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“Great food! Great experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Zuma
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Ranked #11 of 4,014 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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.
Lebanon, New Jersey
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food! Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

In town for the weekend and I pulled some strings ( thanks Gabriel Lewis concierge from Epic) to get a seat in this restaurant which is supposed to be the hot item in Miami these days. I found the food to be truly amazing!

I went with the tasting menu of a gazillion course meal which was like a large portion of tapas which kept coming. Each dish was incredible in itself. The sommelier was very knowledgable and made the nite perfect. Worth every penny I had.

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San Diego, California
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“Relaxing, stylish, and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stayed at the Epic Hotel here in Miami, of which Zuma is their signature restaurant. The food, service and overall ambiance is everything I would expect from a classy restaurant. Seems to be a favorite with the well-heeled Miami 30-something set as well.

Visited November 2012
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Bangalore
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Japanese -with a difference !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Good lively ambience. Japanese foodies will love it. Its japanese with a continental touch. Service is good and fast. Food is excellent. Reserve your table well in advance. Sometimes the waiting is 5 to 6 days.

Visited November 2012
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“YUM!”
5 of 5 stars 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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London
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31 reviews
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“Zuma London and Dubai are better”
3 of 5 stars 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
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