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“Small restaurant with a big heart” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zaza's
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Ranked #5 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $65
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Small restaurant with a big heart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had dinner here with a colleague earlier this month.
Sweet little restaurant, excellent food, really friendly staff. Zaza made a point of talking to everyone
Would definitely return

Visited May 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Quirky but fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband booked this in the strength of TA recommendations. It didn't disappoint. The waitress is from Ireland and explained what we needed. The food was varied with a lot of dishes I could have chosen. We opted for sea food starters and then guinea fowl stuffed with cream cheese ( like a sophisticated chicken Kiev in some ways!). The wine recommended was Spanish and delicious - perfect combination.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank HT1359
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Goodness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant based on Trp Advisor reviews. It was worth the visit. The restaurant is tiny indeed but certainly great for a romantic evening for two but also noticeably for a group of 6 or maybe even 8 but no more. The wine list is short but varied enough to support the equally short food menu. I say the food menu was short but with some admiration for the kitchen as it is impressive that they can produce anything at all in that tiny room. The wine is typically pricey to match almost every other restaurant on the planet but as i said suitably varied. Naturally in such a small venue we did not wait too long for our food. The food when it came was of a high standard, not terribly large portions but wonderfully HOT and very tasty.
There is a small "Cloakroom" and separate bathrooms too but you are there for the food and relaxed happy vibrant atmosphere. We had a fun night with very very good food, pleasant service and left feeling completely satisfied.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank James G
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our recent dinner at Zaza's. This is a neighborhood restaurant away from the main tourist areas. The food was absolutely delicious. We started with oysters. We eat a lot of oysters but had never had any that ware so extremely fresh and succulent. The owner told us that they were from Normandy. We also had another delicious appetizer that was a special using the white asparagus that's in season. For entrees we had the homemade ravioli and the jumbo prawns - both excellent! We managed to squeeze in the cheese plate for dessert, which was also delicious. The portion sizes were just right. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived, but filled up very quickly. Within a short period of time, all tables were filled. There were only two people - the owner and another woman - waiting on tables, but they did a tremendous job managing everything. They were both very attentive, and the owner - who is a real delight - even stopped to chat with us several times. The ambiance is very nice, and our table by the open window was perfect. I can't think of one recommendation for making the evening any better than it was.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JennysMom08003
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Seasonal food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Was almost put off by the Ab Fab claim, but delighted we went ahead with our booking. Excellent service, tasty seasonal food, beautifully presented and well priced. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MagsRDublin_Ireland
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