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“Tasty and stylish! Love it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zuma Restaurant

Zuma Restaurant
5 Raphael Street, London SW71DL, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
+44 0207 5841010
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Ranked #199 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $221
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge / South Kensington
London, United Kingdom
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“Tasty and stylish! Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very nice food, stylish interior and friendly staff! :-) Sometimes difficult to find a free table, when popping in without having planned ahead.Otherwise REALLY nice!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times and every time I have left very happy.

Firstly, if you know you are going, you should get a reservation since its very unlikely you will find a table unless you go at around 6-6:30 when they have just opened for dinner and get a space at the counter right in front of the chefs!

The whole design of the restaurant is really nice and impressive, although, when sitting at the counter in front of the chefs it is a bit uncomfortable since there is no space for your legs and your knees keep on hitting the wall - try to book a table if you do not like this style of sitting.

Whenever I go, I always book a table and get there 20 minutes earlier so that I can get a cocktail at the bar - their rasberry mojito is amazing!

As for the food, yes it is expensive and it is not a restaurant that you will visit often. It should be more of a special treat twice a year - its approx. £100-150 per person with cocktails and sharing food (starters - sushi - cooked food - desert).

The presentation of the food is really good - but try to enjoy it rather than taking photos of it!.

All of their fish is very good quality - especially the salmon! You should try the dragon maki, it is my favourite and it is amazing every single time. Also their cooked crispy squid is really good.

The black cod is one of their signature dishes and you should definitely try it at least once. The fillet is really good too, but I would advise you to take something else instead because (1) it is quite expensive and the portion is really small (2) you can go to other amazing restaurants where they have the best meat etc. In zuma they have many dishes which you will not really find anywhere else, so it is worth taking one of those instead. Like their duck breast which comes with this amazing sauce.

Tip: when ordering food, order everything to share. Most dishes are small and you will need more than one main to get filled up, but it is also worth trying more than 1 or 2 of their dishes!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The most delicious restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The food was fresh and delicious! The serving and atmosphere was also great! It is usually full and it is not easy to get a table!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic job”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Zuma us a fantastic restaurant and I really advise you to go to it. If you are in London go to Zuma it is a beautiful restaurant.

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“Best Japanese in the town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Without doubts my favorite Japanese in the town. Never been disappointed. Food, service, athmosphere all outstanding. Tuna and salmon sashimi extremely delicious! Great place for any occasion

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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