Middle East & Zuzu

(617) 864-3278 | View Website

472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA | Directions   02139

42.363879 -71.101169

Open Hours

Sunday To Wednesday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM Thursday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM

 
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More Categories: Grocery Stores

Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Eclectic & International

Price: $

Tags: Bar Scene, Date Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Area IV

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Menu
Tabouly, Platanos Fritos, Grape Leaves, Falafel, Black Olive Paste & Labenah, Spinach Dumplings, Empanadas, Brik, Grilled Eggplant & Ground Meat, Kibbeh Mishi... more

Reviews for Middle East & Zuzu

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THE PLACE MY LIL SIS WAS ROOFIED AND RAPED – yea, my underage sister was roofied and raped there. the police found her outside with her pants torn apart.

have fun...

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Mid East PuPu platter... – or whatever its called.

A group of friends and i came here for my gf's bday and i got the MiddleEastern platter. It was amazing, and vegan (except for one thing i can't remember that had to be left off/given to a friend).

I can't remember what beer i got, but i remember enjoying it. Staff was friendly, tunes were nice. Seems like this place can afford to be a bit cooler-Aside from the hipsters playing top40/rock vinyl and the decor that offsets them. I like the hipsters though, i do. I may even be one myself (with a better record collection) :P

Recommends
over a year ago

Stylish, smart, spicy and perfectly cooked dishes from the motherland of all European and Near Eastern cuisine. – The Scene
ZuZu's customers are the sort who've been eating at the more casual Middle East (this restaurant's older sister next door) off and on for 10 or 15 years. The rich red-and-yellow, very vertical space positively glows from indirect yellow neon tubes overhead.

The Food
You could make a night of it here by simply lingering over bottle of wine and several delicious small dishes, called mazza. Or you could instead concentrate on the main courses. "Middle Eastern" usually conjures visions of mushy eggplant and pasty hummus, but the chef here gives this cuisine of rich spices, nutty grains and legumes and roasted meats the attention and care it deserves. The Middle Eastern bouillabaisse has enough fish (bass, salmon, scallops, mussels and shrimp) heaped up in the bowl of delicately seasoned tomato broth to feed a family.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good food makes up for the service – I usually go for the middle eastern pupu platter--lots of interesting things and excellent dips for them (like whipped garlic which is excellent with the chicken bric). The salads are quite tasty too.

Makes for a great casual and inexpensive place for dinner after work or to meet friends. Wine and beer selection is small but good.

And the service is just acceptable enough to not ruin everything else--while they're friendly, they're not terribly organized.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great place for a light meal – While their service could be better and their chair/table situation may leave you with a backache, I've returned many times to Zuzu. Its a great and friendly place to grab some food that won't leave you bloated or broke and they've got a great little cocktail menu.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic! – I've been to Zuzu several times, have tolerated OK (not bad) service, but have LOVED the food! Their cuisine is consistent, flavorful, imaginative, warm and satisfying. It's a great value, too. Try the Cheese & Black Olive Pate as an app and Fried Chicken Entree - perfect!

 

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