Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
I went here with three friends and everyone enjoyed their meals. One friend selected an unusual cocktail that was very good. I've been here twice now. Although the ambience is a little cold to me, the food is solid.
This is our third time at Zaytoon and it’s quickly becoming a favorite. The food is a good combination of classic Mediterranean with some unique twists, and always perfectly prepared. Cocktail menu is interesting and innovative; the staff treat you warmly and like family.
Zaytoon continues to be one of our very favorite restaurants. It was great to celebrate my birthday there with friends!
Great food and great service.
The quality of our dishes, which we have enjoyed in the past, has slipped.
Not sure we will be returning.
Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, great staff, well-prepared and delicious food. A bit too slow service, maybe because it was a busy night. But great place! Highly recommended.
Great food, lovely spot, good service. We’ll be back
My wife and friends all enjoyed the service, the setting and the food. We were treated very well and the food from appetizers to dinner were executed well. Although the Albany block party was going on simultaneously outside we weren't subjected to excessive noise. I liked how the room is organized and delineated. The bar and restaurant was comfortable. We will visit again.
Great authentic fresh Mediterranean food always. Good service lively atmospherr
Nice bar with good drinks. Friendly bartenders.
Food is very good...we especially like their lamb kabob, spanakopoita and appetizer platter.
It was a Friday night and place was packed.
Defintiely would go back again.
A friend and I shared the shrimp/scallop entree and the fatoush salad. Salad was plenty big; main was a bit light. Flavors were delicious - I'd go back again for the food. The atmosphere was a bit chilly (figuratively and literally) - I'd like a quicker, more authentic welcome and easing up on the a/c.
Really lovely, delicious neighborhood restaurant and extremely convenient before or after a movie @ the Albany Twin!
We were a party of 5 celebrating my daughter-in-law's birthday. We all tried something different and everyone loved their dishes. I only tasted mine which was the halloumi salad with chicken shawarma. It was soooo good! I can't wait to go back. My only problem is that when I do go back I will probably have the same thing because it was so delicious and I really need to try another of their many wonderful dishes.
Our server was very knowledgeable and experienced which I appreciate as a fellow service industry employee. The braised lamb and bamia were so delicious. My friends had some other dishes that they weren’t crazy about but all in all because of the service we were very happy with our experience.
This Mediterranean food restaurant is excellent.
Its all about the LAMB....and their lamb on skewers was perfection.
Spanakopita delicious. Their full platter of appetizers were delicious.
We did a pre-dinner drink at the bar and these guys know how to make a drink too.
Bravo to Zaytoon. We will definitely be back.
Great food, but service was quite slow this evening.
Great neighborhood restaurant...convienient to Albany Cinema....food is good...try the musaka (vegatarian) and the grilled chicken kabob...enough to share for two people.
Love this restaurant. Love the okra dish, the cocktails and the tahini sundae.
We'll be back! Enjoyed our dinner and the service was lovely.
The food was excellent! The best soup I have had in a while! Great appetizers. The service was good except he forgot to take our drink order. We had to wait for him to come back and we received our drinks when the food arrived.
This place is very good, but does not compare with Saha (on Shattuck) or Dyafa (Jack London). If you just want salad or spanakopita or a bite of lamb, it is good. But do not expect that the sauces will be very good. They are not.
This was the noisiest restaurant I have ever visited. We certainly won't go back. The food was fine but couldn't enjoy it because of the noise.
Birthday for mom
It appears this one-time gem is a victim of its own success. Service has become inadequate, and while the food remains delicious, the service and bar hassles make for an unpleasant experience.
Great dinner and excellent cocktails!
Zaytoon is our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area!
The menu is imaginative and comprehensive with outstanding appetizers and entrees. The service was polite, unobtrusive and conscientious. Zaytoon was a tremendous dining experience that exceeded the experiences we have had at Bay Area Michelin star restaurants. We went with a friend who is Palestinian who helped us make some very good dinner selections but as we watched as different entrees were served to diners in our vicinity we recognized that every plate looked like something we would enjoy and that there were probably no bad choices to be made from the menu.
We think Zaytoon is an undiscovered jewel and we look forward to returning.
Every single dish was wonderful!
Had the vegetarian Musakah and lamb kabob. With a nice glass of white wine. We shared and still had some leftover. Good and easy local spot for dinner.
I love everything about this restaurant but the noise level. It's not the usual mediterranean cuisine although the usual is available. Some very interesting and creative plates -- and very well done. Good flavors. This was our second visit -- and there will be more although we won't come with friends because trying to have a conversation is just too hard!
We met my wife's cousin from out of town at Zaytoon. Great ambiance, excellent food. Not cheap, but definitely worth the extra money. We are big Mediterranean food fans- this place makes the cut!
We easily found parking although the restaurant was very busy with no empty tables. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The food was outstanding and we shared a lamb keaboob and a vegetarian musakka. We had too much food to finish our meal. The special drink was good too!!! I would go again any time!
Wonderful place—very loud and echoey which is fun for casual dining but more difficult when wanting to talk intimately. Food is excellent.
After having a wonderful meal at Zaytoon on a weekend a few weeks ago, I convinced 3 friends to join me for the same dishes I enjoyed....with lamb.
I was terribly embarrassed when the Couscous with lamb dishes came out and not only was there a TINY amount of lamb on the plate, the lamb was also somewhat fatty.
The mezza platter was good like the last time, but the entree dishes were VERY bad. The dish should have been called..."coucous with vegetables".
Zaytoon might have some fancy prices, but the food is flavorful, beautiful to look at, and the staff is friendly and responsive. For the biggest bang for your buck, start out with happy hour.
We have eaten many times and it is always excellent Good service and fine atmosphere
The four of us ordered different dishes and found them all to be excellent. The service was very good.
Had reservations and were seated promptly on a busy Saturday. Waitstaff was attentive and we were able to order as soon as we were ready. We ordered the Mezzo plate and several dishes to share. Everything was delicious. This was our fourth time here and have enjoyed each visit.
Delicious food in a fun environment.
Great food and libations! Authentic dishes, highly recommend!