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Discover New Asian Cuisine at Zinda

Far East Meets West

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About Our Food

Exciting dishes from China, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond.

Upscale Asian & Indian Restaurant in Downtown Raleigh.

A unique concept in the restaurant industry, Zinda’s “New Asian” culinary experience is unlike anything else you’ll find in Downtown Raleigh. By combining dishes from all across Southeast Asia, from China to India to Thailand to Malaysia and beyond, our menu offers a balanced array of flavors, ingredients, and cooking styles. All dishes at Zinda are thoughtfully prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients and presented in a new way to provide a meal that heightens all of the senses.

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Our Chef

Chef Faung combines heritage with a passion for great food.

Meet Our Award-Winning Chef, A.J. Faung.

As a magna cum laude grad of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and former mentee of famed chef Martin Yan, A.J. Faung brings his vast culinary experience to Raleigh’s newest Southeast Asian restaurant and bar. His diverse background has been key to his success as a chef, giving him insight into cooking principles and trends from around the country — and around the world. As head chef at Zinda, Chef Faung is committed to making each dish he creates better than the last.

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Downtown Dining & Nightlife

Upscale Asian & Indian Restaurant

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Plan your next event at our New Asian restaurant and bar.

Raleigh, NC Nightlife & Event Venue.

Since opening in 2012, Zinda has quickly become a nightlife hot spot in Downtown Raleigh, complete with a DJ, dancing and drinks. Call ahead to reserve a VIP package for your birthday, bachelorette party or other special occasion! If you’re planning a private dining or cocktail event, such as a business dinner or holiday party, ask about our Raleigh, NC banquet hall rentals. We have three venue options available, as well as a customizable menu to suit your individual event and guests.

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