One night I ate at Ferdussi Taste of Persia in Santa Ana, but only a couple blocks from my Costa Mesa hotel.
Started out with the appetizer of Stuffed Eggplant: beef, garlic, onion, herbs & tomato sauce. Very rich and very good with the flat house bread (kindof like pita).
Entrée was a special of lamb loin chops w/spices and grilled vegetables, served with Adas Polo: basmati rice mixed with dates, raisins and lentils. Quite delicious as well.
Ferdussi Taste of Persia
3605 S. Bristol Street @ Mac Arthur
Santa Ana, CA