ZA ZA TA

4.6
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53 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Middle Eastern
A place where worlds and cultures collide amongst a sprawling, colonial backdrop and buzzing open kitchen.

Experience a soulful blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine that brings a distinctly modern twist to centuries-old flavours, designed to be shared and savoured amongst friends.

Delight in plantation rum and artisanal cocktails, inspired by the vibrant Tel Aviv bar scene, amidst a warm setting rich in eclectic character.

ZA ZA TA. A place where wonders never cease.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oh my culinary God!!!! The food, service and atmosphere were beyond amazing. Love love love!! we had the "long lunch" option which technically has set dished but the staff were happy to swap dishes so that we could try things we were curious about, and they made us cocktails that we requested which weren't on the menu.
Everything was absolutely mind-blowingly delicious and the service was genuinely delightful.
Thanks for an incredible experience.

Oh and by the way...
I'm Israeli so I was almost expecting to be "disappointed" because nothing outside of Israel could compare to the taste of home. Well....I was totally delighted to be proved wrong. While none of the dishes was overtly or directly "Israeli" per se, they all had a clear infusion of what tasted EXACTLY like home to me.
And .... The Arak. My favourite. It wasn't on the menu but the first thing I asked was - do you have Arak? The answer was yes and the guys made the traditional Arak cocktail we love back home which we call "Arak Eshkoliot" - which is basically Arak, grapefruit juice, mint and a bit of soda. It was delicious and I hope you name it after me in your cocktail list ;) You can call it the "Ya'elli Summer Special"

SR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous restaurant with exceptional food and service - can't wait to dine there again soon.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We have attended ZA ZA TA 4 times now and have regularly raved about it to friends, colleagues and family. It felt like being in a beautiful restaurant overseas e.g. Turkey or Morocco. With delicious food and wonderful service. Normally we have experienced extremely attentive and engaging service, service before wanting, thoughtful advice from the sommelier, regular check in’s from wait staff and even special birthday attention. However, it appears as though the magic of the first two months is over. The experience now includes drinks only after multiple requests (you may or may not get water), some courses far too quickly and others which prompt you to start timers. I pray this is not the end of ZA ZA TA which I hoped would be my go to for at least another year or so. The food is still delicious, but the impact of poor service overshadowed the experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole package is fabulous. The food was excellent and inventive The octopus and trout were outstanding. The drink list was interesting and the decor and fit out is really cute. Great service and atmosphere even though it was very busy. Really good bar areas you can eat at as well. The music was cool but bar level volume. This restaurant deserves to be a big success.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey there Anon, First of all, I would just like to personally thank you for this glowing review. It means a-lot when our hard work and preparation is recognised. We hope to see you again very shortly, whoever you may be - haha! Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager.

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LM
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s the second visit to Za Za Ta and once again the service and food were wonderful. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Everything we ordered was beautifully presented and delicious. Wonderful cocktails as well.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey there Lori, We really appreciate these amazing words. Thank-you so much! We are about to launch our new summer food & cocktail menu. Would love to see you pop in for a taste... or two. Have a fantastic day, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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PF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

After a little hiccup of being forgotten about in the bar, upon alerting the staff we were quickly shown to a table and offered cocktails on the house. Our waitress was divine, attentive and led us through the menu to ensure we experienced food that was most to our liking. The food was delicious and we left feeling satisfied and overall a very good dining experience. Za is the full package - be sure to book to get a table - it’s worth it!

ZA ZA TA
Responded 3 days ago

Hey there Penny, Apologies for the oversight in the bar, this little hiccup of yours has since been given plenty of more attention. With new procedures in place we will never lose another soul to the bar - although I can think of worse places to be lost haha! We really appreciate this stunning review, the team will be more than happy to hear your kind words. Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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BF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding here. It's such a beautiful space. The cocktails and food were all delicious!

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Responded on 24 November 2019

Hi Belinda, Thank you so much for you feedback. We love hearing when our team delivers. I will personally pass this onto Hana who served you. Hope to see you at Za Za Ta again in the future. Kind Regards Corryn Floor Manager

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DB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Great venue with good music and outstanding service. Unfortunately the food was a big disappointment - usual small portions for a high cost and despite the interesting menu, I didn’t find it very tasty or flavoursome at all. Would personally recommend to go to for a drink, but not for dinner.

D
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the 2 person banquet which provided a good selection of tasty food from the menu. (7 courses I think).

Waiter was excellent and really went out of his way to assist and explain the food and helping select the wine.

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Responded on 24 November 2019

Hi Darrin, Thank you so much for your review and kind worlds! Hope to see you back at Za Za Ta again in the future! Kind Regards Corryn Floor Manager

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MF
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was delicious and service was good, although had to ask numerous times for menus to order more wine.
There was quite a wait between the first entree and next course even though the were only a few other patrons in the venue.

Food had interesting flavours and portion sizes were good when you order 2-3 dishes per person.

JB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful venue, great for special events or large groups. Live music was great - Sunday brunch is a must.

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Responded on 12 November 2019

Hi Jess, Thank you for joining us at Brunch, we endeavour to always have a great vibe! Hopefully see you in for brunch again soon! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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KH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Would recommend but would note that the music makes it hard to have a conversation.

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Responded on 12 November 2019

Hi Katherine, Thank you for the recommendation, we enjoyed hosting you at Za Za Ta! In terms of music, we are currently going through a sound-proofing stage and will hopefully have this resolved next time you come and dine with us! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and venue!

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Responded on 12 November 2019

Thank you for your feedback and kind words! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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AW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service and knowledge from all staff, delicious cocktails, delicious food. 10/10

ZA ZA TA
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Angela for sharing your thoughts on our beautiful venue. We care so much about our customers and to hear you had a wonderful experience really makes our day! Hopefully we get to see you again sooner rather than later. Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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PY
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Enjoyed the food, found the music too loud as my companion and I couldn't really hear each other

AS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Za Za Ta. Everything was peered the from the taste through to the service. I’ll definitely be back.

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Responded on 12 November 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for dining with us. We are super happy you enjoyed your meal and the service! See you again soon. Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the restaurant was lovely
Highly recommend this restaurant.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 12 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review! Hopefully see you again soon! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very different kind of food! Nice flavor, but maybe a little heavy to somebody’s liking.

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Responded on 12 November 2019

Hi there, We are glad you enjoyed our spin on Middle Eastern/Israeli food! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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D
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was absolutely divine, amazing flavours and really well done. We probably ordered too much ($99 pp banquet) and we couldn’t finish it all which was a shame. Next time we go there we will order straight from the menu instead of the set menu. Some flavours were a bit rich when eating so many courses, but will be more appreciated by my belly in smaller quantity. 100% will be back 😊

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Responded 3 days ago

Afternoon Dominique, It was a pleasure having you in for our Middle-Eastern inspired feast! The $99 menu is certainly the way to go to experience the range of flavours we offer here at ZA ZA TA. You'll be glad to know we are launching our new summer menu tomorrow. All options will now be more suited to summer - beautiful and refreshing, with new cocktails to match. Give us a buzz when you're ready for that return, we can't wait! Yours in hunger and satiety, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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EH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was just outstanding. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely go again.

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Responded on 22 October 2019

Hi Talya, Thank you so much for coming in. So glad you enjoyed our food! Can't wait to have you in again! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another brilliant evening at Za Za Ta! The food was incredible, the staff were attentive and we were even lucky enough to receive a complimentary side dish & aperitif for my birthday - it really capped off our night. 10/10, will be back again very soon :)

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 22 October 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback, we greatly look forward to your return! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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LC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a great evening, with outstanding service through to phenomenal food, stunning & comfortable venue and wonderful company. 10/10 can’t wait to go again!

PC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

It would have been a higher rating had I not discovered a cigarette butt in my drink... I ordered a soft drink only to find a cigarette butt floating among the ice cubes. To be fair though, the staff and manager were very apologetic but how does a butt find itself in glass these days?! Although the situation was managed well (kudos to the team) it obviously ruined the experience. Word of advice...check your glassware before sipping!

JL
Brisbane / QLD
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best dining experience not only the foods was amazing but for a new restaurant I didn’t expect the service can be so perfect already well done team !! Can’t wait to come back enjoy more dining party !! Thank you !!

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Responded on 8 October 2019

Hi Jenny, Thank you so much or your kind words! We can't wait to have you back! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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F
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service, but portions are way too small and very over-priced.
Went home hungry.

AR
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend to anyone. Could not fault the service, the food or the atmosphere, what an amazing addition to the Brisbane restaurant scene.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi Amey, Thank you for your visit! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us, can't wait to have you in again! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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TL
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Za Za Ta is one of those restaurants when you step inside, you could be anywhere in the world! The decor is sophisticated yet welcoming. The food is creative yet plentiful and delicious. The service is professional yet warm, knowledgeable and welcoming. It is wonderful to have such a venue join the Brisbane food scene.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous experience... highly recommend!

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your visit! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us, happy to have you back for more! :D Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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JL
Brisbane / QLD
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic breakfast lovely service can’t wait to go back for their dinner

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Responded on 20 September 2019

Thanks for the five stars! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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SH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and the food was amazing. We had a great night.

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Responded on 20 September 2019

Thanks for the five stars Sharni! We are glad you enjoyed your time. Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, stimulating decor and ambience, very interesting and unusual menu, very satisfying and excellent service.

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Responded on 5 September 2019

Hi Anthony, I am glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for coming in! We enjoy the decor too, especially our exotic wallpaper in the Conservatory. Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager

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BM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My taste buds were dancing. Amazing food, service great and the decor and vibe is simply gorgeous.

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Responded on 5 September 2019

Thanks Belinda! We are glad you enjoyed our vibe and food! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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DR
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The quality of the food was vey good as was the service. Some of the food was a bit spicy for me but that's a personal issue. Za Za Ta has a very relaxed, middle eastern atmosphere with great music played at the right level. It has brought a new experience to Brisbane and well worth a visit.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 5 September 2019

Hi David, We are glad you enjoyed everything, we loved hosting you and thank you for noting us as a great new experiential venue! Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manger.

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GO
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was exceptionally good,Very sophisticated, beautifully presented.

LP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational dining experience ....a feast for the eyes and the taste buds!

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Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you so much Louise! We agree with your assessment! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent flavours in a beautiful setting made this a must eat destination. Service is friendly and welcoming and this add to a great vibe

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi There, Thanks for the feedback! Hopefully see you again soon! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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LM
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the food, the cocktails and the amazing staff was perfect. I had a duck dish for my main and was the best duck I have had. All of the food we ordered was beautifully prepared and amazing flavours. Will certainly be going again

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Lori, We are glad that you enjoyed the duck, that black garlic puree and foie cream pairs perfectly and is melt in the mouth! Thanks for coming in and we are excited for your return! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Yes I would.

I was just disappointed that the waitress didn’t know her wine. Then at the end of the evening I find out we were charged for three bottles of wine instead of 2.

I understand you have only just opened. So happy to come back again.

It was my second time there so hopefully third time lucky. All will be perfect the next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Would absolutely recommend! Everything was good but the wonderfully friendly staff really takes this place to the next level. Will return.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 23 August 2019

Hi there, Thanks for dining with us, hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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LO
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had described the style of wine we liked to the sommelier - he brought us something that hadn't hit the menu yet....and we loved it (so ordered another bottle). The staff were all so enthusiastic and knowledgable. It's the things like this that make a night out really special. Will definitely recommend and revisit soon !

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 21 August 2019

Hi Lisa, Shun, our sommelier, is fantastic and really knows his stuff! We are all glad you enjoyed your special night out! Can't wait to have you in again :) Kind Regards, Stephen - Restaurant General Manager.

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