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“Amazing Tapas and Service”
Review of ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar - CLOSED

ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
Price range: $8 - $25
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
“Amazing Tapas and Service”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

A fantastic restaurant with the most amazing tapas I have ever had! There is a happy hour with 2-4-1 selected cocktails and they have a children's menu.

So good we went back a second time, and are planning another visit when we head back to HCMC in January.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Aaron T
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ZanZBar_Saigon, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Aaron,

I am so glad you liked our tapas (which are available all-day if you ask the staff nicely). Many people I know come only for the tapas (or the side dishes - like truffled mac'n'cheese). My personal favourite is the tuna rolls (filled with crab-mayo) - so delicious.

You have also touched on a little-known secret - our kids' menu. We have items not available anywhere else (like corn dogs [for Americans] AKA hot dogs [for ANZACS] - a battered sausage on a stick!). My kids (aged 8 and 10) always order Mu Lan's Chicken Noodles, Junior Pizza and the Croque Monsier.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Cheers,
Tony
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“cheers!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Friendly staff, delicious cocktails and good food

It's a great place to work in the daytime or to have some drinks and/or dinner at night.

The staff is well trained and very friendly
They really try to make you feel at home.

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Thank Conjunju
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Genova
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Here you will find value great food excellent service in a sophisticated decor. The food presentation, flavor and texture was excellent.

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1 Thank SoloGenova
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Genoa, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
674 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,280 helpful votes
“Exotic menu”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We passed by Zanzbar
on our way to another restaurant and were intrigued by the tasty, very different menu and decided to give it a try. We were greeted by the very friendly and efficient wait staff, who keep a watchful eye on us throughout the dinning experience. My only complaint was the too loud music…but it is also a bar, but I dislike music that’s difficult to talk over during dinner, so we sat as far away from the speakers as possible.

I love lamb and it was in combo with two of my favorites, hummus and eggplant; so I had to give it a try; it was excellent. The lamb was so tender and perfectly done, but paired with the hummus and eggplant was the perfect unexpected combination with a delightful dipping sauce and with a beautiful presentation! The best meal of our vacation!

My husband is a sashimi connoisseur having enjoyed it all over the world but he was completely amazed by the sashimi starter, both its presentation and taste at Zanzbar! He also had the chimichurri burger, perfectly done with an excellent side and was delighted. (just wish there had been salt on the table for the fries!) One starter, two main entrees and 4 bottles of beer for $52 and we left very happy! If there weren’t so many restaurants in HCM to try, we would be back tomorrow! Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank AnnArborMHT
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ZanZBar_Saigon, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Hi and thanks for the amazing post !

It really is a delight to read specific comments that help us to improve our business (and even nicer to receive glowing praise for specific menu items - it really does help us to keep our focus in the right direction) - so thank you very much for ALL of your comments.

We are certainly glad that you found the right menu items for your taste, and rest-assured we will take your comments about the music volume in the dining room into consideration as part of our ambience checks. We do understand the importance that sound, light and temperature can play in the entire dining experience.

Warm Regards,
Tony
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Could not fault”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and I fell across this restaurant and decided to pop in for a light lunch. We had an outside table and enjoyed a lovely relaxing lunch. We were given a voucher for a free complimentary dessert next time we went. We were going out that evening with family and ended returning to Zanzbar, this time sitting inside. The atmosphere was lovely, the meal excellent and although not hungry had the 2 free vouchers so thought why not! We expected to pay for the other 2 desserts but were told no they were on the house too, a lovely gesture. We would recommend this restaurant immediately. The staff were attentive and friendly and the atmosphere would suit a number of occasions.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank gilldawes
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ZanZBar_Saigon, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Hi and thanks for your wonderful post.

The crew love to receive positive comments [we wish more people took the time to post positive reviews :)], and these types of comments help to keep staff spirits up.

Thanks for trying us for both lunch and dinner (they are different atmospheres, different menus and different service crews), and we are so glad that you enjoyed both sessions.

We feel very lucky that youn "fell" and found us!!

Warm Regards and again, many thanks!
Tony
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