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“Great food! Great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zuma

Zuma
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
+1 305-577-0277
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Ranked #4 of 3,674 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: zuma, located in the heart of downtown miami, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japenese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma miami offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya. the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.
Lebanon, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great food! Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

In town for the weekend and I pulled some strings ( thanks Gabriel Lewis concierge from Epic) to get a seat in this restaurant which is supposed to be the hot item in Miami these days. I found the food to be truly amazing!

I went with the tasting menu of a gazillion course meal which was like a large portion of tapas which kept coming. Each dish was incredible in itself. The sommelier was very knowledgable and made the nite perfect. Worth every penny I had.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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66 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Relaxing, stylish, and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stayed at the Epic Hotel here in Miami, of which Zuma is their signature restaurant. The food, service and overall ambiance is everything I would expect from a classy restaurant. Seems to be a favorite with the well-heeled Miami 30-something set as well.

Visited November 2012
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Bangalore
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Japanese -with a difference !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Good lively ambience. Japanese foodies will love it. Its japanese with a continental touch. Service is good and fast. Food is excellent. Reserve your table well in advance. Sometimes the waiting is 5 to 6 days.

Visited November 2012
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“YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Loved Zuma! We have been traveling for 3 weeks on honeymoon and dining at well rated restaurants around the U.S. Zuma was way up there as one of the best meals we have had. The food was amazing, service was great. Highly recommend the signature been tenderloin dish, I'm not a red meat eater normally but I ate every mouthful willingly! Delicious meal all round.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Zuma London and Dubai are better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you're a traveller and not the sort of person to go to the same restaurants repeatedly then I suggest that you give this one a miss. London/Dubai are better in atmosphere, decoration, location, and even quality of the food.

Just one thing that was unacceptable in a restaurant in this price range. The table next to us (for two) had a couple of girls who either booked incorrectly (or zuma booked for them incorrectly). Either way, a third girl pulled up and they brought her a stool to 'squeeze in'. This made everyone uncomfortable given the tiny space between tables. (The waiters were bumping into our table trying to get around the non existent space after this point). This lasted about 3 minutes until my wife complained in a reasonably assertive tone after which point the girls were re-located (probably to the bar). Anyway overall the experience was too much hassle. They still get some stars for the black cod and the knowledgable waitress.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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