Fast food
Middle Eastern
Lebanese, Syrian

Syrian-Lebanese eatery with a range of labeled vegan options including different traditional salads, varieties of hummus, cold and warm mezze, falafel. Repeated fully vegetarian September 2023. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm.

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19 Reviews

First Review by theveganhobbit


Points +974

14 Sep 2023


We ordered 2 mezze selections to share between 5 people and it was amazing. Plenty of food and we had room for dessert. Tried their baklava which was sooooo delicious. Highly recommended this place!

Pros: Super friendly service , Delicious



Points +1109

04 Sep 2022

Better be hungry

Friendly and professional, you'll be guided to your table. The food comes in large portionsand is of good quality and taste. Esp. the home made ice teas with sorbeied ice, granateapfel seeds and fresh mint.
the platters look appetizing too, ao best come hungry and thirsty.
And: lt's absolutely recommended to book in advance. This place is well-liked and frequented, thus crowded.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-04


Points +82

14 Jul 2022

Lebanese cuisine

Tasted great, friendly service, calm spot.


Points +339

15 May 2022

Delicious food, great with friends

Super delicious food! 😍 Ordered the vegan Mezze for 4 (but also got vegetarian Mezze 🤔). Everything looked and tasted amazing ☺️ Will come back!

Pros: Everything vegan or vegetarian- marked on the menu


Points +311

23 Apr 2022

Delicious food

We had a mezze selection for 3 people over there and there were lots of different plates and it was really nice to try all this food and it was really delicious.


Points +341

18 Mar 2022


(Diese Bewertung ist für ZaZaa Spalen) Eher auf der teuren Seite für einen Falaffel (11 Sfr.), aber es lohnt sich definitiv.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-21

Pros: Frische Zutaten, Lecker, Gesund

Cons: Etwas teuer


Points +1951

12 Jun 2021

Freundlich, fein, famos

Tolle vegane Mezze authentisch gewürzt in freundlicher und gemütlicher Umgebung.


Points +18

03 Nov 2020

Très bon moment

Plusieurs choix de plats végétarien. Le houmous est très bon, l'huile d'olive excellente. Un très bon choix de vins. L'accueil était très sympathique. Nous reviendrons volontiers..


Points +310

18 Aug 2020

flatter for 4 is enough for 5

We ordered a vegan platter for 4 to share with 5 people. It was more than enough for 5. 2 bowls of couscous 1 with rice, 4 different houmous, moussaka, stuffed peppers, rice rolls, 3 different hot snacks including falafel. there was also a plate of salad. including drinks we paid 35 CHF per person.

Pros: different things to taste

Cons: no paper menu. download on your phone


Points +54

12 Jun 2020

often fully booked

You have to plan your visit.


Points +145

29 Jan 2020

New favorite in Basel

Really great food if you like this style of food (I love it). They know what they're doing here and the quality is very good. Clearly labeled and many options for vegans. I had the vegan mezze for 1, and it was ample sized, had a great variety of items, and was delicious.

Note: as is common here, reservations are highly recommended, even on a weekday.

It's true, the prices here are not cheap (normal dinner for 2 with 1 drink will be CHF 60-70) but this is a normal price in CH. The difference is that you will pay this price even for awful food. Maybe you go to a restaurant and order their one sad veggie burger option for CHF25-30 and it's not good. At least here you get amazing food for the money.

I have not yet tried their vegan/veggie places in town...

Pros: Great food, Many options, Clear labels

Cons: A bit pricey, Reservation maybe needed


Points +54

07 Jan 2020

Sehr gutes "teil"veganes Restaurant

Sehr schönes Restaurant, mit guter Veganer Auswahl. Das Essen, Burger war perfekt.
Die Preise befinden sich an der oberen Grenze. Der Marokanische Tee war zu teuer.
Daher nur 3 Sterne.


Points +24

23 Dec 2019

Très bon !! Une grande offre vegan, ambiance et serveurs sympas !!

Très bon !! Une grande offre vegan, ambiance et serveurs sympas !!

Pros: Belle qualité de la cuisine , Décoration cosy


Points +298

16 Nov 2019

Immer wieder gerne*****

Leckere Vegane Optionen 🌱😁


16 Nov 2019

Your informations are useful. I am trying


Points +348

04 Sep 2019

Great lunch!

Loved their vegan options! I had a mousakka, hubby had falafel.

Pros: Delicious


Points +2617

27 Jul 2019

Best vegan food I had in CH

This was my best eating-out experience in Switzerland in the past 4 years! I’ve also been to the vegetarian and vegan branches but the food here is much better! I had the oriental burger, which is to die for and the best variation of falafel I had so far. They use very interesting spices and offer many different versions of hummus. Vegan options are clearly marked and the portions are huge. There is one downside: this restaurant is so popular that it is always full and they advice you to reserve at least 3 days in advance.


Points +94

05 Oct 2018

Vegan options

Wonderful taste. Very friendly People and close to the City


Points +124

07 Sep 2018


The menu has many vegan options and the food tastes fantastic. It is soul food, it is slow food, it is really good.

Cons: a little bit pricy


Points +206

28 Jul 2018

Labeled vegan options

The menu has a decent amount of vegan options and a lot of vegeterian options. Make sure to tell the server that you want the vegan version though because some dishes are vegeterian or vegan. The falafel burger was delicious, the mezze options are good as well.

Pros: Labeled vegan / vegeterian dishes, Not too pricy for Switzerland, Friendly servers

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