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Brazilian, International, Contemporary
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Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3205-7154
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was going out for dinner alone and was seated at the bar overlooking the Kirchen area. The food was delicious ( fish of the day) and the wine by the glass, too. The menu is innovative, the whole athmosphere of the place very charming. Enjoyable and recommendable !

Thank martinhufschmid
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner and drinks at Zuka and we had a wonderful time. It's usually packed during late evenings, so be ready for a wait.

Thank Kate A
los angeles
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was recommended by a Rio local to me. Coming from LA this was a complete waste of money. Prices were American prices and yet food was not at that level. My tuna tartar appetizer was great. But my salad was so bad (heart of palm, grilled tomato, greens) that I had to waste it. My friend had the vegetarian... More 

Thank shobo
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Leblon is a very nice area and this restaurant is one of the many good choices here. Nice location, quite busy, so you better book a table. The food was delicious as well as the service. Meat again. Too cold inside due to aircon.

Thank AndyWhoWhere
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

I loved this place. I would return here if ever in Rio (Leblon to be exact) and eat the gnocchi. Large menu selction afforadbale prices. My friends and I loved it sooo much that we ate here twice. Once when we landed and once before departing :) I also visited in July of 2015!

Thank AdorableKim
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We sat at the counter where we were entertained by the chef preparing the meals and having a few laughs with them. We had the seared tuna that was divine, tasty and cooked to perfection. We also had the beef rigatoni which melted in your mouth. Whilst we waited for the mains we had the cover entre that and a... More 

Thank Kassy H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The restaurant is so cozy and the food is so good. Ordered the gnocchi as a starter and it was precious, then the main course, a beef that was so soft that seemed to melt in my mouth. I would recommend it to anyone!

Thank brjader
Miami Beach, Florida
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Simple casual and relaxed atmosphere. Great food and good service make this a good spot in Leblon. We had no reservation and the place was packed but the manager struggled and succeeded in giving us a table... which deserves a special mention

Thank Liban10452
Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had been recommended to dine at Zuka and saved it for our last night in Rio. The food did not disappoint, however the service was quite average. As quite noticeable foreigners, it seemed that we were treated rather second-hand compared to more local diners. We only received the 'Specials' menu from the waiter as we were about to order... More 

Thank Lucy T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Unfortunately, there really isn't much to write about Zuka. Of my two visits, I am left with dim memories of bland, although not horrible, food and wine. And of chaos among servers and hosts and diners: the insistence at my arrival that I needed a reservation even though my lunch companion was already present and seated in plain view; the... More 

Thank pcinbk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighborhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3205-7154

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Staying in Leblon

Neighborhood Profile
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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