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About Zazios

Welcome to ZAZIOS - Where global meets local.

100 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thusday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Rose Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(269) 384-2650

Website:
http://www.zazios.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking and self-parking available.

Executive Chef:
Joe Pearson

Private Party Contact:
Autumn Fromm: (269) 270-2746

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Hosting an event? Our private dining room is perfect for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, family events, or an evening out with a large group of friends up to 50 people. We can also host your lunchtime event. Our atmosphere is more comfortable than a board room and the unique decor will impress your guests.

Zazios Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Romantic (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great, we were expecting a little more of a fine dining experience for the price but still had a wonderful time. If you are looking for a low key quiet evening out I do not recommend this place on the weekend. I would still go again but for more of a casual date night and hopefully chefs table!

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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I come for Valentine’s Day every year. Always a great experience, the food and service are awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Went on Valentine's day, had a 715 reservation, arrived at 7pm and was asked to wait in the bar area. By 730 still had not been seated and when we checked on our table they had given it away!! Finally got seated at 850. The food and service were great. They comped a drink for the inconvenience. The wait staff was friendly and handled the very busy evening real well.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was excellent. The food was very good including presentation. My wife and I was visiting from West Palm Beach Florida and we had the best experience dining at this restaurant. Compliments to the Chef on a excellent job with the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our second year visiting Zazios during Restaurant Week. Both occasions were stellar! Food & wine selection have more options than other restaurant offerings. Celebrated birthday & remembrance of a good friend. Exciting Saturday night in Kalamazoo! We’ll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a nice Date night. The Filet Mignon was excellent. The Wedge salad was a little spicy for my tastes. Service was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent all around. Food was excellent and service was prompt and courteous. I have never had a meal at Zazios that wasn’t excellent, and have been there multiple times.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 27, 2018

we went for a friend’s birthday.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have enjoyed Zazios several times over the years and the food this time did not disappoint. It was the first night of restaurant week so very busy. Three of four of us ordered from the Prix Fixe menu. The waiter mentioned that the kitchen was a bit overwhelmed and that was apparently correct as were there over three hours, mostly waiting for our food. As we waited, the waiter became less and less attentive. I believe I saw him in the kitchen trying to assist the cook staff. When the food did arrive it was delicious. The presentation was a bit underwhelming, but the salad was fresh and the salmon was moist, not overcooked. The Tiramisu and Cheesecake were delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent restaurant, we had the calamari to start, and it was perfect! I've cooked professionally for a decade, so it is hard for me to be willing to spend a lot of money on simple items I could make easily myself. So I choose the lobster ravioli, and it was delicious. I eat a low sodium diet, and the cream sauce was salty to my taste; most people wouldn't think so. My wife had a buttered pasta dish, and that was also very good.

While we weren't drinking, they had an extensive wine list, and their mixed drink menu had several unusual offerings.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding food, great service!! Some of the best pasta I've had in a long time! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was a little slow which was to be expected. Both the steak and the salmon were over cooked.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We decided at the last minute to try Zazio's on New Year's Eve. We reserved a table, were seated right away, and enjoyed a delicious meal while watching people walking up and down the Kalamazoo Mall.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Disappointed, not as good as i expected. Overpriced

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had dined at Zazio's for our rehearsal dinner almost four years ago and loved everything about it. When we were looking for a place for our Christmas Eve dinner away from home, we were happy to see that Zazio's was actually open for the evening.

Unfortunately, the online menu was not current. I was all set to order the fettuccine which sounded from the description similar to carbonara, however that dish was not available. We fondly remembered how tasty the short ribs from our rehearsal dinner were and both hubby and I opted for them again tonight. We were sad that they were not nearly as good as we had remembered. First of all, the dish should be titled "short rib" rather than ribs (plural) because it was mostly a dish of mashed potatoes and a mountain of Brussels sprouts with one piece of beef. For $28, the serving of short ribs was sparse. Secondly, everything seemed to be heavily salted, to the point that I was even a bit thirsty. Hubby suggested that maybe a bit of balsamic glaze on the sprouts or a sauce of some sort on the beef would have counterbalanced the saltiness. Lastly, the truffle mashed potatoes had large chunks which were un-mashed.

We opted to return to our hotel room for homemade Christmas cookies for dessert instead of taking a chance.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our group of 8 came here for our holiday party and did the Chef's table experience. It definitely exceeded my expectations! The food was amazing and caters to the crowd, even picky eaters will leave satisfied. The wine pairing was on point and the interaction with the chef made for a very fun experience. If you go, make sure to volunteer! Thank you for the wonderful time Zazios!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was Loud, Crowded. Food was $$$
Good service, though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was very good. Atmosphere was vibrant and alive. Service was solid. Unfortunately, we were served a glass of red wine with a tablespoon full of sediment at the bottom of it - not a positive experience.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Zazio's had a special holiday menu which included a surf and turf option that was popular with my group. My wife had the tuna which was also excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Zazio's has outstanding food, very good service, and is probably the most physically attractive restaurant in the region. The valet parking at the Raddison Hotel is very convenient. Everything about the experience makes the trip worthwhile.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Have been going here for many years - enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Great appetizers, especially the bulgogi and the spicy shrimp. The short ribs are excellent as well as the pastas.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We reserved this at the request of our daughter and her husband to celebrate their first anniversary. Much thought went into having dinner at this restaurant, I included it in my reservation request and asked for a nice table. We were seated at what I would consider one of the least desirable tables. We were seated at the very first table from the entrance, our backs were up against an opening right into the hostess stand and it was for six people which was anything but special/intimate since we were only four people. There was also never any mention of the anniversary. Service was adequate, but nothing extraordinary.....orders were taken, items were delivered but there was nothing special or personal about the interaction. The atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion, as there is absolutely no warmth or anything special. The tables have no tablecloths, they are constructed of laminate and feel "cheap" for a restaurant that is advertised as being high-end and one appropriate for date night and/or special occasions. The food was fine, but nothing amazing and/or special. There are a lot of other options in the area and we will go elsewhere next time.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great restaurant. Table not set up for reserved number of people. Love the place

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very well done in all phases. We enjoyed this meal. The Brussels were exceptional, nice flavor and portion. Very happy with our restaurant selection.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food with a nice menu selection. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was fantastic but our server made the entire meal! Great job!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. I had the special (halibut). It was savory and the perfect size portion. The drinks were scrumptious. It was fancy enough for a celebration, but not romantic enough for a very special occasion. We enjoyed watching the kitchen line. The noise level was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had the striped bass with broccolini instead of the beans with rice. Meal was amazing and service was exceptional.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were greeted cheerfully, seated promptly, and our server was very nice. She was helpful, offered suggestions , and was most attentive. A very enjoyable experience. Oh, and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have dined there several times when we vist Kalamazoo. This was the first time since the remodel. They have made it more causal and taken the regular 2 seat table by the Windows and made them bar tables small with talk chairs. The dress is very relaxed now. A new menu has introduced many new items. The service was we remembered. It was our anniversary and they brought a very nice desert for us. You can feel comfortable dress up or down. Food for the price is what you would expect. We eillvreturn again next time We are there. The decor while different still kept most of the charm as before.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Pasta month so good deals on that. Food is good, but I liked the old menu a bit better. More traditional Italian. Current chef puts a little twist on the traditional, so good if you want to experiment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Parking to get to restaurant was a hassle! Had to park on level 7 of close by ramp. Elevator was not functional so walked down many steps. Once in the Radisson the restaurant entrance was not visible. We actually walked out a back door and walked around the outside of the building until we saw an entrance in to the restaurant . Our parking ticket was not validated properly so we had to pay for the lousy parking after all. I recommend valet parking if available at front entrance of the Radisson if you're going to Zazios.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a marvelous dinner! Zach did a great job of presenting the meal and preparing it in front of us. We love the chef’s table!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food, wine, and service were all superb!
I really appreciated the confirming communication via both email and by phone prior to our night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A very nice time! My wife & I had the pasta specials and they were wonderful! Our server was Nick and he was terrific as well. We sat on the patio, very nice but it's way to warm for the fire pit to be going and the noise from the pedestrian mall was a little too loud.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Several pasta dishes were available for only $12.00. My friend and I both had the spaghetti with shrimp and it was delicious. It was served with fresh bread. Three large, fresh shrimp topped the pasta and zucchini and we asked for and received extra grated cheese.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderfully prepared food, our waitress was amazing, she gave us plenty of time to just sit back and enjoy. The restaurant was really dead for a Friday night. My only complaint is...Pinot Noirs should not be refrigerated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great service and perfectly cooked food. Patio was the right choice for our group. Drinks were delicious and priced right. Ribeye steak with smoked Yukon's was my entree with chocolate cake and ice cream dessert. Really good!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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