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Zakey Middle Eastern Cuisine

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1331 South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-252-4272
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11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank TeamMoe
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Mindemoya
Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank TCSchmoe
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Marieke d
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 made humus was also very good. The belly dancer was... as I said Very Interesting.... More 

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Thank djoywildman
Traverse City, Michigan
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant located in one of th old long and narrow strip buildings which are common... More 

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Thank Johnathdn
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392 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 international relations, then pursued a complex career involving business management and food. Zakey Middle Eastern... More 

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1 Thank Clinton S
Traverse City, Michigan
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was seeing as I had never had Middle Eastern Food. The restaurant is small but you seem not to notice as it is very nice inside. The food is GREAT. My wife is Vegan and she loved her food. I am a meat eater and I loved my food as well.... More 

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Thank TCEric514
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in TC for reasonably priced excellent food. Love the at Adam sandwich with falafel and roasted vegetables. Never had eggplant taste so sweet! The combination of flavors is excellent. And the side fattoush is refreshing, crispy and delicious. Best spot for vegan!

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Thank Gwen W
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Best man at our wedding has travelled extensively, including numerous trips to Turkey and the Middle East. He said they make the best hummus he has ever eaten... he could not believe how good the food is at Zakeys. Belly dancer many a Friday evening, too.

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Thank TMike008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-252-4272
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?