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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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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sportymom
New Orleans
5 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
2 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
8 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.

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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
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food- the glory of Gautreau's continued.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 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
3 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
3 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
6 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
24 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
20 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
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite place in the city!!

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RomanianRex
New Orleans
13 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
29 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
33 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

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BettinaF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience2

It was very cold.
Nothing special about the service.
Food quality, presentation was amazing!

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CarolineC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was fantastic. Very noisy but otherwise a great experience.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
462 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dreaming about returning to Zasu since my last visit to New Orleans. This experience was also exceptional, due to the combination of innovative cuisine and knowledgable, attentive service. My friend and I asked for a extended tasting, which covered most items on the focused, seasonal menu. Each course took us on a journey of different flavors, exploring classic French, and some Asian influences, while keeping with a local New Orleans feel. While everything was exceptional, I especially loved the grilled Octopus, Beef Carpaccio, Tempura Maitake mushrooms, lump crab and grilled cabbage salad, and the braised beef short ribs. The richly satisfying Wild Mushroom and Potato Perogies pay homage to Chef Sue Zemanick's Sovak heritage, and are not to be missed. Veteran Sommelier Chris Cuddihee has assembled a well curated wine list which perfectly complements the cuisine. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant and look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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barbaras
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. The service was perfect, yet friendly ... they made it look easy! Food and drink all perfect.

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JoyE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Freezing cold—- half the people had coats on!!! Food excellent. Too long a wait(50 min) between finishing appetizers & drinks before main course arrived.
Staff variable.

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vipBatouC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Astonishingly fabulous! Fresh, clean flavors in innovative combinations all in a gorgeous lacquered jewel box of a setting. All in all AMAZING!!

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JS24
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, tasty cocktails, and fabulous service. Everything was fantastic.

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viplive2dine
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit. The restaurant has a beautiful design and layout. We went on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was filled with people and a nice vibe. The service was professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.

My wife and I shared the spinach fettuccine appetizer. It was simply amazing. We loved it so much we were tempted to order another serving. For main courses we had the chicken dish and the beef short ribs . Both main courses were outstanding. We shared the chocolate cake with fig ice cream for dessert. We loved it. The wine list is diverse and filled with excellent selections, at good price levels.

We can hardly wait for our next visit.

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vipmurphy
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zasu is one of the great additions to the New Orleans food scene
Wonderful dining experience that is consistent
Three great fish options most every night that are outstanding
Octopus is one the best appetizers in the city

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Zasu does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Zasu is rated 4.9 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

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