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- $14 for two plates and two drinks (a $27 value)
- $8 for two falafel wraps (a $12 value)
- See the menu.
Zachi—pronounced zaa-chee—is a word with a very literal meaning. "Zachi means 'tasty' in an old, very old Arabic language," explained Majid Mustafa, owner of Lakeview eatery Zachi, to an ABC30 corespondent. Each day, Mustafa strives to create authentically tasty Middle Eastern flavors with the help of his chef, who spent 12 years working in Jerusalem kitchens before taking his current post.
Traditionalists will find much to savor on the menu here—it abounds with classics such as creamy baba ghannouj and shawarma roasted on vertical spits. But there's also much to set Zachi apart from other Middle Eastern joints. For one thing, Mustafa and his team make meals memorable with thoughtful touches, such as lacing their pita chips with za'atar spice and brining several varieties of pickles in-house. For another, they create bite-size sandwiches, allowing diners to explore the menu sampler-style rather than swallowing every available dish in its entirety, as a python might. And while shawarma plates hold a spotlight, other offerings are made, such as the Zachi Combo with two types of kebabs and falafels, and even Cajun chicken with a lemon-Cajun seasoning.
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