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209 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2221
+1 805-963-1293
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seated immediately on a busy night without a reservation so we were off to a good start. Most of the seating is outside on a lovely patio so be prepared for cool weather as the evenings in Santa Barbara can be in the spring. We didn't get one of the tables with the fire pits but ask for... More 

Thank forteMI
Clovis, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here for years. Little by little things have gone downhill. Menus are now paper flyers, lentil soup got bland, waiters seem edgy, recording for reservation now talks about how you can't reserve fire pit tables. Prices up, quality down. Still a great atmosphere, but not the 5 star it once was.

Thank Travel-World101
Santa Barbara, California
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zaytoon serves up good lebanese and middle eastern food for lunch and dinner. All of the lamb dishes are excellent. However, the wine list has only high-end wines

Thank ZippyGreen
Larkspur, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite in Santa Barbara. A must visit when the weather is nice and warm. They have fire pit on most tables and also heat lamps in the patio for chilly nights. Of course they have great food as well.

Thank Bethanny R
Bakersfield, California
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278 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for an early dinner without a reservation and were seated without a significant wait. Zaytoon is staffed by courteous young adults who are appropriately attentive. The food uses good-quality ingredients and prepares them well, with nicely balanced flavors. Before sunset, finding a place in the shade can be a challenge for one or more members of a party,... More 

Thank Bruce H
Cape Cod, MA
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zaytoon has a lovely outdoor dining area, including some tables with built in fire pits. The food was excellent, and the service was very good. They even had a belly dancer! All in all, a delightful evening. Highly recommended.

Thank JGSK
San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 21, 2017

amazing distinguish fine food fresh lamb&fish with many vegetable ... taboule mmmmm very healthy lebanese food in central coast it is a place for business lunch time and weekend family &college from university of santa barbara great atmosphere relaxing&peace fully with green colorful garden music in weekend

Thank investincalifornia
San Jose, California
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210 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The ambiance and the food here are both fantastic. Come at night to enjoy the cool lighting and the fire pits. I loved my fattoush salad with falafel balls. The salad itself is slightly tangy and very fresh. It comes with all of the entrees, though I ordered one as a entree salad and added the falafel. Try the watermelon... More 

Thank Mike95128
Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Magical experience if you plan it right. Make a res. Ask for fire pit outside if weather allows. Get an assortment of items. Bring good friends and relatives on speaking terms. Avoid the inside hookah smoking if that makes you sneeze or wheeze.

Thank Hfamily42015
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Dinner here is a must when entertaining guests or for a special night out. This was our second visit (last time was 2014) and the food and atmosphere was just as good as we remembered. The fact that it's tucked away in a quiet neighborhood makes for easy street parking (at least on a weekday when we went) and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-1293

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