Welcome To Z Garden

Our Little Story

Established in 2013, Z Garden is a family-owned business located in the heart of Santa Monica, serving fine Mediterranean cuisine. You are assured of the highest quality and the freshest ingredients.

Nasir Nasr is the Chef and Managing partner of The Z Garden restaurants and catering. He emigrated from Tunisia in 1995 after studying in one of the best culinary arts schools in North Africa, Vattel, Tunisia. Nasir worked with a multitude of renowned chefs, in addition to an extensive experience in French, Lebanese, Turkish, Italian, and Greek nutritional analysis laboratories.

He then began a career in the food industry as a Executive Chef in the Intercontinental Jeddah before moving to Grand Hyatt Dubai and finally Royal Manceaux in Paris, while expanding his expertise with a French culinary education. Today, Nasir brings authentic, old-fashioned Mediterranean cuisine to your dining room.

Nasir’s family started their first restaurant in Santa Monica and accomplished a great success which led to the opening of a second location by the sea and more to come in Culver city, Marina Del Rey, and Downtown Los Angeles.


If you are looking for the best Mediterranean restaurant in Southern California to cater to your event, business meetings, weddings, or super bowl Sundays, then look no further. Z Garden Catering has an extensive catering menu that will turn your events into an exceptional gathering. Our catering menu features fresh and healthy dishes such as our juicy kebabs, and our voted best in LA falafels and smokey hummus, in addition to our customers' favorite selection from our famous chicken shawarmma, to our signature lemon salmon and authentic kibbeh. We can cater to your office or house party of any size from small, intimate gatherings to large events of 5000 and more. We have the staff, the food, a quality service, and presentation skills to help you create an event that is sure to please. We can provide you with a full live grill with a Chef and Waiters. Let us cater to your culinary needs with savory recipes while you relax and enjoy the food and event.

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“I love Z Garden because they have flavorful foods that are uniquely spiced, but not overpowering. When I want a salad with a protein, they are top of mind for the tabbouleh with a skewer of kafta kebabs, or the greek salad with some grilled chicken chunks. I have loved their full dinners, especially the lemon chicken, ever since I first tried it. Finish off your meal with the housemade baklava – I’m sure you’ll love it. “

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