We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Zaytoon

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
209 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2221
+1 805-963-1293
Website
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 230: English reviews
Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing to go on a chilly night or afternoon for lunch or dinner. We went in the evening and they have little hanging lights everywhere and trees and tables with fire pits in them. They offer heaters and snuggles as well because there is no indoor seating, which is what makes this place so cool. They offer... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shughesrn
Solvang, California
Level Contributor
131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of four celebrating our adult son's birthday. We arrived just when they opened at 5 PM on a Sunday evening and were warmly greeted and promptly seated. Seating is in an intimate garden area at round tables outdoors around fire pits and under a canopy of sparkling lights strung overhead -- lots of atmosphere! Our hostess... More 

Helpful?
Thank travelgirl93463
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
207 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We dined with a group and everyone was blown away by the ambience of the natural setting and the outstanding food and service. Many healthy meal options for the non carnivores in our group.

Helpful?
Thank Heligypsy
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We joined friends here for a pre-concert dinner and drinks, we stayed with a variety of their mezze offerings, which were great. In retrospect I wish we had selected a couple of entree's to share as well, as the food was delicious. The casual yet festive setting created a magical atmosphere that was very enjoyable and relaxing.

Helpful?
Thank RonandJean-Singapore
Murrieta, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A little off the beaten path of State street is a hidden garden like atmosphere with fire ring tables and overhead grape vines and lights. It was a little windy and chilly but they provide snuggy type blankets with arms if you ask. I'm not a regular patron of Persian food but it was good, not great for my palate,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stacey T
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The place has very nice seating area food was good and service very nice limited menu but no parking

Helpful?
Thank Ghanem A
Sheffield(UK)
Level Contributor
254 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Located six blocks north on State Street and two blocks east, this is a little off the beaten track but well worth it. It was especially so for us because we like Lebanese cuisine and have eaten it frequently as well as cooking it ourselves. The tables, or should I say ‘Firepits’, are located in a courtyard setting which creates... More 

Helpful?
Thank Xante
Level Contributor
367 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went on a beautiful Friday evening. The patio seating feels like a movie set. Fire tables ablaze. Strings of light overhead. People smoking from beautiful hookah pipes. Lovely dancer winding through the tables. Happiness and frivolity abound. The service is friendly and attentive. The food is out of this world. Three of us shared the sampler plate (we got... More 

Helpful?
Thank PismoLulu
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A beautiful outdoor restaurant, glowing from fairy lights and fireplaces in the center of the larger tables. (A good reason to go with friends.) I can't tell you which I loved more, the atmosphere or the food. The stuffed grape leaves were delicious with a surprise flavor I couldn't place. I delighted in the lamb shawarma while my husband devoured... More 

Helpful?
Thank LyzIsTriping
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This middle eastern restaurant offered a pleasant outdoor dining experience only a few minute's walk from our hotel (Spanish Garden Inn). The food was quite good, if not extraordinary or unusual. An exception was the appetizer we shared: grilled halloumi cheese and a basil leaf sandwiched between two thin slices of very ripe watermelon. This was absolutely delicious. Our entrees... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gary J

Travellers who viewed Zaytoon also viewed

 

Been to Zaytoon? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:45
Saturday
12:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-1293

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zaytoon and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Seattle, Washington
7 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Zaytoon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?