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“Good food, posh ambiance and people, great location, top prices” 5 of 5 stars
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Zuma
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 577-0277
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Ranked #4 of 3,623 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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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.
Limassol, Cyprus
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“Good food, posh ambiance and people, great location, top prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The title should be enough, as it sums up all the characteristics of this restaurant. It's located in the lobby of the Epic hotel, which judging by the people and the cars is loved by the money spending elite. It has an outside patio overlooking the estuary of Miami River and Brickell Key Island; the view is often "covered" by superyachts but this is not a major problem, as they are quite beautiful to see.
The restaurant is modern and quite beautiful, a bit noisy if full. But the atmosphere is definitively godd. Then comes the food. It was, without doubts, good. I decided to try several small dishes, and I hadS. softshell crab, watercress salad, seabass, beet tataki and pork skewer. They were all excellent, but the pork tataki was superlative.
As dessert, the Special chocolate was really good, and resisting ordering a second one was tough.
The total bill for two, including water and two glasses of wine, was 172$, includive of a 25$ tip. Expensive considering that there was no real "main" dish. But worth every penny.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good for tapas style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Good flavors coming together, and a beautiful ambiance. The plates are very small and a little overpriced. They have an amazing sake selection, service is wonderful and the dessert (OMG) we ordered the sample plate, nothing to waste there!! Good experience but personally think that prices fell on this stereotyped, social upscale mix and mingle atmosphere rather then the food since I've been to other places offering same quality but at more reasonable prices. We did have a good time and the food was very good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Amazing seafood! Amazing service! A little loud of me but once you take a bite; the noise is silenced by exceptional flavor. Also, Mel Gibson was dining while we were.( which may have accounted for the noise level)

Visited February 2013
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Potomac, MD
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fab Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Food was out of this world.
But so were the prices
If going on a weekend night, book weeks in advance

Visited January 2013
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Caracas, Venezuela
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Creative food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Beautiful crowd, jam packed and a bit noisy.
Very creative, excellent food but small portions and expensive.
Service fairly good taking into consideration the heavy attendance.
Eclectic decor and cool location.

Visited May 2012
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