ZA ZA TA

4.6
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95 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.

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 95 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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KatieF
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really lovely staff member serving us, she was delightful and really helpful with the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Interesting dishes and a beautifully designed restaurant and bar area. It was a great culinary journey, a couple of dishes missed the mark, but it was a very enjoyable evening and the atmosphere is fun and cruisey. I could live in the lounge area, super cosy.

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LilyM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good! The food was amazing, staff were so kind!!

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Linaa888
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Yes! The food and ambience was incredible and the host was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Shane
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Musings on Za Za Ta ...🤔

This wasn’t my first visit to Za Za Ta and I can assure you it won’t be my last 😋
With friendly staff, modern decor and a food you won’t find anywhere else, this funky upstart is shaking up the Brisbane food scene. 👍🏼👏

The Israeli/Mediterranean fusion is a stroke of true genius and caters vegetarians 🥦and non vegetarians 🥩🍗🦐.
The drinks list is broad and similarly unique.🍺🍸🍾

The menu is well thought out and prefect for sharing for small and large groups alike. Set menu options are those who want to put the journey into the chefs hands. 👨🏼‍🍳

On this visit, there were a couple of new dishes that elevate an already excellent menu to the next level. 🤯

I must confess that when eat @dariomancachef food (and I have often) I hear music, the tastes, textures and depth of flavour are truely remarkable and downright heavenly ..🤩😍

BFG ratings
Service 4/5
Venue 4.5/5
Food 4.5/5
Value 4.5/5
Overall 17.5/20

ITS A MUST VISIT FOR ANY OCCASION

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The meal was delicious the first time I had gone here, and the standard maintained for food and ambience. The only fault I can point is that the service was not as top notch as my first visit. We had the banquet and the waitstaff had the knowledge to help recommend certain dishes - however they did not check up on us throughout our dinner for our drinks and often times we found ourselves having to wait to catch their attention to get water. Again, not the worst thing to happen. But it would have been better if at each round of dishes served we had a refill or a bottle of water for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambient is very relaxing and clean, food is well thought and service is excellent.

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AvedisG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, awesome desert and best of all friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will be back soon for more :)

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GraceA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I really enjoyed our Saturday lunch here. Lovely service. I had the set lunch with Harissa chicken. The food was delicious and warming with the yummy spices. The bread was warm and flakey, olives and dips paired nicely. It was quite rich so it would've been good to have some kind of greens or salad included in the set lunch or recommended as a side to cut through the richness. I'm keen to come back and try the dinner menu!

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BrissyEater
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Za Za Ta. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we opted for the full-on $99 banquet and everything was absolutely beautiful, from start to finish. There was not a dish we didn't love. Service was top notch too, the team there took care of us so well. It was definitely one of the best banquet we've had to date.

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ToddF
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Maybe I little disappointing sorry for that feed back

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Shane
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing night .. great food and first class service.

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Anned
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and exceptional quality ingredients. Our meal was a taste sensation from beginning to end. Service was impeccable with the right amount of attentiveness without being intrusive , and our waitress went through and explained the ingredients/meal (which we appreciated), as well as water always topped up without asking. This is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. We look forward to returning very soon.

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vipSueR
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, service & decor. I can’t wait to go back again.

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always. Food is exceptional and staff amongst the most polished I've ever seen.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I loved the decor and the service was outstanding but unfortunately I found the food was just ok and I didn’t feel it was good value for money

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Jeff
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great venue, food, drinks and service. The aircon is cranked up so bring something warm to slip on.

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ElizmaP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed it so much that we recommended friends who are food fanatics to visit you as well when they stay at the Ovolo in a few weeks time. They have already booked a table. Thank you for the exceptional quality of your food and the phenomenal flavours. Mostly, thank you for bringing out our food so fast so we could make our show on time.

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tdha
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

An memorable experience in a lively charismatic venue. The food was certainly the standout – a unique cuisine that is rare in Brisbane. Highly recommended. Would dine again.

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food is exceptional. service is outstanding. definitely recommend this place and will be returning!

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best restaurant we have been to in the three years we have been living in Brisbane. The food is amazing, unique and extremely delectable. A gorgeous setting, friendly and professional staff. The best thing for us is that Za Za Ta is down the road for us and we will definitely be coming back, with friends in tow.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Sat at the bar for a couple of drinks before getting our table, after the first drink it was like they were only serving people who were standing up at the bar, many coming along and getting served while I was waiting for ages with an empty glass, even after I told one of the guys I wanted a drink!! The food was good we got the $79 banquet but very small portions especially when your dividing them between 4 people, was not much more than a mouthful each for each course!

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Eliana
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there with my girlfriends on Saturday and we had a beautiful experience. The service was outstanding, the staff was very professional and friendly at the same time. Our food was superb and the atmosphere is beautiful. Must try: The bread and the chocolate brownie

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TanyaC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The major criticism and it may be a subjective opinion, is that the sauces served with the food or the sauces the food was served in were very rich. Our table ordered platters and we were unable to finish the food, not due to being full as much as our stomach were not able to tolerate any additional food with out feeling upset.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 30 January 2020

Hey Tanya, Thank-you for your feedback. While we recognise that our dishes may be exotic and provocative, our intentions are never to overwhelm our diners. I have addressed your concerns with our kitchen team, and if their are any outstanding balance issues in our dishes, they will be quickly laid to rest. I trust you enjoyed the rest of your experience with us, it was a pleasure hosting your company. Kind regards, Stefanou and the ZA ZA TA Team.

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alanab
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was even better. Funky vibe with a DJ later in the evening. Definitely will be back!

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KeelyG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food absolutely delicious and love the atmosphere/ambience of the place :) will definitely be back!
Love that there are so many great vegetarian options!

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi there Keely, Thank-you so much for the 5 star review. From carnivore to herbivore, we believe that good food is something that should never have to discriminate. Hope to see you back in the restaurant shortly! Kind regards, Stefanou and the ZA ZA TA Team.

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BreeM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Mel's were hit and miss - some amazing, others subpar.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hey Bree, Thanks for your feedback! We strive for perfection in every meal we create here at ZA ZA TA. To hear your experience doesn't reflect this sentiment is something we will definitely look into. Kind regards, Stefanou and the ZA ZA TA Team.

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Talia
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

I was incredibly excited to try Za Za Ta after numerous recommendations. Besides an incredible atmosphere and interior, it was overall a very disappointing experience. The food was presented beautifully but the flavours were unpleasantly rich. The octopus was cooked to perfection but the flavours were over powering and gritty. The service started well, very attentive, but quickly became a mess. We had multiple waiters - one would bring us new wine glasses after taking our order and then someone would take them away thinking we hadn’t ordered yet a needed new ones. Our starter plates sat finished for about half an hour, with waiters looking but not doing anything. Wish I had better things to say, but our experience certainly didn’t live up to the hype.

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GlenN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Order the Fremantle Octopus 🙌 great menu and quality food for sharing.

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carmita
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great friendly service. Will surly be back 🙏😊

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TaylaM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I would come back for cocktails and a snack. The food itself was quite nice but the portion sizes were ridiculously small for what should be considered 'sharing' sizes. We had five dishes between three people and it was just not enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

A series of mishaps ruined our evening there
Would not go back

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Nico
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was delicious food and an amazing atmosphere and vibe. Had a lovely waitress and overall great experience

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 30 December 2019

Hey there Nico, Thank-you very much for the glowing review! Come rain or shine, work or play, the team here at ZA ZA TA is dedicated to providing everyone with exceptional flavours and good times. We hope to see you back here shortly! Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager.

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ElizabethK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious blend of exotic flavours. Superb range of cocktails!

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 31 December 2019

Hey Elizabeth, Thank-you for the kind words! Hopefully we transported you on a little journey to the Middle-East (and beyond) while you dined with us. Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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DainaG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Drinks service was very slow and knowledge of their beers in stock was low.
A couple of the dishes (octopus) were excellent but what we thought was their speciality, the Moreton Bay Bug, was very disappointing with a miniscule amount of bug and certainly insufficient to share. Desserts menu is very limited with only two choices which were both chocolate.

Noise level was very high. There was plenty of room in the outer rooms of the restaurant but we were in a very full room where it was impossible to have a conversation without shouting.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 31 December 2019

Hey there Daina, Thanks for your review, especially on the octopus! It's a shame other areas of our service fell short of your expectation. We are looking to host more training sessions on the new summer menu, and as with dessert, we have a new option available just upon the horizon. If you wish, please contact us on (07) 3253 6932 so we can look to make sure your next visit with us one to savour! Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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Shane
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing visit, food and service first class.. Hands down the best in Brisbane...

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 18 December 2019

Really appreciate the awesome review Shane, Thank-you very much for choosing to dine with us at Za Za Ta. The team works around the clock to offer Brisbane something different and unique, in food and service. I'm so very glad our efforts shun through during your visit with us - it's always a pleasure to serve happy, passionate guests. Have a fantastic day, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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CourtW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, very tasty. Highly recommend the tuna dish. Excellent service, very understanding and knowledgeable staff.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 18 December 2019

Ohh, that Tuna dish is one of our favourites too! So much so that we've decided to keep it on the new menu. Thank-you very much for your 5 star review Court. We look forward to having you back in our beautiful venue soon. Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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TaylorO
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible - definitely exceeded our expectations. We will be returning that’s for sure.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hey Taylor, Thank-you for the lovely review. Flavours from out of this world, or at least out of this country, are what we are all about here at Za Za Ta. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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NikitaR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Dinner sittings are definitely better than lunch, lunch was almost empty and the service quite frankly awful. We had to ask for menus twice, the server was not familiar with the menu and then, well before we were finished, we were given the bill and basically asked to clear out as they started cleaning around us...
I have eaten here for dinner previously though and the experience was not as bad, but maybe this was because they were newly open at the time.

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hey there Nikita, We are so sorry to hear that your lunch experience at Za Za Ta wasn't to the same standard as your dinner experience. We strive in every department, at every time of the day, for consistency in food quality and service. I have addressed your concerns with our staff, and I am confident that your next dining sitting with us will rival all that came before. Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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SueH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic middle eastern buffet which amazing choices of good quality food presented beautifully ....tantalising

ZA ZA TA
Responded on 18 December 2019

Thanks Sue, It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your Middle Eastern spread during one of our Sunday's brunches. Hopefully Sunday morning was less of a struggle when brunch was around the corner haha! Kind regards, Stefanou / Restaurant Manager

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ZA ZA TA offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3253 6932.

ZA ZA TA is rated 4.6 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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