About Mazza - 9th and 9th

Mazza Middle Eastern Cuisine has been an institution in Salt Lake City, Utah for more than 12 years. At Mazza you can enjoy fresh, authentic Middle Eastern cuisine such as falafel, shawarma, kebabs, dips, specialty entrees and salads prepared from scratch, using fresh, high quality ingredients. We proudly serve All-Natural (no hormones, no antibiotics, all vegetarian fed) lamb, beef and chicken. We use Utah’s own Niman Ranch beef and Morgan Valley lamb, along with the highest-quality chicken. Mazza boasts one of the largest selections of Middle Eastern beer and wine in the United States. Be sure to try one of the desserts for the perfect finish to your meal.

912 E 900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Lebanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 521-4572

Website:
http://www.mazzacafe.com/

Catering:
Mazza provides both on and off-site catering. From casual lunch buffets to formal wedding dinners we cater to our clients wishes. Please contact us for pricing and detailed information.
Primary Contact: Luke Miller

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Mazza - 9th and 9th Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (5)
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Good for a Date (4)
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Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious and authentic Lebanese cuisine. We had the shawarma (with lamb) and the beef kebab as well as a triple appetizer with hummus, baba ghanoush, and kibbeh, followed up with the apricot pastry dessert garnished with orange blossom sauce. Everything was outstanding; possibly the best hummus and baba ghanoush I've ever had. The shawarma was a sensory delight and the kebab was cooked to perfection; a real treat for the palate. Our waiter was attentive and the food arrived quickly. I can't praise the cooks, staff and owners of Mazza enough. My wife and I have been enthusiastically recommending it to our friends and family. My only criticism is that there isn't one closer to us. We live an hour away.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant has very good Mediterranean food and an upscale atmosphere, but you do not have to be formally dressed. Although it has the same ownership as their 15th and 15th restaurant, the atmosphere is very different. 9th and 9th is a nice dinner place rather than a casual lunch place. You can get nice wines and such there and even though it is usually fairly crowded, you can still have a conversation at dinner. It has enough space to also accommodate larger groups.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

One my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake. The food is always 5 Star. Great wine list. Staff is exceptional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

My wife and I are big fans of Mazza but were less than impressed this last visit when we were sat next to the hostess station and heard the hostess and her coworker discussing and ridiculing patrons. While the cuisine and setting are great, I don't know that we will be back or recommending Mazza anymore.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Pet peeve when the server rushes out the courses. Let the patron finish the appetizer before the soup is brought out and let the diner finish the soup before the entree is presented. I don't know in what universe that's acceptable to rush out the courses.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We went to Mazza for a business lunch and everyone in our group really enjoyed the food. For most it was their first time there and they were really impressed.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was lovely food. The patio is really loud along 9th and 9th. Next time we'll eat inside :)

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great part of the SLC food scene. Love the variety and the fact you don't just find mid-east cuisine everywhere. Definitely should try.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely Friday evening meal at Mazza. We choose four of the small plates to share and each one was very tasty - we did not leave a crumb on our plates! We chose two of the rose water cookies for dessert and they were very unique and good. Our server (Lizzy?) was so great. Extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful at every step of our meal - she made the whole experience extra special. We will definitely be back. We would also highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic meal in extra special, cozy surroundings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tapas, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The appetizers were great but the main courses were a little light on flavor. We were a little annoyed when we asked to be seated at a table outside of the kitchen traffic (the place was almost empty) and were told that they seated in "rotation". We prevailed but couldn't see why the restaurant couldn't deal with rotation on their own. It was also annoying that we could only get a 5PM reservation on the internet. When I phoned they said if we got there at 6 there wouldn't be a problem. If that were the case, why not give me a reservation? I find it insulting that restaurants think that their time is more important than my time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 22, 2017

The service was excellent! The food was fresh and well prepared. We will definitely be coming back and we recommend this place to anyone craving Mediterranean style cuisine. Thank you mazza for the excellent meal and for the wonderful service as my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Loved this place! Went three times in two weeks. Recommend it to anyone in UT missing the food culture available in the PNW.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 3, 2017

If you want great authentic Middle East cuisine, this is the place.
The staff is friendly, the food is good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The food was authentic and the service was very good, but OVERpriced.

Tags: People Watching, Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Love this restaurant. Some times the waitresses are great and other times you feel like you are a bother to them. But the food is great and the atmosphere is fun so we can overlook the waitresses attitudes.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good chicken skewers and tabouli but overall the other food our party had was pretty average. Oh but the desert was excellent.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2016

I love Mazza. Having several food allergies and intolerance it is such a treat to be able to eat at such a delicious restaurant. To be offered many many options even deserts. To eat Authentic Food that is prepared authentically. Everything is inviting about Mazza, the food the setting, the service. Thank you for giving me something that is almost impossible to find.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The food was great. Out of the ordinary. Love the pita and hummus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Mazza never disappoints! The food is consistently outstanding and interesting. This restaurant is always busy--I wish that Mazza accepted reservations after 6 PM--we have often chosen not to eat there because of this. Currently, Mazza only takes reservations until 6 o'clock--but it isn't really necessary since the restaurant is usually not even busy at that time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Love this place!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 10, 2016

Mazza is a delightful and delicious restaurant for Mediterranean food. The service was outstanding, and all of us enjoyed our entrees.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The ladies had lamb shank M\my buddy had sea food combo I had lamb Kabab on saffron rice all of us thought it was great !!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Everything was perfect with Mazza! So nice to have delicious vegan options for our family. We will be back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Mazza is always a go to place for us. We had a mixed group - elderly, vegan and a few foodies and not from Utah. It was a great way to show what this city has to offer in the way of food without braking the bank and keeping everyone happy and satisfied. As always the lentils and rice was a favorite. The service staff is helpful and informative and everything delicious .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Good selection of vegetarian and meat dishes, wine and beer, and desserts. The decor is exotic and lovely. Service is very good. I would recommend Mazza without reservation. My only wish would be having daily specials or seasonal changes.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The salad dressing used to be amazing and this time it was bland and not flavorful! Very disappointed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Service was lacking despite few people being there at the time. The server was not very attentive. Perhaps she was split between too many tables? Food was good. Would go back for the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2016

We're from California and were introduced to Mazza at the original location by friends who live in Salt Lake. What a gem. The 900 and 9th location is not as cozy, but the food and service just as great. Best middle eastern food I have ever eaten. Sure wish sO he'd a comparable eatery near my home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Mazza is simply wonderful. The food is delicious, savory, and satisfying. I eat there frequently and always crave more. Also, their Desert Rose cocktail is vibrantly tasty and addictive. I can't wait to try everything on the menu! And last but not least, their service is some if the best I have ever experienced. The caring staff never cease to impress!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Haphazard food and service. Pricey as compared to quality.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Whereas the food was pretty good, the wine selection and choice of meals was not outstanding. Three of us wanted to order a lamb kebab, but there was only 1 lamb kebab available. The waiter was good, but it seemed that there should have been at least 1 more server.
The hostess' decision that a member of a group who had made a reservation could not be seated until all of the group is present is not very friendly.
If the restaurant had been full and there was a risk of our group member taking a large table with the rest of the group not showing up would at least make some sense of this, but that was NOT the case.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Mazza has been one of my favorite restaurants, but I like small plates and the combinations. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the small spinach fatayer and the Mazza Special Rice which are two reasons I come to the restaurant. Our waitress told us that the Special Rice wasn't available anymore and that I would have to order an entree size spinach fatayer. I tried the pumpkin veggie entree, but did not enjoy it as much as I would have liked the combination that I usually order. I am sad that the new menu is less flexible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 8, 2016

Always have a wonderful meal here! Service is outstanding as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The food is amazing, and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. Always enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Our server was absolutely excellent. He wasn't intrusive, but was available and attentive. He was knowledgable about the dishes, about what wine would go well with what entre.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2016

This was my second visit to Mazza, two years apart. Everything was just as fabulous as I remembered. Appetizers and entrees for our party of eight were all outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Best restaurant in salt lake city

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 4, 2016

Great shwarma, the sampler is a very choice as well. Eric the server is nice and very polite and informative.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 25, 2016

Food and service were very good, but it was a little bit pricey.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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