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“My Favorite Restaurant in Miami - Hands Down!”
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Ranked #15 of 4,192 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, 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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“My Favorite Restaurant in Miami - Hands Down!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Every year my wife and two older kids unwind in South Beach for one week and look forward to our "last supper" at Zuma before heading home to CT. The food quality, service level, people watching, interior design, drinks (I could go on) are all world class. Our waitress last week was a super trendy English woman named Allison who had us laughing while keeping the amazing food and spirits flowing. One word of caution -- the Kobe beef is one of the best items on the menu but at $670 for one plate which served as an appetizer for 5 of us, our bill at the end of the evening was eye-popping! The sesame sliced fillet is a good substitute.

I want to comment on the Epic hotel guest who gave a poor review after being denied entrance due to inappropriate attire. Men and especially women dress to the nines at these types of restaurants which, in the case of Zuma, are frequented by professional athletes (Lebron is a regular) and celebrities. Your expensive "destroyed" jeans and sandals are better suited for Arbys or Applebees. Next time, get decked out, look hot, and enjoy one of the best meals of your life!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank FJC_in_SoBE
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Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

I'm still trying to digest the food that is ok but to smokey flavor everything to strong the line cook finish the salmon whit the torch to give extra butane flavor . The truffle rissoto the rice is over cook like purée and the dessert nice presentation but the fruit look and test old zuma nice place only decorating

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1 Thank Fd3
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“Trendy chic but waited 1 hour to get sitted”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Besides a reservation, confirmed and partly paid in advance we had to wait 1h15 min to get our table as they gave it to someone else. It was Art Basel Miami fair, so the city was busy. They hardly excused and didn´y even offered a drink. Apart from this, had a great dinner on the terrace with view over the River with yachts and downtown Miami skyscrapers. Inside it was just too loud and to crowded. Asian Japanese fusion food, very creative and great quality, expensive. Place to see and be seen during the fair. Can't say for other seasons.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Xuan
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Rude attitude from doorman”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were told about Zuma while staying at Epic from the front staff. We walked up to the front door and the doormen rudely told us we were being denied entry due to our attire. I had on expensive destroyed jeans and sandals and my husband had on Polo jeans and top. Rather than go change clothes to gain admittance, we walked to a restaurant down the street. They were great and appreciated our business and the fat tip.

Visited March 2013
3 Thank PJ J
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Miami, Florida
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“The Freshest Sashimi”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I love showing my visiting friends this elegant Asian restaurant in the Epic Hotel. The freshest sashimi & extraordinary cocktails! World class service! Can't miss.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank SJensen123
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