A rich blend of ingredients assures that, like snowflakes and interpretations of The Fast & The Furious films, no two curries are ever the same. Throw curve balls to your taste buds with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of Mediterranean and Indo-Pak fare at Zaytun Mediterranean & Indo-Pak Bistro on North Woodlawn Street.
The cooks at Zaytun specialize in authentic Persian, Turkish, and Indian cuisines, spicing curries and skewering kebabs to present diners with thrilling and delicious feasts. A spread of Persian eats awaits during the lunch buffet ($9.95/person), after which an à la carte dinner menu unfurls like a red carpet before a Jonas brother. Arouse palates with delectable starters such as the eggplant dip, whisked with yogurt, garlic, and lemon ($5.95) or oil rusty chompers with a soup du jour ($2.95–$3.95). When grumbling stomachs ring the entree gong, or uvula, dive into the salmon kebab, a pencil-thin spike puncturing a succession of grilled, small cuts of Atlantic salmon ($15.95), or feast on a chicken makhni with a creamy curry sauce ($13.95). Afterward, succulent sweets await, such as the baklava, made with walnuts and saffron syrup ($4.95).
Zaytun a Mediterranean & IndoPak Bistro
One cuisine isn't enough for the chefs at Zaytun a Mediterranean & IndoPak Bistro. Instead, they embrace flavors and recipes from Turkey, India, and Pakistan as well as the broad culinary traditions of Persia and the Mediterranean. As a result, the menu gives diners plenty to consider, from mutton cooked in spicy masala sauce to sliced gyro meat on buttered pita bread. Accents of mango chutney, curry sauce, or silken hummus further extend the cultural scope of the carefully curated menu. To help assuage indecision, Zaytun Restaurant hosts a daily lunch buffet, allowing diners to sample a wider selection of dishes without ordering extra kebabs for their invisible friends.