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Zizi Limona

28 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Zizi Limona is a Greek restaurant serving bright and fresh Mediterranean cuisine. The inside of the restaurant is bright and festive, with white string lights lining the rustic brick walls. The decor on the wall is fun and quirky, with several picture frames and hanging plants filling out the space.

Zizi Limona's menu is full of eclectic dishes made with fresh ingredients and bold spices. Guests should start with one of the unique appetizers, like Aunt Trippo's falafel with pickled cabbage, curry yogurt, charred onion and salsa. For a hearty entree, Zizi's carries many classic dishes like hummus, lamb kebabs and the house specialty shawarma with chicken, lamb, onion and chickpeas. Zizi Limona also has a full bar with custom craft cocktails. The most popular of these is the Great Lawn, which is made with camomile wine, white vermouth, blanc de blanc, cucumber and rosemary smoke.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mediterranean, Israeli, Moroccan
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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
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Phone number
(347) 763-1463
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Private party facilities
Aunt Tripo’s cellar is designed as a Private Event Space; we provide the ideal setting for festive Tapas and Cocktails, or family style /buffet for up to 35. Whether it’s a reception, birthday bash or client dinner, we offer a unique and memorable experience with high quality food Zizi Limona style.
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Private party contact
Yigal Ashkenazy: (888) 609-4406
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We cater any size for lunch, dinners ,and special events with personalized menus
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Cross street
Grand Street
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Parking details
Easy parking on Grand Street, Meter parking on Havemeyer
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Public transit
Bedford L train , JMZ trains Marcy stop , G train metropolitan stop
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Lively, cool music
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Special events & promotions
Look forward to our upcoming Cellar Shows!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

Solid restaurant, and fun place. But won't be blown away by the food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

incredibly flavorful and delicious - interesting ingredients and combinations. Great vibe, helpful service. Couldn't recommend it more!

visitingSavannah (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 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.

rreats (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 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.

vipcritic (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 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.

vipBKdiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 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!

vipSteakfor2for1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2014

Pretty much everything was spot on at Zizi Limona. The hummus, charred beet/lentil salad, and wild salmon entree were particular standouts.

vipymcebs (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 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.

hatezizi (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on August 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.

OH2BK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 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.

Cece2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2014

I was looking for a place to accommodate some vegetarian friends for my girlfriend's birthday party. Most place focus on salads, but this restaurant had an ambitious menu of middle-eastern themed vegetarian dishes. It absolutely delivered - food was delicious, service was friendly (Wisconsin!) and genial. Will definitely keep it in mind for future outings, and recommend to other friends.

vipLaurenA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

Firsttimer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

Tamar77 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2014

Zizi limona:
modern Israeli food. Food made with love from creative checf.
Everything on the menu is very good.
Good service.