Zasu

4.9
412 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 412 people are saying
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SuzannaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The second time I've been and it might be my favorite place in town. Everything is amazing and imaginative.

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Luvdaview
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we were so happy with this place! Service was great but the cocktails and food were amazing! The manager Wade was so nice and attentive! We definitely will be back. FYI the braised short rib was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipPaperina
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic! Everything tasted great, and delicate at the same time, my favorite was the sweet potato bisque with shrimp as garnish, and I am not a soup person. It also felt very safe and well-spaced out, I will definitely be back.

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vipJeffreyW
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good not great. The short ribs were tough and stringy. The octopus had a weird preparation as the base under the tentacles.
The service and ambience were good.

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RobertT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful special occasion restaurant. The short ribs were outstanding

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vipFinediners
New Orleans
68 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both loved what we had. He had beef short ribs and I had duck breast and both were fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipJeff
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary! Dessert was perfect! Chef Sue came to the table to greet our party after the meal. She was charming and appreciative. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome place to wine, dine and relax. Great atmosphere

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vipDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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MaryS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We started with the octopus which was so tender and delicious. We also did the beef carpaccio which was amazing as well. Brussel sprouts are great too!

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vipsportymom
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was delicious ...all appetizers great ...the grouper was outstanding and braised short ribs melted in your mouth...the bread was serve hot and fresh ...service was excellent ...recommend

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vipBrigitaR
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was so good, grouper melted in my moth. The only down thing was that it took over an hour for our dinner to arrive on out tables

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vipClaudetteB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was so delicious from appetizer to dessert I was wanting to go the very next night and order the same exact meal. I shared the octupus and scallops, the cauliflower soup, the grouper, and a sinfully chocolate dessert. The mescal old fashioned has me hooked!!

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vipLisaR
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, dinner was delicious with a nice choice of entrees

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday and they were extremely nice

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vipNolaWon
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. The ambiance is modern but elegant without being stuffy. Their craft cocktails were delicious and not sickly sweet. But the real star is the food. Appetizers were delicious including a velvety cauliflower soup with crabmeat on top and a stellar carpaccio. But the sign of an amazing restaurant is that the entrees are worth ordering. So often I just go for multiple appetizers. My brother and I both had fish but each was served with unusual pairings of sauces and sides. Simply stupendous. Chef Sue Zemanick is one of the most gifted chefs in the city.

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CharlesF
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 people 5 very satisfied people. Spectacular.

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vipadamm
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best date night!

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DianeN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, much too loud.Would be fabulous if the noise level was lower.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, wonderful atmosphere, great service.

NB
vipNancyB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus might have been the most tender I have ever eaten. The crab claws had the perfect citrus jalapeno marinade. The cauliflower soup topped with crab tasted amazing. And, the almond crusted grouper of greens & butternut squash did not disappoint. Fabulous!

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RobertT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food- the glory of Gautreau's continued.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exquisite and service is impeccable. Be prepared for the hefty price. But it’s worth every penny and then some.

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DianaS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Zasu and it definitely lived up to all of the hype! The food was delicious and service was on point. We'll be back!

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vipWendyW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had.

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LewB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our October visit was our first and great. Our 2nd visit on Feb 18 was not as pleasant for me only because of overly loud chatter by a full house of happy diners. I did not want stay through a coffee and dessert as we enjoyed the first time. I was suprised a bit that the same winter theme menu as in October was still on offer.

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WonderWoman
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing. Good portions, very fresh ingredients and unique seasonings. Each dish is so different. We have been several times and have never been disappointed. Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

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LoveNOLA
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really wanted to be blown away but I wasn’t. It was very good, not great or outstanding or exciting or even interesting. The fish was fresh, as it should be, and cooked perfectly, as it should be. It was served on a bed of ..,dull.

Service was fine but not great. Server was sweet but not knowledgeable and was probably spread too thin. When food was delivered from kitchen it was tossed on the table by someone who ran by and never looked back.

Fine dining, it was not. Good dining, I give it that.

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vipBabette
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely birthday celebration at Zasu. Located in an old New Orleans cottage, this restaurant is easily missed as you drive by on Carrollton. Look out for it! Wonderful service, an enticing menu, delicious food. A gem.

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vipLloydA
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of New Orleans finest.

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Jess
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both impeccable! Our favorites were the halibut and the octopus. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite place in the city!!

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RomanianRex
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer was lump crab meat and braised cabbage, entree was wild mushroom perogies, coffee semifreddo for dessert. Everything was excellent. I could have gone for a larger dessert, but that’s just me.

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GlennH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem with having a perfect meal, is that ones expectations become almost unrealistic. The BEST piece of fish that I have ever had - and that says a lot in this town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Zasu was very accommodating in changing our reservation for the night I thought it was made for (my mistake!). James was our server and was very professional and efficient. Fish was cooked perfectly and scallops and pear salad were both wonderful. Lots of good flavors. A bit loud, and not as cozy as the former place, but will definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly incredible meal from start to finish. Exquisite food, wonderful service -- I can't recommend Zasu highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For all the love of everything PICK THIS RESTAURANT. Every single thing was perfect. It’s like your fairy Godmother made a menu just for you, except there were other people there eating too. We spent time studying the menu and then the waiter read the specials and switched the game up. The way everything was handled was just ... masterful. You know when you read a menu and you’re like “why are there so many things in this meal??? are all of them necessary?” YES. ALL OF THEM ARE NECESSARY. This meal was everything. Everything. And to be fair, it’s not like I’ve lived off rubber chicken dinners all my life. I have access to great food. This was just different. I will never not visit here whenever I visit this city!

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ValerieP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zasu is always delicious!!!!! The food couldn’t be any fresher, the service top notch and Sue is a superstar.

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vipChristineB
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully plated! Love the decor, and the waitstaff was very attentive.

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Zasu is rated 4.9 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

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