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“Delicious sushi , thank god I didn't have to pick up the bill ...”
Review of ZUMA restaurant - MOVED

ZUMA restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $150
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Bosphorus
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious sushi , thank god I didn't have to pick up the bill ...”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We were in a group of 5 friends , the served sushi , shasimi and tempura was of a good quality ... The wine was ok , service a bit pushy on the wines , orders were forgotton ... Tables are to low to be comfortable ... Overall if you are invited enjoy .... ıf your going to pick up the bill for a small party be prepared to be in complete chock ...

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Bruno V
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very bad experience @ Zuma Istanbul OVERPRICED crap sushi”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

today with 3 other friends we have visited Zuma Istanbul and we knew it was over priced restaurant. OMG just amazingly over priced. Service was terrible they are not even listening you only interested how to extract money from you. Waiter asked 10 % tips as compulsory, low tables with low chairs not even comfortable to sit in the restaurant. Over exaggerated poor quality sushi served as refined Japanese restaurant and it's not in fact not even close maybe Turkish choice of sushi joint. You can have same at your local takeaway back home :)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Murat O
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Overpriced!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Very nice location and atmosphere, service was fine as well.
Good food and quality, but very overpriced for what you get. Cannot stress enough that it is overpriced and would mainly appeal to people who just want to say that they've been there.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Lemiyah
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Schoten, Belgium
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great view in an magical city !”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I had dinner twice at Zuma so far. It is great "fusion" food in a wonderful location with a great view on the Bosphorus. The terrace is a great location for spring and summer. In wintertime, the restaurant inside has a great vibe (lounge style). The music can be a bit loud for a restaurant. Downstairs is much quieter. The food is a mixture of classic Japanese with Turkish and international influences. The sushi is of very good quality but you should also try the other menu items, like the beef and fish.
Warmly recommended to impress friends, girlfriends/loved ones...

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank mvanimpe
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Too much meze?”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Its a bit of an escapist treat, if you have had your fill of falafel, head to this zuma which is a cool space, great cocktails and the classic Zuma experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sean P
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