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“Ravishing !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zuma

Zuma
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 577-0277
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Ranked #4 of 3,622 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.
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“Ravishing !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We(2 couples) went to Zuma last Saturday and it was ravishing. The place to see and be seen!!!
What you can say when the food is excellent, the service perfect, the wine list very well balance and next to your table beautiful people including celebs like Emilio and Gloria Stefan having dinner with Christina Saralegui.
Nothing was missing. We even found the check fine.
I will be back soon. Au revoir !!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Wow!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

All the fabulous comments on Trip Advisor about Zuma are absolutely true! What a fabulous restaurant this is - brilliant atmosphere, excellent service, always full/busy and incredibly tasty dishes!

Stayed at the Epic hotel and visited Zuma twice during our 3 day stay! All the staff were very friendly, Jennifer in particular was fantastic and very helpful to us on both nights that we dined at Zuma.

We highly recommend dining at this very popular restaurant and strongly advise you to make a reservation as we did on both occasions, though on the 2nd occasion (Sunday) the restauarant was full all evening and we could only reserve a table in the lounge, which is also very good.

We will definitely return to Zuma when next in Miami! We are looking forward to trying Zuma in Dubai next month and then the London Zuma - hoping they are as enjoyable as the Miami Zuma.
Thank you to all the staff at Zuma!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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“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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“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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