Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
Zula Bistro and Wine Bar in historic Over The Rhine is a tapas style restaurant and wine bar. The menu features variety of mussel dishes, cold and hot tapas, and seasonal entrees. The flavor profile concentrates on the countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea. Zula specializes in craft beers and an extensive wine list with large offering of wines by the glass.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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brittanyw
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zula's food was wonderful. Their items were things I haven't been able to find in Cincinnati. The mussels and ceviche were outstanding. Also, lovely wine selection.

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Deji
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zula is one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati. Friendly service and delicious food!

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vipKS5768
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, marvelous service! Great evening

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dking
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, fabulous food. hats off to the CHEFs.

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ThomasZ
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to go to Zula's because my wife had a gift card. We will be back again. Our server, Jordan, was extremely helpful in guiding us through the menu and making suggestions. Food was excellent. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipAllieE
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The server was wonderful and our food came out quickly and tasted delicious. Worth every penny! They also followed social distancing guidelines and made it a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday. I enjoyed it very much

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dining perfection. It’s why Zula is my fav restaurant in Cincinnati.

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vipRickS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zula never misses. They simply service delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere. It's one of Cincinnati's "can't miss" restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Zula.

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Annie
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your food is always wonderful and my friend agreed with that assessment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Zula. Food was amazing as was the service. Every small plate was absolutely delicious. Great restaurant and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend !!

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best mussels in Cincinnati and amazing service and atmosphere.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our dinners at Zulu. The funghi mussels are our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

‘Rona’ or not Zula is top notch! Food is not only. Fresh and delicious but truly a feast for the eyes! Love it!

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vipNRipley
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels and flatbread are tremendous!

Save the sauce from the mussels to dip your flatbread in, you’ll thank me.

Service was fantastic as usual.

Looking forward to returning soon.

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Rissa
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My friend and I both got sick from the mussel pot. I spent the evening throwing it up while hers came out the other end for the evening.

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chefGene
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great not a fan of eating outside

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Suze
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome Cerviche, flatbreads, Rose.

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vipRick
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food & service were very good. Seperation between guests is less than 6 feet but they have folding partions between the tables, not sure if that is adequate. OTR was very quiet Friday night (6/26/2020) , hardly any people.

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Lisa
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my daughter’s pick for her birthday. She loves their mussels, very good. The eggplant sweet fries were yummy! Good service.

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yumyum
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ReneM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shalom Shalom Shalom Shalom Shalom Shalom Shalom Shalom

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vipHarvey
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time out since restaurants reopened. The food and service was what I expected. Restaurant staff wore masks. I did feel there were more people in the restaurant it was more crowded than I anticipated and it was unsettling. Otherwise the food and service was very good.

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Woolums0928
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious mussels, great flatbreads, extensive drink list and nice ambiance. Highly recommend!

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StaceyH
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Enjoy the atmosphere very much

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vipKathleenS
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food Vik and his staff prepare is amazing. The service was very good as usual. We can’t wait to return.

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vipWhewell37
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Ambience and cuisine are so, so good!

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vipChaos68
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in otr. I’ve never had a bad meal there

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vipmacdonga
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an amazing date night at Zula with my wife. The presentations and taste of the Roasted Beet Salad and the Charred Calamari were outstanding. The mussels were huge and delicious as well. The hostess, servers and food runners were all extremely friendly and seemed glad to be back to some normalcy. Thank you so much for an amazing evening Zula!

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vipKellyM
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Indianapolis just to have dinner because we missed it so much. Food and service is always on point!

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viptrajef3
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Zula. But there was something magical about dining outside to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary after months of not eating in restaurants due to COVID. Each course we chose was perfection - still wondering how they made the roasted tomatoes on the haricots verts so perfect and the sharkshuksa was divine. Also appreciate how staff lets you know if you have ordered too much - so that you enjoy your meal better. Our bottle of wine was also lovely, and we appreciated the complimentary sparkling rose in honor of our silver anniversary. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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FritzG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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vipFoodking
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality at Zula. A go-to location. Easy parking on the street or in Washington Park underground garage. Service is commonly first class at Zula. Totally recommend!

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JimB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the French Classic Marinieére Muscles and one Friday 3/13 we also ordered Bulgarian Feta Flat Bread, Fries and OMG, the Baked Cauliflower was FANTASTIC. The Best Créme Brúlèe with Americana Coffee for dessert. Reasonable prices, excellent food and service. A very good bar and wine choices. Casual dining and food portions meant to share. Zula is one of my wife and I, favorite places in Cincinnati.

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vipMaureenH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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