Love the personal attention and great food. Friendly. Eclectic. Love seeing them in this new location. Adds so much to Traverse City's cultural appeal. By the way, the tea is great; a must try!
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Just walking in should've given me a clue the no furniture, three to four tables, no matching water glasses or even matching silverware. It wasn't that they were out of ice they don't have an icemaker so if you are interested in a cool beverage...More
'Zakey' is Arabic for 'delicious,' and the food truly is. Whether you are a vegetarian or an enthusiastic meat-eater, you will find something healthy and tasty here. I have eaten several times at the former Zakey restaurant downtown, and was sad when it closed, but...More
Recently moved to the area and needed some galaba. None to be found. Everything here was meh at best. Won't be returning. Hope to find some good suitable middle eastern food in northern Michigan.
This is one of very few restaurants in the area that offer residents and visitors the opportunity to eat food from a different culture. I loved the appetizers, it was full of flavor and I don't think there's anything quite like it in the area.
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...More
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...More
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...More