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Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine

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149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 231-421-5472
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zakey was created by Nabiel Musleh; born and raised in Ammam, Jordan...
Zakey was created by Nabiel Musleh; born and raised in Ammam, Jordan. Zakey is a combination of Jordanian family cuisine with a cultural atmosphere.
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic food & nice environment

This place has real tasty and authentic Mediterranean Food at affordable price with amazing environment. Thought this place is small, they have managed it quite well. Staff is courteous!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place has real tasty and authentic Mediterranean Food at affordable price with amazing environment. Thought this place is small, they have managed it quite well. Staff is courteous!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were in a large group (about 15) of family and friends visiting Traverse City. The food here was delicious and reasonably priced, although the portions were a little small.

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nabiel is a great cook, the food has great flavor, it is not expensive, and he took us to show how it dishes were prepared. Excelent service

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nabiel m, Owner at Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine, responded to this review

thank you so much for giving me the chance to make your dining experience@zakey very memorable and that you enjoyed the food and the service,thank you again. More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have eaten at Zakey's three times in the last month and had a most enjoyable experience each time. The food is personally prepared by Nabiel and, with extensive time in the Middle East, I can say it is authentic and it is good!

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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I had a to go order of appetizers, and one of the carriers unfortunately leaked on all of the other food, which made it inedible for our guests (this was NOT the fault of the restaurant but likely a fault in the maker of the containers). The owner was amazingand apologetic and made the situation right without hesitation. This is... More 

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nabiel m, Owner at Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine, responded to this review

thank you so much for your understanding.you are a valued guest at zakey in traverse city,mich.as an owner and operator I will hold my vision statement to correct any issue with an unpleasant experience you may had at zakey and make sure you will have a pleasant experience at zakey every time you visit my restaurant.thank you so much for... More 

Traverse City
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Zakey's is small, informal, authentic and delicious. In this area we don't have many choices to get Schwarma or Falafel dishes or any Middle -eastern food. These are excellent. Conveniently located downtown, near shopping and fudge. The tea is excellent and there are several varieties. Zakey's means delicious and it is. Oh and the service is great and friendly.

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Gaylord, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great authentic middle eastern cuisine. Had the falafel and shish twook. Delicious. Nothing like the middle eastern food found in my home town. Very fast and friendly service! Loved the atmosphere and will definitely visit again!

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nabiel m, Owner at Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us!!!!! :D More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Last night I stopped by Zakey's for dinner. I've eaten here in the past and always enjoyed the meal. Last night I had the vegetarian special. The falafel were amazing. They put a touch of cayenne in the mixture which adds just a little zing lifting these filling little treats to a new level. But the star of the meal... More 

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Bellaire, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Food is always tasty, fresh and beautifully presented! We typically choose this restaurant whenever we are in Traverse City...we have been eating here for the past two years since we discovered it. We ate this type of cuisine when we lived downstate and missed it, and we're excited to have discovered this place. A great find! Food consistently good with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is one of the worst, and probably THE worst restaurant I have ever been to. These guys are not only not even able to cook something decent, they are rude, insulting and mean. The chef (calling him chef is an insult to real chefs) is obviously totally besotted by his whitey young waitress, and his ready to abuse any... More 

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nabiel m, Owner at Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine, responded to this review

hello to everyone. I always welcome reviews,it motivate me to do my best to give my guests the best enjoyable experience@zakey.i do feel and believe that review was attacking me personally which violate tripadviser guideline to a written review.so I hope that the management@tripadviser correct the issue at hand. sincerely yours.nabiel musleh, More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-5472

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

Zakey was created by Nabiel Musleh; born and raised in Ammam, Jordan. Zakey is a combination of Jordanian family cuisine with a cultural atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?