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“AMUZing...”
Review of ZUMA restaurant - MOVED

ZUMA restaurant
Price range: $75 - $150
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bosphorus
Istanbul
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AMUZing...”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

....that's Zuma-ish for amazing.

Through the chaos of last night's protests, we braved a journey to the internationally infamous and aptly named Zuma. Our destination, an epitome of peace, literally.

The restaurant is set in a tranquil location, juxtaposed to the Bosphorus (perfect for boat drop offs) and offers a large outdoor seating area for enchanting alfresco dining. Zuma's team were instantly charming and accommodating, creating an immediately relaxed ambience. A perfect starter.

The drinks menu was varied and bar staff accommodated my "off the menu" White Russian request without hesitation. Nice. The food menu was extensive and palatally exciting; for those not so enthused by miso stocks and edamame snacks, the lamb cutlets and black cod were exceptional.

When late evening temperatures fell, staff rallied blankets and cranked up outdoors heaters..they really have thought of everything.

Was this Turkish delight really worth the return journey tear gassing? Apparently so...tell everyone and make the journey.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank lexilabelle
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Tehran, Iran
Level 6 Contributor
672 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“great sushi and se food”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

the view on the bosfore is amazing. the sushi, and my favorite dish the black cod is to die for. Friendly staff , great food amazing ambiance, what do you need more???

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best located Zuma ever.”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were walk ins , and having been a regular at Zuma London were sure we wouldn't get a place on Saturday night for 5.
Luckily we were early and requested the kind hostess to give us a table , which we promised would leave in 45 mins if served in time.
Surprising we were obliged, and were served our favorite dishes perfectly on time.
The view of the Bosphurus was mind blowing at night.
Well done Zuma and its excellent staff....

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank DharmK_13
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Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing food, even for someone who isn't a regular sushi fan”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Great location, right on the Bosphorus. I was blown away by the food. Couldn't believe that sushi could be so good. This became a regular much-loved place for celebrations with my colleagues in Istanbul.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Priths
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“The best ever Japanese Resturant”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I went there last night the waiters are extremely polite and very welcoming food is amazing
View on the besphor is unique

I highly recommend this

  • Visited May 2013
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