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Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
+55 21 3205-7154
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Ranked #173 of 8,677 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Located in a bustling cosmopolitan street in Leblon a more upmarket residential area with nice boutiques and busy streets this is a little gem of a place. Stylish interior with a theatre kitchen so you can watch your steak being grilled the atmosphere is intimate yet buzzing with conversation and the food is divine. Good value good service and definitely... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The food at Zuka was amazing. It's a very busy restaurant. We sat at the counter which allowed us to skip the wait, and had the added bonus of being able to watch the cooking staff put together the fantastic dishes they have. We tried the tuna tartare, the grilled hearts of palm and the octopus amongst others. They all... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The service was attentive and prompt. I started with a very tasty fried lamb dish as an appetizer. The main course, filet mignon, was tender and flavorful. Dessert was a delectable chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream, both smothered by melted chocolate.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Their gimelli pasta was absolutely delicious. Cooked with a cheese sauce and strips of steak, it was way better than I expected. Everything my family ordered was also delicious, but this pasta stood out. I have a strict no second visits to restaurants when traveling rule, but I almost broke it for this pasta.. unfortunately my family had other plans... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very good restaurant and ambiance. The food and the service are great. I gets crowded so better to arrive or early or late in the evening. Very recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Rio. The food at this restaurant is unusual for Rio for having a variety of spices and flavors. Food is always excellent. Service is very accommodating and friendly, although not always polished. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and laid back, not too loud.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great food, nice atmosphere, very trendy place, maybe not the best service. But we had a very nice evening!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went with my husband after a Rio de Janeiro native suggested this place. The atmosphere was friendly with nice casual attire. The food selection is about right. I ordered the Calamari risotto and my husband the Octopus salad. We had a hard time sharing our dishes with each other because we loved our own choices. My dish was perectly... More 

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Napa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by several locals and I so glad I made the effort to go. We had made a reservation through the hotel which was a good thing. It is busy. Try the Foie Gras Experience - quite honestly sublime! I had the octopus for the main course which was also excellent and my friend had the Tamarind... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had heard and read good things, and seen the queue outside the door, so booked a table to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The staff were attentive, there was a busy and lively atmosphere, and the menu and specials board were interesting making a choice very difficult. We settled on appetisers to share, garlic prawns, lemon... More 

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Additional Information about Zuka

Address: Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 3205-7154
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Contemporary, International

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