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149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 421-5472
Tuesday
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Middle Eastern food Up North!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Traverse City

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Traverse City
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Gaylord, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

nabiel m, Owner at Zakey's, 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 

Bellaire, Michigan
Reviewer
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 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 

nabiel m, Owner at Zakey's, 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 

Cold, nasty Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

No visit to see my son in Traverse City is complete unless we eat at Zakey's. I absolutely love this place; from the atmosphere to the delicious food. I particulary love the roast leg of lamb - it is fantastic! Last time I was in town, I brought my entire family and in-laws!

Montverde, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After fighting the TC traffic and parking a few blocks away from downtown we strolled the Cherry Town streets. After a while we decided it was lunch time. Having had all kinds of "dine out" food over the last week, we wanted something a little light and different. We found Zakey's and decided that Middle Eastern would be the fare... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I were in Traverse City for 1.5 weeks and ate dinner at Zakey's twice. Both meals were outstanding - particularly the stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and schwarma. We'll definitely return to Zakey's next summer.

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Service was horrible, the waitress was so unprofessional and rude, I went with my wife and my father in law, the waitress came to take our order orally without writing our order, and of course we got the wrong order, and when I asked her she responded while she was walking its not my fault it's the chief's fault go... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The place was cute and inviting. Our waitress Rebecca was very nice. We both got the daily special, lamb, cumbers salad and fries. We ordered a special hot tea, it was lemony and we drank out of little cups. It was great experience and would go back again. Our lunch was around $7.

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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: (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
Monday
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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