Known for their creative and delicious pitas, Miznon has opened at 161 West 72nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues (the former home of Aroma Cafe).
The concept behind the restaurant, as stated on their website:
We are using fresh and seasonally inspired ingredients to create a new kind of Mediterranean street food. Our vision is to take the flavor of each city and translate it into pita. To take the energies, the groove, the longings, the limitations, the beauty and the food and express it all in one pita.
“Miznon North” opened in mid-March of 2019, and so far, Yelpers have given them a score of four out of five stars.
Some of the lower scores noted flaws including:
- bland flavors
- music too loud (this was also noted by five-star reviewers as a positive thing; so if you’re looking for lively, this could be a good place for you to check out).
- overall service can be better, and it’s a bit disorganized at the moment.
Some of the higher scores noted foods including:
- the steak pita
- roasted cauliflower
Read more reviews for the Upper West Side Miznon:
A number of folks who’ve been to both Miznon locations are stating the Chelsea Market restaurant is better, but perhaps they’ll work out the kinks at 72nd Street as they continue (as this location has only been open for about a month at this point).
The chef behind Miznon is Israel-born Eyal Shani. He opened the first Miznon in Tel Aviv back in 2011, and has also opened locations in Paris, Vienna and Melbourne.
Here are some of Miznon North’s menu items:
Folder Cheeseburger in a Pita
Lamb Kebab Plate
Pita prices range from $8 to $14.75 (the rib eye minute steak is the most expensive).
Their least expensive non-pita items are a couple of baked potato variations for $6.50. The priciest is their “Mount Puree Meatballs” with eggplants in tomato sauce.
The new restaurant on the Upper West Side is open every day from 10am to 11pm.
Here’s the full menu.
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