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Zuka

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Lagoa
Contemporary, International
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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 - 12:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 69
    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
Most recent review
Good quality food in a nice ambiance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
MariaTarasova
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This meal was without doubt the best we had in 10 days in Rio. Very well run restaurant , we dined with four friends and all of us adored our meals. A must do in Rio.

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Zug, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very nice modern brazilian atmosphere a little bit outside the tourist streams. Delicious innovative food and nice wine list. Prices are reasonable and the staff is very friendly. Also a good place to have dinner for one.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have eaten last week in Rio the most restaurants in this street, it was not bad but not special enough for what you can expect for this pricerange. Quadrucci next door is a bit cheaper and much better

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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had dinner here with my wife on January 3rd after booking one day in advance. We heard from friends that it was a good option and not far from our hotel in Leblon so we decided to try it. First of all the booking process has been wierd: we went there in person the day before and the person... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

lively restaurant, quite busy, but the tables are too close so it can feel a little cramped. Food is innovative at times, but lacking persistence and really is all in all just average

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I had an early dinner at Zuka tonight. We arrived around 7 without a reservation and were seated right away. Had we arrived around 8, we would have needed a reservation. The service was friendly and relaxed (...not quick...), which was nice, as we didn't feel rushed. We ordered the tuna tartare with avocado and wasabi mayonnaise... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My fiance and I stumbled upon this place after our hotel concierge recommended this street has good restaurants. The atmosphere was lively and every bite melted in our mouths. We were in Brazil for 2 weeks and this was one of the meals we talked about most afterwards. You could feel the love put into each plate and it is... 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: Contemporary, International

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?