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301 Fayetteville St Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27601-2168
+1 919-825-0995
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We went a few times before this place turned into a lounge only. It had a full kitchen and an asian fusion cuisine made by a good chef. After hours, it then turned into a lounge which was perfect. We loved their food, it was great and delicious. We also stayed after for when it turned into a lounge. Good... More 

Thank mparikh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Zinda is the epiphany of excellent food and music! They know how it's done - no salt or pepper needed. Plus, great Club music after hours that invites you to get the party started.

Thank VVMW
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Some friends and I went for some late night snacks and to try this place out. We ordered the steamed buns and 5 spiced calamari. Everything was fantastic but they serve the best calamari I have ever eaten.

Thank Lance E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This review is based on a visit a year or so ago, so take it as you wish. We heard this was a great downtown restaurant, but it was pretty bland. That said, my wife is convinced that "all middle eastern food lacks flavor," and I am starting to agree. Cool bar and atmosphere. Better food can be had at... More 

Thank Colonel_Goose
Sarasota, Florida
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997 reviews
708 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The staff are supremely friendly, the food is pretty good... but oh, the service... ;-) ...just a bit toooooo slooooowwww! ;-) Would try again - maybe it was just a busy night...

Thank Geoff and Jenni G
Cary, North Carolina
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We went on a Friday night with our family and our neighbors. We were there fairly early because we were there for dinner which we all thought was fantastic. This is our second time and both times the food was great. I realize that this is a late night place and I am not sure what it's like but we... More 

Thank RayKawa
Lumberton, North Carolina
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We went for the 2014 NYE's party. We had bought tickets for the night, that also included food, but had opted to eat before we got there. Good thing we did (esp because many of us were vegatarian), there were not many food options for us, and ok tasting food according to our friends. The music for the night was... More 

1 Thank Puja G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2015

I was in Raleigh for a weekend right before moving to a different state. I met some friends that wanted to go here to go out on a Saturday night. I didn't have more than two beers and we decided it wasn't the place for us. I go to cash out to find they had closed out my tab -... More 

1 Thank Nychik1021
Knightdale, North Carolina
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Zinda is in a prime location on Fayetteville within easy walking distance to the Memorial Auditorium. The interior is beautifully decorated and you feel like you are in a trendy, classy place. The food was really just mediocre. It certainly wasn't bad at all. It was just "good." Our service was fine. We ordered a large variety of items and... More 

2 Thank JeanC1
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Zinda catered an event for our law firm and it was such a pleasant experience. The event coordinator (Rachel) did such an outstanding job getting everything prepared and keeping me in the loop of everything happening. Our guests absolutely loved the food and drinks they provided. We will definitely be utilizing them again in the future!

Thank Jessica D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Fayetteville St Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27601-2168
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-825-0995
Zinda is a unique concept in the events and nightlife industry, Zinda’s atmosphere is unlike anything else you’ll find in Downtown Raleigh. Having a premiere location in downtown Raleigh is the first step in planning your event; our space is both convenient to all downtown hotels and large enough to host events of all sizes.

With a multitude of private event spaces, Zinda can play host to birthday parties, political events, corporate celebrations, and more. We’ve hosted parties sized 3 to 300 and can cater food in to the venue from any of Eschelon’s restaurants.
Whether you select our intimate Cave, or take over Zinda’s Mezzanine, or use the entire venue, your event is sure to be one to remember.

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night Zinda has a live DJ playing some EDM, followed by your favorite hip-hop mash ups and then topped off with today’s Top 40 tracks. We have drink specials each night and our full line up of DJs feature the best in downtown Raleigh.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?