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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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious cuisine in pleasant surroundings with unobtrusive staff.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

g
New Orleans
12 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
11 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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Best in New Orleans

N
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Zasu was magnificent! I was pleased with every aspect of my meal from the start to the finish. The service was impeccable, as well as, each dish. You can see, taste, and experience the amount of dedication and passion presented by Zasu!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my husband. This was our third time to Zasu since April and it has been exceptional every time!

j
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent!! There were 4 of us and we all loved everything we tried. Service was fine, but waiter messed up our order. Another waiter said he would fix it, but then they never did. We said it was fine and they were apologetic so not really holding it against them, and otherwise service was great. The noise level was somewhat problematic. It is a bit pricey but very good.

MJ
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service from Louis was great! Second time to dine here. Will definitely be back!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

p
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambiance, and excellent service. Will definitely return.

PE
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, fresh food. Definitely a nice place to get a celebratory meal.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veal short rib appetizer is divine. Great sear and complex flavors. A beautiful dish!

l
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, outstanding service, elegant setting... everything one would want in a fine dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best and most fresh meal in Nola! Sue and her team are sauce bosses!

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

This will be my fifth time dining at Zasu. Working my way thru the menu and every dish has been phenomenal. Staff is extraordinary and even remember a specific table placement. If possible , I would dine every night at Zasu.

WW
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully renovated old shotgun house with excellent fine dining! The service was friendly and helpful. Our drinks were fairly priced. The food was really fresh and cooked perfectly. Each dish was a unique and outstanding. Such a treat.

FW
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, Chef Sue Zemanick’s new dining room hits all the right notes. The service is hospitable and knowledgeable, as is the well-appointed atmosphere. The food is well presented and even better tasting. For appetizers, we enjoyed the agnolotti and the Korean-chili glazed veal short ribs...both were an outstanding start to meal. The wild mushroom-potato-onion perogies were incredible, as was the evening’s featured triple tail with okra. A salted caramel chocolate pot du creme was the perfect finish. The wine list, while small, is well chosen and fairly priced. Congratulations to Sue and the rest of her team on such a great addition to the New Orleans dining scene.

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