ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

4.6
470 reviews
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American
ZuZu personifies what we love about Arizona: its rich sense of history, warm hospitality and all its gentle reminders that we should never take ourselves too seriously. Executive Chef Russell LaCasce serves up seasonal American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring organic ingredients from local purveyors. Dine inside or on the shaded courtyard patio, with a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass that opens to let the outside in. The lounge is open until midnight or later daily, the perfect spot for happy hour, shared plates, crafty cocktails and classic martinis.
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RC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My company and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at ZuZu, both the food and the ambiance. I was greeted by the staff even before I entered the door of the restaurant. There are quite a few interesting items on the menu along with the more usual ones; plenty of choices reasonably priced. The service is excellent. I had fun watching people coming and going to and from the hotel lobby, checking out the latest fashion trend. If you like a trendy place, ZuZu will not disappoint.

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Responded 3 days ago

Roseline, we love to hear about guest experiences, thank you for sharing yours! Hope to have you back again soon.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service; food was delicious.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was terrible. The vegan burger was burnt and obviously cooked on the same grill as they cook their meat. Their showstopper shake was photo worthy but not really worth eating and the panda cotta was like vanilla jello. So disappointing as I love this hotel and property.

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w
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

food was way oversalted and overpriced for small piece of salmon

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Responded on June 25, 2019

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Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have eaten here a lot and usually really like it, but they have limited the lunch options, so there are very few sandwiches. Neither can my companion or I thought that our meal was any good. I may avoid at this place for lunch in the future

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend this restaurant. I took my husband here for Father’s Day for the first time and we had a great experience. We were uncertain where the restaurant was within the hotel so we pulled and asked the valet personnel and they were super nice and welcoming. We get out of our car and walk up to the restaurant hostess where we were greeted pleasantly. The hotel ambience was like a scene from the 60 or 70s with a modern flair very cool and the service was spectacular. We ate the Steak and Eggs and it was cooked to perfections with the chirchimme. It was a great choice. This is definitely a place we will visit again soon.

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for the review, hope to have you back again soon!

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MV
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and nice atmosphere for a joint birthday date night out with my wife. We got the cauliflower appetizer (don’t remember the name of it) and it was delicious. The scallops were amazing and the zuzu burger was on point too. Band that was playing was ok, could have been a little better but wasn’t terrible. Definitely will be coming back!

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Responded on June 19, 2019

We look forward to you dining with us again!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Yummy and great atmosphere!!

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I wish you guys had more flavors for the show stopper shake and not just 1 for the entire month....i was hoping for chocolate but got peachy. ..

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on June 11, 2019

Each month we have new flavors and themes, keep an eye out for our next chocolate shake!

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P
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our time at ZUZU. The food and service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

We are happy to have you dine with us, hope to have you back again soon!

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J
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This was such a fun time and absolutely delicious food!!

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for the review!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty good hotel restaurant. They hit all the Sunday brunch notes well.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

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NL
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Great environment, great food, great staff.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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CE
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week menu was excellent-food and service very enjoyable!

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week. The Filet Mignon and veggie pasta was wonderful. The banana cake dessert was over the top. Our favorite thing however was the chopped salad. It was wonderful. The wine menu was nice too at 50% off select bottles. We did not order that but a few glasses of the Rombauer Chardonnay. It was a bit pricey but a good pour.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to ZuZu. Food was very good, atmosphere was enjoyable, our server, Alexander, provided excellent service. We will return.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience, and it's excellent that Alexander was able to enhance it!

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KT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food! Zuzu is a great spot to grab brunch with friends or dinner for a special occasion. Would definitely recommend!

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Hope to see you again soon!

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KT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Great food and ambiance. Would definitely go back!

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Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you, we are excited to have you back!

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JT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night out for a special occasion. Decor takes you back to the 1960's, great food and service.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

John, happy to hear! We hope to have you back for more special occasions.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the yellowtail sushi appetizer and the chicken was outstanding. My wife’s scallops were just pretty good, a bit greasy, probably wouldn’t order again. The Manhattan I had was outstanding. Ambiance and setting were very nice and Zuzu was very kid friendly...bonus. We’ll be back.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Chris, thank you for your feedback!

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MG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bloody mary and mimosas bar ever!

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G
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service! We will come back again

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Responded on May 10, 2019

Hope to have you back again soon!

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MS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

I would recommend for decor experience. Food and service were ok

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is our goal to always create a fantastic experience, and we’re sorry to hear that the food and service missed the mark. We would love to learn more about your visit so we can understand what areas needed improvement. Please feel free to connect with us at your convenience, thank you again.

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BB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience here. Beautiful, swanky and colorful ambience and great service. We shared several of the small plates on the menu and each one was so tasty and absolutely delectable. We will definitely be coming back here again.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars, hope to have you back again soon!

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Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun gem of a restaurant. I love that they haven’t modernized the place. Slate rock on the walls. Takes me back to when I was a kid. Ok I enjoyed the nostalgic part being there played. Outside of that, the food was AMAZING! All four of our party reacted the same way after literally eating every last bite. Yummy! For sure we will return!

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Responded on April 22, 2019

So great to hear, we hope to have you again soon!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lunch and finish off with a Showstopper Shake split 3 ways.

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Responded on April 16, 2019

We've got a new Show Stopper each month, join us again soon!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Open Table reservation was for a Friday late lunch on the patio while we were staying at the Hotel Valley Ho for Arizona Tiki Oasis, with Polly as our delightful server, but over the weekend we also dined inside at ZuZu for a late Friday dinner with live music and with Zack as our excellent server, an early Saturday dinner in the lounge near the ZuZu bar with several people providing attentive and pleasant service, and Sunday brunch inside ZuZu with Sharon doing a wonderful job as our server.

Apart from the wonderful service (which seemed to be consistent throughout the Valley Ho and not limited to ZuZu), the restaurant and lounge are as gorgeous as the rest of the hotel with sleek yet comfortable combination of Mid Century Modern and contemporary design.

The food was outstanding and prepared almost entirely in-house and often locally sourced, which is unusual for a hotel restaurant. The menu is not large but sufficiently extensive and varied enough for most people to find something delicious to enjoy - over the course of our four visits, we loved the house made chips, salsa and guacamole, the patty melt, the onion rings and fries, the truly outstanding white cheddar popovers, the bacon wrapped dates, the overwhelming but superb Showstopper milkshake with its bouquet of added treats, the pork belly mac and cheese, the Eggs Benedict, the BLT salad, and the cherry pie. Every item we had was delicious.

We’re now big fans of ZuZu - it’s definitely worth a visit even if you’re not staying at the fabulous Valley Ho!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We would love to have you back again soon.

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k
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. We had a cozy booth and a leisurely lunch with lovely food and drinks.
Perfect for a Birthday celebration.

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Happy to hear you had a perfect birthday celebration!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, friendly staff and a relaxed ambience.

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Amanda, thank you for the 5-stars!

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there, food was great, and our server Jake was great as well. We will be going back for sure

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for sharing your dining experience and we are happy to hear Jake was able to enhance it!

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Will be back! Bloody Mary bar was awesome

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on April 9, 2019

Teagan, great to hear! Join us again for more Bloody Marys.

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NL
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location, you have to try the cinnamon donut bombs! So amazing. Great eye candy outside at the pool as well ;)

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Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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C
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good place to go for lunch. Nice vibe, interesting menu, reasonable, and good service.

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience!

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MJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

While the server was courteous, the $21 appetizer was served at the same time as the $44 steak. The steak did have value over that from a discount steak restaurant; was thin and ordinary. We asked for separate checks at the beginning of the dinner, were brought one check at its conclusion. Expensive restaurant that is not worth the cost. The errors were so basic we won’t return.

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B
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We met out of town family for brunch yesterday... the hotel is a gem! What an homage to the 1960’s!
The food at Zu Zu was just okay. I had the Red Velvet Waffle....it was pretty tasteless.The others joining us did not rave about their food. The service was wonderful; our wait staff was prompt to refill coffees.

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Responded on March 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Happy that our staff was able to provide you with ideal service!

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AV
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and history. Wonderful service and great food.

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Responded on March 25, 2019

Our guests are very important to us, great to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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MD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, good service. Recommended.

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Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars, glad to hear you enjoyed your time!

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NB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had out of town guests and took them because we’d had such a great first experience. Our guests loved it! PJ the manager is just wonderful, personally making sure every guest has a great experience! We plan to go back often and take our family members when they visit.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hope to have you and your guests again soon! Great to hear PJ added to the experience.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

ZuZu has the best Mimosa bar in Old Town! They offered peach puree, strawberry puree and orange juice to go with their sparkling wine. The Cereal French Toast was to die for! I feel like ZuZu brings out your inner child with their menu options.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on March 19, 2019

Great to hear you enjoyed our brunch as much as we do! Hope to have you again soon!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT! Katelynn our server was AWESOME! It was our 25th wedding anniversary and ZuZu was perfect! The Valley Ho gave us the perfect quiet table, the most wonderful server we could have hoped for, the food was excellent paired with the perfect wine, dessert and champagne.... excellent! PERFEC! We will most certainly stay at the hotel again, but beyond the beautiful hotel the service and food at ZuZu is by far what will bring us back. We were congratulated several times and welcomed with smiles I just can’t say enough. If you have a special day to celebrate I highly recommend doing so here and request Katelynn as your server. Her knowledge of the menu, including wine pairing was suburb!
Thank you!! Cheers!

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Responded on March 18, 2019

Happy to hear about your wonderful experience! It's great to hear that Katelyn was able to enhance your dining experience on this special occasion. Hope to have you again soon!

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