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Zizi Limona

28 reviews
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$30 and under
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Good For:
  • 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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3.0Dined on September 13, 2014

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

5.0Dined on September 12, 2014

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

5.0Dined 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.

3.0Dined 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.

4.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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!

5.0Dined 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.

4.0Dined 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.

1.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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.

5.0Dined 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.

4.0Dined on April 5, 2014

The food was different and authentic. Everything tasted great. Small plates are encouraged for a family style. Service was friendly and attentive. Ambiance was rustic, low lighting, and great music. I would definitely recommend and go back soon.

4.0Dined on March 16, 2014

Really enjoyed both the ambiance and the food. Looking forward to going back!!!

4.0Dined on February 18, 2014

We were the only guests when I arrived at 7 pm dinner. However, food and service very good.

5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day dining could not have been more enjoyable. Our waiter was amazing, funny and helped to guide our dining experience by suggesting how our order should come out. The food was just spot on, and flirted with haute cuisine mixing with family style middle eastern in a way that elevated the meal. The falafel was off the chain.

5.0Dined on January 30, 2014

I was here last week and it was fantastic. Great, interesting food, great service, and really good prices. My only complaint was that it was a bit cold in the restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

5.0Dined on January 25, 2014

Zizi Limona is a great restaurant that is unique in Williamsburg. The food is fresh, creative and delicious and the open kitchen lets diners watch the food being prepared. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly. Highly recommend this innovative restaurant. Really enjoyable meals.

5.0Dined on January 19, 2014

Wow, I was not expecting the caliber food we received from Zizi Limona! Freshly baked little pita breads for the table, we ate several. My dad was so into his lamb pita that he didn't speak to us the entire meal until he was finished. I was nervous that he wasn't enjoying but clearly I was wrong. Everything was amazing, and even more unexpectedly so was the wine which was from Macedonia. Will definitely be revisiting soon!

5.0Dined on January 17, 2014

Love this place! Great for group dinners. Food is delicious and service is superb. One of my new favorite places in BK

3.0Dined on December 31, 2013

There are better choices for food, ambiance and service in Williamsburg.

5.0Dined on December 15, 2013

Lovely experience for a family birthday dinner. Super friendly despite my toddler being a toddler. Most important - food was delicious! Will be back.

3.0Dined on December 13, 2013

This place is really overhyped but I found the hummus and middle eastern fare very basic and below average. Its a great place for meat lovers.

5.0Dined on November 8, 2013

Great place with a unique take on Mediterranean food. Menu has a range of wonderful options. Highly recommend.

4.0Dined on November 2, 2013

Excellent Mediterranean/Middle Eastern tapas and dishes. Get a bunch of the small plates and share!