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Zuma
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Ranked #11 of 4,048 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: zuma, located in the heart of downtown miami, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japenese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma miami offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya. the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.
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“YUM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Loved Zuma! We have been traveling for 3 weeks on honeymoon and dining at well rated restaurants around the U.S. Zuma was way up there as one of the best meals we have had. The food was amazing, service was great. Highly recommend the signature been tenderloin dish, I'm not a red meat eater normally but I ate every mouthful willingly! Delicious meal all round.

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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Zuma London and Dubai are better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you're a traveller and not the sort of person to go to the same restaurants repeatedly then I suggest that you give this one a miss. London/Dubai are better in atmosphere, decoration, location, and even quality of the food.

Just one thing that was unacceptable in a restaurant in this price range. The table next to us (for two) had a couple of girls who either booked incorrectly (or zuma booked for them incorrectly). Either way, a third girl pulled up and they brought her a stool to 'squeeze in'. This made everyone uncomfortable given the tiny space between tables. (The waiters were bumping into our table trying to get around the non existent space after this point). This lasted about 3 minutes until my wife complained in a reasonably assertive tone after which point the girls were re-located (probably to the bar). Anyway overall the experience was too much hassle. They still get some stars for the black cod and the knowledgable waitress.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Connecticut
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“Great food and very high prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

The food and service was outstanding, though the prices are a bit steep. Fun atmosphere! Creative Menu.

Visited November 2012
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Miami
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30 reviews
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“Best Japanese Restaurant in Miami”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I definetely recomend Zuma, is the best place in Miami to taste high quality japanese food in one of the best spots in Miami.

The black cod is amazing and has to be your first choice.

  • Visited November 2012
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Toronto
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“Unreal Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant was so busy, you need to book a reservation well in advance.

We ate sushi at the bar, had mojitos that were the best I have ever had. We had Hamachi and jalapeno, tuna sashimi with truffle oil, kobe beef medium rare and black cod.

One of the best sushi meals I have ever had, anywhere in the world. Book early, it was packed and there was no room for walk ins. Great for people watching, full of beautiful people!!

Visited November 2012
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