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“Wasn't "Wowed"”
Review of Zuma

Zuma
Ranked #68 of 9,567 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dubai
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wasn't "Wowed"”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Not one for Japanese it took me a while to give Zuma a try- all I can say is I wish it stayed that way. While I am usually impressed with the trendy outlets of DIFC (Caramel, Roberto's, Gaucho, District), I just didn't get why this place was considered a top spot. Also, i'm happy to pay for a nice martini- and hae had my fine amount of them- but this was just overpriced. The decor and layout was nice, but I didn't even fine the service too welcoming. Like I said, i'm not into Japanese food- but for a night out of drinks, I wasn't a big fan. Sorry!

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best food we've ever had!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Although on the pricey side, it's well worth the expense. Food was excellent, service great. Amazing!

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Classic Japanese with a modern twist”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had the business lunch and I must say that it was a good selection off the menu and great value! The night time weekend atmosphere is worth a look at to. Good DJ!

Visited February 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“A personal highlight of Dubai”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

From the décor, to the quality of service to the quality of food and drinks, Zuma really is in a league of it's own in dining experiences. Attention to detail is taken in all aspects of this restaurant. Presentation is A+ and it's an impressive atmosphere to dine on excellent sushi. Service is exceptional and the cocktails I tasted were unbelievable. My only wish is for it not to have smoking in the venue, but other than that when visiting Dubai, it should be on the must do list!

  • Visited January 2013
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Lille, France
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102 reviews
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“Great Japanese restaurant - great ambiance”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Zuma is probably the best Japanese restaurant I did in Dubai. The "ambiance" is excellent, fanstatic decor (this is not a casual dressing restaurant). The menu is quite extensive and the service is excellent and offers great advice if this is your first Japanese restaurant or you don't know some of the items on the menu.
The dessert menu is also fantastic and this is the first time I find this in a Japanese restaurant.
You can go there without a doubt that you will be satisfied.

  • Visited January 2013
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