Zanzibar

4.8
188 Reviews
$30 and under
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Seven stories up and a world away, Zanzibar is an escape from the everyday – a lush tropical terrace and pool oasis with stunning views of downtown Austin, but an experience that couldn’t be further from it. Serving up Tiki cocktails and island inspired bites, discover good times for every taste – whether in high spirits or looking to lay low – Zanzibar always happens to be happening.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 188 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.9
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck egg rolls are amazing and Andreas was the best bartender. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

Zanzibar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the five-star review Brittany! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 5/4 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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ShannaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing views and ambiance! Our server was so friendly and attentive and recommended some food options for us!

Zanzibar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the five-star review Shanna! We appreciate you taking the time to post and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us on 5/2. Come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance and the food was great. We also had a good portion of drinks since it was happy hour. Julia was our server and she was awesome. Overall, had an amazing time and will come again.

Zanzibar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 5/2 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

There is no brunch just bar food. They make you go through all these hoops for reservations and it was completely dead. Only 3 ppl were there. It wasn’t worth me driving from up north.

Zanzibar
Responded 2 days ago

Good evening, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize that our menu selections didn't meet your expectations. We have recently reduced our reservation capacity to allow for more walk-ins now that our hotel is open as well. My apologies this was not communicated to you when you booked please let me know if there is anything I can do to make this right. Thank you for sharing your feedback and again my deepest apologies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very poor service. Was told table was ready ten minutes beforehand and then we had to wait for another 20 minutes still. When we got up there tables were obviously open. Server came by once and didn’t return for over 25 minutes. As a Marriott platinum life member this is the worst restaurant I’ve been to in a Marriott.

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vipKennethB
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zanzibar is the roof top bar and small plate restaurant at the top of the new downtown Austin Marriott. Just a cool vibe, featuring great food, drink and music. Outdoor but covered in case of rain, and fantastic views of downtown skyline.

Zanzibar
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Kenneth! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/28 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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MichaelD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Fantastic setting. Bartenders and doorman were distinctly unfriendly. Hostess was very nice. We would try it again.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 30, 2021

Michael, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize for your experience with my team on 4/27. That is definitely not our standard of service and will be addressing this immediately to ensure this is corrected. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I am so sorry for your experience with us. Please let me know if you have any additional feedback or details from your visit and thank you so much for your time.

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AlliS
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the vibe at Zanzibar. The rooftop was covered thankfully because it happened to be raining the night we went. Service was good, drinks were so cute & tasty. I would recommend going for drinks/apps, not a dinner place though. The boys left hungry lol

Zanzibar
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Alli! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/27 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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RachelG
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place so much. Beautiful atmosphere and I love the pool. The food and drinks are amazing

Zanzibar
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Rachel! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/26 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great Sunday afternoon at Zanzibar. Not a big menu and it is pricey, but the place is so great. Our server was awesome and very friendly. It’s a great location downtown and seven floors up. Definitely recommend for a tiki bar downtown!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/25 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and staff were good. The ambiance is good too but the food definitely could have been better.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 28, 2021

Good evening, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize that we failed to deliver on our standard of food quality. Please let us know if you have any specific feedback regarding your menu items so that I can share with our culinary team so we can continue to improve. Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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GabbyF
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Great! The service was great and the drinks and food were amazing!! The Ambiance was EVERYTHING 🥰😍

Zanzibar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the five-star review Gabby! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/24 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night setting. Beautiful view and nicely separated areas. Setup is great

Zanzibar
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/23 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that I can get drinks and work on my computer in a great space!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/21 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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NancyH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service was consistently attentive and the food was delicious. We ordered about 8 different things and all were 5 stars quality.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Nancy! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/19 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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JenniferB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Was sat in a dark area. When asked to move to the sun they said the tables were reserved. We asked if we were supposed to request the sun they said no. The server was good but the hostesses were awful and rude.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 24, 2021

Good evening Jennifer, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize for your experience with us and see if I may contact you to gather additional information from your visit so I can share with my team and address the issue immediately. Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome drinks and food. Really nice set up around the roof top with good views of city. Loved the food and atmosphere.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/19 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for happy hour - SUPER cute spot. The aesthetic is spot on and the service impeccable. Drinks are lots of fun and not overly sweet, definitely IG worthy with the various tiki vessels. Great deals on the $7 HH bites, they won’t blow you away but weren’t bad either. Could absolutely get drunk here very easily so be careful 😂. Will return!!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/19 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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AidenM
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Had a great time,love the ambience, service was great! Food could be better. Better choices and variations.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 23, 2021

Good evening Aiden, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize for your experience with us. Based on your ratings we failed to deliver on our standard of food quality and wanted to see if you could provide details from your visit regarding menu items so I can address immediately and share with my culinary team. Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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vipMaiko
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, good drinks and great (and healthy!) snack foods. Definitely coming back!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Maiko! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/17 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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Pace
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I like the ambiance of the place.

However, don’t come hungry & expect to pay $12+ for drinks that are filled with ice & might be 4oz total per pour.

Service was fine until a larger party came. Our party of 4 was forgotten about, it seemed.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 21, 2021

Good evening Pace, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize for your experience with us on 4/17. Based on your ratings and comments we failed to deliver on our standard of service and food quality and will be sharing your comments with my team and addressing immediately. Thank you for taking the time to share and I hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the vibes of this place!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/17 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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Megan
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a beautiful setting. There was plenty of space and so much to look at. The food was awesome and the drinks were great too.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Megan! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/17 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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JayK
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, will definitely be back. The service and view was great.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Jay! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/10 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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vipMichelleD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drinks! Incredible views! And exceptional service. Thanks Zanzibar for a fabulous birthday!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Michelle! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/10 and are so glad you enjoyed your special day with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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AdrianeS
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was beautiful at night, good service, friendly staff, good drinks

Zanzibar
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/7 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and beautiful views.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/7 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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HailieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute spot! Drinks were great and creative. Food was great quality! Will definitely be coming back 👍🏻

Zanzibar
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Hailie! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/7 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views and drinks! Must try the sushi burrito.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/7 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waitress was very nice. Took awhile before she came to our table. We stated on the reservation it was for a birthday. It was never acknowledged. Drinks were okay but pricy. Food menu is very limited but what we had was good.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 11, 2021

Good evening, My name is Katie I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I just wanted to reach out and aplogize that my team did not acknowledge your special occasion during your visit with us. I will share your comment with my team so we can ensure we correct this moving forward and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere is everything! You’re surrounded by lush plants with a view of downtown Austin. Their cocktails are adorable with a true tropical theme, and their bar food allows for a nice snack or two. I wouldn’t recommend coming on an empty stomach if you’re eating out on a budget, but what we did eat was great! I recommend this for a late night drink out.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/5 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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April
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my bday here! We all enjoyed the food, drinks and service!!!! Our waiter was amazing- so friendly and patient!!! Thank you Zanzibar! I’ll see you again!!❤️

Zanzibar
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review April! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 4/3 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. You must be referring to our server Michael and yes he is such a great asset to our team. I will share you comments with him and thank you so much for sharing! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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CeliaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an absolutely beautiful experience from the minute I got off the elevator . Lush tiki decor and the most gorgeous view!
The most friendly attentive staff and the drinks are absolutely delicious This bar is a must see experience when you’re in Austin!

Zanzibar
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Celia! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and truly appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback. We will share your comments with our team and look forward to your next visit with us. Have a great rest of your week! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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MaraF
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zanzibar did not disappoint. The cocktails are just as delicious as they look and all of the waitstaff was super friendly. Our server was awesome and very attentive and informative as it was our first time. I was shocked how GOOD the food was. We were really there more for the atmosphere, drinks and views but the food is super good.

Zanzibar
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Mara! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 3/28 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the vibe here. Great bowl and cocktails. Would be good for bigger groups looking to hang out and lounge.

Zanzibar
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 3/28 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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FernandoL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date, good food and drinks, got to love the view of downtown.

Zanzibar
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review Fernando! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 3/24 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Amazing view! Would definitely recommend.

Zanzibar
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 3/24 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. My team and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ashely is an outstanding server. She was on it the entire time- with all of her tables. The rooftop is great however it can get a bit loud if you’re trying to connect with someone special.
-Feels like summer cocktail is epic.
-There’s something off about the Grey Goose Vodka here.

Zanzibar
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you for the review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post from your visit on 3/23 and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Ashlinn and I look forward to your next visit with us come back and see us again soon! Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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vipCJSophie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This was a nice place for a cocktail before dinner. We enjoyed the view of the city and the pleasant decor. The cocktail menu was decent. The food was not great, however.

Zanzibar
Responded on March 27, 2021

Good evening, My name is Katie and I am the General Manager of Zanzibar. I wanted to reach out and personally apologize for your experience with us that is not our standard of food quality and wanted to see if you wouldn't mind sharing what menu items were ordered so we I can share with our culinary team and address immediately. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Katherine Stech General Manager - Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is rated 4.8 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.