I was wandering around Pioneer Square during lunch hour and decided to give Zaina a try for lunch. Boasting the best Falafel in the world, how could I go wrong?
I was a little worried at first since they weren't that busy at 11:50, but a decent size lunch crowd showed up after noon. I ordered a Falafel sandwich, Baklava and Turkish Coffee. I did a search on this board after getting back and it looks like most of the feedback on Zaina was positive, but I must say I will a little underwhelmed by my Falafel sandwich. Doing my best Clara Peller imitation, "Where's the Falafel?" The sandwich was big, but mostly filled with lettuce and sauce and very little Falafel and what Falafel I did find was fairly mushy and lost in the other ingredients.
The Baklava and the Turkish Coffee were excellent. I will probably give Zaina another try just based on all of the good feedback here, but I sense I am still searching for my "goto" Falafel spot.
PS For a full review and pictures go to www.taoofchow.wordpress.com