Everyday I drive on Sheikh Zayed road to my office passing by this restaurant Zaatar W Zeit on my right hand side. Finally after those years of curiosity I am inside this restaurant. Great interiors with different comfort seatings. The inside of this restaurant is surrounded by giant black and white posters of modern architecture and photography. At least its worth a stare while you wait for your delicious order.
As always we start with our drinks. They have these fresh juices here and they really taste fresh. My orange juice was really good and the carrot juice was pretty strong a taste of carrots. Less water and more carrots.
They’ve got a big list of salad and all of them sounded great so it was a little difficult for me to decide on one out of the big list. So I’ve tried two of them which are Zooza and Fattoush salad. Both of them had their pictures on their menu so the look of it enticed me to order them. After having their salad I was pretty sure my lunch was in the right hands 🙂 I like their colorful menu with wide pictures and young fonts used.
A BRIGHT MIX OF BAKED POTATOES, WHITE BEANS, BOILED EGG, TOMATOES, CORN, BLACK OLIVES, TUNA AND LETTUCE. BEST ENJOYED WITH MUSTARD VINEGAR DRESSING
A FRESH PICK OF TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, MINT, PARSLEY, GREEN ONIONS, GREEN PEPPER, PURSLANE, LETTUCE, HALLOUMI CHEESE AND OVEN BAKED BREAD SQUARES. BEST ENJOYED WITH OUR SPECIAL VINAIGRETTE DRESSING
The Fattoush Salad was mind blowing and zooza salad like in the picture was loaded with fresh vegetables. Their salads are worth a try. You are sure to enjoy them.
I never understood why was Zaatar so famous until I tried this one. I’ve never enjoyed zaatar as much as I enjoyed this one. You have the option of having your zaatar on different types of bread. I asked mine to be prepared with whole wheat bread. It was super tasty and everyone on the table ate even though I was the only one who insisted on trying it. I am glad I picked this one in the order.
After my encounter with Hallomi cheese in a pan at Ocean Basket I’ve always had a craving for halloumi cheese. This one is a baked version of it. So much healthier. Wish their halloumi cheese came a little more thicker. By the way no matter what we ordered surprisingly it reached our table pretty quick. We didn’t have to wait as much as I expected. The service was quick with a smile 🙂
Whatever you ordered they ask you a list of items that you can opt to remove from your main order. so If i wanted I could have skipped the mayo and other sauces. So any order I made they would continue to ask if i need that and this so as to ensure I only eat what I enjoy. Mighty Kafta was easy to eat and good tasting. You can’t complain much about their Manakeesh. They make it pretty well.
The Labneh comes with tomatoes,herbs and olives along with a choice of whole wheat or white pita bread. Since they make very good breads it can only be further tasty dipping them and having it. However I’d say this Labneh could have been a little more smoother.
Spizy chicken wasn’t as spicy as I thought but it was surely juicy and a recommended sandwich to try.
It was pretty long so I got them together and took a second shot for you to have a better view of the inner beauty of spizy chicken. Once nice part about Zaatar w zeit is you feel healthy and good after eating their meal.
No matter what, please do try their Banana Ashtalieh. It’s a milk based dessert where once you order they add fresh bananas and pour honey on top and serve it for you. Simply Superb! Strawberry cheesecake was nice but to me the strawberry cheesecake was more of a mousse than a cake. My son enjoyed his strawberry jelly as usual.
You can see their full menu on their website: http://www.zaatarwzeit.net/
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