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Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine

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149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2508
+1 231-421-5472
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I met my brother and his wife for a quick dinner on a cold winter night. Having traveled in Israel, I have some familiarity with middle eastern foods. I found the shawarma and falafel to be well made and delicious. The house made humus was also very good. The belly dancer was... as I said Very Interesting.... More 

Thank djoywildman
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Zakey started in a little place behind Roy's hardware out at the corner of 3 Mile and Hammond before moving downtown several years ago (meaning they did well enough out in the middle of nowhere to be able to move downtown). This is a small restaurant located in one of th old long and narrow strip buildings which are common... More 

Thank Johnathdn
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343 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This article form the Record Eagle TRAVERSE CITY — Zakey restaurant owner Nabiel Musleh plans to simplify his life. That will be a change for a man who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in international relations, then pursued a complex career involving business management and food. Zakey Middle Eastern... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was seeing as I had never had Middle Eastern Food. The restaurant is small but you seem not to notice as it is very nice inside. The food is GREAT. My wife is Vegan and she loved her food. I am a meat eater and I loved my food as well.... More 

Thank TCEric514
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in TC for reasonably priced excellent food. Love the at Adam sandwich with falafel and roasted vegetables. Never had eggplant taste so sweet! The combination of flavors is excellent. And the side fattoush is refreshing, crispy and delicious. Best spot for vegan!

Thank Gwen W
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Best man at our wedding has travelled extensively, including numerous trips to Turkey and the Middle East. He said they make the best hummus he has ever eaten... he could not believe how good the food is at Zakeys. Belly dancer many a Friday evening, too.

Thank TMike008
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant itself isn't much, but it's the food that shines! Light, healthy, and flavorful! If you've never had Middle Eastern food, it's definitely worth a try for your first experience.

Thank LetTheLightShineIn
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My family has been to this restaurant before and loved it. They suggested that I get Falafel Salad. It was so good. When we went in we received service right away. All of the food we got had such nice eye appeal and everyone loved it.

Thank mombeege123
New York
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Tried this out for the first time and was beyond pleasantly surprised. Delicious food. We saw the owner/chef prepping everything by hand. Chopping fresh veggies as he went. Amazing spread, great prices, and perfect experience. One of a kind in the area. We will definitely be back. As we were hurrying to leave with a crying 5 week old, the... More 

Thank SarahSesaw
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

When you want healthy, tasty and unique ethnic food at an affordable price I highly suggest people check out Zakey while visiting Traverse City. The Jordanian decor is humble and comfortable and ethnic music is always playing. If you are vegetarian you should try the Mazza Plate which is actually a full meal...but located on the appetizer section of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-5472
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?