Zarzour is an Arabian restaurant with history, heritage and pedigree. It’s been around for…well, most of the pictures on its walls are in black and white, so we can assume it’s been around for a while. Its interior is well appointed with heavy set furniture leaning towards nostalgic rather than modernity. Each table has a collection of pickles and sauces the likes of which I have not seen anywhere.
The food is incredible, especially the amazing Quzi Sham which I had for the first time. The starters are equally good but, a word of wise, don’t fill yourself with them – the mains are simply too good. Service is equally impressive. This is a must visit restaurant when visiting Baghdad and is well worth a detour.
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