breaded rings deep-fried in canola oil until tender. topped with grated parmesan cheese and served with spicy marinara sauce.
Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
deep-fried mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce.
Shrimp, Artichoke And Spinach Dip
a delicious combination of shrimp, artichoke hearts and fresh spinach in a creamy white sauce, sprinkled with grated parmesan. served with toasted parmesan pita
a vegetarian mixture of chickpeas, fava beans and fresh herbs deep-fried in canola oil until golden. served with tahini sauce.
Saganaki (greek Cheese)
first we saute a slice of kefalotyri cheese, then we flambe with bacardi rum and finish with a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice. its a greek classic.(try the saganaki with warm pita bread and a sprinkle of our racy red sauce)
Stuffed Grape Leaves
our vegetarian version of dolmas consists of young, tender grape leaves, stuffed with rice and flavorful herbs. served with our delicious tzatziki sauce.
Dolmas (served Hot)
tender grape leaves filled with seasoned, lean ground certified angus beef, fresh tomato, rice and flavorful seasonings.
baked in a tangy tomato sauce.
our award winning "house" seasoned fries accompanied by our delicious dipping sauce.
Extra Chicken Breast Just $3.95 Or Grilled Salmon Just $7.95 With Purchase Of Large Salad. Try Our White Balsamic Vinaigrette As An Alternative To Any Of Our Dressings.
All Of Our House-made Salad Dressings Are Made With 0 Trans Fats.
Small Dinner (greek) Salad
fresh vegetables, greek dressing, gyros meat and tzatziki sauce
on a large bed of greens. our signature salad.
a large bed of romaine lettuce topped with fresh vegetables, greek feta cheese
and greek olives. finished with paymons famous greek dressing.
plump roma tomatoes, roasted red peppers, the finest greek feta cheese,
fresh basil and garlic on a bed of romaine lettuce with pita strips,
drizzled with balsamic-pesto dressing and virgin olive oil.
romaine lettuce with fresh green onions, red bell peppers, parsley, cucumbers,
tomatoes, toasted pita strips, pine nuts and our tangy lemon-herb dressing.
this mediterranean classic combines chopped parsley, bulgur wheat,
tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and fresh mint leaves. tossed with our
house seasonings, extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
a generous portion of romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing,
garnished with croutons and parmesan cheese.
hearty lentils slowly cooked in vegetable broth with fresh vegetables and mediterranean spices. topped with feta cheese.
a puree of chickpeas, tahini, fresh garlic, olive oil and fresh lemon juice. a delectable dip!
Try Our Hummus Topped With Freshly Made Pesto Sauce
a creamy dip made with a tasty blend of spinach,
yogurt, fresh mint and a few herbs and spices.
a scrumptious mixture of seasoned, baked eggplant blended with tahini, fresh garlic, olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
(great with a sprinkle of our racy red sauce)
Yogurt - Cucumber (contains Walnuts)
a fusion of yogurt, cucumber, fresh mint leaves, crushed walnuts and fresh herbs.
kefir cheese topped with extra virgin olive oil, paprika and kalamata olives.
paprika and kalamata olives.
Combination Dip Plate
(excludes pesto hummus)
Choose Any Two Side Cold Dips$5.75
Choose Any Two Or Three Regular Sized Cold Dips$7.75
Entrees - Italian Classics
numerous layers of wide lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese baked then finished with a layer of our tasty marinara sauce.
al dente bow tie noodles covered in a roasted garlic cream sauce with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh herbs and green onions.
Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Fettuccini Or Penne Marinara
all pasta is barilla brand and topped with our savory marinara sauce and fresh basil. $8.95
add a side of meatballs, grilled sausage patty or grilled chicken breast for just
this tasty meat sauce dish is made with a combination fresh certified angus beef ground chuck and italian sausage with italian herbs and marinara sauce.
this tasty meat sauce dish is made with a combination fresh certified angus beef
ground chuck and italian sausage with italian herbs and marinara sauce.
this popular italian dish is made with fresh asiago and parmesan cheeses. creamy with a hint of garlic and sprinkled with fresh chopped roma tomatoes and green onions.
fresh eggplant coated with italian bread crumbs, sauteed in olive oil and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. baked and served with barilla spaghetti marinara.
fresh chicken breast breaded with italian seasonings and sauteed in olive oil and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. served with barilla spaghetti marinara.
medallions of chicken breast sauteed with artichoke hearts, capers and mushrooms. served with angel hair pasta in a lemon-butter sauce and sprinkled with ratatouille.
boneless chicken breast sauteed with marsala wine, garlic, onions and mushrooms. served with angel hair and marsala sauce then sprinkled with ratatouille.
seasoned tilapia filet sauteed with artichoke hearts and mushrooms. served with angel hair pasta and topped with our lemon-butter sauce over a bed of spinach sauteed in fresh garlic and olive oil.
Middle Eastern Favorites
Please Allow 20 Minutes For Kabobs To Fully Cook
enjoy a variety of delicious vegetarian treats from the mediterranean. hummus, tabuli, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, yogurt-cucumber dip, baba ganosh and athens fries.
this persian delicacy combines boneless chicken breast slowly cooked with crushed
walnuts in a tangy semi-sweet pomegranate sauce. served with basmati rice.
Baked Kibbe Platter
an assemblage of ground certified angus beef , pine nuts, sauteed onions,
cracked wheat and imported spices, baked and served with
mediterranean vegetables and basmati rice.
fresh, succulent atlantic salmon filet seasoned with mediterranean herbs and spices then char grilled. served with mediterranean vegetables and vermicelli pilaf.
Broiled Vegetable Kabob
skewered and broiled slices of zucchini, peppers, onions, mushrooms and eggplant presented on a thin layer of marinara sauce and served with hummus and basmati rice.
Broiled Chicken Kabob
boneless chicken breast marinated with lemon juice, olive oil, onions, and imported spices. rotisserie broiled over an open flame and served with roasted pepper, mediterranean vegetables and vermicelli pilaf.
Broiled Steak Kabob
the finest cut of certified angus beef top sirloin steak,
marinated in tasty spices, then skewered and rotisserie broiled.
served with roasted pepper, mediterranean vegetables and basmati rice.
Broiled Ground Beef Kabob (koobideh)
this is a traditional persian dish of lean ground certified angus beef
marinated with onions and imported spices and rotisserie broiled
with a grilled tomato and roasted pepper. served with basmati rice.
Broiled Moroccan Lamb Kabob
top sirloin domestic lamb, marinated with moroccan seasonings and rotisserie broiled. served with roasted pepper, mediterranean vegetables and vermicelli pilaf.
Broiled Kabob Trio
a generous sampling of our three most popular kabobs. marinated chicken,
lamb and tasty koobideh (ground beef kabob). served with basmati rice, vermicelli pilaf *, fire roasted tomato and roasted red pepper.
a classic greek dish. a layered casserole of sliced eggplant, onions, potato, ground
certified angus beef , fresh herbs and spices. topped with our fresh bechamel sauce
and freshly baked. served with mediterranean vegetables and basmati rice.
a greek favorite! this classic layered casserole is made with lean ground
certified angus beef , barilla pasta, tomato, parmesan cheese, and several herbs
and spices. topped with our fresh bechamel sauce, oven baked and served on a roasted tomato coulis. served with mediterranean vegetables.
Spinach Pie (spanakopita)
a delicious fillo dough pie made with spinach, onions, imported feta cheese and paymons mouth-watering spices. served with mediterranean vegetables and vermicelli pilaf.
rotisserie beef and lamb, thinly sliced and served with mediterranean vegetables and vermicelli pilaf.
All Sauteed And Fried Items Are Cooked In Canola Oil And/or Olive Oil (0 Trans Fats)
a delicious indian specialty! boneless, skinless chicken breast marinated in a
scrumptious tandoori sauce then rotisserie broiled. sprinkled with fennel and
cumin seeds. served with basmati rice and mango-chutney dipping sauce.
a classic indian dish popular in the mediterranean. boneless, skinless
chicken breast slowly cooked in a well-seasoned, homemade curry sauce. mild to spicy upon request. served with basmati rice.
(awesome when topped with our racy red sauce)
Broiled Fish Kabob Tandoori
fresh chunks of atlantic salmon marinated in a tasty tandoori sauce
and rotisserie broiled. sprinkled with fennel and cumin seeds.
served with basmati rice and a mango-chutney dipping sauce.
Pita Bread Sandwiches
Choose A Warm Greek Style (folded) Pita Or Pocket Pita.
Add An Order Of Our Uniquely Seasoned Athens Fries For Just $2.95
(cooked In 0 Trans Fat Oil)
chunks of boneless chicken breast marinated in traditional herbs, broiled and served with lettuce, tomatoes and our homemade tahini sauce.
premium, oven-roasted, sliced turkey breast served with lettuce, tomatoes and a tangy cream sauce. healthy, yet tasty!
(please allow a few extra minutes)
our koobideh (ground certified angus beef ) with lettuce, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce & red onion. broiled well done unless otherwise specified.
slices of a rotisserie cooked mixture of beef and lamb, served with fresh romaine lettuce, red onions, tomatoes and greek tzatziki sauce.
this high-fiber, vegetarian delicacy is a mixture of chickpeas,
fava beans, vegetables and herbs. its deep-fried and served with lettuce,
tomatoes and tahini sauce.
its our falafel pita, with creamy hummus inside. its a great, meatless, high protein pita sandwich.
grilled eggplant with roasted peppers, feta cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and pesto sauce.
Roasted Peppers & Feta
fire-roasted red peppers, imported feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions stuffed into our fresh pita bread. topped with paymons greek dressing.
Buffalo Mozzarella Panini
fresh buffalo mozzarella, tender roma tomatoes and fresh basil in a freshly baked panini roll smeared with our pesto sauce on one side and our black olive spread on the other.
the panini is toasted but the ingredients are cool!
the classic eggplant parmesan panini style! layers of eggplant seasoned with
italian bread crumbs and sauteed. topped with fresh basil, provolone cheese,
grated parmesan, and a touch of pesto sauce and marinara sauce.
sliced turkey breast topped with provolone cheese, roasted red pepper and caramelized onions. served on a freshly baked panini roll with sun dried tomato mayonnaise.
Grilled Chicken-pesto Panini
tender grilled chicken breast with provolone cheese, fresh spinach and roasted red pepper. the panini is toasted and smeared with a roasted garlic-pesto* mayonnaise.
Meatball Parmesan Panini
a tasty layer of our seasoned meatballs, topped with marinara sauce, provolone cheese and a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese in a freshly baked panini loaf.
Italian Sausage Panini
a savory italian sausage patty sauteed with onions and red peppers,
topped with provolone cheese and marinara sauce.
Founder Paymon Raouf opened the original location on Maryland Parkway (University District) in 1988 as a local deli featuring Middle Eastern food and beverages under the name Middle Eastern Bazaar. Several years later the name was changed to the Mediterranean Cafe to reflect the diversity of cuisines in the Mediterranean region. In 2002 the name was changed to Paymon’s Mediterranean Café & Lounge. The final name change was due to branding the Paymon's name and to bring attention to it's full-service operation with the Hookah Lounge. In 2004 Paymon's opened it's second full-service location on West Sahara Avenue.
Paymon’s is open for lunch, dinner and late night dining and uses only the freshest and finest ingredients. The use of zero trans fat oils, non-msg spices, natural preservatives, Certified Angus Beef etc. are all a testament to Paymon’s philosophy of delivering the best dining experience. Paymon’s also packages and sells a line of spices and its signature Racy Red hot sauce from it’s very own spice company called the Spice Bazaar.