My wife and I visited Zuma on Saturday 17 August for lunch. We had a reservation for 13:00. When we walked in the place was pretty empty, but by 13:30 the restaurant was almost full, including the space around the bar.
We had a great lunch which consisted of: salted Edamame (nicely warm), organic pickles (great plums), a delicious spicy miso soup, sake nigiri, akami sashimi and spicy tuna roll. All were great, in particular the spicy tuna rolls. We also had the black cod, which was very good, but we think the black cod from Roka is better. Finally we had the Yakitori, which comes as two skewers of chicken - very tasty. We washed the meal down with two black asahi and 2 glasses of Le Bosq and a bottle of sparkling mineral water.
We finished the meal with creme brulee with ginger and plum together with a glass of ginkobai (plum flavored saki). This was the highlight of the meal, a really wonderful desert and a great partnership with the saki. The food was really very good and I am sure that anyone who likes Japanese food would not be disappointed.
The service was very good and efficient but not intrusive. Our only minor complaint was that there were many families with screaming babies which kinda ruined the ambiance. It would probably be better in the evening.
We were pleasantly surprised when we got the bill which came to £155, including service and a charity pound. We were expecting a more expensive meal, but at £155 it was equivalent to Roka. Not sure which I prefer, Roka or Zuma, but we'll definitely come back, only this time in the evening.
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