ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
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Truffle Parmesan Fries
truffle aioli | or 8 for zuzu fries
Crispy Calamari + Jalapeños
pickled chilies, grilled lemon, wild arugula + sesame remoulade
Turkey, Bacon + Swiss Club
tomato, red onion, herb mayo + arugula
Waitress was not friendly. Table outside had ants all over. Then on top of it all there was a trashy fight that had cops pull up. Food was okay , spaghetti is dry. Drinks were good though.
We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at ZuZu ! Our server Jon was amazing! We felt very cared for and our meal was great. We cannot wait to visit again !!
Exciting and great value..
I was disappointed to see that none of the staff members were wearing mask!
Outside dining needs fans or misters. menu for brunch was unique however not really many standard dishes
Love love love!
Our waitress was the sweetest and provided the best service even though she was serving outside and Inside. Quick, friendly, and delicious food.
Thank you for dining with us at ZuZu!
Fun retro atmosphere!
Thank you, Shandra! We'd love to know how we could have improved overall and apologize that we missed the mark.
Great food, great atmosphere and great service! My new favorite!
Thank you! We are delighted to hear that.
We went in specifically to support Cafe Zuzu during Arizona Restaurant Week knowing we would have their 3 course meal. My friend got the cauliflower beer cheese soup to start & cheesesteak for her main dish. She was very happy with hers. I got the heirloom tomatoes with pork belly and blue cheese sauce to start and the Mushroom with carrot puree for my main dish. The pork belly was wayyy overcooked and hard as a rock & flavorless. But my main dish is what really ruined the meal. The mushrooms were so overcooked, they were super chewy and tough. I ate two bites, that's it. We spent a ton of money on this dinner expecting it to be a showcase meal since it was their representative for restaurant week. It was so bad. I'll be back as I've been a long time patron of Zuzu and the Hotel Valley Ho with many great experiences, but I hope Zuzu will do better next time!
Thank you for dining with us for Arizona Restaurant Week. We sincerely apologize that we missed the mark! We always love the opportunity to make it right and bring out a new dish to your liking. We truly appreciate the feedback, and would love another chance to create a great experience for you. Thank you again.
Great vibe, nice atmosphere. Very good brunch menu.
We thoroughly enjoyed our birthday dinner here- thank you
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Service was awesome! The restaurant week menu fell flat for us.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very sorry to hear that the Restaurant Week menu wasn't to your liking, and appreciate the feedback.
I love HV for some many reasons but their food now isn’t one of them. It was overpriced and mediocre. When our food ( salad, pasta and burger) was taking a little longer than it should. I asked the server and she replied “was I in rush?” UMM no just hungry and the other table that came after received their food! Smh. The Showstopper shakes though are amazing!! Only thing that I can say was good.
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize about the wait for your food, and for not providing a more welcoming experience for you. We definitely want to make all of our guests feel welcome and well cared for. We appreciate the detailed feedback and would love another chance to show you what we are all about. Thank you again.
We met at ZuZu before a day of shopping at Fashion Square. Brunch was delicious, as was my margarita. Unfortunately, we didn’t save room for dessert, so we MUST go back. Our server, Ashley, was fabulous. I thought it would be much noisier, but it was quiet and we were able to have a great conversation in a fun, comfortable environment. Come here! I look forward to going back. Oh...complimentary scones and valet. Need I say more?!
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for stoppingin.
Overall very nice experience. I went because of the picture of the milkshake that. Saw, however waitress said they only had banana.
Thank you for dining with us! It sounds like you may have tried to order one of our past "Show Stopper" Shake flavors. We feature a brand-new flavor every month, and also have three seasonal flavors of our mini "Short Stopper" Shake. We appreciate the feedback.
Great place to enjoy food, music and desert in a relaxed environment.
Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon.
Our service was awful, our server was rude. We had to ask for water several times and when we did the runner gave us attitude. Our server came maybe 4 times during a two hour dinner and he “shh” me when I asked a question.
Awful experience, such a long wait.
We are so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience. We would love to connect directly to learn more about your visit and make it right, thank you.
AZ Restaurant Menu was the not worth it. Food didn't taste nor look good. I don't know how much effort was put into it but they should try again.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our Arizona Restaurant Week menu and always appreciate the opportunity to bring out something new to your liking. We appreciate your sharing your experience, thank you again.
Digging the Beautiful Vibes at Zuzu. (Review)
Thanks Executive Chef Russell Lacasce and the entire Zuzu team for a fabulous dining experience tonight during my planned Arizona Restaurant Week.
For my dining experience, I selected the following delectable items off the Zuzu $44 Arizona Restaurant Week Menu. Starter: Hawaiian Tuna Poke Tostada. Entree: Rock Shrimp and English Pea Carbonara. Dessert: Rum Raisin Bread Pudding.
Like every well-planned menu, each course created momentum for what followed and each tastefully complemented each other. A great sign of a carefully crafted menu from a top chef. Each menu item felt like it was freshly prepared just for me and each was perfectly timed and beautifully plated.
The service was impeccable from the welcome hostess, to my waitress (Polly), to the supporting bus boys. A sign of a well-orchestrated front and back-of-house. Even the Restaurant Manager came out to greet me.
The interior of Zuzu boasts a colorful retro mid-century design. Off the main bar is a spacious outdoor dining area. Built in 1956, the historic Hotel Valley Hotel still maintains its classically cool roots. I was pleased to hear and see a live band which spilled into the outdoor patio. I felt the groovy essence of Zuzu and Valley Ho as the classic Comodore's hit "Brickhouse" and the Diana Ross anthem "I'm Coming Out" were covered by the talented band.
Thanks for the great vibe grounded in great cuisine. I did it. #scottsdaleazfoodies
Thank you for stopping in for Arizona Restaurant Week, and for the detailed review! We hope to welcome you back soon.
We just found the food bland. Lack of seasoning. Weird options and the service was a little odd. My wife ordered 2 different old fashions. One was really sweet and both came with ice chips instead of a large cube.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear that the food and drinks missed the mark. We would love another chance to show you what we are all about. Thank you again.
We always stop in here
Thank you for the review! We would love to know how we could improve after your last visit. Thank you again.
Very pleasant patio, and the food on the Arizona Restaurant Week menu was terrific. Our party of four tried each of the three appetizers: heirloom tomato salad, tuna poke tostada, and cheesy beer soup with pretzels - and rated them all top-notch. The rock shrimp pasta, with wide noodles and a carbonara treatment, was tender and delicious, and the dessert - we all chose rum raisin bread pudding - made for a great way to end the meal. Highly recommended.
Thank you for joining us for Arizona Restaurant Week! We hope to welcome you back soon.
Great service and great vibe!
Thank you, Maria!
If you've never been, you have to visit ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho. They pay attention to every last detail of your experience, from the service to the preparation and presentation of the food to the 60s retro/swingin'/contemporary ambience. It was my first AZRW experience years ago and frankly I'd forgotten in the years since how sublime my experience there was. If you're on the fence about visiting, hop off and stroll into Zuzu and order one of their tasty cocktails!
Thank you for the kind words! We hope to welcome you back soon.
We had an amazing experience. Food and service were excellent!
Thank you! We are so glad to hear that.
Last minute we decided to celebrate our anniversary with lunch at Zuzu. Made a reservation for noon but got there early and they seated us right away. First tip -- we had no clue as to where to park...there was valet but we drove around looking for a parking lot. Not finding one we parked on the street and walked in. Hostess super nice and placed us at two top in bar area. We ended up moving tables since this one's view was of the kitchen -- not exactly romantic. Server was awesome and knowledgable. Menu was extensive -- had a hard time deciding. We ended up getting the breakfast fried rice (delicious!!) and the poke bowl. Also got cocktails since were were celebrating. then for dessert we had this crazy banana shake situation. soooo good. really enjoyed our time here and will be back with friends.
Happy anniversary! We do recommend valet for the easiest and closest parking option; it's complimentary for restaurant guests. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your brunch, and hope to welcome you back soon.
Service was slow, food was poorly executed & mediocre at best. Won’t be back.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We sincerely apologize that we missed the mark with the service and food, and appreciate the feedback. Thank you again.
Our waiter gave us little to no attn. Had to ask another waiter to find him. Only three tables were occupied, not like it was crowded. The food was very average to below average in flavor. I loved the atmosphere and seating. I would have given it another try, but the food would not make it worth it.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear that our service and food missed the mark. We are hiring and training some fresh faces due to the sudden increase in business, and sincerely apologize for not creating a better experience for you. Thank you again.
10/10 every time.
Thank you for the kind words!
We really enjoyed our experience and our server Polly was so wonderful! Will definitely come back!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for the detailed review, and we look forward to seeing you next time.
Great spot to grab a bite to eat, even if you aren’t staying at the hotel.
Zuzu Restaurant is one of my very favorite places. Hotel Valley Ho is so beautiful and historic. Just to be on the property makes me happy. The food at Zuzu is incredibly delicious and beautifully made. The staff is always so inviting and accommodating. It’s just one of the loveliest places that I know. :-)
Thank you for dining with us again! We appreciate the great review and look forward to seeing you next time.
We found it strange that the restaurant sends you a text message prior to your arrival telling you to silence your phone or leave it behind. We wanted to sit outdoors on the patio. There is no lighting on the tables or around the patio so we had to use our cell phones to see the menus. Feeling frustrated, we asked to move inside. Food was excellent.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are very sorry that there was not enough lighting on the patio. We will review the language in our messaging to ensure it is appropriate; we are just trying to discourage loud phone conversations in the restaurant so that everyone can enjoy their meal. We appreciate the review, and would love another chance to create a great experience for you. Thank you again.
Service was slow. Menu was poorly advertised and mostly unavailable. 20% gratuity added for a party of four, very poor form.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the slow service, and for being out of some of our menu items. We are reviewing our gratuity policy and greatly appreciate the feedback. Thank you again.
Food was good. My wife went a bit off grid with her choice and didn’t care for what she ordered but someone else may love the same dish. Service also good. Cool vibe and fun brunch spot.
Standard, uninspired menu. So/so atmosphere. Our server was very sweet.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our menu, and appreciate the feedback.
Such a fan but so disappointed
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit, and would love to know how we could have made things better. We are in the midst of training and hiring some additional staff due to the sudden increase in business, and sincerely apologize that we missed the mark. We would love another chance to serve you a beautiful meal.
Very clean and appreciate the spacing of the tables. Food was excellent, happened to have live music which was very good. There was only one table of loud women, but other than that it was very enjoyable
Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon.
Mel was our server. He was new to Cafe Zuzu, but clearly a seasoned veteran. Top notch server, amazing food and great ambience.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is rated 4.3 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/shop/gift_cards/gift_card.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.