant. Zov’s is now on our rotation list.

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ElenaMaria
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Lovely lunch, great service. Loud music made conversation very difficult.

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viplisaw
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this place! They have a great mezza platter, other Mediterranean items and good options for fussy kids plus a great breakfast menu as well!! I really like the outdoor space too!

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DouglasU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table on the patio where we could have dinner with our small dog sitting an a chair. The meals were very good and we had enough for leftovers (there are a lot of ribs in the Wed-Thurs special). The server was very nice and she took a great photo of us with our dog as a memento.

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DebbieF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful birthday celebration but this is someplace I would go for any casual lunch or dinner. The menu is small but delicious and the service could not be better. It has a nice family restaurant feel

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vipJeannine
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu at the Newport Coast location was pretty limited for lunch. The lentil soup a little salty but good. The greek salad way too many cucumbers. The roasted vegetable dish on top of basmati rice was outstanding. and you MUST try the currant iced tea. wonderful!

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Rodders
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food, excellent, friendly service in a pleasant setting.

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dot2dot3
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Zov's was a wonderful experience. We started with two Mezze A La Carte with Hummus and the one with Muhammara and both were a treat! The Kebob Two Ways was delicious and I had enough left over for lunch the next day. To top off our experience the restaurant had live music on the patio that was very enjoyable. Our server was excellent as was the food and ambiance. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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ronl
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance all were stellar. Nice, very tasteful and non- intrusive yet engaging live music on the patio (this was a Friday evening). My skirt steak tostadas were delicious and just the right balance of textures. My date’s sea bass was delicious and beautifully presented. The greek salad also a winner. Our server remembered my wine preference from a previous visit, well over a year ago! All staff are friendly and attentive, yet not overly so: true professionals all. Thank you, Zov’s!

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vipastropopcandy
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When most restaurants are considered subpar with warm or cold food served to you, Zov’s was totally the opposite. They renewed my interest in eating out. Service was excellent and all the food was hot and fresh. Everything was perfectly done.

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vipfussbudget
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio but waitstaff do not wear masks. Will not return any time soon.

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steveb
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to have a little live music on a Sat nite, just a guitar and subtle vocals

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vipRamblingBusinessPodcast
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great guitarist.

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PatO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, great ambience in the patio, superb live music by guitarist Don Raymond. Easy parking and access. A perfect anniversary dinner.

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ScottN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and dining experience. I go to Tustin most often, but Newport Beach Zov's is great as well.

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DeniseT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Disappointed that egg whites are not available. I hope that was a one time thing. Otherwise an alternate breakfast place will need to be found. We enjoy you restaurant and hope egg whites will be a back

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ElenaMaria
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Nice patio seating. Friendly server. Music too loud for conversation and could not be turned down, despite our request.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been vacationing down here for the last 12 years but we've never eaten at Zov's. We have been missing out! We made reservations on Open Table but it was a slow Wednesday night and we really didn't need them. We were seated outside and it was a comfortable night but they had ceiling-mounted heaters if needed. My husband and I both ordered the Kebobs two ways - one chicken and one skirt steak - served with mint yogurt dip, jasmine rice pilaf and tomato cucumber salad...all excellent! Kids had burgers and fries - fries were crispy and seasoned and burgers were cooked perfectly. We brought our own bottle of wine - no corkage fee for the first bottle and then $15/bottle after that - great deal! Isaac was our waiter and he was friendly and attentive. We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice selection of dishes to choose from. The food was very good and fresh. We chose items to share so we could try a few different menubitems and were not disappointed in any of our choices. Would definitely come back again. The ambiance was very relaxed and casual, not formal at all. Families would not be out of place here.

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JRM3
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great dinner. Thank you for the great service. We will be back.

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RaulD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for al fresco dine-in. Shawna our server is a great host. The manager Joseph was equally engaging.

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vipSteveM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, guitarist and food. We had a wonderful evening with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Fresh and absolutely delicious! Such a wonderful experience!

FAQs

Zov's Newport Coast offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 760-9687.

Zov's Newport Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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