Zuma is a swanky Japanese restaurant located in the exclusive district of Knightsbridge.
I visited Zuma in December 2012 with a friend and this is definitely not the place if you're looking for quantity rather than quality. My first impression of the place was that it was overstaffed, the counter by the entrance had 4 people behind and I noticed lines of staff waiting to serve customers (which may not be a bad thing really) but later the restaurant began to fill up pretty fast so I guess everyone was put to use!
As a result, service was attentive and overall, brilliant.
Food was pretty good but nothing to shout about. I wouldn't call it 100% Japanese, i did feel there was a bit of fusion, including the ambience of the restaurant
Coming from Asia, I've obviously had better but this is one of the better places to have Japanese food in London IF you're willing to splurge. Moreover, they have an interesting dessert menu. I had a chocolate ganache sort of dessert in a shape of Buddha's face, which I thought was pretty quirky, plus it was yummy too.
I also did notice that by 9pm, nearly 40% of Zuma's customers were yuppies or working professionals having cocktails, so I'm guessing Zuma is pretty popular as a bar too.
For two people, we had a sushi platter each, 2 starters, 2 grill dishes and 2 desserts;
our total bill came up to a startling 280pounds.
Overall a good experience, but probably won't plan to visit in the near future unless it's a special occasion to feel particularly rich.
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