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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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7:00 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
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 287
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  • 181
    Very good
  • 77
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  • 19
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great contemporary brasilian cuisine

Zuka was highly recommended by it hotel concierge and Its understandable . The ambience is busy , lively , cozy . Service is very good , prompt and staff generally speak good English - which is a big plus factor for non- Portuguese speaking customers. They explained the dishes well even though the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Sivanesan S
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Singapore, null, Singapore
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Brasilia, DF
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our second time to Zuka and it won't be our last. Both times, the cuisine was excellent. We started with the house appetisers, various dips with bread, and moved on to seafood for the main course. I had broiled garlicky breaded shrimp with lemon risotto while my wife had a lobster and pasta special. Both dishes were excellent as was... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The best restaurant we ate at in Rio. Delicious food, well presented but definitely not cheap. They had a great sounding tasting menu but you need to get there early, by the time we got a table it was too late to order it. It was lively with lots of young Brazilians enjoying a Friday night out which is always... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We come across Zuka one night while looking for a nice place to eat and I am so glad we did. The food was fantastic! Staff were great, atmosphere is great and the whole place is just really cool! I'm not a big meat eater so I ordered the grilled veg with morocon couscous and curry sauce and my partner... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here, and the service was excellent. I'm not sure I would qualify it as "local" cuisine, but then I'm not sure what classifies as "local" other than beer, caipirinhas and deep-fried appetizers. We had wonderful gazpacho, delicious fish and an insanely rich chocolate dessert. Oh and we would highly recommend the Brazilian sparkling wine...didn't even... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Zuka was highly recommended by it hotel concierge and Its understandable . The ambience is busy , lively , cozy . Service is very good , prompt and staff generally speak good English - which is a big plus factor for non- Portuguese speaking customers. They explained the dishes well even though the menu has English descriptions. A very interesting... More 

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Washingtoin DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Well worth a visit. Just a few blocks off the beach in Leblon. Good small plates. best grilled octopus I have ever had. Good wine. Good people watching. AI very solid addition to my Rio trip. Would go again.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a really lovely modern Brazilian restaurant with nice wine list and terrific food in a gorgeous neighbourhood.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A mixture of brasilian, asian and European dishes... The appetizers are delicious and beautiful to the eye... Excellent cuts of meats and extensive wine list.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We arrived without a reservation on a Monday night, the restaurant was packed but we were lucky to get a table straight away. The food and service were excellent and we all enjoyed our meal very much. Not a cheap place but worth the price. I will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Absolutely loved this place. Ended up being one of the best meals I had during this past trip to Rio. They do authentic Brazilian cuisine with a more modern twist, but still accessible. Was definitely on the pricier side, but worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?