Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
We went for Father’s Day and had and incredible meal. Everything was so fresh and flavorful, and there wasn’t anything we didn’t enjoy. Our family prides ourselves on being “foodies” and enjoying fine food and good wine. This place definitely passed the test!
Perfect in every way.
It was a wedding anniversary dinner (57 years), but just a quiet celebration. We have been to Zula’s several times over the past few years. Always order mussels & flatbread. Very good wine list. Wonderful desserts. Asked for a quiet table & got one. It’s a bistro atmosphere, but quiet enough for conversation.
Zula is in my top five go-tos for great food, atmosphere and service.
Their variety of mussels, crudo, and flatbreads keep me coming back!
Zula is one of our favorites. Chef Vik and his staff never fail whether it’s mussels, fish or salads. We always have a difficult time choosing our selections as there are so many temptations. We’ll definitely return.
We haven’t been back to Zula since the beginning of the pandemic and was so happy to able to go again ! We went down to celebrate a birthday.
Service was good. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions when asked. We started with a couple of the mussels ,some bread and a wonderful French Rose’.
The mussels were excellent. The Mediterranean style weren’t as flavorful as the mushroom flavored - but we loved them both.
We of course had to do a flatbread and ended up ordering two (2). This turned out to be way too much for just three of us but pizza boxes up easily. :).
We ordered a Goat cheese and a Brussels flatbread. The Goat was very rich and creamy but a bit salty and the Brussels didn’t have as much flavor as what we remembered from previous visits. Being partially filled from bread and two buckets of mussels may had an impact on our options- but we just didn’t feel the flatbreads were as good as what they were in the past - but, definitely not bad.
We will gladly return for another try.
Does not live up to the hype around it. Food has no flavor. Ordered the Aracini, calamari, kale salad, and Spanish Flatbread. Couldn't eat the calamari because it was just not good, the Flatbread had too much crust for me, but was good! Salad was probably the highlight of the meal. It was a lot of disappointment for the price.
This is our third or fourth time coming to Zula. Every time I come I wonder why I don’t come more often. The food and drinks were excellent, especially the mussels and the flat bread. The special Shawarma chicken over hummus was insane. Our server, Grace, was top notch. We sat right by two of the chefs making the food and it was fun to watch.
Excellent food. Try the seared calamari salad. An unexpected favorite.
Great place for tapas and mussels. The wine list is unique pairs well with the menu.
The food was outstanding as usual but the service was slow. Our server said there was just one bartender (Saturday night) and it took forever to get a second glass of wine.
I assume the restaurant is having difficulty getting enough servers, etc. - as are other restaurants.
Yes, I will be back.
I think I've found my new weekend spot. Any way you get these mussels prepared, you're going to love them. Sometimes it can get a little noisy, but it's always worth it.
We were placed next to a coat rack at a able barely big enough for 2. As we were behind a divider (Covid precaution), we were forgotten about & it took us over an hour to even get drinks. Will not be going back.
The restaurant is fantastic. The food is delicious. The servers are great. Great value for the quality of the food and wine. Celebrated our anniversary here. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend for any occasion.
Wonderful wait staff! They go above and beyond!
Good food but too noisy. Tinny and loud.
Great as usual!
Wonderful experience from start to finish
Hostess was very erratic and disorganized when seating guests. Other than that the food was delicious per usual!
Of my two guests, one was celebrating a birthday and one was visiting from San Francisco. We were seated at the flatbread oven, and it turned out one of the young cooks had been my friend’s mentee. She was delightful! The cocktails and food were excellent! Our only negative was that seated along the bar made it more difficult to hear one another
Wonderful as always, thank you! We always enjoy spending an evening here!
Zula knows what it is about and delivers a great dining experience. The PEI Mussels in Thai broth are superb and the Flatbread with Brussels sprout leaves with bacon lardons is well balanced with a crisp crust. The bartending is skillful and confident - well done!
Never a disappointment. We met the owner/chef and his lovely wife. Had no idea the outgoing hostess that we have engaged with for many years was the other owner.
Huge shout out to David the bartender! Great personality with wonderful skills of mixing restocking and all the while being engaging with the bar guest
The mussels were outstanding as were the crudo and tartar
Favorite restaurant in cincinnati
It was my daughter’s birthday dinner. We’ve eaten at Zula before and loved it. This visit the food was outstanding, but we were sat in the very back of the restaurant, hidden by a screen , our server tried to do her best, but our drinks took forever and nobody really ever checked on us. The restaurant was very busy.
A wonderful dining experience with attentive staff.
It was a wonderful place. Very friendly and competent staff.
Excellent service, excellent food and wine list. Trying to select which Mussels to get is difficult so we just start at the top and work our way down the list. Very enjoyable evening at ZULA’s, again.
Zola is a summertime regular for us because of the quality of food and service. We almost always have the mussels. There were four in our party, the service was great, and the mussels were the largest any of us had ever had! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
BEST MUSSELS IN TOWN, NO QUESTION!!!!!!
Always perfect. Love to introduce friends to Zula!
Zula is one of my favorites and once again food was fantastic! The hummus chicken shawarma was amazing! Roasted beets and Thai mussels...perfection!!
We love Zula’s - get the mussels every time and they are fantastic. Last night, however, we noticed the mussels were much larger and very fishy tasting. We asked the waiter if they changed where they get the mussels as they seemed different and somewhat fishy. He said they get them from a few different places, but made no comment to us about our comment about them being fishy tasting. We thought going on a Tuesday that maybe they were old?
Unfortunately, we probably will not be back. My stomach hurt most of the night and I have to attribute it to the mussels. Will have to find a new place to get mussels!
Food and ambiance were absolutely amazing. Definitely a spot I will tell all my friends about.
Favorite restaurant in Cincinnati - must try the eggplant fries, tuna crude and beef carpaccio.
Amazing food, wonderful staff. Venue is beautiful and intimate. Highly recommend
Best mussels in the city! And the chicken shawarma and hummus special were out of this world!
Excellent service, food, cleanliness overall atmosphere.
Went here for our 4th Anniversary. The place is a lot bigger than it looks on the outside.
The mussels were perfect and always a must! We got them, two hot plates, a bottle of white wine and two desserts. That was enough for us and I have what I'd consider a big appetite.
Our server, Jordan, was very helpful in helping us decide what to get. He did a great job at explaining what each dish was in simple terms.
We'll definitely be coming back soon!
Terrible service. Very disappointed
Zula Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1943 OpenTable diners.
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.