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“Chick pea fries are AMAZING” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zahtar - CLOSED

Zahtar
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Chick pea fries are AMAZING”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

After some bad experiences with another Greek restaurant nearby we have taken to Zahtar. I highly recommend the chickpeas. I will say, when it is slow, the food is not as good as when there is a more full staff.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Stefy S
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fresh food at a great price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

My husband and I go to Zahtar's regularly and love how fresh and carefully prepared the food is. Their Middle-Eastern / Mediterranean menu is diverse, interesting and healthy. Regular menu items that we love include chickpea fries, Caprese salad and the cucumber salad. They have unexpected goodies in their daily specials like chocolate hummus (which we were surprised we loved). The interior features warm colors and a very high ceiling covered in decorative tin. They even include a corner with toys for kids to entertain themselves. The counter staff are friendly and love the food too.Given the quality of the food, the downtown location and the beautiful interior, the prices are more than reasonable. We think it is one of the best buys in Portsmouth.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
Helpful?
Thank Nancy-RPCV
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Morrisville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
154 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Loved it...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Good simple Mediterranean food.
All the expected staples of Middle Eastern cuisine cooked very well.
I only wish I could order at the table, not counter.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Michaelfe
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
1 review
“Interesting food in beautiful space”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

The menu is middle eastern/mediterranean with some very original items such as curried chicken with almonds and chickpeas, spiced fig bread pudding, and orange, cardamom & walnut cake. Their fresh homemade hummus is excellent. The interior is a surprise and really very lovely, with an antique silver pressed tin ceiling and walls painted in warm colors. The staff were friendly and attentive. Prices extremely reasonable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank aurora1956
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Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
286 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

A very pleasant surprise for our lunch stop on the 11th and a yum. A well thought out menu and reasonably priced. I had the squid salad special and a cup of the beef/lamb chili…both big hits. My wife had the fresh mozzarella pita and she enjoyed it too! Do stop in for healthy selections with a Mediterranean slant to the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank S V
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