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About Zayaka Indian Cuisine

Zayaka Indian Cuisine brings something unique to Raleigh. The name Zayaka translates as flavor making it spot-on as the name for such rich Northern Indian cuisine. Just as the United States has various cuisines from region to region, the same is true in India. The various influences of Punjabi, Awadhi and Mughlai are all represented at Zayaka Indian Cuisine.

A particular influence is the Punjab manner of using locally grown foods because of being an agricultural area, and this is embraced by Zayaka Indian Cuisine as well. Another strong influence is the use of a tandoor for the many tandoori vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu items. For something truly unique, try the goat curry or goat masala.

10410 Moncreiffe Road
Raleigh, NC 27617
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Briercreek Parkway & Lumley Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 361-5370

Website:
http://www.zaykaraleigh.com/

Entertainment:
HD TVs and projection screen available for use.

Catering:
We offer a full catering service, including Tandoor on location. We have catered for weddings, University functions (such as Duke), birthday parties, and all other sorts of functions.

Parking Details:
There is plenty of parking available on site.

Executive Chef:
Mr. Singh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Zayaka Indian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.5

ambience

3.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Good for Groups (8)
Special Occasion (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Great if , like me, you enjoy spicy food.

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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Excellent authentic food

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food5
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service4

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 14, 2015

The food is the blandest Indian food I ever had anywhere in the Triangle. Service was spotty at best. Even though I took great care to point out we had an Open Table reservation and needed to be checked in properly, it didn't happen and I had to contact Open Table for a correction.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 12, 2015

Food was fantastic and service was awesome!

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food5
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service5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 10, 2015

This place has been here for 5 years and I am just now finding it. How sad. They offer a number of familiar dishes but the recipies are different giving them a new flavor. They also offer dishes I was not familar with. I visited on Mother's Day and we purchased the buffet which is normally only available during the week for lunch. I think we got lucky. The staff was friendly. The foods were tasty and some had a little kick to them. None were overly hot - spicy - but all was kept very hot on the buffet. I am planning a return visit so I can sample the dishes I had no room for this last time out. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come along!
For those not familar with Indian foods they are mostly vegetarian, but not all. They don't serve beef but they do serve lamb and goat. Of course chicken and fish are available but most, like spinache paneer have no meat. Still VERY flavorful, filling and a bargain as the cost of 2 buffet was only $30.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2014

There are about 20 or so Indian restaurants in the Triangle area. I have been to most of them, including the ones that I regret. When an Indian Restaurant opens anywhere in North America, it has been my experience that the dining must be done within the first three months or so after opening, after which, the food consistently becomes average and quite frequently horrible. Zayka is an exception and the only one in the Triangle which does not belong to that category. I would rate the food good to excellent (A+) and the lowest rating I would give to any of the vegetarian dishes is above average (B+). Some foods are rich, most of them are tasty and mild, and my friends tell me that his chicken dishes are excellent. I am a vegetarian now and I have started gravitating towards Zayka everytime when I want to have a good lunch or dinner. The vegetarian restaurants in the Triangle are really sub-par and some are shameful. Also, Zayka does not make some of the south Indian dishes (such as Idly or dosa); so, if you long for it, do not expect it to be available in Zayka. The Chef owner takes pride of his establishment and is always willing to listen to constructive input, which is very much a non-Indian trait. (Some of you may have tasted the food prepared by him for HSNC functions).

You will be pleasantly surprised about the quality of food and the preparation if you are objective about your dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 2, 2014

Food is North Indian. It is excellent . Service is polite and attentive. Our first experience, we were in the larger group area and had noisy neighbors. The second time we were by ourselves. But when we left the booths were all full and the noise level was moderate. The restaurant seems to have a good mixture of clients with various backgrounds.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Going to Zayka, we knew from reading previous reviews that we would be waiting, so we went there for our Valentine dinner. Our Samosas were served 45 minutes after being seated, and our meal 1h and 20 minutes later. The food was delicious and we will definitely return at a less busy time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We were seated next to front door-- bad draft. Service was very slow. Food was average.

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food2
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 22, 2014

We were early birds at the restaurant, but we were made welcome and given an extensive menu to browse through. We tried the mixed appetizer, which was well cooked. We then had the beef Biryani and chick pea curry. Both were very good.
Service was pleasant and efficient.
Overall, we enjoyed our Indian experience very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2013

Our party of 3 arrived within 5 minutes of our reservation. We had to tell them 3 times that it was an Open Table reservation before we got confirmation.

We had the Assorted Pakora appetizer, Rogan Josh, Aloo Ghobi Masala and two Lamb Biryani(medium hot). The waiter made a point of trying to correct me in that we were ordering 4 meals/3 people and that Aloo Ghobi was a (veg.) main course. I tried to order extra Raita for the Biryani but he said it came with the dinners. The amount of raita that came was miniscule for the size of the Biryani--disappointing. The food was OK. We've had much better in CA.

Recommendation: Have the staff learn to listen very carefully to the patrons and respond appropriately. Communication was very p

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2012

The food was definitely a regional Indian style and was delicious. The Paneer was tasty and the Chicken Curry excellent. The Lamb Vindaloo was different from any other we had tasted, but good. The Cauliflower & Potato side dish was the best I have ever tasted and the Naans- both plain and cheese filled were exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 1, 2012

I was a little turned off from the service. There was no music in the restaurant at all except fo the radio in the kitchen. It is a beautiful restaurant and the food was good; however I won't be going back anytime soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2012

It was a very busy evening due to Valentines night. The staff had to work very hard but did stay on top on things. Food was great! I did include in my open table/on-line reservation reservation that I preferred to stay away from the entrance door. My reserved table was situation right at an entrance door? I was told we were seated on a first come , first serve reservatiuon list? I had to be firm before my issue was resolved. Once seated, everything was great!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2011

Very good atmosphere and service. One of the dishes was not what we ordered, but it was good. Appetizer (samosa) was under-heated.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 17, 2010

The service was very attentive, but the drink order and food were very slow arriving. When the food did arrive, one dish came out five minutes before the other. They were hosting a large party celebrating a birthday, so that may have affected the kitchen. The food, however, was delicious! This was our first visit, and we'll return hoping there is not a special event taking place then.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 8, 2010

Fairly new restaurant. Our first try at Indian cuisine and we were quite pleased with the food. The service was good, but this restaurant is located sort of off the beaten path. It is worth trying if you wanted to experience a different cuisine and we would return there, as well.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 21, 2010

The food and service is great however I would rather have selected it for lunch then for dinner

Tags: Great for Lunch
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