Pamper your taste buds at Zuzda. This restaurant serves tapas-style fusion cuisine in comfortable surrounds. Chef Doug Usko champions a small-plate menu that is designed to cater to the needs of even the most fastidious eaters. It comes with a little of everything, including seafood dishes, steaks, vegetarian fare and sweet desserts. Visit for lunch and enjoy some tempura or some oriental stir fry chicken served with basmati rice. The bar offers a nice range of craft cocktails, complemented by an impressive wine list.
Zuzda’s facilities include a patio, bar/lounge and a private dining area that can be reserved for different events. This restaurant also boasts a non-smoking lounge and a downstairs bar. Guests are allowed to bring their own favorite vintages for a small corkage fee. An ideal choice for a casual dining experience, Zuzda is open for lunch and dinner Mondays through Sundays.
This restaurant no longer exists. It is disappointing that we were able to make reservations and then arrive to find that the owner had packed up and moved away.
We must have had dinner there more than 50 times. Food is consistently great, and so is the service. Drinks as well! Try it. Mountain Mike.
A wide variety of great tasting "little plates". Everyone can enjoy whatever they are in mood for. Don't skip the Key Lime Pie.
Service was outstanding and the food was equivalent. Enjoyed the 'small plates' and the ambiance (low light, quiet....very comfortable)....
Love the decor and the ability to try many different varieties of food in one evening. Exceptional service and fantastic food for a very special evening.
Third time eating here. They really reduced the menu, too many changes. The food was still very good however very limited choices now. Liked the previous menu better.....they also cut back days of operation.
Prices aren't bad for the area. Service was very good, attentive. I would recommend they keep to what they do/did best.....tapas.
Zuzda has changed their menu since we first started dining there but they still have all of our favorites. Don't miss the dynamite sushi rolls, chicken francaise, bang bang shrimp & fresh trout because they are always scrumptious! This time we also tried the chicken pot pie, prime rib sliders and fresh grouper fingers and we loved all of it! Our group always shares so we can try a huge variety and that's the way to go at Zuzda... Except for dessert-we don't share that because it's just too delicious to share! We did discover how tasty the tempura pineapple and caramel Brie were together and will definitely have that combo again! Wine selection is great too! Can't wait to go back soon!
As many others have found, this restaurant is a gem. Excellent food and a nicely varied tapas menu, pleasant and attentive service, and elegant decor made for a great introduction. There are several other restaurants in Banner Elk that we've liked, but this tops the list.
We had a nice meal after gaining an understanding of the menu
Have always loved this tapa's restaurant, but found on recent visit, menu had changed and been pared down. Seemed like more full entree items and less of the original smaller tapa's. Some items remained, but preferred the old menu.