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“CLOSED DOWN”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar - CLOSED

ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
Price range: $8 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“CLOSED DOWN”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Perhaps they've moved to another location but we didn't get to try this resto on 9-June-2012 because the place is closed. 41 dong du street is now a construction site.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank BatgirlinSingapore
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Tony S, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thanks very much for notifying everyone that our site has indeed closed at that site. Please be advised that we are opening very shortly in a couple of weeks, around the corner from the site that we enjoyed for 5 years.

Once everything is confirmed, we will be updating all of our TripAdvisor contact details.

We hope to welcome guests to our new improved venue very soon.

Kind Regards,
Tony
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English first
Midi-Pyrenees, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good lunch at great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The menu here is so unVietnamese but the food was delicious. Following pumpkin soup for starters, He had bangers and mash (yes, we really were in Saigon) and I had a vegetarian crêpe. As well as this, two desserts, two glasses of wine and the first sparkling water we'd had in a fortnight all came to the heady price of 900,000 dong (ish), i.e. 28 quid. Excellent service and the all-important air-conditioning made for a very pleasant meal. I'd heartily recommend this place.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Browns_in_M-Pyrenees
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Tony S, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hi and many thanks for your recommendation to readers.

While we have recently moved location, our kitchen crew remains the same and we are again offering many of the items that you mentioned in your post.

Apologies for not responding sooner - we were in the process of closing down, redesigning a new location, moving, and re-opening. We now have a dedicated restaurant on our mezzanine floor, which allows staff on each floor to focus on the different areas - drinks in the street-level cafe/bar, and food in the mezzanine restaurant.

With kind regards,
Tony
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great food reasonably priced. Like Italian fusion food. Lovely looking restaurant, tucked in between a few other shops and restaurants.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank JohnJampot
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Tony S, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hi and thanks for your post.

The "Italian fusion" food menu that you mentioned is being updated to be "Modern International" and while we will be certainly be keeping our crowd favourites, we hope that the improvements to our food menu, in our new location, will be well-received by our loyal guests.

Thanks again for taking the tiem to post a comment.

Cheers,
Tony
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Bountiful, Utah
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Salmon Salad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you're in the mood for a good salmon salad this is the place. I think it's about 200.000 VND and the portion size is good. I've had this dish a few times and it's been good every time.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Troyhth
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Tony S, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hi and thanks for your post.

Our Salmon Mojo Salad was indeed a favourite of many regulars in our previous location. This dish isn't yet back on the menu in our new location; however as soon as it is (in a few weeks) you can be sure that the pieces of grilled salmon will be tender and plentiful; and coated with our secret "mojo" sauce .

Thanks again for your kind comments, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,
Tony
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La Chapelle Montbrandeix
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98 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nothing good to say”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had been in several bars and restaurants as we travelled round Vietnam and had got into the habit of the happy hour cocktail specials ( two for one ). While we were there three different couples ( we were fourth ) not to be offered the second drink. Indeed we were given our bill. The service was disappointing to the point of offhand and was the only really negative experience we had. We spoke to the others and they had a similar impression.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Scotcher
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Tony S, Owner at ZanZBar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hi and many thanks for taking the time to provide us with this valuable feedback.

Please accept my apologies for our tardiness in responding to your post. The last few months has been hectic - closing down the previous location which was our home for 5 years, finding a new location, construction, fit-out, revamping menus, finding new staff, training (the list goes on). We were lucky enough to retain some of the key crew from our previous location, and we have also kept some of the iconic visual ingredients that helped us to gain recognition around town.

Importantly this move has allowed us the opportunity to critically assess all areas of the restaurant/bar services. While we won’t be operating at 100% on our first day in the new location at 19-21 Dong Khoi Street, several improvement initiatives have been put in place so that the new (and improved) ZanZBar can continue to be a Saigon symbol for many years to come.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the new location after September 5th, as well as to reading some updated reader comments.

I do hope that we can stop situations like yours from ever occurring again.

Thanks again - this does help us a lot.
Cheers,
Tony.
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