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“Felt spoilt” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zaza's
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Ranked #7 of 3,677 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $64
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Felt spoilt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Went here for my wife's 40th and they looked after us so well, table had balloons on it and little touches of playing happy birthday when they brought the deserts out and taking our photo and developing it there and then was perfect.

Food wise every course was really well cooked, a small selection for each course but all very appetising and we were happy with each selection.

It's only a small restaurant so book in advance, the owner was wonderful and the other staff just as accommodating?

Visited May 2014
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England
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Really enjoyable meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Dined here in May, would suggest you book online as it's only a small restaurant.

Food was delicious, well presented and well priced.

Good selection of wines at reasonable prices.

Service was excellent.

Restaurant claims to be "Absolutely Fabulous" themed. It's good and there is a touch of sparkle but they haven't gone overboard here so don't be put off by that if it's not your thing.

Would certainly visit again and recommend highly.

Visited May 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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“Lovely Anniversary Meal - Thank You for Looking After Us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

I am late submitting this review - sorry. My wife and I visted Amsterdam last November whilst celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. I booked Zazas after reading a review on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The proprietor (sorry I do not know her name) really looked after us. They set up a special table for the two of us with lovely touches such as hearts attached to our wine glasses and also gave us a photograph to remember the occasion. The food, service and standard of accommodation was very good throughout. Thank you for a lovely and memorable evening. Kev.

PS. Amsterdam is a fab city and the people are so nice and friendly, we will return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Singapore
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118 reviews
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“Good Dinner @ Zazas Amsterdam on 14Apr2014”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

had a good dinner at zazas on my second night in amsterdam on 14.4.2014. like beulings, we planned & booked the restaurant before the trip.

could not recall the amuse bouche but it was good tasting.

the focaccia was good, the usual.

we ordered 5 appetisers including the oysters & soup.

#1 the beef carpaccio was good, sweet & came with foie gras terrine.

#2 the smoked duck mille feuille was good too. smoked duck was good & the pastry too, overall a good dish. taste wise it was not as exciting as it looked. the duck & pastry were competent, good, not special.

#3 the ravioli was good. couldn’t remember what was in it, I imagine cheese? but this was better than the green pea risotto we had at the movies restaurant the next day.

#4 the carrot soup (we had 3 servings of 1/2 portion) had some cream at the bottom & was again very good, and also better than the one at the movies restaurant.

#5 the oysters were excellent, very creamy and sweet. we ordered a second helping of 3 oysters.

we ordered 2 mains to share.

#6 the cod was competent, but somehow the meat were firmer (& less oily??) than the texture i generally liked, as in my own nobu miso cod or teriyaki cod.

#7 the guinea fowl i guess was competent, just was not a dish that we particularly liked, and by comparison, the duck confit at the movies restaurant was much more enjoyable.

the service was very good – professional & friendly. there was 2 taiwanese ladies on our next table. 1 ordered a lamb but didn’t like it. she was requested to order a different main from the menu. the server took back the lamb & later explained politely & cheerfully that the chef tasted the lamb & it was fine however they would replace it with another main anyway. the lady said sorry when paying the bill & the server said they were sorry that she did not like it. all very nice & pleasant.

overall the dinner came to euro104 for 3pax including 2 coffees & a glass of wine, quite good price. it was not really much more expensive than the movies restaurant. the appetisers were great but the mains were not as enjoyable for us c/w the movies restaurant. i would come back again when in amsterdam.

see my detailed reviews & photos at http://chefquak.com/2014/04/30/very-good-dinner-zazas-amsterdam-on-14apr2014/

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

What does one seek on an evening dining out? Delicious food, lovingly and creatively prepared? Naturally. But what other characteristics factor in? For many, the more polished and formal the atmosphere, so much the better, as though the quality of the experience is directly correlated to the relative "importance" of the setting. For such diners, Zaza's may not hold that much appeal. It is, in every detail, the personal manifestation of its irrepressively charming owner, Susie Roche, which means that yes, there is considerable passion for the product served on the table, but any hint of pretension will be absent. From the moment one enters Zaza's, and is warmly greeted by Susie herself, one feels secure in the knowledge that laughter and fun are as much a part of the menu as the other scrumptious offerings. This is a surefire recipe for a great evening!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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