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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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Today
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 72
    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
Great fusion food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Thierry d
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Geneva, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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176 reviews 176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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Santiago, Chile
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great dishes! Perfect Service, dont worry you could go for fusion, duck or fish they really nailed it! So tasty, very very nice mix of flavours, very rich cousine, service is really good! This place is worth a trip to Rio no doubt it!

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

In one sentence: Food, ambiente and service just amazing. I had written a review about the Zuka before but our last visit to this establishment needs to be reported once more. The ceviche de peixe branco I had for starters was one of the best I have had in years. Absolutely fresh fish with lemon juice and young pepper fruits... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Zuka is located in the best street in Rio for eating out : Dias Ferreira, in Leblon nighborhood. Its food is international, but preserving local tastes, as ingredients and dishes are from local cuisine. Mostly a Grill, you have fantastic seafood also. I have been here 3 times in 10 days, never benn disappointed

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Norwich
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38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I thought this was one the best meals we had in the 8 weeks we spent in South America. Everything was delicious. The restaurant is busy, small and quite cramped. We ended up chatting to the people on the next table, so it may not be the place to go if you want to have a private conversation, but the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is an upscale, high quality restaurant - the type you might find in many world capital. You will not be disappointed, it's dynamism, cosmopolitan and urban. Ambiance, service, location, food - it all flows. The only thing, it's a bit noisy - I think bc people just enjoying themselves. Plan on spending about $30 US per person, and more... 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: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?