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FYI...Zena's Lebanese cuisine in Orange


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FYI...Zena's Lebanese cuisine in Orange

Kitchen Queen | Sep 2, 2010 08:17 PM

After a full day of conferencing my work mate and I were in need of revitalization. Being Lebanese and a local resident of Orange, she chooses Zena's. She eats meat (Kibbeh) I don't. I was quite intrigued with the salad platter medley but, not for the price of 45$ - even for two. We were the only patrons so when the owner came by to take our order, he spent time with us. We couldn't decide what we wanted. I loved the idea of the salads but told him 45$ was way too much for me. My friend wanted Kibbeh. So, the owner offered to "put something together" that would satisfy us both. Food came and came, ...babaganouj, eggplant salad, fattoush, olives, hummus.....fabulous Arnabeet (fried cauliflower) her Kibbeh and a few pieces of chicken. It was beautiful, food was fab and we ate! When the bill came however, we were stunned by how much we were charged. I was insulted that we were charged almost 70$! especially when I originally said 45$ was too much. Unfortunately, we trusted the owner a bit much and he ran with that connection. Should YOU choose to eat here, be aware. I recommend the food. It was really delish however, be very clear if you want to be creative with your ordering.
I let the owner know we felt taken advantage of and he took 25$ off the bill. We paid but, left no tip.

Zena's Lebanese Cuisine
2094 N Tustin St Ste C2, Orange, CA 92865

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