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Zuma Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

Map & Directions 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
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305-577-0277
  • Japanese, Sushi
  • Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun 6pm-11pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Sat 6pm-12am, Sat 12pm-2:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Required, Accepted
  • Valet

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Miami New Times' Description

A spacious and stylish sake lounge, which pours more than 40 types of the libation, leads to a lofty, Zen-like dining room composed of glass, stainless steel, granite, stone, and raw Indonesian wood tables. An open kitchen, which blends into the space, prepares small plates of Asian-inspired fare, sushi items, and foods cooked on a robata grill. Presentations are stunning; the cuisine is delicate and flavor-packed. The sushi/sashimi is pristine, and rolls such as freshwater eel with avocado, shiso leaf, and pickled burdock root are terrific. Tempura selections are flawlessly crisp and clean. Robata thrillers include chicken yakitori threaded with baby leeks; rib eye steak with chili ponzu sauce; and salt-grilled sea bass with spicy burnt tomato. Desserts are exceptional - none better than a moist, dense banana cake striped at the bottom by a layer of green-tea cake. Ripe banana disks crown the slice, as does a sweet, syrupy topping with bits of toffee in it. A scoop of cool coconut gelato alongside makes this dish a memorable finish. Dining at Zuma can be a pricey proposition, but it doesn't reach Nobu-esque proportions. Sushi (two pieces) is generally $7 to $10; most small plates and salads $12 to $20; mains $21 to $36; and desserts $10 to $12. On one occasion, when two of us selected six plates plus one dessert between us, it ended up costing about what a two-course meal for a couple would at a traditional high-end establishment - but it's much more fun.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 01/13/11

    Rainer Becker's modern Japanese restaurant, inspired by traditional, informal Izakaya-style dining, is a hit with foodies, celebrities and scene-chasers. [Eater 38 Member]

  • AskMen on 05/21/10

    Opens Monday, May 24 in Downtown’s Epic Hotel. The small plates are designed to be shared over cocktails. Try the Japanese Wagyu with a Dragon’s Den, you won't be disappointed.

  • brpr on 05/30/10

    One of the best restaurants in Miami. Incredible food and somewhere in Miami where the hospitality is actually hospitable. Great experience...highly recommend.

  • @MisterHirsch on 07/24/10

    Another fantastic must try cocktail is the "Zuma Spring Punch" ... Sagatiba cachaca, fresh berries, cassis, framboise, and lemon juice, topped with champagne. Absolutely delicious!!!

  • Miami New Times on 03/08/11

    A spacious and stylish sake lounge, which pours more than 40 types of the libation, leads to a lofty, Zen-like dining room composed of glass, stainless steel, granite, stone, and wood tables.

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