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Zuka

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Neighborhood:
Leblon
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
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Rua Dias Ferreira 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, Brazil
+55 21 3205-7154
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Today
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small but very good restaurant in a nice area. Lots of different dishes, lots of pupunha and modern cuisine. Nice wine list.

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Thank FABIO457
Quebec, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great meal there, service was much better than the average restaurant in Rio and the quality was also incomparable. Of course it is not a budget option, but if you only have one good dinner to invest in, go for Zuka. Great location in a safe part of Rio (Leblon).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Come anytime up to 1.00am and you'll fine this small eatery alive !! There are some amazing dishes here served by friendly helpful staff. Extensive not expensive wine list will help with : warm goat cheese with honey, Rack of Lamb with foie gras foam, foie gras steak with orange and grand mariner preserve, grilled bananas with hot molasses sauce.... More 

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Thank RGGold
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food and atmosphere was great, the menu has amazing choices of grilled, meats and fish. Within our group the seared tuna and the fillet mignon specials were popular. The appetizers were also quite good, with the grilled palm hearts, the staff was excellent and helped accommodate a larger than expected group at the last minute.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant full by 8.00pm with great atmosphere. Huge menu with very interesting options to cater for all tastes of our party. Good range of wines. All for a reasonable price

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Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in trendy Leblon and a hip neighbourhood. It was packed when we arrived but had no issues getting sat at our table which we reserved in advance. The service was fantastic - our water and wine glasses were never empty and we never waiting long for our food - even with the Olympic crowd. The food was... More 

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Lyon, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around Leblon we stumbled across this place, though full they made every effort to find us a table then came to find us in cocktail bar a couple of doors away (Vinil - also worth a visit) who also allowed us to take our glasses to the restaurant to finish our cocktails. Food and service very good, Palm hearts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here. Food is excellent and the service, ambience and interiors are very good. I had White fish ceviche with Brazilian black pepper which was excellent and my partner had the Gaspacho with lime and basil sorbet which he loved. Both were full of fresh, interesting flavors. I had the Brazilian picanha burger with was good not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there late and they were very busy but were able to accommodate us even though we had to wait for a short period. The food was good, service was good and the dessert was yum.

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los angeles
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on a friends recommendation, so glad I did...I had the Tuna the first day(really good) and a pasta dish the next... Both were very excellent. I was on my own the last 2 days in Rio so i had to eat alone & they took such good care if me... I came for lunch when it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dias Ferreira 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, 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
Leblon
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.