As an appropriate accompaniment, we have assembled the region's finest selection of Spanish and New World wines. When you step in off of the street, you feel as if you're not even in Asheville anymore.
With this amount of food we felt satisfied without feeling uncomfortably full. It was a little pricey, but for the atmosphere, service, and food we had; it was worth it.
I would recommend Zambia to anyone looking for a nice dinner in Asheville. Reviewed December 2, 2020, via mobile Nice place, good but strange food (lots of exotic meats, etc.).
I explained before ordering that I had a food allergy and asked the waitress to suggest dishes without the seed. Almost ate it (because it’s too dark in the restaurant to see properly), but luckily my friend noticed before I’d taken a bite.
Reviewed November 9, 2021 via mobile My boyfriend and I stayed in Asheville for a few days and tried many of the top restaurants, but this one was both of our favorites. Their jalapeño based Jesus built my Ho trod cocktail was so good my boyfriend got 3.
The gnocchi was by...far the best thing I ate that entire weekend, and I’m still dreaming of it. The sweet potato cheesecake was wonderful as well and was the perfect end to our meal.
Reviewed November 6, 2021 This has fresh and delicious meals with ingredients that are in season from local farms. The Best thing I had been the pork spring rolls with a unique avocado sauce.
Reviewed October 27, 2021 firstly please accept my apologies for the VERY late review, we actually visited from UK with friends who live in Greensboro in November 2019!. We sat towards the back of the restaurant and...the atmosphere was great.
The service was very good and the food was lovely, next time we visit we will be here! More Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile This is a tapas bar, so if it's not your thing pass.
The serving staff gives great recommendations and the drinks.... HHH they were delicious! Reviewed October 21, 2021 We came to Zambia at the behest of superstar bar owner Ross of The Whale who basically curated our whole Asheville trip.
We sat on the patio which basically felt like we were sitting out a cobblestone...street candle lit in Spain. The crowd and atmosphere was great, attractive and interesting people at every table.
We left super happy, not overwhelmingly stuffed and very glad we came. More Reviewed October 11, 2021 via mobile We arrived about 630 on a Sunday evening, and they were able to accommodate our party of 2.
We had just arrived in town and passed up the noise of the Bier Garden for this more inviting atmosphere. We waited 5-10 min just to get...menus and when the waitress returned we ordered wine and 5 different tapas.
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We had 6 dishes, 4 beers, a mixed drink and 2 desserts. If you are looking for a slightly offbeat, eclectic tapas restaurant with good food and good service you should go there.
This was hardly my first visit to Zambia; it's one of my wife's and my perennial favorites. Two years running now I've taken her and her children to Zambia for her birthday, and we've been delighted both times.
The variety in their tapas offerings is sufficient to please both us and the children...quite a feat! The Brussels sprouts were our favorite, followed by the gnocchi, but you really can't go wrong with just about anything on the menu.
Love this restaurant and the food is amazing. The tapas style is great because you get to try flavor combinations from multiple small dishes.
I have had more flavorful tapas at other restaurants, but this place doesn't disappoint. The menu is large and always changing which is nice and keeps me coming back.
The tapas concept is new or less familiar to some and the servers need to be patient or willing to walk through the menu instead of being annoyed or making the patron feel like an idiot. I am hesitant to bring friends or people who might not be as familiar with tapas because these ladies make no effort to explain or make newbies comfortable.
My husband and I shared 6 plates and all were outstanding. Gammas all Apollo (garlic shrimp) and gnocchi tied for the best dishes of the night.
We've eaten at tons of Asheville spots and this is one of the best. We end up in Asheville about once a year driving to/from Florida.
Karin, our wait person, had great recommendations for us about various tapas, as well how many we'd need to order. They were very tasty, especially the sesame encrusted scallops, mussels, and the chick peas.
We keep thinking we will go somewhere else to eat, but always end up back at Zambia's. It has a wonderful ambience, great food, wonderful service usually and a good wine list.
Superb food and great atmosphere and staff. Hostess held our table when winter weather slowed us down, which we greatly appreciated.
Every dish is uniquely flavored, and the pacing of the tapas service is perfect! The acoustics of the space are such that conversation with dining friends is very easy and untrained.
Excellent wines, menu choices, and wonderful food preparation--all complemented by the warm interior niches that make up the dining area. I was displeased with wait staff as they would drop tapas dish at table without explanation, and just didn't seem they wanted to be there.
I don't know why we waited so long to try Zambia, but am so glad we finally did! My favorite was the hangar steak with garlic mashed potatoes.
The only thing was hat it was freezing in the restaurant. I was pretty cold by the time dinner was over, and my husband was too.
That kind of ruined it for me because it was a very uncomfortable walk home, freezing even in my coat because my base temp had dropped so much. Needed two cups of tea when I got home to warm up.
They were out of bread that evening and were not offered any replacement until we suggested some olives for the table. We waited for 30 minutes for the first course of our food and then the remaining food came out sporadically which was awkward with a party of six.
The manager did not come around to express his concern. However, the waitress did express her concern with the kitchen getting us our food, and she did take off the appetizers ($20) that were delayed.
The food was good, but the kitchen service just made the evening uncomfortable. A great place to convene with close friends, try a lot of different foods, and drink wine and cocktails.
This restaurant, which we have visited several times over the years, is very consistent. We've been with friends, for special occasions and just to dine out.
The food is good, sometimes too spicy for my taste but not my husband's. On the whole, the menu is limited for vegetarians, and for the most part the items don't change.
But the ambiance is nice, the place is usually fairly quiet, and we've had many enjoyable meals there. Staff Service was friendly and exceptional.
Had a federally documented highly trained service dog who was initially denied appropriate accommodations. Fortunately several guests in the area objected to the management position and the individual bound to their pressure.
Once the entire area of supporters left the same manager returned and alleged the dog would have to move as the surrounding tables would were reserved. We were excited to have our Christmas Eve dinner at Zambia.
Every single thing about it exceeded our expectations... Food, service, ambiance. Was Never refilled a drink or even asked and the wait for the bill was ridiculous.
Amazing variety of delicious food. Everything we ordered (Brussels sprouts, cantatas brave, sesame scallops, gnocchi, chicken chimichanga, pork) was amazing.