Zaitoon

Zaitoon

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Hours
Sun
13:00 - 23:00
Mon
13:00 - 23:00
Tue
13:00 - 23:00
Wed
13:00 - 23:00
Thu
13:00 - 23:00
Fri
13:00 - 23:00
Sat
13:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
2.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
2.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Persian, Arabic
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Persian, Arabic
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles61 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tahani
Birmingham8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
I’ve been to Zaitoon twice now and both experiences have been pretty good. The staff are incredibly friendly, special shout-out in particular to Shama (apologies if I’ve misspelled your name) who has been wonderful every time my family and I have visited. The overall atmosphere of this place is just incredibly warm and welcoming. Anytime the food has been late, the chefs have come to us themselves to apologise, which is greatly appreciated. The second time I visited, I found a sharp piece of plastic in my food, which resulted in my meal being taken off the bill, which, again, was greatly appreciated. In terms of its services, this place tops the charts. In terms of its food range, I wouldn’t rate it as highly. Albeit it’s a Persian restaurant, it would be lovely if there wasn’t only one vegetarian meal on the menu (which I also found quite bland). There really isn’t much option for non-meat eaters unless you personally ask the staff to customise it yourself. Overall, not a bad place to get a fulfilling meal. I just wish I didn’t always have to order Veg Tajine every time I went there.
Written 3 September 2020
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anthonyRL
Birmingham280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Walked past this place so many times I thought we would give it a try. The sign said “All you can eat buffet” so myself and the kids were happy. However once inside they said they don’t do that now. Food and drinks were ordered and took a while to arrive, flavours were good and food piping hot. Avoid the mock tails as I have no idea what mine was but it wasn’t what it should have been. Prices were above average and portions were very generous.
Written 30 January 2023
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Bilal N
Birmingham47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Food was ok but the restaurant was cold. The coldness of it made me not enjoy the food. I hope the staff put some effort to sort out their heating system. Butter was also missing with the Cobedeh stew .
Written 12 January 2020
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AZ060
England116 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Visited this restaurant after reading the reviews and assuming it’ll be good. Unfortunately we did not have a great experience in terms of the food. The menu is quite basic and does not offer much choice. Once we made the decision about food, we were served relatively quickly however the food really did lack flavour. The food was very basic, the meat was grilled with no flavour, the rice was basic just coloured yellow, the chips were soggy, the falafels were hard and dry as though they were reheated several times. Considering this restaurant is in a prime location, what is being offered is really disappointing. The staff were friendly enough, however most of them were new starters and not very helpful. We raised the issue about the food with the supervisor but she was very dismissive. Eventually the owner came to speak with us. He was very open to feedback and clearly respects his customers.
Written 8 March 2020
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Kashish J
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
First of all the food came really late. Then the food came ice cold. The portion of the food was really not good. And when we told them the food is cold they reheated our plate in the microwave and served us again and there was not a single apology. At that point we decided to leave because it was too much to take. We paid £36 for the meal and the restaurant actually took the money without even asking how the meal was even though they could see we had left most of the food on the plate. Also the drinks tasted like sugar water. We urge everyone not to waste money at Zaitoon restaurant Birmingham.
Written 13 March 2020
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Nicola B
Birmingham26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Very poor, totally disappointed, we have been walking past this restaurant for a long time now and desperate to try it so took the plunge, never again. They sat us down and brought menus quite quickly, we ordered a jug of drink and a cola, the jug came but the cola did not arrive we had to ask again. We ordered starters and a main, the starters came but there were no plates given to us or any cutlery we had to ask. The bread with the starter was cold and very dry. We had not finished our starters when the mains came out and they were just dumped on the table the lamb shish kebab tasted and smelt off so we complained and was shown a receipt for a delivery of lamb mince that had been “delivered” that morning. We told them that the receipt doesn’t mean anything the lamb could have been old lamb not necessarily the batch that was delivered that day but the man did not believe us that it was off. We told the man we didn’t want to continue our meal and he told us we could leave with no payment due and whilst I was using the bathroom a lady came and told the other members of our group we needed to pay for our starters and drinks even after the disgusting service and food we had received. I will never go there again and I wouldn’t recommend anyone go either, there is another restaurant literally round the corner seconds walk from this place that does the same style food so we went there and had a delicious meal with great service.
Written 26 August 2020
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marmi
Dakar45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
un minuto fa Definitely one of the few best restaurant in Birmingham. The welcoming, the ambiance, the service and the foods are reflecting the Persian/middle Eastand high quality homemade tasty preparation. Veggetarians followers may have very good choices, the kitchen is Halal so that everyone can enjoy the quality. Prices are absolutely correct, for that gorgeous menu. Located not far away from main hotels and city center. Place to buy tryed defenitly. Thanks to the staff.
Written 1 January 2020
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Wander560628
78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The food I ordered was lukewarm, it should be piping hot when it comes out from the kitchen especially considering my order was a Persian stew and rice. You just can’t enjoy food that’s just about warm. If you can’t basics right, should you really be feeding people?
Written 1 January 2020
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Matteo D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Amazing restaurant not so far from Birmingham city center, service is friendly and professional, the restaurant has a very good ambiance warm and familiar. The food is fantastic and tasteful at a very good price. I really suggest this restaurant for every type of taste even more if you are looking for a halal restaurant. They also have a good choice of plates for vegetarian costumers.
Written 1 January 2020
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Genghis Khaan
Birmingham4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
Says £8 any course of meal and charges you £10.00. When you ask for explanation they give very unprofessional response by do you want your £2.00 back? Makes you say no. Food taste is also not good. This restaurant has changed owner many times and it’s due to lake of experience and professionalism. I don’t recommend it and will not show up here again.
Written 26 June 2021
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Kaydee1234
Birmingham34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We arrived to be asked to sit upstairs as they were expecting a large party. It was not exactly the most romantics of rooms for a valentines meal, needed some tlc.. but the food and the staff certainly made up for it. Food was amazing, as vegetarians we had the two main vegetables dishes between us - A grill and a tagine.. absolutely wonderful, they were equally as delicious especially with the garlic sauce. The staff were really friendly, they were attentive but not ott and we felt very welcome. Highly recommended will go back.
Written 15 February 2020
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Julia
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
I came here with my family as they flew here to visit me. We order the plate for four thinking that if something will be left, we'll take it later. But it didn't happen! The food was so tasty we literally spend few hours inside drinking Persian tea and eating special ice cream with saffron and pistachios. I thought it will take 30-60 minutes for the food to come as it's very big amount of meat, but it came very quickly and perfectly cooked! Nothing burnt, nothing dry. If only I had second stomach I would order another plate! The place looks really nice, they also have a singer playing in the quitar. If anyone wants a nice date or a place to take their family to, this is perfect! Also the prices are pretty low compare to other restaurants around.
Written 2 October 2020
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Yusuf M
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Food was horrible watery and bland . Had a lamb tagine was very plain -boiled rice with boiled veg and bland lamb. Also chicken breast screwers.. also very watery and bland
Written 18 August 2020
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ek88rose
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Have ordered food to take away on two occasions & both times it has been delicious. Great size portions & equally great price. Will definitely be back in the future. Customer service was also fantastic while we waited. Thank you
Written 14 July 2020
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RBrownhill
Cheadle Hulme850 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 solo
Stumbled upon this restaurant an invitation from the chef who was sitting outside. Buffet style Persian, Arabic style food. Some pleasant flavours but all at an ambient temperature. Cheap pitta hard under the lights not Arabic bread. Kebabs and Schwarma ok but ended up having to have it warmed to make it palatable. Tea with cinnamon authentic and monumental. I hope it gets better as trying but a way to go
Written 8 September 2022
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