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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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1:00 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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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our total experience was outstanding. Great wine list, exceptional service and the food was was great. Best Tilapia I have ever had. A very memorable meal. Highly recommended

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Thank HP_Texas
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great setting, friendly service but the 'normal' steak was very disappointing. Overcooked and chewy. The only one to have is the T.Rex. Fabulous fillet with lovely accompaning vegs. Friend had the gazpachio soup followed by the tuna japanese style and really enjoyed it. DO NOT have the liquer they offer at the end- very strong!!!

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Thank Elizabeth O
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tuna tartar and tuna dishes. Egg's dessert is simply the best dessert I've ever tryied. The place is also good...

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Thank Miguel S
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Young and beautiful people, first-rate food, reasonable service. Also a bit expensive for what it offers. But it is worth checking out !!

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Thank CCTA65
England
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here after walking along Ipanema beach to Leblon. Quite a short menu but excellent, best meal I've had in the three weeks we've been in South America. Not cheap but ver God value and great wine list

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Thank JSkell61
Sao Paulo, SP
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128 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Esther P
Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank TSilver2012
Woking, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank Peter R

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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.