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1981 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1033
+1 510-841-1981
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had to wait a really long time for seating, then also for food, but the taste was wonderful and fresh.

Thank Crystal S
Moraga, California
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Several friends had mentioned Zatar to me in the past and I wish I had gone there sooner. But a few nights ago a friend and I went and were served by the owner/chef, Waiel Majid. I am not sure how he was able to manage it all (we were there early since we had a play to go to... More 

Thank FarmerRK
San Francisco, California
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190 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

I saw this on Check Please Bay Area episode and wanted to try it out especially since it's Mediterranean food. Went there and a large group had sat before us so everything was slow. On top of that, they only had 1 (one) server for the whole restaurant (small place though). We ordered the Kabob Feast for Two, fish dinner... More 

Thank GZCS
Berkeley, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

Zatar uses excellent ingredients to produce an eclectic North African/Mediterranean/ Near Eastern/California cuisine. As you can tell from the build-up of descriptors, it is hard for me to pin down the cuisine, but that's the beauty of it, and I have not ordered anything that wasn't great. Everything seems to be a perfect expression of California ingredients in Near Eastern/North... More 

Thank CountDrexel
Bristol, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

It's not often that you find authentic Middle Eastern food in America so this little find definitely exceeded our expectations. The restaurant itself is really cute, I especially loved the window seats and the leather bound menus. Our waitress, the owner, was lovely and clearly took pride in the food she was serving. The citrus sangria was refreshing, the hummus... More 

Thank MichelleStephens
Sebastopol, Ca
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

The biggest complaint in the past was that they did not take credit cards. Problem solved since they are now accepting them. Fresh ingredients, mostly organic, some of which are grown by the owners. They owners are wonderful and are the cooks. Try the Bborekas ( fillo pastry stuffed with leeks, greens, sheep’s milk feta & fresh herbs), Lebna bil... More 

Thank Sandy S
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend because we like Mediterranean food and heard about the place on TV. When we went we are highly disappointed, the food is overpriced, with mediocre flavor, and the portions they serve will make sure you're hungry by the time you get home. We order the appetizer sampler for $16, that's essentially for sauces, hummus,... More 

Thank R P
Oakland, California
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I visited for lunch recently, as she had been interested to try Zatar. Right off the bat, things didn't go so well - we walked in to a nearly empty restaurant at noon, to be left standing unattended for quite a few minutes. When someone (evidently the owner) did emerge from the back, dealing with another transaction,... More 

1 Thank Mark D
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SusanBenicia
SF Bay area
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Martin F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Moroccan, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1981 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1033
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-1981

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?