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Lake Forest

Food you want, at the quality you deserve

Hello there and welcome to Barbonzai! Here we try our absolute best to provide you with the healthy and fresh food that you deserve.


We specialize in Lebanese (Mediterranean) cuisine using authentic recipes with a modern twist. All of our food is freshly made using the finest hand-picked ingredients and eclectic spices. Barbonzai delivers a unique experience that is welcoming to both Mediterranean cuisine newbies and veterans alike.

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In case you were wondering...


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Bonzo is the heart of Barbonzai. He is our special mustachioed garbanzo bean. He is also our Kitchen general and oversees all the good times at Barbonzai. He has various outfits that he dons at his whim. Keep an eye out for them!

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Things you can find at Barbonzai:

  • ​Vegan & Vegetarian Options

  • Gluten Free & Keto-friendly Options

  • Falafel, Beef & Chicken

  • Freshly Baked Bread (and we mean fresh)

  • Outdoor Patio Seating

  • Friendly Faces & Good Vibes

Things you will not find:

  • Microwaves

  • Butter & MSG

  • Preservatives & Food Dyes

  • Sugar (except for the yeast in the dough!)

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup

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We may not have invented the falafel, but


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Jimmy N. 


Great healthy choice for a great price! Love the food here, definitely a hidden gem in lake forest. All breads are made fresh, can't get any better than that.

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Warren G.


Absolutely a place worth stopping over, the food is awesome and well prepared, the rates are fair and it is consistently neat there. Highly recommended

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Quinn F.


This spot sure knows how to serve their customers. Consistently with a very welcoming attitude. The food is fairly priced, regularly yummy and clean

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Rachel S.


My husband and I are vegan and find it tricky to find delicious options in the area. We are so thankful that barbonzai is here! We absolutely love coming to Barbonzai

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