ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

4.3
734 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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JASONF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father's Day brunch with my family. Our waiter Mel was awesome and food was amazing.

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Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for the review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very efficient/personable.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel was awesome! Food was best we’ve had!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded a day ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal!

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DixieR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the variety of foods , the service was great and they even made a customized drink for me and my husband.!! The restaurant was pleasant and not too loud. The ambiance was so beautiful !!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded a day ago

Thanks for dining with us! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal.

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LaraP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best happy hours in the Valley!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded 7 hours ago

We love to hear that! Thanks for the review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. The server Eddie was very kind and friendly. The staff were funny and overall great time for brunch.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for dining with us!

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ThomasF
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It has been some time since my last visit to Zuzu. Everything was very good here. My date had the Alaskan Crab which she enjoyed very much. My Blackened Salmon was good, but a just a bit bland and did not come with many side veggies which was disappointing. Partially my fault for not getting more information from our server. However, our server was wonderful - knowledgeable and attentive.
I will definitely be back.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! We are sorry that the salmon missed the mark. We would love another chance to create a great experience for you and look forward to seeing you next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was aight

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us; we would love to know how we could have made your meal better.

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AutumnW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 !!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Happy anniversary, and thank you for celebrating with us!

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Klyph
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting and great value..

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you!

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Mamie82
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent food!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

College reunion

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for stopping in!

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JULIEI
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hi Julie, we're sorry if this was a disappointment to you. We are communicating our latest practices on the website; any unvaccinated team members continue to wear masks indoors. We are following the latest CDC guidelines, which as of May 13 do not require masks for those who are fully vaccinated. Any team members not wearing masks are fully vaccinated.

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JessicaC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate the feedback.

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

Love love love!

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Responded on June 7, 2021

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 on June 7, 2021

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 on June 7, 2021

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 on June 7, 2021

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
33 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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ArizonaBlondie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and attentive, the environment is perfect for a date! I can see why they are known for their awesome desserts that if i remember correctly, change monthly! A place like no other for sure!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for stopping in. Our "Show Stopper" Shakes do, in fact, change monthly. 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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ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is rated 4.3 stars by 734 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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