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Zuka

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Lagoa
International, Contemporary
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Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3205-7154
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Today
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 258
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice people, good food nice ambience

The food was very tasty, dishes nicely presented and well-served, whisky selection was extensive: the ceviche was very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
BERWOLF
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food was very tasty, dishes nicely presented and well-served, whisky selection was extensive: the ceviche was very good

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great dishes! Perfect Service, dont worry you could go for fusion, duck or fish they really nailed it! So tasty, very very nice mix of flavours, very rich cousine, service is really good! This place is worth a trip to Rio no doubt it!

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

In one sentence: Food, ambiente and service just amazing. I had written a review about the Zuka before but our last visit to this establishment needs to be reported once more. The ceviche de peixe branco I had for starters was one of the best I have had in years. Absolutely fresh fish with lemon juice and young pepper fruits... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Zuka is located in the best street in Rio for eating out : Dias Ferreira, in Leblon nighborhood. Its food is international, but preserving local tastes, as ingredients and dishes are from local cuisine. Mostly a Grill, you have fantastic seafood also. I have been here 3 times in 10 days, never benn disappointed

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Norwich
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I thought this was one the best meals we had in the 8 weeks we spent in South America. Everything was delicious. The restaurant is busy, small and quite cramped. We ended up chatting to the people on the next table, so it may not be the place to go if you want to have a private conversation, but the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is an upscale, high quality restaurant - the type you might find in many world capital. You will not be disappointed, it's dynamism, cosmopolitan and urban. Ambiance, service, location, food - it all flows. The only thing, it's a bit noisy - I think bc people just enjoying themselves. Plan on spending about $30 US per person, and more... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had fantastic dinner in Zuka. Everything was delicious from starters to the house drinks. The atmosphere is also nice and it is located in the lively street of Leblon, very easy to reach. Compared to many other places we ate during our stay, Zuka was standing out. I would definitely recommend it!

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you are looking for something more than just a meal it would be a right place to go. Food is better than in a regular rio restaurant but more expensive than a usual meal. There is open grill area and we sat there once. Its definitely an experience watching how meals are being prepared before they reach tables.

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took the more expensive seafood menu and loved every morsel of it. Food was very imaginative and absolutely delicious. First class service accompanied this. The ambiance is very lively. Very highly recommended restaurant.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our 2nd time here in 2 weeks. The food really is some of the best in Rio. My Seared Tuna was spectacular, and the Goat Cheese bundle appetizer with green sauce was as great as I remembered from first visit. With such incredible offerings, you'd think the service would be stellar. Maybe, because we are Gringos, there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighborhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3205-7154

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?