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Zuka

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Neighborhood:
Leblon
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
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Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3205-7154
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Today
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wen tto Zuka for dinner one night while in Rio and really loved it! We arrived about 7:00pm and got in easily without a reservation. By 8:00pm, the place was packed. Even with limited English, the waiting staff here were absolutely charming and couldn't do more for us! I loved the rich and rustic atmosphere of... More 

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Thank liseepoo
Miami, Florida
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384 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming restaurant that is very popular. So a reservation is required. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to try very good food.

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Thank Alejandro Z
NY
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252 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like exploring restaurants, but there are ones where I am always happy to come back to. Zuka is probably near the top of this list. Good location (Leblon, the jewel of Rio's South End), comfortable tables and very efficient staff. But the real magic is when you get to taste Chef Ludmilla's creations. The plates arrive with an artistic... More 

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Thank R_TheReader
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The food, really, is just ok. It is so overpriced its not worth eating there. I ate the pupunha spaghetti and my friend ordered a fish. It took 40 mins for our plates to come to the table. They were really sorry for the delay and gave us a free dessert.

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Thank Jessica K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Seared tuna was fantastic! As was also the Chilean Chardonnay, the ceviche and the great service. We got there by 8 pm and walked right in but an hour later it was packed and on a week night as well. Enjoyed every bit!

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Thank Pam H
London, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Thus far it's the best restaurant I've eaten at in Rio. When we arrived we were seated in a quite cramped table by the door. I happened to notice there were some bench seats in front of where the chefs were cooking. I asked if we could change and it wasn't a problem. It was really great watching these 6... More 

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Thank Epicureously
West Hollywood, California, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had a really delicious meal here with unique tastes .. seared tuna with shredded local veggies. The fish ceviche was outstanding as was pretty much everything .. take the tapioca ice cream for dessert! Enjoy but be prepared for loud loud loud.. It is a good thing the food is so good ..

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Paris
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Very nice venue. Very good food, subtil and though filling! Moreover service was quick and staff very nice. We strongly recommend

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Thank MaximeJaub
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Very good food with a nice atmosfere. Both fish and meat are delicious. Fast service although the place was full. It should be a good idea to book ahead. It's worth a visit.

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Thank mrlandsberg
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Just try anything. It is all great. You can start with the different sticks, then have the filet mignon with herbs. Finish with the "brigadeiro de colher" You wont regret

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Thank BernardoLarreta

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.