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“Bland food ... not spicy or hot or timely”
Review of Zinda

Zinda
Ranked #560 of 1,451 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Zinda is a unique concept in the events and nightlife industry, Zinda’s atmosphere is unlike anything else you’ll find in Downtown Raleigh. Having a premiere location in downtown Raleigh is the first step in planning your event; our space is both convenient to all downtown hotels and large enough to host events of all sizes. PRIVATE EVENTS: With a multitude of private event spaces, Zinda can play host to birthday parties, political events, corporate celebrations, and more. We’ve hosted parties sized 3 to 300 and can cater food in to the venue from any of Eschelon’s restaurants. Whether you select our intimate Cave, or take over Zinda’s Mezzanine, or use the entire venue, your event is sure to be one to remember. NIGHTLIFE: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night Zinda has a live DJ playing some EDM, followed by your favorite hip-hop mash ups and then topped off with today’s Top 40 tracks. We have drink specials each night and our full line up of DJs feature the best in downtown Raleigh.
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Bland food ... not spicy or hot or timely”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

That little warning 'hot pepper' symbol is not really needed here. Food was bland. This cuisine invites flavor and spices so it was a real disappointment. Service was incredibly slow even though there were only three tables occupied. We could never figure out where our server went as we waited for every part of the meal. The coffee was $5 and it was awful ... somebody has to clean that machine or occasionally brew a fresh pot!

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot !!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We tried the hot n sour soup, carrot n ginger soup, pad thai , macaw curry for lunch . All the dishes were tasty and the lunch portions are good for the price.

The service is very slow even though there were only two tables to serve, so, not a place to go if you are really hungry !!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank poogiewoogie
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Garner, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Hispanic customers”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Management, please train your servers to wait on Hispanic customers! We are warm people and appreciate a smile and a courteous treatment from servers. We always leave good tips, but lately we have been getting mummified waiters that seem like they are embarrassed to wait on us! Food is fabulous, but servers are cold and distant, at best.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Maria H
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Chapel Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Absolutely nothing special, expensive for what you get”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Went here for lunch after walking by for months wondering when they were going to open. With two standard lunches, two non-alcoholic drinks and tip, the lunch was $38. The pad thai was completely nondescript; the choose three was fine for me but would have left many feeling like they needed more lunch, as it was pretty small. Would not recommend, and will not be back. Many better places for less money.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank helsimon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Open for Lunch”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

It was very quiet and not a lot of diners...nice atmosphere though. Food is good but nothing to wrtie home about. The Spring Rolls were good. My companion loved the Pepper Chicken on Na'an...my Mee Goreng was okay but a little too one note.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Malenggay
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