Restaurants, Central Asian Carroll Gardens
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Zaytoons (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinZaytoons
Zaytoons (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinZaytoons
Zaytoons (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinZaytoons
Zaytoons (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinZaytoons
Zaytoons (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinZaytoons
Zaytoons is small, modest and far south of Smith Street’s restaurant row. But the food is excellent, distinctive, slightly offbeat—and stunningly affordable. The hummus is deliciously nutty tasting; the fava-bean ful is steeped in a marvelous dressing; and the pita is thin, soft and unusually tasty. The restaurant’s specialty “pitzas” go from traditional pizzas (heavy on the rich tomato sauce) to more Middle Eastern varieties (with spicy lamb toppings). Our only complaint is that the baklava was swimming in sugar syrup, but that’s the way grandpa liked it


Venue name: Zaytoons
Address: 283 Smith St
Cross street: between DeGraw and Sackett Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun noon–10pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St
Price: Average main course: $9.50. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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I've been spoiled with great Middle Eastern food, being close to Memo's on Kings Highway and not far from Mimi's Hummus in Ditmas, but after moving to Carroll Garden this may be the next best option.

I've only tried a few items for take-out so far, but my boyfriend and I were really impressed with their mezze platter and chicken shawarma--one of the best I've had in a while. 

It's also BYOB so I'm really not sure what else you can ask for. I'm looking forward to going back and trying more.