About Al Zaytouna

Al Zaytouna is the place to experience a casual comfortable dining experience in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You'll feel like you're dining in your own home but you won’t have to do the dishes. Al Zaytouna’s menu is inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean cuisine. The food is fresh and healthy with a variety selection of seafood, Kabobs, Vegetarian Dishes….

906 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
S. 9th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 574-5040

Website:
http://www.al-zaytouna.com/home.html

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout

Al Zaytouna Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.2

value

4.4

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (7)
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Kid-friendly (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was good, but the service was really terrible. The waitress was not knowledgeable on the food and did not check on us the whole time to fill water or ask if we needed anything. Then at the end she told us the tip was already on the bill (I guess because we were a party of 8) And it wasn't a standard 18%, but 20%. I will not be dining in again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is delicious!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good food! Great service and they were very accommodating for our allergies.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My friends and I love trying new restaurants. We looked up a few places and landed here. The food was fresh and amazing, the service was great, and it wasn't expensive. Our server was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu (I'm not too familiar with mediterranean dishes) which was a great help. The creme inside the cannoli (instead of the icing on top of the cake) was the owner of the restaurant was there. When we left he asked about our experience but seemed to genuinely care and seemed to be a great guy. I believe this place is also a BYOB.

Oh, I'm not normally a bug hummus guy, but the hummus here is excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Delicious food in a place whose ambiance is a takeout place with a few tables.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food wasn't too impressive. Everything was ok. Service was better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was excellent and service was very good. Accommodated a large group for a birthday celebration and we're very friendly. Small kitchen so food took longer for some but that's unavoidable. Definitely will be going again and highly recommend!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent food. Always delicious! Very friendly staff.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The food was just OK. The server was pleasant. Most importantly, when I mentioned my Groupon at the beginning, the server informed us they no longer accepted them. That, more than anything, left a sour taste in mouth.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 5, 2016

When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly server and led to a table that was set up for us because of our reservation. The food was excellently prepared and the pita bread basket was kept filled during our dinner. Attention was also paid to the water glasses which never got below half full. Ambience was much nicer than expected based on reviews. Would not hesitate to go there again when in Philly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Good, inexpensive food. Great for a casual night out when you are looking for something a little different than the usual pub food. Also, BYOB feature was nice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Excellent food in casual atmosphere. Nice portions and quick service. A great spot for Mediterranean!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Great neighborhood restaurant with healthy food. From the outside, we expected the place to be a bit dive-y but once we went in, the decor was nice and the food was excellent and inexpensive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great little restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia's Little Italy. The food is fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Note: this place is BYOB and there is no place to buy wine in the area if you forget to bring it! It was pretty empty when we arrived but the service was good and the food is spectacular. Very casual, family oriented feel.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Great!
Chef/owner really cares.
Made a great grilled Bronzino.
Go there you won't be sorry.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 21, 2016

This was best Mediterranean food I have ever had. Our appetizers were perfectly done and dinner was timed nicely after them. The kabobs were extremely tasty and perfectly cooked. Chicken shwarma was well seasoned and moistened by the adding of greens. Server was not terribly attentive but very pleasant and willing to accommodate us. We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Good middleastern food, huge portions, casual atmosphere. Most people take out, so if you eat in, it's quiet and you can hear everyone talk. We willbe back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2015

The great ambience that kept you in a great chill zone. The staff made you feel like a part of their family. The food was well-seasoned and plentiful. Interesting menu that did not disappoint.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2015

We were here for a very early Sunday dinner and would definitely come back again - the food was delicious, the pita was warm and it was a BYOB.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2015

Food was typical Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine. The price was great and was BYOB. We sat outside which was very nice for a summer evening. A very casual restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Delicious, authentic, well prepared middle eastern food. We had the falafel appetizer which was perfectly seasoned, crisp on the outside, moist on the inside and not greasy at all. My bf had the lamb kebabs over couscous and I had the mixed kebabs (lamb and chicken) which we both enjoyed. We were too full for desert and had leftovers which we brought home. We dined early (5PM) on a Saturday and were the only patrons so it was very quiet. I imagine (hope) they are busier later. Both waitresses were attentive (hey, we were the only patrons) and pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2014

We went here on a chance. Every restaurant in the city was booked so we reserved here.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2014

Went here with a group of 8 for my birthday....the hummus is the best In town and the portions are INSANE. you WILL need a doggy bag!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2014

I absolutely adored this restaurant. I went with a group of 15 friends for a "ladies night." The food was completely excellent and the owner was delightful. We were waited on attentively, and the entire group had a blast. The owner even gave my friend a free baklava when she was proud of finishing an entire Branzino. He also offered to take several pictures of our group. I know that the restaurant does a great takeout business, but I would highly recommend dining in.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Being unfamiliar with this restaurant, we were happily surprised. The food was quite good. It was a cold Saturday night and no one else was in the place from 8 pm on when we were there. I guess they do a big takeout business. But the food was worth coming there for, the place was simple but inviting, and we enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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