ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

4.3
724 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Perfect for curious foodies, the recently revamped ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho serves up imaginative dishes from Executive Chef Russell LaCasce, brunch every day, and colorful cocktails in a stylish, mid-century modern space complete with a sleek bar and shaded patio. The safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees continue to be of the utmost importance to all of us at ZuZu, and our comprehensive Pristine Clean program ensures that we are providing the best and safest environment possible, from our team members wearing masks to properly spaced tables and extensive cleaning practices. Reserve your next adventurous dining experience at ZuZu, where the table is set for an unforgettable meal.
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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AutumnW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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Klyph
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting and great value..

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JULIEI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I was disappointed to see that none of the staff members were wearing mask!

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JessicaC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Outside dining needs fans or misters. menu for brunch was unique however not really many standard dishes

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the sweetest and provided the best service even though she was serving outside and Inside. Quick, friendly, and delicious food.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at ZuZu!

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vipShandraG
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Fun retro atmosphere!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you, Shandra! We'd love to know how we could have improved overall and apologize that we missed the mark.

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LeahT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service! My new favorite!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We are delighted to hear that.

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Candace
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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markK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibe, nice atmosphere. Very good brunch menu.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you!

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vipReillyyahoo
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our birthday dinner here- thank you

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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MacKenzieL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was awesome! The restaurant week menu fell flat for us.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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JasmineS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for stoppingin.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall very nice experience. I went because of the picture of the milkshake that. Saw, however waitress said they only had banana.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy food, music and desert in a relaxed environment.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded 5 days ago

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.

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FoodLover
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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ScottsdaleAZFoodies
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for stopping in for Arizona Restaurant Week, and for the detailed review! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We always stop in here

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the review! We would love to know how we could improve after your last visit. Thank you again.

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vipJeffM
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Arizona Restaurant Week! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipMariaB
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great vibe!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you, Maria!

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GarrettK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Food and service were excellent!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you! We are so glad to hear that.

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vipbarbinarizona
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 25, 2021

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.

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Elel
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was slow, food was poorly executed & mediocre at best. Won’t be back.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

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.

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PamelaD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 every time.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience and our server Polly was so wonderful! Will definitely come back!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for the detailed review, and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to grab a bite to eat, even if you aren’t staying at the hotel.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you!

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Cathy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. :-)

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for dining with us again! We appreciate the great review and look forward to seeing you next time.

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FoodieFan
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

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.

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MatthewS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Menu was poorly advertised and mostly unavailable. 20% gratuity added for a party of four, very poor form.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

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.

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MarkD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you!

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EileenT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Standard, uninspired menu. So/so atmosphere. Our server was very sweet.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 11, 2021

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.

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vipKCDuchess
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Such a fan but so disappointed

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 10, 2021

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.

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ChadB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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MichaelS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel was our server. He was new to Cafe Zuzu, but clearly a seasoned veteran. Top notch server, amazing food and great ambience.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 17, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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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.

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