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“An evening of enchantment”
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Teatro ZinZanni
Ranked #21 of 273 Coffee & Tea in Seattle
Price range: US$104 - US$155
Cuisines: International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An evening of enchantment”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This place is a hidden gem. I was looking for somewhere to take my uncle for his 40th birthday that was entertaining and memorable. I am a washington native, so I sent out a text to a a couple of friends and this place came recommended. I was promised an evening of entertainment and fun.

I found there website on the internet and started to dig around for some info. They offer a few different shows, it includes 5 course meal (excluding tip and beverages) and you do have a choice of seating. The staff is hit and miss. Many of the entertainers will come to your table and play jokes, no matter where you are sitting. However, the actuall service itself from your waiter leaves much to be desired. The food is also pretty bad. Cold soups, awkward dishes and tacky up sell menus. The main feature is Ofcourse the entertainment, which I can't say enough about. At times it feels the show is dragged out but the entertainment is sassy, clever, and world class. Tips: if you can afford it, get seats on the main floor. The obstructed view in the standard seating can get frustrating, as there are poles. Get there at about 6:30 unless you want to do cocktails for a good hour and a half before the show. The traffic in the area and the timing of the show overlap so make sure you time it right, could be tricky.

What they tell you: be there at 5:30. It's a variety show. You will leave around 10pm. You cannot take any pictures.

What they don't tell you: if you choose a seat in the general area, they will seat you with strangers to fill up to seats. The views are obstructed. The show actually starts at 7pm. You can bring your own wine for a corkage fee (it can't be a wine they offer for sale). If you have seats in the premier section, you may be pulled into the show. You can take pictures when the show is done. You don't get fed your main course till 9pm, so have a snack before if your hungry.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank neversayneverFlorida
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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great, fun show”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We went this past week-end to 'On the Air' and it was our first time at Teatro ZinZanni. The performance is truly high quality entertainment. Lots of comedy and lots of laughter and we enjoyed how they involved the audience. I have read other negative reviews regarding the food but we enjoyed our meal. We were impressed with how quickly everyone was served.. and we were seated in general admission. I do think bread should not be an extra cost. I did have one concern and that is there were young children in the audience and this is definitely adult entertainment. It is expensive but a fun night out.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank JaneMP
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Camano Island, WA
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really Awful Food, Ok Service, Good Performers”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I really wish I could give T.Z. 4 stars, because the performance was a lot of fun, but the food, and the food service was truly awful. The servers have too many tables to tend to, and are also a small part of the show. But by far, the worst part of the experience was the food. It was really really bad. The appetizer was bland and had obviously been siting for quite some time. No one in our party ate theirs. The carrot soup was almost edible, 2 or the 4 in our party ate it. It tasted like carrot cake in liquid form. The salad was ok. Too much vinegar in the dressing and had hard unrecognizable orange things in it that were not good. The entrée, was REALLY BAD. There were four options, Top Sirloin or Scallops, or you could upgrade to a Filet or you could upgrade to add a Filet and lobster to your sirloin. My husband choose the upgrade to include both steaks and the lobster. I had the sirloin. I'll start by saying that all the higher priced tables down on the performance floor get served first...which would have been ok, but by the time we got our food...about 20 minutes later, the floor tables were done eating, and as soon our plates were placed on our table, they turned out the lights for more performances. We were literally using our phones to see our food. Now for the food....it was bad, really bad! The sirloin was very thick and very tough, and VERY fatty. Not edible. My husbands Sirloin was the same. His Filet would have been ok...just ok, but they covered it with a sauce that tasted awful. No one at our table liked it. His lobster was small, but fairly good, and the only thing that was edible on either of our plates. The rice was cold, and had an odd flavor, and the vegetable, we think, was shredded zucchini, served cold and raw. I was so hungry by the time we left there 4 hours later, that we went to eat elsewhere to eat as soon as we got in the car. The cost for this evening for four, using Goldstar for reduced price tickets came to just shy of $500. I would gladly pay $50 to see the performers, they were great, but that was the worst meal I've ever been served. Don't know if we would go back, but if we did, it would be to see the show, and we would go out to eat before we went.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Christine H
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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Seattle”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

One my evening out in Seattle.
The theatre is very easy to find.. The show was fantastic. The hosts are funny as, show I got they brought someone onto the stage. Loved how they got the crowd involved. Some of the acts are top class really good value.

Visited October 2013
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Thank CarlosHerni
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Seattle
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224 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Show is Fun with Amazing Acts, but...”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We saw the show, Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis, and it was a lot of fun, with some amazing acts, especially the trapeze, pole, silks, and tumbling. Chef Ceasar was so funny and picked audience members who were great sports. We also enjoyed the tap dancing, magic, and contortionist.

Unfortunately, stars are taken off for:

1) Our Table: we had discounted tickets and were seated in General Admission, so we had a blocked view of side stage and couldn't see what was going on. Fortunately, the center stage view was fine. If we ever attend again, we would choose a table in the center section, not on the outside were the poles can block views. In addition, our party of four were seated with another party of four, so the 8 of us were squeezed together, we felt cramped, and since we were strangers with the other party, it was not comfortable. The tables really should only seat 6 comfortably.

2) Food: was okay for the most part and the soup was hot. However, husband says his pork chop was inedible, tough, fatty, tasteless. The rest of our party had the halibut, and it was okay, but nothing special. Also, keep in mind that it costs extra for bread and any drinks other than water.

If you have never seen Teatro ZinZanni, then we would recommend going because it is a great show, but be sure to get a center table, and have low expectations for the food.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank DeeFry
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