Zasu

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$31 to $50
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Zasu is a dream a long time in the making for James Beard Award winning Chef Sue Zemanick. The name Zasu is derived from Zasa, which means “once again” in Slovak, inspired by Sue’s Slovak heritage and childhood memories of family bonding in the kitchen. Located in the New Orleans neighborhood of Mid-City, Zasu’s culinary goal is to explore new ways to inspire traditional favorites by allowing fresh ingredients to speak for themselves. Here, you will find a mix of local and non-native ingredients, creating a unique dining experience that is clean and light, yet rich in experience.
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n
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We really wanted to like it but everything was off. Our waiter was sort of weird and never could hear anything because the room is so loud. All the food was just average (octopus was fine, one fish was good, another was not, desert was not). All in a real disappointment for s restaurant I’d wanted to like.

P
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the oyster appetizer (raw oysters with a lemon granita)and they were the best oysters I have ever eaten! Food, service, ambiance all fabulous! Highly recommend!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic small plates. The drinks are over priced and not very good. Great ambiance

SZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! The chef is the best

JT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were WOW'ed!!! Absolutely superb!!! The octopus... who does that? Done beautifully! The carpaccio, delicious! The Spec, wonderful! Pierogies, who does those??? They we crispy, delightful and unique! The halibut, even better than the Spec! Can't wait to try more dishes!

GP
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing as always! Chef Sue's new menu is fantastic.
Can't wait to go back again soon.

RS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Server lacked training

MC
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu this month! Yippie. Experience is like a perfect symphony. Go. Eat. Be happy.

CH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!

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M
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Sue Z is a pro and has nailed it with this place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Zasu and definitely will not be the last. Food was delicious and portions were perfectly sized. Service was excellent! Decor and ambiance contributed to an overall wonderful experience. Highly recommend!

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice quaint atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was great! Our server was Johnny, who just happened to be our server in our first visit. He was friendly and knowledgeable, as befit.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious cuisine in pleasant surroundings with unobtrusive staff.

MC
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I continue to be amazed at the perfection at Zasu. From the moment you walk in the symphony starts. One of the best meals we have had in a very long time. Eat. Drink. Be happy.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 5 meal. Fantastic. Hats off to the chef and staff.

M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to have a date with my husband! Impeccable service, amazing fish, lovely ambiance- overall a wonderful experience.

DS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive in every way. We ordered / devoured every appetizer available (a couple of options were ordered as entrees and the portion size was perfect). Loved both the Grouper and Snapper entrees. Candle in the desert for the birthday guest. A fantastic experience. Recommended!

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food. Cannot wait to share our experience with our friends.

g
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there a few times, and never disappoints! So delicious!

CK
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent but for the noise level it was as perfect as a dining experience as we have spent in New Orleans.

PB
New Orleans
85 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. All the dishes were well prepared, specials were very creative & delicious. Service (John) was professional and attentive. Enjoyed it all!

m
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, a fabulous dining experience with a lovely atmosphere! We will certainly be returning! Thank you Zasu for a wonderful evening.

n
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zasu is a terrific restaurant serving food that is tasty and complex while being simple and "clean." Our first courses were both daily specials. The watermelon gazpacho was a perfect blend of tomato sweetened and enhanced with the watermelon. The lump crab appetizer was beautifully done and tasty. Both seafood entrees were combination of well prepared fish in a perfect broth and each had it's own, distinctive flavor. My only problem with the meal was deciding if I wanted to get, once again, the Wild Mushroom and Potato Perogies or try something different. My wife would have liked her martini a bit colder with shards of ice floating in it. This will be our "special event" dining place.

MD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter and staff very engaging and knew menu selections including specials. Bar service was superb, especially for NOLA standards. Will definitely be back. I suggested this venue for a party of 4 and my friends continue to give me raves for my selection.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative cuisine !!!

BO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, drinks and service. There is always a great choice of fish entrees.

OT
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Was greeted at the door with a sneer by the hostess. Not an auspicious start to our evening at Zasu. Our waiter, a polished Kiwi, was gracious , personable, and efficient. Really good at his job. Food was good, but quite pricey. Apps were $16.00 at the top end, and didn't dip that much for lesser dishes. Octopus was $16.00 for an average portion. Wife had halibut for her entree. Nicely done, but again I expected more from a smallish portion costing north of $30.00. I had scallops; a special. The mixed vegetable side was more impressive than the protein. Three scallops for $33.00 and two had sand! Quite the crunch! Called the waiter over, and was told he would inform the chef. Last I heard about the issue. Felt totally ignored. The wine was a bit overpriced with a serviceable, nothing more, Sauvignon Blanc for $50.00. Total bill was $180.00 for two apps, two entrees, and a very average bottle of wine. Still looking for a meal better than the one I paid $90.00 per person at Zasu.

t
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Another NOLA gem. Great for date night.

WW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food experience! Chef Sue is a genius food artist. I love every dish , presentation, fresh bread. The service is prompt and professional. The wine list pairs well. The building is renovated perfectly. It is modern, yet warm and comfortable. This was my 2nd time there and I cannot wait to go back.

A
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and it didn’t disappoint. Great, knowledgeable service and excellent food. Like the cocktail menu as well.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Not one bad bite - can’t wait to go back !

SC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cocktails to begin the evening. Delicious apps. Wonderful wine recommendation with our fish and chicken choices for dinner. Desserts were fabulous with our port. Chocolate cake was our favorite!

MH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - yummy and creative. A great addition to the New Orleans food scene.

M
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific dinner. Waitstaff was spectacular. Portions were perfect. Flavors rich and fresh. We will be coming back!

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening! Mollie greeted us in perfect NOLA fashion, amazing bartending & delicious entrees!

DG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Sue turns out beautiful plates and delicious, impeccable food. Based on recommendations, we had the Octopus appetizer. It was fabulous and I would highly recommend it. She offers several different fish dishes and we tried them all, with each one having unique flavors but all of the included ingredients played off each fish wonderfully. Desserts were yummy too. We especially enjoyed the coffee semifredo. The only negative was the noise level but we had a large party seated next to us so that might not always be an issue.

CM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Haven’t figured out service yet. My fault for going in too soon. Needs a few more months to smooth out.
Beautiful oysters but granita overpowered.

EL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience

NO
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! So glad Chef Zemanick is back in action! You will not be disappointed!

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