Restaurant Reviews

Zaytoun Halal Grill

This establishment has closed down.

Entrance of Zaytoun Halal Grill. Picture from the restaurant’s website.

Formerly known as JFK Lounge, Zaytoun Halal Grill is located near Square One, Mississauga. We first saw their ad on Facebook and visited their page. From the pictures the place looked promising and the menu was quite tempting as well. Anxious to try the place and wanting to check off one more restaurant from our must-try-restaurants-list we visited this place recently on a weekday evening.

As we walked in the door we were pleasantly surprised that the pictures from their page did justice to the place. The walls were decorated with abstract art pieces, the hardwood floors were well-maintained and clean (and shiny!), and there were a couple dozen pot lights to create the right ambiance. Right off the bat we were impressed with the place as we were able to check a couple of things off our list.

Inside the restaurant. Picture from the restaurant’s website.

Clean place: √

Decent place to take guests:√

Enough light to see the person sitting across from you: √

Their menu is fairly diverse, yet not excessive; providing their patrons with plenty to choose from. Here’s a link to their menu: Zaytoun Halal Grill Menu. For appetizer we ordered the Chicken Quessadilla ($8.95). It was a soft tomato tortilla topped with chicken, fresh tomatoes, black olives (mmm!), jalapeño peppers for a kick, and cheese that was melted to perfection all served with sour cream and guacamole on the side. Served hot with cheese oozing out, this dish was the perfect way to start our meal and we devoured all of it within minutes.

Chicken Quessadilla

For entree we ordered the Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($9.95) and the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich ($11.95). The Grilled Chicken Sandwich had grilled chicken topped with tomatoes, greens, cheese and mustard between two pieces of toasted buns and served with fries. It was a decent sandwich and it definitely filling. The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich had good amount of steak with caramelized onions and cheese. It was good; however, we thought they could’ve added more cheese and seasoning to the meat. The host/manager/owner was very nice and asked for our feedback, which was well received.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Philly Cheese Steak

We will say though that the cherry on top was that they have a very nice prayer area. Any halal restaurant that offers a prayer area is a winner in our books and for that they get a double check √ √. Furthermore, the service was excellent and our server was very friendly. Service is another thing that makes or breaks the deal for us and I can gladly say that Zaytoun Grill passes this with flying colours (mashallah!).

Beautiful prayer area. Picture from the restaurant’s website.

Things going for this place:

Food √

Decor √

Service √

Since we were stuffed from our meals we did not check the desserts menu which is a bummer because we are big dessert people. We will definitely be returning to this place to try other items on their menu inshallah. I am particularly looking forward to trying the pastas, the items under the “Classics” category and their desserts.

Address:

4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd

Mississauga, Ontario L4Z2G6

Phone: (905) 272-5357

Website: http://www.zaytoungrill.com

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  1. Aime

    August 30, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I haven’t tried the place yet… but now I want to, after reading your review! Glad (and pleasantly surprised) to know they have a prayer room mashallah!

  2. Aime

    August 30, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I haven’t tried the place yet… but now I want to, after reading your review! Glad (and pleasantly surprised) to know they have a prayer room mashallah!

  3. Areeba Adnan

    August 31, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I just went to JFK in may! But this looks like a good improvement and I’m amazed they actually have a prayer space! Going to try it soon. You should try union social eatery in Mississauga next. They have good food but not halal lol.

    • HFE

      September 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Will add that to the list. Thanks!

  4. Areeba Adnan

    August 31, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I just went to JFK in may! But this looks like a good improvement and I’m amazed they actually have a prayer space! Going to try it soon. You should try union social eatery in Mississauga next. They have good food but not halal lol.

    • HFE

      September 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Will add that to the list. Thanks!

  5. Sameer Dattu

    September 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Nice review.. Zaytoun Grill is now next on the bucket list.

    • HFE

      September 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks! Do try this place and let us know what you think.

  6. Sameer Dattu

    September 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Nice review.. Zaytoun Grill is now next on the bucket list.

    • HFE

      September 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks! Do try this place and let us know what you think.

  7. Maha Khan

    August 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    This is amazing. MashAllah. I live in UK but love learning new things. I look forward to reading all your posts. Well done. Excellent Effort and beautiful pics and well well executed and well written blog.

  8. Maha Khan

    August 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    This is amazing. MashAllah. I live in UK but love learning new things. I look forward to reading all your posts. Well done. Excellent Effort and beautiful pics and well well executed and well written blog.

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