Nazareth Restaurant & Catering

★★★★★
  • 5239 N Hamilton Rd

    Columbus, OH 43230

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  • 614-899-1177

About Nazareth Restaurant & Catering

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Delicatessens
  • Middle Eastern Restaurants
  • Mediterranean Restaurants
Details
  • Family Style Dining
Hours
Monday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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I can't count how many times in the last five years I've gone to Nazareth. Their staff is warm and fun, the food is fantastic and the new location is even better for large groups to go dine together in this family setting.

I feel like I know Hani, Kim and their family and they are welcoming and remember you. The food alone is enough to keep you coming back, but the atmosphere makes you look forward to it!

"The Naz", is our favorite family restaurant!!

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★★★★★

I can't count how many times in the last five years I've gone to Nazareth. Their staff is warm and fun, the food is fantastic and the new location is even better for large groups to go dine together in this family setting.

I feel like I know Hani, Kim and their family and they are welcoming and remember you. The food alone is enough to keep you coming back, but the atmosphere makes you look forward to it!

"The Naz", is our favorite family restaurant!!

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This location (the original Nazareth from 1989) has changed. The restaurant is now located on the south side of 161, just east of Cleveland Avenue. Now Nazareth has more seating, an area for private parties and private parking! The phone number is still the same (614/899-1177) but the location is now 2700 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus, OH 43231.

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★★★★★

This location (the original Nazareth from 1989) has changed. The restaurant is now located on the south side of 161, just east of Cleveland Avenue. Now Nazareth has more seating, an area for private parties and private parking! The phone number is still the same (614/899-1177) but the location is now 2700 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus, OH 43231.

Pros: room for parties and still the same great food!

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The food here is authentic & outstanding. The staff is friendly & professional. The decor is a little theme-park ish, but you don't come here for the decor. You come for the delicious food!

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★★★★★

The food here is authentic & outstanding. The staff is friendly & professional. The decor is a little theme-park ish, but you don't come here for the decor. You come for the delicious food!

Pros: Delicious food, wonderful staff, child/family friendly, quick, takeout is available

Cons: Not in the nicest neighborhood, but not so bad we felt unsafe

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This place has been a long time favorite of mine and me and my friends have been coming here for years, and it is among my favorite places in Columbus. It is important to note that the target market is not upscale diners, but rather folks looking to come for a quick lunch with good, cheap food and friendly service from a genuinely good set of people. Though there may be restaurants out there which cater to more sophisticated palattes (and I enjoy many such places, like Cafe Istanbul at Easton), Nazareth gives you the opportunity to sample a variety of Middle Eastern favorites for about a third the cost. It is to Middle Eastern food what Chipotle might be to Mexican--cheap, fast, and tasty, and, in my opinion, a lot more fun.

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★★★★★

This place has been a long time favorite of mine and me and my friends have been coming here for years, and it is among my favorite places in Columbus. It is important to note that the target market is not upscale diners, but rather folks looking to come for a quick lunch with good, cheap food and friendly service from a genuinely good set of people. Though there may be restaurants out there which cater to more sophisticated palattes (and I enjoy many such places, like Cafe Istanbul at Easton), Nazareth gives you the opportunity to sample a variety of Middle Eastern favorites for about a third the cost. It is to Middle Eastern food what Chipotle might be to Mexican--cheap, fast, and tasty, and, in my opinion, a lot more fun.

Pros: Fastastic people, quick, well-priced food

Cons: It's not an upscale restaurant; go elsewhere if you're looking for the Ali Baba equivilent of Cameron Mitchell restaurants

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I have frequented this place with friends and family since I was a child. All I can say is Amazing. The food is incredible. I usually get the Gyro Platter, the rotisserie beef is incredible. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is casual and fun. And you get a lot of food at very good prices. To top it all off, Hani the owner is hilarious! He makes the experience worth your time all by himself.

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★★★★★

I have frequented this place with friends and family since I was a child. All I can say is Amazing. The food is incredible. I usually get the Gyro Platter, the rotisserie beef is incredible. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is casual and fun. And you get a lot of food at very good prices. To top it all off, Hani the owner is hilarious! He makes the experience worth your time all by himself.

Pros: Excellent food, wonderful staff, great atmosphere, one of a kind owner!

Cons: There aren't many other places like it.

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My husband and I love Nazareth restaurant and order takeout every few weeks. Definitely one of our long-time favorites.

My favorites are chicken shwarma, Greek salad, vegetarian grape leaves, hummus, rice w/spices... I guess I love it all! Their house cucumber dressing is quite delicious and is great on the gyros, fries, salads, rice - plenty of ways to use it. If it's fresh, the baklava is also very good.

Everything is very reasonably priced, and the two of us can dine for about $10.

It's not a fancy restaurant - expect casual, friendly dining - and it can get a little busy on weekend evenings now that they've expanded (Dublin-Granville location). It's family-owned and run, from what I can tell, and yes, Hany is a sociable and funny guy. He loves his customers!

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★★★★★

My husband and I love Nazareth restaurant and order takeout every few weeks. Definitely one of our long-time favorites.

My favorites are chicken shwarma, Greek salad, vegetarian grape leaves, hummus, rice w/spices... I guess I love it all! Their house cucumber dressing is quite delicious and is great on the gyros, fries, salads, rice - plenty of ways to use it. If it's fresh, the baklava is also very good.

Everything is very reasonably priced, and the two of us can dine for about $10.

It's not a fancy restaurant - expect casual, friendly dining - and it can get a little busy on weekend evenings now that they've expanded (Dublin-Granville location). It's family-owned and run, from what I can tell, and yes, Hany is a sociable and funny guy. He loves his customers!

Pros: Food is a great value; takeout available

Cons: Can be busy weekend nights = slower service

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Nazareth Restaurant & Deli has distinguished it's self from other restaurant by it's reasonable pricing in Greek food .They were very courteous and efficient service .! The sound of the restaurant reflected that of fun and excitement.

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★★★☆☆

Nazareth Restaurant & Deli has distinguished it's self from other restaurant by it's reasonable pricing in Greek food .They were very courteous and efficient service .! The sound of the restaurant reflected that of fun and excitement.

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The menu is modest, which I appreciate, but it basically breaks down to sandwich, sandwich with fries, sandwich with salad, sandwich with extra meat, sandwich with extra meat and salad, etc. I ordered the platter in order to get a sampling. The food ranged from "eh" to "I wish I hadn't." The homous was alright, the "Greek salad" was iceberg lettuce with feta and tomatoes, and the chicken shawarma was decent chicken under a mountain of shredded iceberg and sauce ? drive through or cart vendor quality at best. I didn't order desert, though the pre-packaged pastries were tempting. The people were, as others have notes, extremely friendly. However, being that I go to a restaurant to eat, I won't be going back to Nazareth. (I wouldn't go again for free.)

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★☆☆☆☆

The menu is modest, which I appreciate, but it basically breaks down to sandwich, sandwich with fries, sandwich with salad, sandwich with extra meat, sandwich with extra meat and salad, etc. I ordered the platter in order to get a sampling. The food ranged from "eh" to "I wish I hadn't." The homous was alright, the "Greek salad" was iceberg lettuce with feta and tomatoes, and the chicken shawarma was decent chicken under a mountain of shredded iceberg and sauce ? drive through or cart vendor quality at best. I didn't order desert, though the pre-packaged pastries were tempting. The people were, as others have notes, extremely friendly. However, being that I go to a restaurant to eat, I won't be going back to Nazareth. (I wouldn't go again for free.)

Pros: Dilligent and pleasant staff

Cons: Everything else.

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The atmosphere food, service, prices are all superb. Friendliest place in town. The owner and his wife are going to be your very newest best friends. Don't be surprised if Hany (the owner) shows up w/ a bat and asks how the food is. I know, sounds crazy, but it is all in the experience of dining at Nazareth. AND I heard they are opening another Nazareth restaurant in the very near future.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere food, service, prices are all superb. Friendliest place in town. The owner and his wife are going to be your very newest best friends. Don't be surprised if Hany (the owner) shows up w/ a bat and asks how the food is. I know, sounds crazy, but it is all in the experience of dining at Nazareth. AND I heard they are opening another Nazareth restaurant in the very near future.

Pros: Ambience, parking, service, atmosphere, fun.

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This is the kind of place you go back to and recommend to others... the consistently good food, the affordable prices, the charming 'hole in the wall' feel and the family service all contribute to placing Nazareth on anyone's local favorites list.

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★★★★★

This is the kind of place you go back to and recommend to others... the consistently good food, the affordable prices, the charming 'hole in the wall' feel and the family service all contribute to placing Nazareth on anyone's local favorites list.

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I was taken to this restaurant as a random surprise. Now I love Greek food, and when I first entered the place I was like "cool, this smells exactly like I'd expect it to smell: fresh french fries, gyro meat, pita bread..." and when I went over the menu, I saw a lot of the same names I'd seen in other restaurants I'd been to in the past, but the names don't do the food justice. For one thing, the french fries...clearly these are made fresh daily in-house, and they go through the final frying dip when you order (you never can tell if they've cut-and-blanched the fries hours or minutes before, but I don't think that really matters in the final taste really), so they come out awesome tasting and hot. The "Spicy Chicken" sandwich was amazing...but genuinely spicy, so don't think you're going to get a mild spicy like at Wendy's...I hear this guy makes his "hot sauce" in house, and he's a spicy guy! I also had a half-batch of the onion-rings which were really good and fresh, but kinda reminded me of onion-rings I'd had elsewhere. I like onion-rings, so I usually categorize them...these were just really good beer-battered onion-rings, you know? I had to leave the best for last, though...I'd never been to the restaurant before, so the owner brought out a plate of his in-house hummus, which was to DIE FOR. I mean, whew! I've had probably 5 or 6 different types of hummus in my life, and this was hands-down the best. The pita quarters that he brought out to accompany the hummus appeared to have been freshly grilled, so they were steaming hot and had that nice crispy outside...golden brown. The restaurant has awesome hand-painted murals...ask about them, but, seriously, ask the owner about his story: where he's from, etc...he's a funny guy! If you want to get him started, ask him about the U.N...and he's all about world peace! Ooh, also, while I don't generally like eggplant, I -loved- his baba ganoush! You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I was taken to this restaurant as a random surprise. Now I love Greek food, and when I first entered the place I was like "cool, this smells exactly like I'd expect it to smell: fresh french fries, gyro meat, pita bread..." and when I went over the menu, I saw a lot of the same names I'd seen in other restaurants I'd been to in the past, but the names don't do the food justice. For one thing, the french fries...clearly these are made fresh daily in-house, and they go through the final frying dip when you order (you never can tell if they've cut-and-blanched the fries hours or minutes before, but I don't think that really matters in the final taste really), so they come out awesome tasting and hot. The "Spicy Chicken" sandwich was amazing...but genuinely spicy, so don't think you're going to get a mild spicy like at Wendy's...I hear this guy makes his "hot sauce" in house, and he's a spicy guy! I also had a half-batch of the onion-rings which were really good and fresh, but kinda reminded me of onion-rings I'd had elsewhere. I like onion-rings, so I usually categorize them...these were just really good beer-battered onion-rings, you know? I had to leave the best for last, though...I'd never been to the restaurant before, so the owner brought out a plate of his in-house hummus, which was to DIE FOR. I mean, whew! I've had probably 5 or 6 different types of hummus in my life, and this was hands-down the best. The pita quarters that he brought out to accompany the hummus appeared to have been freshly grilled, so they were steaming hot and had that nice crispy outside...golden brown. The restaurant has awesome hand-painted murals...ask about them, but, seriously, ask the owner about his story: where he's from, etc...he's a funny guy! If you want to get him started, ask him about the U.N...and he's all about world peace! Ooh, also, while I don't generally like eggplant, I -loved- his baba ganoush! You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Plenty of parking, fun atmosphere and owner, amazing food

Cons: Tables were a little greasy, probably not Weight Watchers approved food.

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Well, I'm prepared to give Nazareth the benefit of the doubt, and think that our experience there yesterday was a one-off. It was certainly NOTHING like the other reviews here. We thought it was average, at best. Average food (the hummous wasn't great at all, imo) for average prices; the service, however, sucked. Ok, our server was cute and smiley, but she got our order wrong, didn't clear the table, only refilled glasses when asked, and was generally mediocre. I'll try it again, but suspect it won't become a favorite.

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★★★☆☆

Well, I'm prepared to give Nazareth the benefit of the doubt, and think that our experience there yesterday was a one-off. It was certainly NOTHING like the other reviews here. We thought it was average, at best. Average food (the hummous wasn't great at all, imo) for average prices; the service, however, sucked. Ok, our server was cute and smiley, but she got our order wrong, didn't clear the table, only refilled glasses when asked, and was generally mediocre. I'll try it again, but suspect it won't become a favorite.

Pros: Parking, Nice decor

Cons: Location

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I have been eating at Nazareth for about 6 years. I love this restaurant. The service, food quality, and friendliness is always top quality. I love the grape leaves and the greek salad is killer. They also keep the pop and other drinks constantly filled in huge glasses. Great restaurant.

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★★★★★

I have been eating at Nazareth for about 6 years. I love this restaurant. The service, food quality, and friendliness is always top quality. I love the grape leaves and the greek salad is killer. They also keep the pop and other drinks constantly filled in huge glasses. Great restaurant.

Pros: Delicious Food, Great Price, Great Parking

Cons: Busy during lunch

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nazareth is such a fun place! i love bringing all of my friends there... its a great enviornment and the food is even better.... =)!!!!!!

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★★★★★

nazareth is such a fun place! i love bringing all of my friends there... its a great enviornment and the food is even better.... =)!!!!!!

Pros: the employees =) , the customers , HANY!!!

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Not only do they have the best food with a great atmosphere, but they also CATER big and small parties and get-togethers.

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★★★★★

Not only do they have the best food with a great atmosphere, but they also CATER big and small parties and get-togethers.

Pros: FRIENDLINESS, ATMOSPHERE, PRICES

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nice place to chill with friends and family, good food, good deserts. the owner is really friendly.

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★★★★★

nice place to chill with friends and family, good food, good deserts. the owner is really friendly.

Pros: inexpensive, comfortable, friendly service

Cons: better booths

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Finally a restaurant where you can order as little or as much as you want and as many different foods as you want and still not hit $10! This is really good middle eastern food with lots of variety, great service, and a relaxing ambience.

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★★★★★

Finally a restaurant where you can order as little or as much as you want and as many different foods as you want and still not hit $10! This is really good middle eastern food with lots of variety, great service, and a relaxing ambience.

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Great Middle Eastern food. I recommend the falafel, hummous and lentil soup. Sandwiches are under $5 - what a bargain! Also, the owner is great - free entertainment!

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★★★★★

Great Middle Eastern food. I recommend the falafel, hummous and lentil soup. Sandwiches are under $5 - what a bargain! Also, the owner is great - free entertainment!

 

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