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Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine - CLOSED

1331 South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49684-2508
+1 231-252-4272
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“south airport” (4 reviews)
“strip mall” (2 reviews)
“vegetarian” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
1331 South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49684-2508
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

'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

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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.

Thank TeamMoe
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Mediterranean food at reasonable prices. Good service Just opened on South Airport. If you are going it's in second strip mall on South side West of LaFranier.

1  Thank Mindemoya
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Re-opened on South Airport Rd.! You can now eat the great Middle-Eastern (actually Jordanian) food that we used to travel 2-5 hrs for. If you have experienced true hospitality, you know what we have been missing during the hiatus.

2  Thank TCSchmoe
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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.

Thank Marieke d
Reviewed 5 August 2016

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

Thank djoywildman
Reviewed 27 March 2016

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

Thank Johnathdn
Reviewed 21 March 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49684-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-252-4272
Zakey was created by Nabiel Musleh; born and raised in Ammam, Jordan. Zakey is a combination of Jordanian family cuisine with a cultural atmosphere.
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