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“so much food!” 4 of 5 stars
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Zuma
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Ranked #11 of 4,009 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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.
New York City, New York
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“so much food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had the classic tasting and were more than well fed. It came complete with the freshest sashimi, perfectly cooked beef and an impressive dessert center piece. Our waiter was charming and knowledgeable, and if he didn't know the answer to our questions, he would find out for us. Although a little loud, and we got scolded several times for taking pictures, I will definitely return on my next visit to Miami.

Visited January 2013
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We made a reservation 4 weeks in advance and were told we could only get a bar table. The night before they called and upgraded us to a regular table for 6. The place is extremely crowded. The food is really good and the presentation is awesome. The bill was a little shocking for six people and it was over $1,100.00.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,607 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Zuma is a great restaurant, no doubt about it! I can not think of one negative think to sat about this place. The location, the interior design, the ambience, the people working there, the people eating there; everything was just the way I like it. Even the price was not as high as one could expect. We paid about 185 USD for two glasses of wine, two starters and two main courses, pluss one extra round of fabulous futomaki to fill us up entirely. We did not leave hungry!

The place was packed when we were there, and the ambience was really top notch. Lots of well dressed and well behaving people. I can understand why this is considered one of the top restaurants to visit in Miami these days.

If you are a guest at the Epic hotel - as we were - do not dine at Area 31 instead of Zuma. Zuma is a far better restaurant, with food in an entirely different class than the food you will get at Area 31, and that at a lower price too!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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“Zuma's Revenge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Zuma is simply not as good as the other high-end Asian options. Had a business lunch today with peeps who did not know each other well. Each ordered their own meal, which was obvious to the servers, but it was served randomly and family style. Much awkwardness ensued. The lower-rank workers were paralyzed. Well, more for me, but it was sad to see. And in the end, I was starving 2 hours later anyway.

Food not as good as Momofuku, not as beautiful as Hakkasan, not as smooth as Nobu, not as ethereal as Azul. And not enough vegetables. Kampai, Rex

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Guarapari
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great food, very neat place. Everything is well done, best service ever! Definetily i will come back! The dessert was delicious.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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