Zoko 822

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216 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Basque

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Zoko822 is a casual fine dining restaurant with Basque-inspired cuisine featuring northern Spanish and southern French small plates, an extensive gin collection, craft beer, and cocktails.

Specials

DAILY HAPPY HOUR

Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm & Saturday 11am-5pm: $1 Pintxos, $5 select Tapas & more. $2 off glasses of wine, $4 Estrella Damm Spanish Lager, & discounted craft cocktails.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 28, 2019

Ends: March 29, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-5:00PM

What 216 People Are Saying
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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good. Food was ok, id rank it some where in the middle of the tapas places in the GR area.

T
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Zoro to celebrate 2 of my daughters birthdays. Sat outside and enjoyed the urban/industrial setting that is becoming more common as the Grand Rapids restaurant scene continues to grow.

We are a family that loves to sample each other’s meals, so the format of Zoro with the bite sized Pintxos and the larger tapas was perfect. We enjoyed the wide variety of choices, as well as the many gin based drinks.

All in all a very enjoyable experience.

O
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday, so wanted to indulge a little. Had good food and excellent service. It was a fun evening.

AR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a little bit loud but otherwise this is going to be our new favorite restaurant.

MZ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. A very unique menu with options for everyone. Our waitress was awesome and answered all of our menu questions with ease as well as keeping or drinks and bellies full. Would defiantly recommend to a friend.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We stopped in for restaurant week to try it out and were overall disappointed with the food. The smoked trout mashed potatoes were extremely fishy. Chorizo was missing braised Apples. The sheeps milk cheese was cubed with olive oil poured over the top.
Large selection of gin if that is your thing. Lacking in the burbon selection.

B
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My 3rd visit, 1st with fam. We ate outside.
10 yr old and grumpy teen both found food they liked. It's a win!

a
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The only down side was the flavor of the Sea Bass, which was our main dish. Not reasoned well, and chick peas were also bland, which came with the fish.

The tapas were very good.

Ambiance is great, and music level was perfect for the intimate venue.

CB
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was great and the food was delicious! The main courses of Chicken, Steak and Pork were perfectly seasoned and very tasty.

KF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food was delicious and priced well so that we could try a ton of different things. Drinks were great and we always enjoy outdoor seating. Can’t wait to go back!

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Imaginative food from the Basque region of southern France and northern Spain. One of our favorite places in GR.

CD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, one of a kind menu and great ambiance. The outside is a bit off-putting but the interior is lovely and enhances the fabulous tasting food. A great experience. Every dish was truly exceptional.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent and there is a very nice selection of unique wines. I took my husband and a friend here -- it was my second visit -- and both raved about the food. I lived in Spain many years ago and have been back a few times since; the food is authentic and the chef talented. The staff is friendly and goes the extra mile -- a couple of times we ordered dishes that would have come with only one or two items and we were always alerted to that fact and asked if we wanted the kitchen to make the dish for three.

T
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. We would recommend it to anyone that enjoys Tapas. We will definitely be back.

OC
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal. The tapas were very tasty as was the dessert. We enjoyed being able to try different gins. We're from Dallas, so used to higher prices, but we felt the tapas and drinks were priced very reasonably. 6 people, 6 drinks, 10 tapas, and 3 desserts for $200 seems like a deal to me. Especially since everything was delicious and the service was great.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Love this place!

P
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan is a brilliant and creative chef. The Tortilla Espanola, croquettes de jamon and Spanish custard dessert are authentic. Love the wide variety of greens used for the different dishes. The 36-month aged ham is divine. Outdoor dining space is witty and fun.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great urban vibe. We sat outside on a beautiful evening. Good drinks and sharing plates. Live music from across the street but it was fun. Zoko should turn off their outdoor music when a live band is playing as it just competed and made noise.

YF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch I have ever had! Took my significant other here for Sunday brunch and we got a bunch of different items! We loved each and every one of them! We will definitely be coming back for more—and hopefully soon!

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining
experience tonight. The food
quality and service were both top knotch!

Sangria Roja

Pintxos
Jamon Del Diablo, Gazpacho De Guisantes, Ajo Dulce y Camembert, Banderilla

Tapas
Patatas Bravas, Pan Con Tomate, Pimientos Shishito, Albondigas De Pollo, Tortilla Espariola, Brocheta de Carne (our favorite)

For dessert, we had the donuts. There was a slight mixup on the Pimientos Shisito, so the dessert was on the house, which wasn't
necessary, but was a very nice touch and greatly
appreciated.

B
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! Really nice flavour combinations. Pictures on menu would help clueless customers (that'd be me) and save servers time explaining but I understand them not wanting to do that for fear of 'cheapening' the gourmet experience.
Dieters would appreciate simple green salad and fresh fruit offering.
I've been twice and would like to go again.
A diamond in the rough.

T
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Delicious creative drink menu and amazingly consistent quality food and flavors.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was excellent. Great atmosphere and service. Outdoor patio looks fantastic however it was storming outside so we could not enjoy that. Will definitely be dining here again!

p
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

SC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great happy hour deals, great food!

UW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The wait staff was solid , but disinterested.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thank you for our fun night. We were celebrating a graduation. Several of us had never had tapas. It was a great experience. Everything was delicious and the food came out quickly.

SC
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Live music was great, food was great, server was very friendly and helpful.

KL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the Mother's day buffet and I really enjoyed the food. There were a lot of dairy-free items which delighted me. Looking forward to going back to sample their normal menu.

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We went for Mother’s Day brunch and honestly it was such a let down. They weren’t offering their usual menu, just a small buffet. Everything was either cold or lukewarm. The only thing that tasted good was their pork loin, but unfortunately was cold as well.
I think more than anything I’m lost disappointed in the service. I had my five year old sister with me and asked if they were able to get some pieces of toast to go with eggs - since there was nothing else there for her to eat. They were very rude and rolled their eyes as they were walking away. They also kept taking our silverware from us without asking if we were done, or offering to replace it. It was $30/a person and there’s no way on that buffet anyone could get full. Just a very disappointing experience.

RM
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I would recommend Zoko for evening/dinner as we’ve had much better experiences in the past, however, the Mother’s Day brunch buffet was mostly unremarkable. It took a large wait staff a long time to recognize us for coffee/drinks despite having made a reservation. We had to flag our waitstaff down and then we were surprised by a less than inspiring brunch for the price... we were hoping for more exciting tapas options and a more unique experience. We’ll definitely stick with dinner dates at Zoko in the future.

CB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zoko is for those with an experimental palate who are willing to spend a bit of money for their alimentary needs. The small Tapas plates are a favorite for my family and I, although there are other options available which can be consumed like traditional entrées. Over all, Zoko is fantastic for special occasions that require a fun atmosphere and an exciting coffee-shopesque environment.

M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in, you know that you are going to have a unique dining experience. Zoko is warm and welcoming. The food is fantastic. We loved the tapas or small plates and everything we ordered was delicious and artfully presented. My recommendation would be to order a variety of small plates, and share with friends. Zoko is a truly enjoyable and delightful experience and so reminiscent of Spain. We will definitely be back!

b
Grand Rapids
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a unique experience, very cool place, great vibe, 90+Gins.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible! Was not busy and it took forever! Almost left.

KS
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in GR right now. It is consistently delicious and we’ve always had great service!

RH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Group indicated that the food was very good and they enjoyed the tapas experience.

SW
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We did the wine pairing and it was spot on. Definitely would recommend

JH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! We'll be back.........................!!!!!!!

IT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, food is excellent. We went for lunch, but can see this would be a great place for drinks and casual nights out with friends. Great selection of small plates and shareable offerings.

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