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$25 - $100
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

I like restaurants, where the open-concept architecture allows the patrons to observe the whole preparation process, their careful handling of food and its ingredients. For appetizers we tasted seared tuna in truffled ponzu and free range egg yolk, white fish ceviche with ‘biquinho’ pepper and...Brazilian crispy beef cake with dark mustard. For the main dish I went for the tenderloin steak in herbal ghee with goat cheese risotto and crunchy leeks, and my husband took the cod fish with roasted onions, black olives and sweet potato cream 'au gratin'. We ordered their awesome vine. If we come to Rio again some day, we would definitely revisit Zuka restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 19, 2020

We had an early dinner, starting around 7, the place was rather empty when we arrived and full when we left. Excellent service and delicious meal. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Well worth a visit here. The food is delicious. We shared the guacamole starter with crisp pita bread, this is a must have if you go there. We also had duck with stuffing and the z burger both we’re extremely tasty. Good selection of wines....Very reasonable pricing considering the quality of food. Very good service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Made two recent visits to Rio and ate at Zuka about 4 times. This restaurant was fantastic. I speak little Portuguese but everyone was able to work with me on ordering and the menu had an English side and Portuguese side. The gnocchi was fantastic...as well as the tuna and squid. They have a great wine list and daily specials. They have an open kitchen and you can sit right in front and watch the meals being made and plated. On top of the great food and service it a great area to go out for drinks after and continue the night. This restaurant food and service was on par with any restaurant in any large city in the states. Fantastic and when in Rio will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

We are regulars in Rio, and we have to visit Zuka when in the city; cozy, the kitchen is open view . I love the tuna with pupunha (heart Palm). Great wines by the glass. Nice for couples or friends

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020

I really enjoyed the evening spent at Zuka. Not only the food is really good, they also have good wine, a very nice service and the place is elegant with good vibes.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020

First time un Río. Perfect night having dinner with the family. The food was really good and the atmosphere very nice too.

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Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 6, 2020

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and upbeat helpful staff. An overall relaxed, delicious dinner. Wonderful.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

We arrived at Zuka soaked to the bone after being caught in a surprise downpour. Staff were welcoming and helped us dry off. Food was outstanding started with the guacamole and Gnocchi which were delicious followed by the pork chop and lovely creme brûlée style...dessert. Great team at Zuka well doneMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

This was a gem of a restaurant in Leblon. The staff were fantastic. The food was interesting and outstanding. If the guacamole is still on the menu make sure you order it!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Zuka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4