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Zeina's Cafe & Catering

607 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4025
+1 315-738-0297
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baklava” (14 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (11 reviews)
“hummus” (22 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
607 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4025
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Stopped here for dinner and it was very good. Cute little hole in the wall type place. We ordered a chicken shawarma plate and a beef kafta plate, both with salad. Everything was made to order, tasty, and very fresh. Their take-out and their dine...More

Thank Trish E
Reviewed 19 October 2017

My wife and I were on a road trip to Utica, and based on the reviews from fellow Tripadvisors we decided to give this place a try. Lots of construction in the area when we visited, and I drove by it twice before I realized...More

Thank BenGruda
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Looks a lil shabby from the outside but once you step indoors it was like Boom!!! Enticing aromas, truly genuine friendly greeters, casual layout but nice and comfy. Family owned and run and truly loving folks. Food was prompt and the best Lebanese food I've...More

Thank ChGo122
Reviewed 8 October 2017

so we were visiting a store nearby, and there was the need for a lunch. we have no knowledge of Utica, so we cruised Varick St, which turns out to have a large number of restaurants and bars. Zeina's looked interesting, and there was good...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This informal restaurant in downtown Utica provides delicious Lebanese food for very reasonable prices. The portions are generous and the food is always fresh.

Thank Happy_Traveler033
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Stopped here from Saratoga Springs on the way to Syracuse. Ordered the falafel plate and Shawarma. Best falafel I have ever had - perfect oil and spices. Was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Wait staff was attentive and lovely. Worth stopping!!

Thank Olivia H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Zeina's has the best thing going with Lebanese food in our area. The grape leaves are the best, and the shawarma chicken salad is a 'big salad'. Everything on the menu is made with love. The family is very friendly and always happy to see...More

Thank suzan1964
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The menu had many choices and the food was authentic, delicious and the atmosphere very congenial for a pleasant meal.

Thank LouiseUpstateNewYork
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Mezzo (baba ganoush was nice and smoked, great hummus and grape leaves, and tabouleh that was out of this world). Then add some kibbeh or lamb and you will be in heaven. Wait staff is attentive and helpful. I would make a trip just to...More

Thank docrock2014
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Best Lebanese food we've had in a long time! Worth coming off the Thruway for. Owner and family were very friendly and over-accommodating. We'll stop on our way back.

Thank Michael R
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James B
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I am unsure of the area's Liquor Laws, Ordinances, Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-738-0297
  • E-mail
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