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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 #176 of 8,774 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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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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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