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“Great Persian style food with wholesome ingedients and great grocery store with variety” 4 of 5 stars
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International Food of Denton
609 Sunset St, Denton, TX 76201-2665
940-591-6530
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Ranked #103 of 302 Restaurants in Denton
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Persian
Description: Located in Denton, Texas, International Food is a small, cozy restaurant owned and operated by a Persian family. International Food specializes in Mediterranean, Persian, Greek, and Middle Eastern Foods. The restaurant started out 14 years ago as an international grocery store with foods from almost every continent. Although they don't carry the variety they once did, they still carry a number of imported groceries including teas, herbs, mixes, desserts, orange blossom honey, premium kalamata olives, as well as several brands of basmati rice, olive oil, canned goods and feta cheese.
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Description: Located in Denton, Texas, International Food is a small, cozy restaurant owned and operated by a Persian family. International Food specializes in Mediterranean, Persian, Greek, and Middle Eastern Foods. The restaurant started out 14 years ago as an international grocery store with foods from almost every continent. Although they don't carry the variety they once did, they still carry a number of imported groceries including teas, herbs, mixes, desserts, orange blossom honey, premium kalamata olives, as well as several brands of basmati rice, olive oil, canned goods and feta cheese.
Muenster, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Persian style food with wholesome ingedients and great grocery store with variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great Food, Kebabs with that succulent chicken , friendly people, and great deal on imported Olive oils and other imports from middle east. The food is a little pricey but well worth it.

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Denton, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Still in business but under a new name”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

International Foods changed their name to Green Zatar. The food is good and a nice change from the burgers, pizza and Mexican food in Denton, but it's not great, and it's expensive. They do have a very nice grocery aisle with ingredients for cooking Mediterranean food at home, and some delicious loose tea that you can't find anywhere else in town.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good... for Denton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

You have to love supporting this type of establishment - husband/wife owned and operated (no outside employees(, clean, friendly service, sticking to their core despite the hit to the bottom line (no alcohol served).

As far as the food goes, this is average, at least in comparison to a Middle Eastern restaurant in a city with a vibrant restaurant scene. However, Denton is not such a city, and The Green Zatar (the current name of the restaurant) provides welcome relief from endless strip malls, ribs, burger, and pizza outfits and food that makes you sorry you ate it the day after.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Denton, Texas
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50 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Something different in Denton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Given Denton's relatively limited choices for food outside of Mexican, BBQ & various forms of bar/grill food we took a shot at International Food of Denton because they had a Mediterranean flavor. Truly a Mom & Pop (actually, the husband and wife were the only people working) they delivered a very nice meal. For appetizers our party of four ordered a Baba Gnoush w/pita and also an order of Zatar bread. Both were fresh, nicely flavored and ample portions. Dinner entree orders included moussaka, chicken capri, chicken souvlaki and beef souvlaki. All came with a tasty side of basmati rice w/ a hint of saffron and vegetable. The only negative was the dinner salad which was quite bland in terms of the house dressing, but otherwise it was a very solid meal at a reasonable price, and it took us away from the typical fare of North Texas for a little while.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Terrell, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Not my style. Great service tho.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Wanted something different in Denton, as there are not that many really good places there, especially if you don't like smoke or want something not as 'mainstream'.
After reading reviews, we couldn't wait to try this place! We were pretty disappointed. I like different styles of food, but just not that impressed, especially for the price. Not terribly expensive, but a little more costly than what we expected for the meal.
Owners were great people, super nice. Inside was a little bland, not a lot of personality, but plenty of room.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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