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Best Middle Eastern Restaurant Houston 2008 - Zabak's

Zabak\'s

Zabak's

5901 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77057

713-977-7676

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Readers' Choice: Fadi's

This place is modern, clean and unpretentious. Order at the counter, and minutes later you'll be enjoying some terrific homemade Middle Eastern food from favorite family recipes. The hummus is as smooth as can be, and the baba ghanoush has a really smoky flavor, typical of this dish. The falafel is legendary, and the tabbouleh as authentic as you can get. Also try the kifta or shish kebobs or any of the shawarma sandwiches, and none will disappoint. End your meal with any of the sweet pastries that are representative of the region.

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Donny
Donny

I think I ordered wrong and shoudn't have had the meat sandwhich and despite the walls and look of the place plus the stack of paperwork I may need to go back again and order better- albeit it is by Lili. The Baba probably tastes good albeit it does look like dog vomit. I did like the Hummas a lot, the meat pasterywas on toast and good but not spectacular and the Farfel were small and not great but good and then I suspect those are the weak items on the list as the hummus was as billed and the oil on it wasn't too in the way and the Baklavia with the Pistaschios was a great iten to eat on the road. They have the Alternative station with the approved words going and the Nostalgia was REM and I thought that they are uncool now but sometimes if you listen you like want to download stuff off Itunes. The Sandwhich was messy but it was good and the owners are like your friends and family and that is cool. So I guess this is another deal where you are supposed to order like the Press tells you and then I would get the Hummas without the oil and have a good meal as an alternative to Lili when I am eating that food. I need to look at that photo again to see how to do it. I seem to remember I ordered better the first time and the food was up there albeit what I had was good. Aladdins is way off now and using cheaper ingredients. And they don't even have the Belly dancer anymore and the lights are off in the cool private room and then the 1/2 Price was off too so maybe I need to move up the road some to get to new Middle Eastern stuff. Lilis and this other place and then I am told I am supposed to go to the Hot Pot for Lunch only because they rip you off for dinner and charge too much. And he told me this about 8 times during my meal...

Donny
Donny

I think I ordered wrong and shoudn't have had the meat sandwhich and despite the walls and look of the place plus the stack of paperwork I may need to go back again and order better- albeit it is by Lili. The Baba probably tastes good albeit it does look like dog vomit. I did like the Hummas a lot, the meat pasterywas on toast and good but not spectacular and the kibel were small and not great but then I suspect those are the weak items on the list as the hummus was as billed and the oil on it wasn't too in the way and the Baklavia with the Pistaschios was a good iten to eat on the road. They have the Alternative station with the approved words going and the Nostalgia was REM and I thought that they are uncool now but sometimes if you listen you like want to download stuff off Itunes. The Sandwhich was messy but it was good and the owners are like your friends and family and that is cool. So I guess this is another deal where you are supposed to order like the Press tells you and then I would get the Hummas without the oil and have a good meal as an alternative to Lili when I am eating that food. Aladdins is way off now and using cheaper ingredients. And they don't even have the Belly dancer anymore and the lights are off in the cool private room and then the 1/2 Price was off too so maybe I need to move up the road some to get to new Middle Eastern stuff.

Rachel
Rachel

I look forward to trying it. I really like Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet at Bay Area Blvd and 45.

Rebecca
Rebecca

This is my favorite Saturday lunch spot. The falafel is the best in town and so is the baba ghanoush. The owners are friendly and always remember us!

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