Zaytoon Market and Restaurant

A recent craving for falafel lead us to Zaytoon, an absolute gem of a family owned and operated neighborhood restaurant and grocery store specializing in Persian cuisine on the west side of town on South Durango across from Desert Breeze Park.

This beautiful market and casual restaurant, perfumed with the exotic aromas of Middle Eastern spices and freshly baked bread, is a total sensory browsing pleasure. Aisles of well-stocked shelves offer an amazing selection of oils, teas, spices, seasonings, canned goods, dried fruits and Middle Eastern pantry items.

The produce department featured gorgeous pomegranates, fresh herbs and enormous plump dates. A nice selection of olives and cheese was on display in the deli and dairy cases and irresistible fresh Middle Eastern breads and pastries were impossible to pass up.

The spotless café specializes in halal meat kabobs, Persian inspired sandwiches, salads and appetizers. We started with an outstanding version of hummus served with a sheet of freshly baked, crisp, flatbread. Our falafel was perhaps the best we’ve ever had. Our generous portions of moist, savory chickpea fritters were wrapped in fresh lavash flat bread and served with a traditional Persian salad of finely cubed cucumbers and tomatoes in a lively citrus & herb dressing.

We will be making a return visit very soon and if we’re lucky, lamb kabobs will be the daily special again. If they can work magic with the humble falafel, we can only imagine what they do with lamb. Zaytoon is now on our top ten list for outstanding ethnic dining and grocery shopping in Las Vegas, and with so much to choose from in Vegas, that’s saying quite a bit.

Zaytoon Market and Restaurant
3655 S. Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89147
website and menu

    • Joseph javid
    • December 30th, 2010

    Amazing food and service…
    The best Persian food

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