Zizi Limona
Zizi Limona

Zizi Limona

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zizilimona.com/
  • Phone: 3477631463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-5:00pm

    Dinner: Saturday-Sunday: 5:00pm -11:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:30am-5:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Israeli, Moroccan, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: NIR MESIKA
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater any size for lunch, dinners ,and special events with personalized menus
  • Entertainment: Lively, cool music
  • Special Events: Look forward to our upcoming Cellar Shows!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Street
  • Public Transit: Bedford L train , JMZ trains Marcy stop , G train metropolitan stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Easy parking on Grand Street, Meter parking on Havemeyer
A word from Zizi Limona
Zizi Limona commits to transport you to grandma’s Middle Eastern kitchen but in the style and comfort that is unique to Williamsburg. Sourcing fresh seasonal and local ingredients, it offers updated versions of many familiar classics like the Cowshuka, poached eggs in shakshuka tomato stew served with skirt steak seasoned with preserved lemons & rosemary. Feast your taste buds on flavors from all four corners of the Mediterranean with crazy Italian style babaganoush, North African Tershi, Israeli style stuffed root veggies, Egyptian roasted vegetable hummus, and a signature oxtail Bureka. Finish with traditional charcoal black coffee and sweeter than sweet Basbosa Semolina cake.


*Expect a $25 dollar minimum per person for all reservations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Zizi Limona reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (8)hot spot (5)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (4)romantic (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Solid restaurant, and fun place. But won't be blown away by the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    incredibly flavorful and delicious - interesting ingredients and combinations. Great vibe, helpful service. Couldn't recommend it more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressive find
    visitingSavannah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Selected this place based on overall high review scores on Google. The restaurant is definitely worth it's reviews: the food it creative and tasty, pleasant atmosphere, friendly service. Visited with a group of friends and everyone had a good time and liked the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rreats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice neighborhood place without a hard liquor license, however. Serving wine in roly poly little glasses is humourous but gauche. Friendly people pretty good service but I probably won't return. Nice for their Biilyburger clientele.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in a din
    criticVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food, as usual. Short rib especially outstanding. Generous portions. Silan dessert slightly disappointing compared to other spots around town and original in Israel. Noise made conversation very difficult. Can't bring some people here just for that reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go here!
    BKdiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was fresh and delicious and flavorful and every plate we ordered we scraped clean. Our waiter (Chris?) was very helpful with the menu and an entertaining and attentive waiter. We'll definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food overall
    Steakfor2for1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Pretty much everything was spot on at Zizi Limona. The hummus, charred beet/lentil salad, and wild salmon entree were particular standouts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    ymcebsVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This restaurant serves Israeli/Mediterranean food, but not the "regular" food you can find in similar restaurants. Each dish is very creative and tastes great. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst customer service of all time.
    hatezizi
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After waiting over an hour for appetizers and politely asking what was going on, my table of four was greeted with actual screams from the restaurant's owner, who made a scene in front of his entire clientele and yelled at us to get out. As a New Yorker and waitress of many years, I have never seen anything like this.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saved my family dinner
    OH2BK
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The meals here are always delicious but unsuspecting by description. They also were wonderfully acomidating to our needs (we had some much older family members) considering how young and hip the restaurant is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the hike from the burbs
    Cece2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We loved zizi's. The baba G was fabulous and the piles of other small plates were scrumptous!!! Chris are server was great with recommendations and fun and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    LaurenAVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Zizi Limona serves creative and inspired Mediterranean cuisine. The menu is always innovative and the chef cooks in a kitchen open to the restaurant. This is a gem of a restaurant that is a local favorite. It is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great flavor to every dish. Young and extremely talented chef. Very welcoming snd always on-hand owner/manager. Judt a special place. Awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food
    Tamar77
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Zizi limona: modern Israeli food. Food made with love from creative checf. Everything on the menu is very good. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Zizi Limona reviews archive.
  • Authentic Mediterranean
    jayrose
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was different and authentic. Everything tasted great. Small plates are encouraged for a family style. Service was friendly and attentive. Ambiance was rustic, low lighting, and great music. I would definitely recommend and go back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Mrudbeck
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Really enjoyed both the ambiance and the food. Looking forward to going back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were the only guests when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We were the only guests when I arrived at 7 pm dinner. However, food and service very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentine's Day dining could not have been more enjoyable. Our waiter was amazing, funny and helped to guide our dining experience by suggesting how our order should come out. The food was just spot on, and flirted with haute cuisine mixing with family style middle eastern in a way that elevated the meal. The falafel was off the chain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, underrated place
    Maxbel
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I was here last week and it was fantastic. Great, interesting food, great service, and really good prices. My only complaint was that it was a bit cold in the restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great twist on Mediterranean food
    LaurenAVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Zizi Limona is a great restaurant that is unique in Williamsburg. The food is fresh, creative and delicious and the open kitchen lets diners watch the food being prepared. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly. Highly recommend this innovative restaurant. Really enjoyable meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    DanerVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Wow, I was not expecting the caliber food we received from Zizi Limona! Freshly baked little pita breads for the table, we ate several. My dad was so into his lamb pita that he didn't speak to us the entire meal until he was finished. I was nervous that he wasn't enjoying but clearly I was wrong. Everything was amazing, and even more unexpectedly so was the wine which was from Macedonia. Will definitely be revisiting soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love
    Jesv
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Love this place! Great for group dinners. Food is delicious and service is superb. One of my new favorite places in BK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so food & loud music
    EllenMVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    There are better choices for food, ambiance and service in Williamsburg.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely experience for a family
    Amee
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Lovely experience for a family birthday dinner. Super friendly despite my toddler being a toddler. Most important - food was delicious! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food but excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This place is really overhyped but I found the hummus and middle eastern fare very basic and below average. Its a great place for meat lovers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    LaurenAVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Great place with a unique take on Mediterranean food. Menu has a range of wonderful options. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mediterranean/Middle
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Excellent Mediterranean/Middle Eastern tapas and dishes. Get a bunch of the small plates and share!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.