ZA ZA TA

4.5
138 reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will only be offering a takeaway option. We sincerely thank you for your on going love and support.

ZA ZA TA. A place where wonders never cease.
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Iggy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks were very good and atmosphere was nice. My only fault was with the service at the start where it took some time to get drinks ordered and then served which was about 20 minutes later. After that drinks did come out a little quicker, although we still had to ask for drinks/water as opposed to being offered more and is the reason why we haven’t given 5 stars.

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Emlovesallthefoods
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service very attentive DVD warn exceptional food such tasty dishes was blown away by how yummy an all vegetarian menu

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MarianaC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a delightful dinner my girlfriends and I had at Za Za Ta! We were absolutely blown away and can not stop talking about it! Brisbane deserves food like this and I'll become a regular customer for sure! Thank you!

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Natalina
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved my experience at ZA ZA TA. Great wine menu and loved the vegetarian menu as well. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

We dined here a few months ago and loved the $69 chef selection, our favourite dishes were the beef and fish, unfortunately since our last visit the venue has gone vegetarian, so for only $10 less we received 4 less dishes and the main being eggplant was a disappointment as only one of the three of us can eat eggplant.

There is a massive disparity in value since our last visit and a disappointing lack of animal protein, leaving the only dish worth returning for the bread with dips.

Sadly I doubt this business will be around much longer as many like us won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & cocktails love the vegetarian menu good work team.

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Milly
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing along with cocktails and total atmosphere was just incredible. Had a wonderful waitress called Gabrielle who was so attentive, friendly and helped out with all our questions

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AnjaS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, outstanding vegetarian food and creativity. Must try the halloumia and puddings

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Jaffa
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Middle eastern vegetarian food. Tapas style share plates. Zucchinj dip and bread is delicious.

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David
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very taste food. Efficient service.

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GreenG
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The hummus, za atar bread, borek and pumpkin dumplings were very good. The banquet we received included the roasted cauliflower, which included a nice sauce but was a bit ordinary. The Murtabak bread was enjoyable but the accompaniments received a mixed reaction. I regret not going with my original decision and ordering meza plates of my choice.

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NadiaD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing flavours - Probably one of the best vegetarian menu's going around. The service was fantastic, very friendly and accommodating and knowledgeable of the menu. Will be back many times again, make sure you book in advance for a seated table my preference was a table at the back as it had higher ceilings. Decor was cute. can't go past the food though. delish!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was sublime. Our server, Gabrielle, was knowledgeable, friendly, and recommended exactly the right amount of food. Can't wait to return.

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SJoo
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten and the service was fantastic.

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LCLocal
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and really good ambience. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Emarg
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Food is always wonderful. A big tick from my 3 middle eastern friends. A bit of a shame about the waitress‘throwing’ the food and accompaniments on the table with no explanation and flouncing off! Had to call her back to explain everything
Don’t let that put you off. The wait staff normally explain what is what and what little side dishes accompany each serve. She was an exception.

This is still my fav restaurant in Brisbane. Breakfast or dinner- fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, the most incredible food and such a cosy space for dinner with my family. The staff did everything they could to make sure we had a fantastic evening and were very accommodating to seating us in a space away from the busier area so that we could enjoy a cosy dining experience. We had the chefs special and would absolutely recommend it. Wonderful evening, will definitely be back.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Outstanding service. I'll be back soon 😁👌

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SamC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very nice, although thought prices were over the top... $16 for a plate of lettuce and $17 for a plate of tomatoes !

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience1

The staff wore masks, which we appreciate; they must be very hot and uncomfortable for the staff, so we were grateful that they wore them. However, their voices were so muffled by the masks that — even when we asked them to speak up — we couldn’t hear them over the music. We made bad menu choices because we couldn’t hear the answers to our questions about the menu items. The solution is simple. The music needs to be turned down during this period that staff are required to wear masks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was spectacular. Never eaten anything like it ! We did the chefs banquet and every meal just got better and better. Could not recommend enough. Ben was also super lovely and entertaining as were all the other waiters/waitresses

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Did not miss the meat.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We celebrated Father’s Day with our 4 adult daughters at zazata. Three of us had the avocado on sourdough with a poached egg and the other three had the shakshuka.
Both dishes were nice just found the labneh with the avocado and the shakshuka itself a little overpowering on the smoky side. We have had these dishes previously elsewhere and not found them to be that smoky.
Service was good.

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VickyN
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent twist on some Mediterranean
Favourite

Outstanding flavours
What an absolutely hidden gem

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Annemarie
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great place for a date night, delicious food and nice atmosphere!
My partner and I enjoyed a great night out at Za Za Ta last Friday. We had the charcoal oyster mushrooms, cauliflower and pumpkin dumplings. We were a little disappointed by the serve of the dumplings, as you only get 4 tiny pieces. But the charcoal oyster mushrooms were divine and blow our minds. Thanks for having us. We are definitely coming back.

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HannahW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent very friendly and fast. Would recommend

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BekD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the chefs choice and everything was amazing! Made me consider becoming vegetarian

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious vegetarian food, great staff, amazing cocktails. Could not fault this place. Highly recommend.

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MajC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and top shelf service - highly recommend!

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Charleigh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely love the new vegetarian menu! The eggplant dish was incredible, we were both so impressed!

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CassieH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious, fresh dishes. Meals came out in record time. Sublime cocktails. Great service.

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TanyaB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service from all staff! Beautiful food, although servings were a little on the small side. Great cocktails & wine selection. Will be going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Za Za Ta ticks a lot of boxes, gorgeous venue, good vibes, really good service. Why a successful restaurant with a loyal following after being incorporated into the Ovolo hotel chain would decide to go full vegetarian is bizarre. Although to be fair given the pumping numbers on a COVID times Friday night it’s not seemingly hurt it’s popularity. The food had the same middle eastern vibe but for me was not as exciting nor as well executed. I personally found the addition of cold soft poached eggs to mezze dishes confusing.
I wanted to love it but I wouldn’t rush back for dinner and to be honest if I’m going to a restaurant for breakfast I like at least the option of pork offerings.
Nowhere do they seem to advertise they have gone completely meatless, even the website still highlights the fabulous octopus. Normally I would never leave a negative review but this was such a bizarre choice for a corporate decision I cannot help but say WTF. At least 80 percent of diners eat meat why would you not cater a significant portion of your menu to please. You could easily cater to both.
It was enjoyable, but not memorable. I’d still go for drinks and a mezze plate anytime though, it’s a good times venue.
I’d be one of many I’d think who’d like still like to say - please bring back the octopus!

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Taileigh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic especially, we loved the personalised experience. The food was delicious!

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious! We chose the Chefs Menu and it was perfect, but make sure you go on an empty stomach - we were stuffed by the time all the dishes came out. Highly recommend for Vegetarians, as there is a great array of flavours.

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JessP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & beautiful restaurant. Service was great even though they were busy with a wedding on also.

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

I personally didn't like the food. My gf did. Wouldn't go there again.

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KatP
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Tasty food, small portions and over priced. Lovely venue and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Good vibe. Thanks for a great dinner.

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Emarg
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcome back, we have been counting the days! Once again zazata never disappoints. There is a shift to 100% vegetarian that is innovative and delicious. No doubt the ‘pretzel’ and chicken murtabak will be missed but the halloumi and the yemini bread are spectacular thank you again chef for some of the best food in Brisbane

FAQs

ZA ZA TA does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

ZA ZA TA is rated 4.5 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.