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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
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 275
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    Very good
  • 73
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  • 19
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  • 16
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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
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Albury, Australia
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6 reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

we came to Zuka with high expectations after reading all the of the reviews and we weren't disappointed. They had a nice wine list and staff was friendly. The restaurant has great ambiance and the decor was very well done. Other reviews raved about the ceviche, but it was quite honestly a bit lackluster for me. The seared tuna on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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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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: International, Contemporary

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?