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1981 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 841-1981
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Ranked #79 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Organic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Benicia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had lunch here by chance, we enjoyed everything we had. The dolmas were fresh and meat filled with a yummy yogurt sauce. I had been wanting to have kefta kebab all summer ever since I read a great recipe for them These were moist, favorable and light I only wish there were more than 3. Had plenty to eat though... More 

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SF Bay area
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a unique, neighborhood restaurant. They specialize in Mediterranean dishes that you'll enjoy more than anywhere else. Their drinks are fantastic and the owners and staff couldn't be more friendly. Go soon. Go often. Marty

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CO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Took some visiting friends to Zatar for dinner and they were very pleased. Although menu is small, food was very good and flavors authentic. We loved the hummus and calamari. I had the vegetarian tagine and really liked. The kefta kebab was also a big hit. The ambience is quaint and cozy. We were too full for dessert but will... More 

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Long Beach, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a lunch with a cup of lentil do up and a small plate of grilled lamb with hummus and rice. The lamb was very tasty but the portion was very small -3 pc. The place took cash only and lunch for 1 came to $25.00 with a tip . I felt it was very overpriced for the size and... More 

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San Leandro, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My sweetheart and I reserved a table for Zatar's three course Valentine's Day dinner. We had ample choices of each course: he went for the fish options, starting with a crab, grapefruit and avocado salad and continuing with a tagine of butterfish. I ordered lamb dolmas and "the leg sampler," which included pieces of roast leg of lamb and lamb... More 

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Alameda, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We so enjoyed our dinner: started with warm olives with herbs, grilled Monterey squid [smoky with a touch of lemon], and I had the butterfish tagine--sooo tender and fresh,with rich spices and vegetables homegrown from the owners' half acre plot. Hubby had duck in film pastry--he's pretty picky, but he loved it. Grilled peaches with honey and a pistachio baklava... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This atmospheric restaurant has excellent, knowledgeable service, and the food is beyond excellent, with beautiful, exotic and subtle flavours. If I ever get to Berkeley again I won't hesitate to return; it's worth a ride on the BART if you're in San Francisco. I suggest starting with the mezza smapler, with a variety of flavours. But next time I'll move... More 

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Sacramento, California
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292 reviews 292 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Wonderful family run restaurant with great service. Had a wonderful meal, starting with tasty sangria; had delicious fresh veggies from their garden and meals to die for. Also a ridiculously rich and scrumptious poached pear and wine dessert with homemade gelato. Overall, a fabulous meal from start to finish.

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This Berkeley hideaway is small but the food is great and service is also. Friendly staff prepare middle eastern food with panache. Since it's small, it can at times be busy, but you can call ahead to find out whether they are able to seat you soon. It's worth a trip.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Four of us had dinner at this small restaurant on a Thurs. night several weeks ago. The place was just about empty at 7:00 p.m., which bothered us a bit going in. However, we'd been told it was good. And it turned out to be. The middle eastern food was very tasty. My wife had just returned from several weeks... More 

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Additional Information about Zatar

Address: 1981 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number: (510) 841-1981
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Organic

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