Zorbas Family Restaurant

★★★☆☆

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Fri-Sat: 11am-2am, Sun: 11am-9pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-9:30pm

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The food is great and the service is wonderful. There's a large selection and they charge less for the children

5
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The food is great and the service is wonderful. There's a large selection and they charge less for the children

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Ok... so you like Greek food, or if you're like me, you love Greek food. Imagine being able to try a wide variety of all your favorites and then eat as much or as little of each as you like. Sample some things you hadn't taken the chance to try with no stress on cost. It's a buffet - it's all included! And... the quality of the food is excellent!

I usually go when it is offered for the $8.95 price (currently Mon-Thu 11-9 or Fri up until 4), which is a great value. They even have a frequent diners card with one free after a number are purchased. They don't have live entertainment during those times, but there are flat screens displaying belly dancing and music, which contributes to the atmosphere.

Service has always been very friendly and efficient and they take care to keep the buffet fully stocked and fresh, no matter how many patrons are dining. A very special place...

5
★★★★★

Ok... so you like Greek food, or if you're like me, you love Greek food. Imagine being able to try a wide variety of all your favorites and then eat as much or as little of each as you like. Sample some things you hadn't taken the chance to try with no stress on cost. It's a buffet - it's all included! And... the quality of the food is excellent!

I usually go when it is offered for the $8.95 price (currently Mon-Thu 11-9 or Fri up until 4), which is a great value. They even have a frequent diners card with one free after a number are purchased. They don't have live entertainment during those times, but there are flat screens displaying belly dancing and music, which contributes to the atmosphere.

Service has always been very friendly and efficient and they take care to keep the buffet fully stocked and fresh, no matter how many patrons are dining. A very special place...

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My family of 7 and I visited this restaurant and it was a nightmare! The bathroom was filthy. Plates at the buffet were dirty and several of the glass cups had unwashed lipstick marks on the rims. The Greek food was painfully average! The female staff were beyond rude and they failed to wash their hands after handling money at the register at least 3 times! They failed to honor our "buy 9 and get 1 free meal" card. They stated that they no longer honor the cards, despite the fact that NO expiration dates are not listed on the cards. Furthermore, the service was poor. 3 servers that wait on 25-30 tables. To top it off, they charged me for a 13 month-old child that didn't eat a thing. Yet they claim that they have a "right to charge" if you sit at the table regardless of age. Both servers said that the owner and his son make them charge for everything. This is beyond ridiculous! To top it off, they added a 20% tip on my credit card without asking. When I asked them to return my tip money they copped the biggest attitude and asked my family not to return. What a way to treat your customers Zorba's! I would suggest eating at Daphny's. Stay away from this dirty joint!

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★☆☆☆☆

My family of 7 and I visited this restaurant and it was a nightmare! The bathroom was filthy. Plates at the buffet were dirty and several of the glass cups had unwashed lipstick marks on the rims. The Greek food was painfully average! The female staff were beyond rude and they failed to wash their hands after handling money at the register at least 3 times! They failed to honor our "buy 9 and get 1 free meal" card. They stated that they no longer honor the cards, despite the fact that NO expiration dates are not listed on the cards. Furthermore, the service was poor. 3 servers that wait on 25-30 tables. To top it off, they charged me for a 13 month-old child that didn't eat a thing. Yet they claim that they have a "right to charge" if you sit at the table regardless of age. Both servers said that the owner and his son make them charge for everything. This is beyond ridiculous! To top it off, they added a 20% tip on my credit card without asking. When I asked them to return my tip money they copped the biggest attitude and asked my family not to return. What a way to treat your customers Zorba's! I would suggest eating at Daphny's. Stay away from this dirty joint!

Pros: None

Cons: Everything!

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We booked a party here over Christmas, thinking it's the bestest deal for a show and dinner buffet. We told the Manager this is not a company party but people from work are all going. We reserved 37 people and gave $10.00 deposit ahead of time. Last minute 8 people cancelled. I spoke with the manager explaining her th situation and she said it's fine. She went out on vacation. At the day of our party, I showed up prepared with all my paperworks and money. The food was good but not that much selection for a price they were charging us of $28.00 per person. The alcohol drinks are WAY over priced. 1 bottle of premium beeer for $6.50. End of the night I was being hammered to pay extra $80.00 for the people that did not show up. I explained to them that the manager and I spoke about the $80.00 extra was to be put on the tab. For some reason this was not relayed to the owner and the waitresses. They expected me to pay $80.00 for people that didn't even use their service. For a small company they should have just honored that $80.00 considering I sold over $300.00 worth of drinks for the restaurant. I AM NEVER GOING TO THIS PLACE AGAIN. After a few weeks I got a phone call from the manager threatening us and my company for the merely $80.00 left which for some reason she don't remember conversating with me about. I WILL PAY THAT $80.00 to be the better person here but I WILL NOT SET FOOT IN THAT PLACE AGAIN nor RECOMMEND IT.

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★☆☆☆☆

We booked a party here over Christmas, thinking it's the bestest deal for a show and dinner buffet. We told the Manager this is not a company party but people from work are all going. We reserved 37 people and gave $10.00 deposit ahead of time. Last minute 8 people cancelled. I spoke with the manager explaining her th situation and she said it's fine. She went out on vacation. At the day of our party, I showed up prepared with all my paperworks and money. The food was good but not that much selection for a price they were charging us of $28.00 per person. The alcohol drinks are WAY over priced. 1 bottle of premium beeer for $6.50. End of the night I was being hammered to pay extra $80.00 for the people that did not show up. I explained to them that the manager and I spoke about the $80.00 extra was to be put on the tab. For some reason this was not relayed to the owner and the waitresses. They expected me to pay $80.00 for people that didn't even use their service. For a small company they should have just honored that $80.00 considering I sold over $300.00 worth of drinks for the restaurant. I AM NEVER GOING TO THIS PLACE AGAIN. After a few weeks I got a phone call from the manager threatening us and my company for the merely $80.00 left which for some reason she don't remember conversating with me about. I WILL PAY THAT $80.00 to be the better person here but I WILL NOT SET FOOT IN THAT PLACE AGAIN nor RECOMMEND IT.

Pros: all you can eat gyro

Cons: rip off, very cheap people and greedy

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This place is great! The food is amazing and there is a big selection of greek food. I really recommend the buffet. The only reason it doesnt get more stars, is that they were pretty confusing on their prices. I called and they told me one price for the buffet, they charged me about 5 dollars more than they said, and there was a sign at the front that said a different price! they need to make up their minds, but the food is worth the trip.

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★★★☆☆

This place is great! The food is amazing and there is a big selection of greek food. I really recommend the buffet. The only reason it doesnt get more stars, is that they were pretty confusing on their prices. I called and they told me one price for the buffet, they charged me about 5 dollars more than they said, and there was a sign at the front that said a different price! they need to make up their minds, but the food is worth the trip.

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Walked in, was seated, asked by waitress if we wanted the buffet, we said yes- didn't find out til later it was $18.95 each for about 12 selections. Waitress's were more interested in visiting with each other than serving the guest. When we paid, they automatically charged the two of us $9.00 for a tip. When I asked why, they said it was automatic on friday and saturday, and it stated so on the menu. I told her- you never gave us a menu. The food was overcooked, dry and no flavor.

Never again!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Walked in, was seated, asked by waitress if we wanted the buffet, we said yes- didn't find out til later it was $18.95 each for about 12 selections. Waitress's were more interested in visiting with each other than serving the guest. When we paid, they automatically charged the two of us $9.00 for a tip. When I asked why, they said it was automatic on friday and saturday, and it stated so on the menu. I told her- you never gave us a menu. The food was overcooked, dry and no flavor.

Never again!!!

Pros: Watermelon and desserts were good.

Cons: Everything else sucked

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Reading about this place on other websites, my wife and I decided to check out Zorbas for their lunch buffet. The decor seems pretty "typical" of a Greek restaurant. They had lots of Greek paraphanelia, as well as Greek music playing in the background. My wife and I walked up to the buffet and were pleasantly surprised by the spread. We got there about 20 minutes after they opened, and everything looked fresh and wonderful. My wife is on a diet, so she went the vegetarian route, loading up on salads, hummous and other "low fat" cuisine. I opted to do the other side of the buffet, and loaded up on lamb, chicken, and pasta. The chicken was a bit on the bland side, and the pasta was alright. The start of the buffet had to be the gyro meat. It was excellent. We finished off the meal sampling a number of the Greek desserts they had. The rice pudding was a little less sweet that I'm used to, and had orange rinds which I wasn't a huge fan of, but the baklava was great. For the price, you get a great selection of Greek food that is well worth the trip. Check this place out if you're craving Greek.

2
★★★★☆

Reading about this place on other websites, my wife and I decided to check out Zorbas for their lunch buffet. The decor seems pretty "typical" of a Greek restaurant. They had lots of Greek paraphanelia, as well as Greek music playing in the background. My wife and I walked up to the buffet and were pleasantly surprised by the spread. We got there about 20 minutes after they opened, and everything looked fresh and wonderful. My wife is on a diet, so she went the vegetarian route, loading up on salads, hummous and other "low fat" cuisine. I opted to do the other side of the buffet, and loaded up on lamb, chicken, and pasta. The chicken was a bit on the bland side, and the pasta was alright. The start of the buffet had to be the gyro meat. It was excellent. We finished off the meal sampling a number of the Greek desserts they had. The rice pudding was a little less sweet that I'm used to, and had orange rinds which I wasn't a huge fan of, but the baklava was great. For the price, you get a great selection of Greek food that is well worth the trip. Check this place out if you're craving Greek.

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WoW what an experience that i had here !! I have been coming here since 1989. Evey time i step foot into the restaurant,eveyone treats you like family .Exellent food ....the best in San Diego (trust me i have tried all of them) This place has an amazing atmosphere,it makes you feel like your acually in Greece !! One word of advise you cant beat the price and the quality of food , So go there . i would name Zorbas the BEST IN SAN DIEGO !!! trust me eveyone has a great experience that goes there !!

PROS: EVERTHING
CONS: NONE

5
★★★★★

WoW what an experience that i had here !! I have been coming here since 1989. Evey time i step foot into the restaurant,eveyone treats you like family .Exellent food ....the best in San Diego (trust me i have tried all of them) This place has an amazing atmosphere,it makes you feel like your acually in Greece !! One word of advise you cant beat the price and the quality of food , So go there . i would name Zorbas the BEST IN SAN DIEGO !!! trust me eveyone has a great experience that goes there !!

PROS: EVERTHING
CONS: NONE

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I am a Greek American visiting San Diego and wanted to see what the Greek restaurants of San Diego had to offer. As a Greek American I would like to apologize on behalf of the family that owns Zorbas. The food is horrible and it is nothing like Greek food! I didnt have a chance to try other Greek restaurant in town but for those who are not Greek I would like you all to know that this is not real Greek food! The pastries were horrible drenched in sugar and water nothing like the real thing. The waitresses are rude except from the waitress from NY who is very kind and friendly as for the other girls they need to reconsider new employment in another industry. I would think that since the owners know there food is crappy that they would at least offer excellent service the customers but thats not the case. As for the name family restaurant it should be changed to Zorbas diner because thats what it reminds me of. The owners should reconsider the menu! As a Greek American I am embarrassed of Zorbas restaurant representing the Greek cuisine!

PROS: NOTHING
CONS: TOO MANY TO MENTION

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a Greek American visiting San Diego and wanted to see what the Greek restaurants of San Diego had to offer. As a Greek American I would like to apologize on behalf of the family that owns Zorbas. The food is horrible and it is nothing like Greek food! I didnt have a chance to try other Greek restaurant in town but for those who are not Greek I would like you all to know that this is not real Greek food! The pastries were horrible drenched in sugar and water nothing like the real thing. The waitresses are rude except from the waitress from NY who is very kind and friendly as for the other girls they need to reconsider new employment in another industry. I would think that since the owners know there food is crappy that they would at least offer excellent service the customers but thats not the case. As for the name family restaurant it should be changed to Zorbas diner because thats what it reminds me of. The owners should reconsider the menu! As a Greek American I am embarrassed of Zorbas restaurant representing the Greek cuisine!

PROS: NOTHING
CONS: TOO MANY TO MENTION

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This place is awesome. The food is delicious [try the dolmades, they are excellent]. This is a buffet style restaurant, by the way. The whole place has this great home style family cooking feel, great atmosphere. The restaurant screams of Greece with their decor and live music and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.

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★★★★★

This place is awesome. The food is delicious [try the dolmades, they are excellent]. This is a buffet style restaurant, by the way. The whole place has this great home style family cooking feel, great atmosphere. The restaurant screams of Greece with their decor and live music and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Fridays and Saturdays are the big nights for Zorba's. On these nights, an vivacious show of Greek singers, belly dancers and folk dancers entertains diners as they feast on an extravagant buffet. The family restaurant's…

 

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