First off, I don't like writing negative reviews because I know there are hard working people that run and own these restaurants that rely on their income to feed their families. That being said, I also believe that if you don't tell the truth, they can never improve.
The restaurant itself was very clean and well decorated. The floors were nice and shiny and you can tell there were major renovations done.
As far as the food goes, my wife took the beef shawarma, I took the chicken shawarma and we got a kids plate of baked chicken fingers. You know your meal isn't going to go well when they take the protein out of pre-measured, pre-packaged bags and just put it on the bread. Once the meat was on, they stuck it in an oven to heat it up. The came the toppings. So many to choose from and nothing looked very appetizing. At the end, the gentleman asked what kind of sauce we wanted and when we asked what they had, he started enumerating them. It seems like this restaurant doesn't have an identity because we went from Greek, to Lebanese to a bunch of other types of cuisines which was all quite confusing. Oh, and there's this HUGE glass you stand behind when you order which didn't make sense to us cause we couldn't hear what he was saying, so we kept stepping to the sides back and forth, like a dance!
The seasoning on the chicken and beef were both quite bland, and the cucumber salad for me was just badly put together. The non-potatoe fries were actually really good so I suggest these strongly. Ad lastly, for one meal, a sandwich and a kid's meal and 2 bottles of water cost us almost the same as if we had gone to a sit down restaurant where we would have been served at a table instead of take out style.
I guess being from Montreal, I am spoiled with amazing Lebanese cuisine that's much, much more authentic than what we had at Zahtar. I think with a few minor changes, this place can set itself apart and find its identity (and not offer tzaziki sauce with pickled cucumbers in a shawarma!!).
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