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Review of Zuma

Ranked #131 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
Description: Zuma in London's Knightsbridge offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. The ethos behind Zuma is to deliver an authentic, contemporary flavour of the east, while respecting the traditions of the past.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Our concierge could not get us reservations, however, we were able to secure a table at the sushi bar. Service was good, food was delish and portions were small ( as expected). Would definitely go back if in town.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank topserviceFlorida
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cool and hip”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very cool and hip with good food however just too overcrowded. Certainly not if you are looking to relax and chat as you can barely hear yourself

The decor is very modern and everyone looks beautiful in this place. I would rate the food as excellent. Great for people watching

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Serenity S
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Risch, Switzerland
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Our favourite restaurant in London”
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Whenever we go to London, my husband insists in eating at Zuma. It is his favourite restaurant in town.
As it can be quite difficult to secure a table, we discovered the easier option of having lunch there. Usually even by just showing up.
The food is just excellent, outstanding, probably the best Japanese restaurant outside Japan. We are trying out new dishes every time, and everything is delicious.

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1 Thank Christina B
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Worth the wait!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Having booked months in advance, it was well worth the wait! Superb restaurant in every way! Great atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service!!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank N F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“So good..the food, the cocktails the whole experience !”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Ate here for a birthday lunch on a day spent in London.
The whole experience was one of quality. The decor, the menu the cocktails, what's not to like!? All very very good. Not cheap, but why should it be? Great dishes on the menu, an open kitchen to catch the buzz of service and some stunningly clever dishes....corn tempura for example...so simple but so more-ish!! The salmon and the tuna dishes just great and the pork belly skewers (got to have some tasty fat as well as the healthy seafood right?) are spot on.
Great cocktails to try your way through a list of "mmmmm like that" "oh like that to" and "just got to try that"....simply addictive !! Lol
Good attentive service, good advice and explanation from the staff....simply got to go again!
If you want some quality in a city that is rapidly losing quality and becoming a rip off then here is all your wishes in one place!
Loved it, see you there next time ;0)

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Perry B
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