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ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

South Scottsdale
0.4 miles from Old Town Scottsdale
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best Burgers!
1. Best Burgers!
" I couldn't resist the quarterly special Korean Barbecue Burger"
EastBayLenore
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2. Best Dessert in Arizona...
2. Best Dessert in Arizona...
"I ended my meal with the Showstopper. Y'all, this dessert was insane!"
CharlestonBlonde
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3. Bacon makes all better
3. Bacon makes all better
"This place was warm and inviting."
Jahniece
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Validated Parking, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would suggest making reservations as it is pretty busy on the weekends there for brunch. They offer a fair amount of breakfast items as well as a fair list of lunch items where I think everyone would be pleased with something on the menu....Turkey sandwich $17 and the burger $19 and two iced teas for $8 so needless to say a bit pricey but what do you expect from a hotel restaurant? I would not make this a special destination for a meal but if I was staying at the hotel and did not want to leave the hotel, I would run in for a meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kianna P, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. We are busier on the weekends so reservations are always suggested. Thanks again!

Reviewed September 11, 2021

We used to go here all the time before the vid slowed our visits. Just went back and had the most amazing food and service. Cru was our attendant and was amazing. Even switching out a martini drink glass from a coupe to a martini...for out. His knowledge of the menu was outstanding. We chose the Scottish Salmon and the Ahi poke, The tuna was excellent, I usually don't eat the skin but it was crispy and salty and made the salmon melt in my mouth. The poke came with amazing pepper lime chips to scoop up the Ahi. Attention was not overwhelming and not missing, basically Goldie locks - just right. The manager came over and had a nice conversation about the new menu coming out next week. We're glad they're back and we will be too. Great Bar, Great outside area, great service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kianna P, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2021

Thanks for the review! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and experienced great service. We look forward to welcoming you back and continuing to meet your expectations. Thanks again!

Reviewed July 25, 2021

The food and drinks were wonderful! We went to ZuZu for a late dinner and brunch the next day. The food is a little bit pricey but it is well worth it. My only complaint was the service was SLOW for our group (I know...there was 8 of us but it was painfully slow). Also, one waitress was willing to split up checks for us while another said they wouldn’t do that which was disappointing. I would have preferred a consistent policy! I do appreciate the waitress who did, she was so sweet!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Kianna P, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal, but sincerely apologize if our service missed the mark. Our goal is to make all of our guests feel welcome and appreciated. We would love another chance to create a great...More

Reviewed July 14, 2021 via mobile

We held an event at the hotel for approximately 45 people and for 3 days and everything was excellent except for Zuzu. While the hotel and event staff were excellent, the experience was marred by the multiple rude experiences in the restaurant. My guests had...multiple complaints about the rudeness of the wait staff for our group dinner on Tuesday night as well as the experience at the bar on Wednesday night. Tuesday night they were frustrated that we had a few people exchange seats and the perception was that dishes were slung at the guests. They also refused to serve someone if they moved seats (we had a pre-determined menu of 3 simple entrees). We had set aside 2 hours for the meal knowing there were extremely limited options, but an hour in we had not received even our salads. Since we had a bus and plans for later in the evening I inquired to the timing. The response was short and rude. Additionally, there appeared to be some passive aggressiveness on the removal of dishes after I had inquired about the timing.    So while the catering and hotel staff were excellent we were very disappointed by the rudeness of the restaurant staff, particularly the manager on duty, Samanatha.      Tonight when we arrived at the bar at 9:30 with approximately 20 individuals, the bartender yelled at the group to have a seat and we'd be served. When I approached Samantha about this being the second poor experience she was very rude and short. Later when I walked by the bar I overheard her speaking ill of our group. This is completely unacceptable.    We'd be hesitant to have another event at the facility purely based off the restaurant experience as they seem ill-prepared to care for a group and very off-brand compared to the rest of the property. The rooms are clean and very cool. The service from the bellhops to the front desk to catering was EXCELLENT. Again, Zuzu and Samantha were AWFUL but the property and hotel are excellent if you can look past the bar closing at 10pm and the poor service. Overall, I'd consider having an event here again but would not use zuzu.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Kianna P, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are currently working with our team members to review the situation and make the appropriate changes to ensure that this was, and is, an isolated incident. We apologize for making anyone seem less than welcome and...More

Reviewed June 19, 2021

It's Father's Day weekend and this was the spot I chose. It was really nice and the place was remodeled in a 70s theme. The service was impeccable. I ordered the wings because the server highly recommended them. They were the best I ever tasted....I also ordered the barbecue brisket sandwich, it was very good as well. And to top it off the bartender makes a mean old fashion. Even the fruit bowl that I ordered was loaded with blue berries, black berries, raspberries, pineapple and cantaloupe. So good. I am going to make this place officially as my new hang out. Cory was my server and he was amazing. I can't wait to return soon!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kianna P, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back and continuing to meet your expectations. Thanks again!

Reviewed May 8, 2021

Booked a suite for a special occasion but couldn't even get in for dinner that nite at this restaurant. Parking lot completely filled so didn't want to leave hotel & lose the space. Sat around in the suite we booked for a week listening to...thudding disco from pool area. Dinner might have salvaged the occasion.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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JesseThompson, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2021

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at the hotel. There's no need to worry about leaving the parking lot and finding a space when you return, as we also offer valet parking (at the same rate as self-parking)....More

Reviewed April 19, 2021

Great food and outstanding service from Rachel (hostess) and Jon (waiter) for our party of nine. We had a great table on the patio. Everyone loved their food, especially the steak burgers and a really tasty chicken breast dish with special grits. It was my...birthday and the restaurant gave me a handwritten note with a gift card for a future visit and a yummy desert of my choice. I had the chocolate creme brûlée which was incredible! Thanks for a wonderful evening. Highly recommend - you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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JesseThompson, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us at ZuZ. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Happy birthday!

Reviewed February 20, 2021

This place draws us back. We love the ambiance, the food, and the servers. We have had consistently great service and people remember us. I love having a valet when we arrive. They are quick and efficient with the car. The hostess is conscientious and...has been great to help us find a "safe" spot with COVID in mind. I love their menu and their drinks. I am especially fond of the spaghetti squash and shrimp and their other brunch item are varied and interesting. I love the history of this place. It is both classy and relaxing.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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JesseThompson, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2021

We love to hear that. Thank you for dining with us!

Reviewed February 16, 2021

We have been staying at the "Ho" (Hotel Valley Ho) since they re-opened in 2005! Absolutely love everything about the hotel..and ZuZu! We had brunch on on the patio Saturday and I was thrilled with some new items on the menu! I just had to...try the Lobster Cobb! It was fabulous!! Egg, tomato, celery, hearts of palm, cucumber, grapefruit, fresh herbs & avocado ranch. There was such a generous portion of fresh lobster, I had to share with my husband! I would highly recommend this delicious dish!! I enjoyed a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with it...just delightful!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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JesseThompson, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing Hotel Valley Ho again! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to ZuZu and our new Lobster Cobb. Safe travels, and see you next time.

Reviewed February 10, 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice quiet lunch beside the pool. We shared a turkey blt with truffle fries and it was more than enough. We also sampled the pretzel garlic bomb on the happy hour menu and it was delicious. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2021
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JesseThompson, Marketing at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, we appreciate the review!

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We do not have dancing in the restaurant or lounge throughout the year, generally only for our New Year's Eve party.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Yes, ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho offers takeout services.

Yes, ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5