Eclectic Mediterranean Cuisine

Zatar is a chef/family-owned restaurant located in the theater arts district of downtown Berkeley, one block from the University of California Berkeley campus.
Thanks for voting Zatar best Mediterranean  for 2014 & 2015
(Bay Area A List)

We use only naturally-raised meats, organic milk and eggs for our house-made yogurt and pastries; and hand-selected, seasonal organic fruits, herbs and vegetables – some harvested daily from our own organic garden. We compost all raw kitchen scraps for our organic garden and vegetarian leftovers are fed to our laying hens.

Saturday, June 25 will be the restaurant’s last day open!

Catering Services available seven days a week.
Private Parties  can be hosted on any day of the week.
Reservations: We are now accepting reservations for parties of 6 or more or special events only. Please just come on in and we will be happy to feed you! 

Bye-Bye Berkeley

Zatar’s last day open will be June 25th.
Our building is soon to be demolished and replaced with a high-rise housing development. after more than 20 years, and with a heavy heart, it’s time for us to say “goodbye”.
As of now, we do not have a new Bay Area location for Zatar. It’s possible that, after June 26th, we will continue our catering services only. Currently, we are in transition and will keep you posted as to our progress.
For updates, please join our email list by clicking on the link below. We thank our wonderful clientele for 20-plus fabulous years of friendships and fun memories.

If you have fun memories or stories of times at Zatar that you’d like to share, please email them to  We’d love to hear from you!