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Zasu, New Orleans, LA

Zasu

4.8
4.8
609 reviews
$31 to $50
American

Zasu is a dream a long time in the making for James Beard Award winning Chef Sue Zemanick. The name Zasu is derived from Zasa, which means “once again” in Slovak, inspired by Sue’s Slovak heritage and childhood memories of family bonding in the kitchen. Located in the New Orleans neighborhood of Mid-City, Zasu’s culinary goal is to explore new ways to inspire traditional favorites by allowing fresh ingredients to speak for themselves. Here, you will find a mix of local and non-native ingredients, creating a unique dining experience that is clean and light, yet rich in experience.

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Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 267-3233

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sue Zemanick

  • Catering

    For more information about catering by Zasu, please email wade@zasunola.com or call (504) 267-3233.

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to help you plan your private event at Zasu. Please reach out to our General Manager wade@zasunola.com, or call the restaurant directly at 504-267-3233. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Area

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross Street

    Canal Street

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available but limited. There is a pay lot at the nearby Gulf Coast Bank & Trust at 201 N. Carrollton Avenue. Ride sharing is encouraged.

  • Public Transit

    Enjoy the iconic street car lines. There are several street car stops right on N. Carrollton Avenue and Canal Street.

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Grilled Baby Octopus

    baby potatoes, olives, capers, red peppers, whole grain mustard, lemon, roasted garlic aioli

    • Caramelized Sunchoke & Chevre Agnolotti

      honeycrisp apple, sage breadcrumbs

      • Fried Gulf Shrimp

        charred cabbage slaw, sweet chili-sriracha aioli

        • Crispy Pork Cheeks

          tomato confit, smoked gouda grits, madeira

          • Tuna Crudo

            crunchy vermicelli, serrano, cilantro, yuzu-soy ponzu

            • Gem Lettuces

              cucumber, radish, pickled red onion, sesame cracker, tahini ranch

              • Crunchy Green Salad

                haricots verts, snap peas, asparagus, zucchini, pepitas, whipped feta, jalapeño-cumin vinaigrette

                Entrees

                • Wild Mushroom & Potato Pierogies

                  caramelized vidalia onion, asparagus, onion creme fraiche

                  • Sauteed Halibut

                    hon shimeji mushrooms, spinach, sweet potato, miso broth

                    • Ora King Salmon

                      caramelized sauerkraut, english peas, dill spaetzle, pommery beurre blanc

                      • Beef Short Rib Bourguignon

                        fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, haricots verts, braised shallot, bacon

                        Desserts

                        • Chocolate Malt Semifreddo

                          cookie crumble, hazelnuts, toasted marshmallow

                          • Coconut Buttercream Cake

                            passionfruit, macadamia nut brittle

                            • Strawberry Galette

                              candied ginger, vanilla cream

                              Last updated: 30 January 2022

                              What 609 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.8
                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.8Food
                              • 4.8Service
                              • 4.7Ambience
                              • 4.4Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              1. GG

                                GGGG

                                New England

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We loved every single thing about our dinner at Zasu. The food, the service, the decor ... EVERYTHING!

                              2. LR

                                LisaR

                                New Orleans

                                15 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined 6 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Wonderful food!!!

                              3. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New Orleans

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Everything was perfect. Light but filling. There’s a real master in the kitchen. Loved it. A little pricey, but worth every penny.

                              4. m

                                michaelg

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food! In addition to the creative dishes and excellent presentation, appreciated the food wasn’t overly salty. Waiter, ambiance, wine were also great!

                              5. G

                                Gigi

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This restaurant is truly extraordinary; the flavors in each and every dish were so delicious we were blown away. It was clear to us that artful magic was happening in the kitchen. Bravo Zasu!!!

                              6. JM

                                JimM

                                New Orleans

                                6 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on 14 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The pierogies are outstanding. The portions are goldilocks - Can have full meal including dessert and leave without feeling stuffed. Thanks and regards, JM

                              7. CG

                                ClaudiaG

                                New Orleans

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 12 May 2022

                                overall3food5service3ambience3

                                This was my first visit to Zasu. Food was delicious. Portions were too small for price and service was not attentive. I’m afraid I will not recommend the restaurant to anyone I know unless their bank account is that of most politicians=more money than sense.

                              8. FE

                                FrequentEater

                                New York Area

                                16 reviews

                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on 11 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Best food I have eaten in NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              9. T

                                Trini

                                New Orleans

                                39 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                39 reviews

                                Dined on 11 May 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                Excellent food.

                              10. w

                                writerchick

                                Shreveport

                                20 reviews

                                5.0

                                20 reviews

                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One of the best meals we’ve had in NOLA. Light, creative, and perfectly prepared - every bite was enjoyable. Started with the tuna appetizer (fresh cilantro, miso broth were perfect with it) a tasty coconut/sweet potato soup, the crunchy green salad in a feta dressing - we shared those bites. I opted for the pirogues and my husband had the halibut. Both were delightful. Spring for dessert here - the coconut buttercream cake was incredible. Cocktails were innovative but traditional enough to satisfy. Service was impeccable. Atmosphere sophisticated and intimate. In other words, go. We’ll be back, for sure.

                              11. L

                                Lewis

                                New England

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Love Chef Sue's food. Always on my list when i visit New Orleans.

                              12. c

                                craigw

                                Phoenix

                                15 reviews

                                5.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The most flavorful food ever. Pork cheeks and short ribs were phenomenal.

                              13. LW

                                LauraW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Drinks, food and dessert were all out of this world delicious! Just go there!

                              14. BC

                                BatouC

                                New Orleans

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Perfect in every way. The Watermelon Gazpacho is the thing that dreams are made of truly.

                              15. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New Orleans

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                The food was absolutely wonderful but the portions so small and the prices so high that I will probably not go back again. Also a very rowdy table was exceedingly loud.

                              16. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New Orleans

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful as always!

                              17. SL

                                SeLe

                                Los Angeles

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Such delicious, fresh, exquisite food. Fun atmosphere. Amazing service. Fine dining and flavor at its finest.

                              18. C

                                Claire

                                Washington DC

                                23 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                23 reviews

                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent dinner - food was delicious and wine choice great. Will definitely go again and recommend to others. Restaurant is a beautiful conversion of an old house .

                              19. M

                                Meshman

                                Boise

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One of the friendliest fine dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. The bartender made a huge effort to prepare a custom cocktail for my wife which included a handmade origami decoration for the glass. Every taste of each of our dishes was outstanding from start to finish. The atmosphere is comfortable, relatively quiet, and welcoming. I cannot recommend Zasu highly enough!

                              20. TL

                                TondaLu

                                Denver

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This was our best meal in NOLA. The halibut was just right in prep and presentation. Our service was outstanding. Go there!

                              21. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New Orleans

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                Food was good, not great, not fitting the price tag. Overall, found all three of my dishes too salty. Enjoyed the fabulous cocktails more than my food! But everyone was very nice and professional, and the setting is beautiful.

                              22. SC

                                SusanC

                                Washington DC

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One of the best meals I have had in years. We had salmon tartare, veggie crunchy salad, halibut, grouper, coconut butter cream cake. All were delicious! The cocktails were also fabulous. We travel to New Orleans once a year and this is by far one of the better restaurants and we cannot wait to come back.

                              23. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Las Vegas

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Fantastic food, excellent service

                              24. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 28 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Just about my favorite resto anywhere - stole the wall color for my porch in Maine !! Highest possible recommendation

                              25. s

                                stacyk

                                New York Area

                                4 reviews

                                4.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on 24 April 2022

                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                Birthday dinner with friends

                              26. n

                                nola

                                New Orleans

                                10 reviews

                                4.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Our wait staff, Sarah, was so helpful and friendly. Food was tasty and well-prepared. Service was excellent. The only negative was that the tables were close together and the group sitting at the table next to us was really loud.

                              27. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Los Angeles

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 22 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I love it here! The service is incredible, the food is wonderful, the ambiance is so on point. This is one of my new favorite restaurants in the city.

                              28. RN

                                RebeccaNOLA

                                New Orleans

                                14 reviews

                                5.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on 22 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                We've been to Zasu quite a few times -- even as recently as last month for our anniversary, but our dinner tonight was over-the-top spectacular. We started with the soup of the day -- a corn, sweet potato, butternut squash masterpiece. Chef needs to bottle that deliciousness for nationwide distribution! Husband had his soup with the fried oyster on top, while mine was vegetarian-friendly. We opted for a second course, instead of dessert (initially), and my husband couldn't stop raving about how amazing the agnolotti tasted (I worried over the chèvre, but he said it wasn't too goaty). My Gem Lettuce salad was -- honest to God -- something I'd eat every single day. The Tahini-Ranch dressing had incredible balance -- I'd put that stuff on everything! Our entrees -- the fish of the day for my husband and wild mushroom pierogis (my go-to entree every time we dine at Zasu) were delicious and rounded out one of the best meals we've ever had. Dreamsicle ice cream for two with a candle to celebrate my birthday was the icing on the cake. Our experienced server was attentive without being overbearing or oversharing, and pacing of the meal was extremely timely and showed an exceptional attention to detail between the wait staff and kitchen.

                              29. n

                                nolaeats

                                New Orleans

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on 21 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This small restaurant is our current favorite. We have twice brought out if town guests here. The food is innovative. The service is terrific.

                              30. H

                                Heather1301

                                New Orleans

                                14 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on 20 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful all around, drinks were creative and delicious and the food was outstanding. The octopus appetizer is to die for and the scallops special was out of this world.

                              31. l

                                live2dine

                                New Orleans

                                39 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                39 reviews

                                Dined on 20 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had another outstanding dining experience. We loved the selection of starters. We considered just ordering all of them for our meal. We settled on the octopus and the pork cheeks. Both were delicious. We had the King Salmon and the Halibut main courses. The salmon was rich and buttery tasting. The richness was balanced by the spaetzle, sauerkraut, and spring peas. The halibut was matched with a light and flavor-packed Asian style broth. Both the salmon and the halibut were outstanding. Service was attentive, knowledgeable, and timely. The wine list includes good diversity, nice selections, and moderate prices.

                              32. JP

                                JustinP

                                Los Angeles

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing, creative, clean food. Fresh and truly enjoyable. Unique and delicious flavors!

                              33. TC

                                TCritic948

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 April 2022

                                overall3food3service1ambience1

                                It was horrible. It was our anniversary and we got sat in the middle of the room, two other couples were transferred to a booth around us. The appetizer had 3 baby octopus..only 3, the halibut was over cooked. The rib was great but a tad too salty. Took serious time to even get drinks. Then we went to get the check, which also took forever. It seems the manager is the only that actually cares about the place and the clients. When he got our card for the check, he checked our reservation, and tried smooth over a horrible experience with a passion fruit cleanser. Kudos to him, I expected more from a restaurant associated with the James Beard Award. Looks like everyone really does get the trophy now days.

                              34. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Diego

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 16 April 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Food was out of this world. The air conditioning was freezing and I rarely get cold. Not a big deal, still had an awesome meal!!

                              35. l

                                luvgreatfood

                                New York Area

                                36 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                36 reviews

                                Dined on 15 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My 3rd visit but my date’s first. We agreed was excellent. Attractive, intimate setting, modest sized menu but all dishes delicious. Also portions modest-sized so not stuffed on departure. Excellent service made it a fine experience

                              36. PB

                                PriyaB

                                Washington DC

                                17 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                17 reviews

                                Dined on 15 April 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                All I can say is the food was amazing

                              37. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Charlotte

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 April 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Amazing first experience! We were a group of four foodies in and around the industry who are always in search of a stellar experience and Zasu delivered! We ordered almost the entire menu. Top dishes: Agnolotti, Pork Cheeks, Tuna Crudo, Tile Fish, and Beef Short Rib Bourguignon. The coconut buttercream cake was a delicious finisher. Great quality food, great value, beautiful small and unique New Orleans space. Thank you for a beautiful experience.

                              38. K

                                Kathy

                                New Orleans

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on 13 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Great! Everything was good from the appetizer to the dessert!!

                              39. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Mississippi

                                15 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on 9 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent food, presentation, and service.

                              40. EL

                                EdithL

                                New Orleans

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 9 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We love Chef Sue Zemanick and her restaurant Zasu!

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitising

                                • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                • Staff is vaccinated

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                              You can order delivery directly from Zasu using the Order Online button.

                              Zasu is rated 4.8 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

                              Zasu does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                              2 people

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                              21:30


                              Booked 15 times today

                              Order delivery or takeout

                              Delivery

                              • Order online
                              Google Map for Zasu

                              127 N Carrollton Ave New Orleans, LA 70119

                              Additional information

                              • Cross Street

                                Canal Street

                              • Area

                                Mid-City / City Park

                              • Hours of Operation

                                Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                American

                              • Dining style

                                Elegant Dining

                              • Dress Code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking Details

                                Street parking is available but limited. There is a pay lot at the nearby Gulf Coast Bank & Trust at 201 N. Carrollton Avenue. Ride sharing is encouraged.

                              • Public Transit

                                Enjoy the iconic street car lines. There are several street car stops right on N. Carrollton Avenue and Canal Street.

                              • Payment Options

                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive Chef

                                Sue Zemanick

                              • Additional

                                Patio/Outdoor Dining

                              • Phone number

                                (504) 267-3233

                              • Catering

                                For more information about catering by Zasu, please email wade@zasunola.com or call (504) 267-3233.

                              • Private party facilities

                                We would love to help you plan your private event at Zasu. Please reach out to our General Manager wade@zasunola.com, or call the restaurant directly at 504-267-3233. We look forward to hearing from you.

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