Mazza - 9th and 9th

4.5
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
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  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Lebanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 521-4572
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, nothing special, but pretty tasty. But the waitress was terrific! She got to know my likes and dislikes before making recommendations on both the cocktail and dinner menus, and was spot on with her suggestions. She was friendly and attentive to the table without being pushy. I would go back for the service!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We loved every second and every bite of our experience. We went for lunch and, guided by the outstanding Eric, had a delicious, perfect meal. The balance of dishes, quantity of food, pacing of service, warm and friendly manner, to say nothing of the perfect flavors and Eric’s overall expertise, contributed to a meal we’ll look forward to repeating! Thank you!!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The only issue we had was their lack of hummus.
On a Friday night, this would normally be a staple for appetizers, and they declared at 5:30pm they were out of hummus.
Very strange.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Great GF options, beautiful ambiance, attentive service from Bianca, Lebanese favorites with Ali's silky hummus, extensive menu that will please a group, interesting cocktails-what's not to love?

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Nice restaurant decor. Food was good! Meat was a bit dry, I’ll order the beef kabob medium next time.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Food was delicious-tried some new dishes. Waitress was new and a little slow, but another waitress stepped in to be sure we received good service. Lots of lamb on the menu, which I don’t care for, but my friend loves. She had lamb kabob-she liked it a lot. I had the red lentil soup, pretty good. Hummus and pita delicious. Kibbeh was good. Next time I will try a shawarma.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

very very nice!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Mazza is great - one of our go-to places for all occasions.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

I made a reservation for 7 people on a Tuesday at 12:15. As we were on our way I called the restaurant to let them know we would be a few minutes late due to traffic. It took three tries before they answered, and then they said they could only hold our table for 15 minutes. I told them I understood and that we would be there in 5 minutes.

5 minutes later when we arrived at 12:25 they had already given our table away to another group and we had to wait ten minutes for them to very slowly put together a table for us. (And I do mean slowly. Many people were just standing around chatting as we waited for a table.) If the food was not delicious we would not have waited as we were on a schedule. If I had not called and confirmed they were holding the table until 12:30 I would not have been upset. The food and wait service was top notch as always but I am hesitant to ever try and make reservations there again. I will probably stick to their other location if they are going to give away a guaranteed 7 top so frivolously.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was average, not a lot of flavor compared to other Lebanese restaurants. Service was terrible.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

There were great choices for everyone, including meat eaters and vegans! All the food was delicious. Great sharing options to start.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I was a bit disappointed on my initial visit to Mazza. This time we were accompanied by my Syrian friend who knows Middle Eastern cooking. She guided our menu choices, and the food was very good. The fried Kibbeh was tasty. However, I have eaten in great Middle Eastern restaurants around the world, and thus all I can say is that Mazza is very good for Salt Lake City.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

'Always one of my favorite places! I was meeting with an international group, and everyone found something they raved about. You really can't go wrong!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I love this place because the food and cocktails are so delicious. I was surprised that they would not automatically do separate checks when asked, saying that they couldn't do that for groups of 6 or more. After we each listed what we had so we could use different debit cards, they did separate checks after all. It would have saved us 10 minutes (while on the way to a play) for them to do that in the first place, as it is pretty much given service at restaurants of this level these days.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I've been many times to Mazza and it never disappoints. Wonderful menu; delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We always enjoy our experience at this restaurant and eat there often.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there for lunch and felt the food was at most average. Service was a little slow but have to consider it was lunch on Valentine's Day. I will probably give it another chance and return for dinner. They do not serve their specialties at lunch and some of the choices looked interesting.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food, great service, beautiful building. It was a bit dark and loud, and we were disappointed they only have a cream kunafeh.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Enjoyed the setting, and the food was great. Fast and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

The small plate sampler was fun and delicious for the two of us. The lamb shank and lamb with spinach were tasty. The pita was warm and fresh. We had a wonderful evening date.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food, excellent service! I crave this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a rather bizarre experience. The hostess would not seat us with 4 of 6 present, even though we knew traffic was delaying those missing. We certainly would have ordered drinks while waiting had we been seated. When we were finally seated our server brought a single drink menu, making it cumbersome for 6 people to read and order drinks. Our server was also the bartender, so drink preparation was also delayed. The meal was fine, and we were not rushed. The server then brought a single desert menu for the 6 of us to view, so when she came back to check if we wanted anything, none of us had seen the menu nor were inclined to order. Just seems that a little more thought would facilitate a welcome feeling to customers and could encourage ordering of drinks and deserts.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good not great. Would go there again. Very good cocktails.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Very authentic and flavorful!!!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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