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Zuka

Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
+55 21 3205-7154
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Ranked #119 of 8,488 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went here on our last night in town and had a superb dinner. Restaurant décor is very modern - clean, understated/informal yet classy - and the staff (and loads of them) are super-professional. All the food was simply delicious - the main courses, the steak and especially the tuna with wasabi Palm Heart 'pasta' (that you will see so many... More

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Moscow, Russia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Advance bookings are recommended. We had ceviche with white fish for the starter and fried fish with foie gras and filet mingon with risotto. Interesting combination of ingredients. Reasonable bill. Nice atmosphere, although no open air seating for some reason. Also the tables are very close to each other.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we visited dias ferreira 3 times on our visit to Rio, it was the last night we were here, we had already been to ct boucherie and sushi leblon, this was probably our least favourite of the 3 but relative to the food we were generally served in Brazil it was very good. the menu was eclectic and all the... More

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Montreux, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited Zuka in May, before the frenzy of the Soccer World Cup. Our hotel had made the reservation but on arrival we were told that no such phone call had been received. Kudos to Zuka, then, because instantly they cleared a corner, window table with ample space for the four of us. Each dish was carefully thought out and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Zuka on Tues 24th June based on some good reviews and glad we came. The starters were all very tasty and the mains we even better. I highly recommend the rack of lamb with passion fruit mash. I never thought those 2 ingredients would work together but it was excellent. Their chocolate brownie desert was also very good... More

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Belo Horizonte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Rio de Janeiro is crowded because of the soccer World Cup ... Walking around Leblon with my family, we stopped in front of Zuka, and found room only at the balcony ... What a luck! We talked with the Grill man, saw the cookers preparing all dishes, drank a nice french wine and had a nice time! I strongly recommend... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Delicious food, environment, drinks and service! The starters are so unique! Try them all! For main course I would recommend the Chef's suggestion of the day! They are always tasty! One of the best restaurants in Rio. Don't miss it! Tip: Try to arrive before 7:45 pm, otherwise you may wait a while to seat! Enjoy!

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Morganville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had dinner at this place 6/17/14... My wife ordered a fish main dish....was very dry and tasteless.. The owner of the restaurant came to our table and tasted the fish from my wife's plate and agreed it was dry and tasteless. She replaced it with a shrimp dish ,which was mediocre also. She was rude and obnoxious and refused... More

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Heard a lot about this place, and the food was really quite good. The service was reasonable, and the wine choices actually quite inspired for a small place. However, we were seated in the back section, which is quite narrow. We had a loud table of American ladies next to us, and the noise was such that we could truly... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great restaurant with excellent service, delicious food, and beatiful ambiance. We went to the leblon one that is surrounded by excellent gelato stores.

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