Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland)
Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland)

Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mytaza.com/
  • Phone: (216) 274-1170
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
    Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Dinner:
    Monday-Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm;
    Friday-Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
    Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Taza has a private dining room available
  • Private Party Contact: Karim El Raddaf 2162741170

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Clair
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, street parking, or parking lots
A word from Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland)
Taza guarantees an exotic, unforgettable experience. Committed to the meaning of Taza - fresh - we promise the freshest ingredients. We offer a wide selection of vegetarian, fish and meat lover appetizers and entrees inspired by traditional home cooked meals.
By the same family who brought you Aladdin's Eatery!
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Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland) reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (9)romantic (8)special occasion (8)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Fantastic
    georgie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was Amazing! Service was spot on! Would definitely dine here again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taza's a Treat
    StarTrekSteve
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I work in downtown Cleveland and have seen Taza many times but hadn't been there until this past weekend. Let me just say I will be having some Taza for lunch once a week (or more) going forward! The atmosphere was enchanting, the service attentive and the food...every bite delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely loved every minute of it
    azloveseats
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The complete experience was great. I'm a foodie and have searched for a good authentic Med spot for 3 years and I think I've found my spot. Not Americanized one bit... Happy Happy Happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've eaten hear several times and the meals are always good. I'll be coming back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am middle eastern and I can truly say food was exquisite. We had mixed grill 1, the vegetarian platter, kibbe neyeh...all were grea I love the touch of warmly served pita bread would have wanted a more middle eastern desert selection like knafeh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great salads
    YesPleaseVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    All four women at our table ordered a different entree salad from the lunch menu. We were all thrilled with the taste and quantity of the meals. Great hummus as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taza
    food4life
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The space is absolutely beautiful. The food was very good. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food...
    SymbaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good food and good service....but not truly authentic Middle Eastern food....Americanized. Too bad.
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  • tasty, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service was friendly, attentive. Food seemed to arrive just after ordering - nice and hot. My tea was never empty. Food a little on the spicy side but good. Roasted eggplant tasted a little smokey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food surpassed by service
    TexasSteakLover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were delighted by the food and service at Taza. On a beautiful late summer night, the patio is the place to sit. The food was well prepared, well seasoned and arrived timely. The puffy bread was a delight! The server and manager were both terrific, attentive but not obtrusive. The people here seem to love what they do and it shows.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great mid priced option
    Scottilla
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The restaurants in Cleveland all seem to be either very cheap or very expensive. Taza had good food and was suitable for a mixed group. Vegetarian and carnivore friendly, and very tasty. We all enjoyed it and I would come back when I return to Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carnivores, vegetarians and vegans
    eats1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful! We at outside and a band was playing outside on a flatbed truck. The drink list is great, something for everybody - beer, wine, martinis, etc. The food was exceptionally fresh and delicious. The had many choices for people that love meat, vegetarians and vegans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 102 reviews are from the Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland) reviews archive.
  • Jewel
    msmkVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Beautiful decor - ordered fatoush salad w chicken - very tasty....humoos very good....gem in downtown if you want Arabic food in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food!
    RMS14
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our food was delicious and authentic! We enjoyed it and would definitely go back there on the next trip to Cleveland. Perfect use of spices and seasonings. Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time
    Tank
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife is a vegan and I always look for places where she has choices. The menu was just right for the both of us and we enjoyed the food immensley! The grape leaves were delicious! It is place that we will definetly dine at again, when we are in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food was excellent as was the service. We were with out of town guests and the waiter let us linger after dinner which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Worth Waiting For!
    Hate2Cook
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our family visited Taza on Friday and found the restaurant was not overly busy but there was a large part with about 30 guests, which slowed the service immensely. Waitress was extremely attentive and kept apologizing for the delay in getting our food. She even provided us with a complimentary dessert tray. Despite the very slow service, food was very tasty, good appearance and served just the right temperature. Worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    favorcat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went to Taza for the first time and it was a great experience. My friends loved the place too! Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    luvinfood
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Been here before, food and service always top notch, took some friends who have never eaten out of their comfort zoneand they lovedit! FFood was fresh and amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find and Great Food!
    Hate2Cook
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We visited Taza Lebanese Grill after seeing them on FOX 8. We arrive at 5PM on Saturday and there were only 4 other couples in the restaurant so it was quiet and the service was excellent. They started us off with fresh, warm bread right from the oven, which was unleavened and we couldn't stop eating it. We also got the stuffed grape leaves and hummus as an app, which was good with the bread. The chicken skewers were also tasty and tender. Be sure to try the Black Forest cake it is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    WhereMyHummusAt
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I went to Taza with my boyfriend during restaurant week. Everything was delicious! My only complaint would be that nobody mentioned it or brought us the special menu until I asked. Other than that it was a beautiful restaurant with excellent food & huge portions!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time for Lebanese
    yumyumfun
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This place was great. I went for lunch on saturday.great atmosphere and friendly professional staff.def will return in the near future. Food was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem...
    MsInfernoVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Restaurant Week 2014 has us visiting eateries in the Warehouse District. What a hidden gem we have found... Everything about Taza is fabulous. The decor is beautiful; our server was adept at making suggestions and his suggestions were outstanding. The food was lightly seasoned, hot and delicious. Kudos to the Chef(s). We have found our new "go to" place!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    mustbegood
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    highly recommend, food was great, service tops, friendly but not bothersome, band was lovely! not to loud, very entertaining. we enjoyed the menu choices, variety, portions, all.... was just right on the mark.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    ChrisFoster
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Best grape leaves I have ever had. Wonderful entrees. Cool decor. Could add a few more entrees to menu list as there are many more options in Lebanese cuisine, but it is probably already extensive enough for 95% of diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Jamham9
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I absolutely love of the food! With this being only my second time eating Lebanese cuisine I must say I was blown away with flavor!!! I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious, fresh and healthy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Always delicious, fresh and healthy. Nice selection of Lebanese foods. Consistent high quality. Been there many times. Great for lunch or dinner. Very nice atmosphere. I'll be back many times more. HIghly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Mrsyaco
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I'm from Cleveland, but now am living in NJ. We were in for the holidays and it was my husband's birthday. I wanted to take him to someplace special and this was it!!!! Even though NYC is in my backyard this compared to any place in the Big Apple. The building was gorgeous and the decor was beautiful. The food is outstanding and fresh. The service was exceptional. I would recommend this to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lebanese Restaurants...
    Peggy
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    I've been to Lebanese restaurants in Beirut, Los Angeles and Paris. This ranks as an authentic, great Lebanese restaurant. The Manager was also friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This was our second time here and the service was again excellent. Brandon was very polite, friendly and an excellent server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet ambiance
    minifoodie
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I never heard of this restaurant and was going there for a group meeting. My fiancé and I went earlier to grab a bite to eat. We loved the interior setting, very nice décor. There was no one in the restaurant! When we looked at the menu, we weren't familiar with any of the food items so it didn't seem appetizing. I ended up ordering the lamb pita which was tasty but there was only 3 pieces of meat in the whole pita (which was also cut in half). My fiancé ended up not eating because of the menu selections and the prices. I don't think I would go again on my own accord.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive!
    Marianne
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Great food, atmosphere, and service! Nice patio during summer months. Always have a good experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good lunch spot
    ilovefoodVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Surprisingly good food. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Jsherm
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    We were in Cleveland for a night and decided to try Taza out. Everything about the experience was wonderful. We were greeted warmly and the space is beautifully appointed, ambiance is lovely. The wait staff was knowledgeable and prompt. My only problem was choosing from the large selection. Everything we tasted was divine. It was a Tuesday night and not crowded, so I listed the noise level as quiet - don't know what it would be when the place is busy. We are from San Francisco, and even with the huge variety of restaurants we have there, I dearly wish we had Taza in our town.
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  • The food was great. Hummus
    Conoscoimieipolli
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    The food was great. Hummus was wonderful and had a delicious seared Ahi Tuna dinner. Dinner portions are a bit too large
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting quality food.
    MariaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Great tasting quality food. Maybe not as authentic as I'd like, but tasty anyway and reliable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - very reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Seven small plates ( appetizers ) plus one glass of wine for $67.00.....and great middle eastern food to begin with. A simple dish called cilantro potatoes was wonderful as was the seared cheese.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • only part of experience that
    luvlebanesefood
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    only part of experience that was less than good was the length of time it took for a server to appear after we were seated and they were not busy at the the time-the gal that did eventually become our server apologized and did a very nice job taking care of us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GEM TO CLEVELAND!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The place was phenomenal! The food and service was GREAT! The price was a BONUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not great service
    Neha
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Came here with my dad because he is vegetarian. The food was really good, especially the fluffy and warm pita that comes with hummus. I was brand new to Cleveland when I went and asked the waiter about which beers he recommends (there were a few local breweries on the list) and he responded that he doesn't drink so he doesn't know. It's fine that he doesn't drink, but I thought he should have a few recs up his sleeve. To his credit, he seemed like a new waiter, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. The owner was really nice though- I asked if we could move inside because there were a lot of bugs and he kindly moved everything for us. Great food, not necessarily the most fun and happening place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.