Miznon restaurant NYC
Miznon restaurant NYC

Miznon (Hebrew: מזנון) is an Israeli chain of contemporary casual restaurants for foodies created by chef Eyal Shani with branches around the world.

The first Miznon opened in Tel Aviv in 2011.[1]


Miznon puts a spotlight on pita bread, served fresh from the oven with inventive fillings such as moussaka, ratatouille and lobster with crème fraîche.[2]


Writing in The New Yorker food critic Hannah Goldfield describes Miznon itself as "a small, beloved international chain." In describing the food, Goldfield wrote, "It seems almost unfair to compare Miznon pita to any other pita. Miznon pita is plush, Miznon pita is pillowy—I would happily take a nap on a stack of Miznon pita."[3]

Richard Vines, restaurant reviewer for Bloomberg, described the food at Miznon, Tel Aviv, as "superb and inexpensive... The pita itself is soft and fluffy, more like a folded pancake than bread," while the meat wrapped inside the pita bread "has great depth."[4]


Miznon has locations in Paris, Vienna, Melbourne, and New York.[2][5] While some dishes are served across the chain, each location serves unique dishes created by Eyal for that particular neighborhood and city.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dai, Serena (30 January 2018). "Miznon, Now Open in Chelsea, Dreams of Capturing New York in a Pita". New York Eater. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Fabricant, Florence (8 January 2018). "Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut". New York Times. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ Goldfield, Hannah (30 April 2018). "Miznon Secures Pita Primacy at Chelsea Market (restaurant Review)". The New Yorker. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ Vines, Richard (18 April 2018). "Israel Is the World's New Dining Hotspot Tourism surged to a record last year and is rising even faster in 2018, the nation's 70th anniversary. Here's where to eat, with tips from global star chef Yotam Ottolenghi and local hero Eyal Shani". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ Handwerker, Haim (17 September 2018). "Israeli Chef Eyal Shani to Open Branch of HaSalon Restaurant in New York". Haaretz. Retrieved 1 January 2019.