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“Great choice for excellent food”
Review of Zuka

Ranked #69 of 13,740 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Leblon
Lisbon, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great choice for excellent food”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Great restaurant in Leblon, with a welcoming atmosphere and very well prepared food. In the front of the restaurant you can see the food being prepared, or if you prefer a more intimate table you can choose to go the the back and enjoy a more private meal. This place offers fine food with accessible, but not cheap prices.

Visited December 2012
Thank C J
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fine dining Rio style”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Recommended highly by our Guide, he said it was the best! The bistro setting is ok, however you have a choice whether you sit in the front where you can watch them cooking or go into the back room which is a bit more intimate! Sadly it has low ceilings and you are bombarded with sound. The food was good,we both had tartar, tuna and beef, both being excellent, I followed that with a seafood tangine which I enjoyed however the squid was over cooked and tough! My wife's duck was good if somewhat plain. We shared a sweet which was very good. The wine was overpriced, the waiter didn't know how to pour! General service was ok, however it didn't come up to my idea of fine dining,to summarise good bistro food that is very expensive.

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Thank Andrew S
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Huntington Beach
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great steak and octopus”
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Our guide recommended Zuka and we tried it our last night in Rio. We split a grilled goat cheese salad, which was very good. My grilled octopus and my husband's grilled chorizo steak were perfect. Yes, it is expensive, but that is the norm in Rio. We loved the atmosphere and the service was good. Be aware thiugh, that when the waiter brings an assortment of pre-dinner munches, it is not included. He might have told us, but we just didn't understand. Overall, a wonderful meal.

Thank lemur_chica
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Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best dinner in Rio”
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We visited Zuka on a recommendation of a local as one of the best restaurants in town. We sat at the bar and picked our dishes based on what was being made in front of us. It was amazing!

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Contemporary food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Located at Dias Ferreira Street, the placeof the best restaurants in Leblon. Good food and nice spot!

Thank AlineRio
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