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Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine

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149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 231-421-5472
Today
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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
A Day in Traverse City

After searching for a restaurant to eat at in Traverse City we decided to go here. The food was just average and the wait staff was short so we had kind of a long wait to get our food. The they messed up the order and didn't offer a discount or anything. The music was a little loud. We all... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Amy M
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South Lyon, Michigan
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Marysville, OH
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Everything we've had at Zakey's has been absolutely delicious. Their version of palek paneer is less rich than the cream-drenched versions you get at many Indian restaurants. The lamb grape leaves and Mediterranean burger were both perfect - I wouldn't change a thing. A vegetarian can actually get a hot meal here, and several menu items can be made gluten... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After searching for a restaurant to eat at in Traverse City we decided to go here. The food was just average and the wait staff was short so we had kind of a long wait to get our food. The they messed up the order and didn't offer a discount or anything. The music was a little loud. We all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My boyfriend insisted that we go to another local restaurant to get a gyro because they have the "red hot" gyro for years. I talked him in to going here because I wanted falafel. He gave in to appease me. What a mistake!! I was apologizing the rest of the night! We decided to take out and go eat on... More 

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

Thank you for the Review, first I would like to say I sell gyros every day. No where in your review did it mention that you carried it out, ate some of it and then proceeded to bring it back (partially eaten) and wanted something else, I always put dressing on the Gyro to make it my signature Gyro, I... More 

Los Angeles, California
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144 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Traverse City has its share of restaurants but my personal favorite is Zakey on Front Street in downtown Traverse City. The environment here is so relaxing and exotic. It's the kind of place you can sit for hours. A pot of tea here is a must…it goes perfect with lunch or dinner. The dishes here are first rate. Everything tastes... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is an absolute treasure. Authentic, healthy and delicious Middle Eastern food in the heart of Traverse City. It is also very reasonably-priced, which makes it a good place for a hungry family. A group of carnivores, vegetarians and vegans can eat here together and everyone will find dishes to their liking. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Try it!

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fabulous place for gyros, falafel baba ganoush stellar. Go there every time in town. Say hello to Nabiel - owner that prepares every dish personally!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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Additional Information about Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine

Address: 149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: +1 231-421-5472
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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