Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Zaytoons
283 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123140.682347 -73.993326
Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens
Excellent Food - Great Service - Not to mention the eye candy! – I have been eating at Zaytoons at least once a week for the past 6 months. I usually go with friends who all love the food and the service. I must admit beside loving the food I go to look at the guy with all the muscles who works there. He makes my dining experience worth it more than I can say. WOW! Who needs dessert when you can look at him!
Tasty food. Nice delivery guy. OWNER IS ABUSIVE – I have eaten here many times and always been pleased with food and service. Ordered delivery with a friend recently; the order arrived incorrectly so we sent back the side for which we had been incorrectly charged. The delivery guy was very understanding and polite, but then minutes later the dispatcher/owner called and blew his top about a ***$2*** item. I explained the situation, and he started giving me a hard time, so I hung up. I then received EIGHT phone calls from at least 3 different numbers -- all of them clearly from the restaurant. Considered calling the police and reporting harrassment. Will *NEVER* order take-out from them again, which is a shame because the food was yummy.
Love this place! – i went here for dinner on my first date with my boyfriend, and i fell in love with it from the start. i find myself always craving their hummus and their spinach pie is so good. they're a bit cramped and sometimes there's a wait, but i hear they're going to expand so that's a plus.
best restaurant in the area – I live right around the corner from Zaytoon's and have been dining there regularly for the past 5 years. The food is phenominal and the prices are great. Their hummus is outstanding. The falafel and the pizzas are all very good as well. In my opinion it is the best restaurant in the nieghborhood, and that's really saying something as there are many great places to eat there. This is always the first place I recommend to people who are exploring or new to the area.
YUMM-E – This food was excellent! I had the sundried tomato, pepper, scallion dip with the flat bread for a starter. Then I had the shish kabab (lamb) with thier fragrant rice and light salad, DELICISOUS!!! My bf did not like all his food but I made ALL the right choices. :-) For the amount of food we ate, STUFFED to the GILLS and my bf can eat, it came out to $40 for the two of us including the ice mint tea we had! WONDERFUL deal... could not believe how inexpensive it was!!!
Smith Street - Friday Night – Some Friday's I'm just broke, but since I'm committed to eating out every Friday night, I 'm glad there is a Zaytoons. On a cold winter evening, when you open their door, the smell of roasting overwhelms you. Your glasses fog and you settle in for some soup and hommus. Toni and I brought our own wine last week. Good deal - 4 dinners for less than $35... total. Delicious!
Citysearch Editorial Profile – Zaytoons has the standard kasbah trappings, with hanging lanterns, dark, tasseled curtains and a decorative hookah or two, but here the food--more than the atmosphere--creates a transporting experience. Open later than most of the nearby restaurants, Zaytoons is packed until closing with diners seeking more flavor and less hype. Friendly service, and outdoor seating in the warm months, eases the crush. The casual Middle Eastern menu looks familar, but the food--made to order in the open kitchen--is a notch above its peers. Substantial kebabs are served tender and well-seasoned on platters of fragrant rice and piquant hummus, and pita-bread "pitzas" arrive in dizzyingly delicious combinations.
The owner is mean – We had gone to Zaytoon's numerous times and had good experiences. Recently, we called to place an order for delievery. When the order arrived, it was incorrect. We called the restaurant and I spoke to the owner. He insisted this is what I had ordered and refused to fix the problem, so we sent the food back with the delievery man. A few minutes later the owner actually called me and YELLED at me! He said to never order or come back there again, which of course, we won't.
Zaytoons is that hot fire – I had heard of Zaytoons before, but had never been there to check it out. The food was some of the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had. I definitely recommend this place to anyone craving some steaming hot schwarma.
Wonderful Pitza – This place is great. Everyone is so nice and the service has greatly improved. The kabobs are cooked to perfection. Everything on the menu is fabulous. It is very affordable and a great place to go on a date. Don't forget to BYOB.
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