Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami
Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zumarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3055770277x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm (last seating 2:30pm)
    Brunch: Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm (last seating 1:30pm)
    Brunch: Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm (last seating 2:30pm)
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lewis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: zuma offers personal dining in our private dining room for up to 24 guests, as well as the ability for larger groups to be catered to on our riverfront terrace. boat docking is available.
  • Special Events: zuma provides a set business lunch Monday through Friday for the time conscious diner, for more details feel free to inquire by contacting the restaurant directly.

    every saturday & sunday, zuma hosts it's world renowned brunch. the open selection of zuma signature dishes, with addition of hot robata items served to the table, is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. champagne, Japanese sangria and robata bloody mary's add to the experience, making it one you will never forget.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami
zuma, located in the heart of downtown miami, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)hot spot (38)great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (26)scenic view (24)vibrant bar scene (22)good for groups (20)great for brunch (19)great for outdoor dining (19)romantic (16)notable wine list (14)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Robust robata treats
    gastrojunkieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Succulent treats from the robata grill and beautifully flavored and scented passion fruit martinis complete the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated
    DineOut365
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This place is extremely over priced. The service is mediocre, food is bland, and very loud. Valet parking is also awful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Snobby, pushy service
    jamesl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here is excellent, which is why we come back. The service has always been more snooty than friendly, though professional. This time, we had to request several times for the table to be evened as it was wobbly. During the meal, the servers/bussers are way too quick to request to take your plate… even when there is food still on it. Very uncomfortable. They rush you through! Then, when the bill came, after 20% gratuity was added, the server told us and then repeated that although the gratuity was already added, this was not for the server, so we should add more if we wanted to give her a tip! Crazy! Who was it for, then? Tacky. Left a bad taste in our mouth after a delicious meal. Bravo to the chefs! Boo to the service team.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2014 Miami spice
    Flash
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One of the best mommy spice deals offered. The green tea ice cream with a panoply of fruit was one of the best desserts of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not too much
    gonzaga
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We expected more, despite being a great restaurant. I think the fame, perhaps, we thought we would have something better-and totally different to one of the best Japanese restaurants of miami. something different would be more presentable and more sensible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experiência fantástica, muito bom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Pedimos o menu do chefe, foi uma grande pedida, pois podemos provar um pouco de tudo, diversas texturas e sabores. Ambiente muito legal, moderno, lindo e pessoas bonitas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply excellent
    Mikeccs
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I really like this restaurant. The food was simply amazing! I really recommend this place for an special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Outstanding ... In every way. Not to be missed. Thank you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reozi51
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've gone several times to Zuma and i've chosen the fix menus and always come so much food, and i don't appreciate as much as this time that i chose a la carte! The food is awesome! We had such a great service as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fusion in energetic motion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Friendly, energetic, dynamic, tastefull , top culinary experience, surprising and yet hot spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch for families with kids!
    fabiomuzamba
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Saturday at 1:30 PM. Brunch. Valet service was perfect. My reservation time was respected as a british could not do. The buffet, delicious, as well as the ambience. No crowd, no loud music, nothing. We ate a lot. The buffet had many hot options, as well as sushis and sashimis. For the Brazilians, there were "espetinhos" made of chicken and beef with a special sauce. Risotto, spicy tenderloin, octopus and a lot of satisfaction. It is not cheap, but each cent is well spent. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aloy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have to say thanks to ms Yuki, sake sommelier. She made the difference in our experience in drinking the original sake, explaining us everything we need. Thanks her
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing! Best in Miami Downtown!
    PauloVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Very good food presented in an amazingly creative and elegant way. A must !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Words or Less...
    Ioamomangiare
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Best restaurant in Miami. What else can I say? Please write a review that is at least 50 characters in length.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice experience
    Youyou
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    been there many times, and every time it's a blast.... great food, nice service ...except when u have a reservation and hey force you to the bar when you are hungry and wants to proceed straight to the table
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Tho Pricey and Noisy
    miamifoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I love this place and was hard pressed not to give it 5 stars. The food is wonderful, always exciting and fresh. People watching is good too. The problem is the noise, and also the portions are small and that's coming from a small eater. But if you can get past this, it's well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Outstanding brunch........terrific selection....expensive,but absolutely worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is the best Japanese I've ever eaten, it's a lot of food. The service is perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Gian
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    What else can you stay about that fabulous restaurant? We tried one of the set menus - a bit expensive but quite worth it! We really had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Zuma
    Brunchtime
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Have previously dined there for dinner. Had a great experience for lunch as well. Tremendous array of selections at the buffet plus you get to choose a main dish and an assortment ofdessert is included. Food at buffet is some of the same dishes you can order during dinner hours, so it was good to see the familiar. Pricey, but you get a lot for what you pay for. Website says no shorts orbeachwear, but we def. saw a number of people dressed in shorts. A nonsense rule for lunch time, if you ask me. In any event, Zuma needs to be consistent with their ruling (especially for those of us who stick to them).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Renatafon
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I love Zuma!!! If it's possible, I go there to lunch or dinner every week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Brunch
    Vmartinussi
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Although it is a bit expensive, everything is included and delicious, so it is totally worth it. Nice for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place to remember
    Ricky
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Every thing was perfect. We will came back soon. The food was very good and the place soft and nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 266 reviews are from the Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami reviews archive.
  • Surprised
    Isabel
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I had eaten there several times and enjoyed it. This time I did not have a good experience. The food was not as good and I was very unpleasantly surprised with a special that was extremely expensive and I had no warning. If the restaurant wants to offer a dish that expensive it should let the customer know. Bill was doubled!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW on all levels!
    momoffourboys
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This place blew me away...The outdoor seating is so serene, the brunch buffet was the prettiest and tastiest I have ever been to. Unlimited yummy cocktails and champagne, the mushroom hot pot was so unique and delicious. I will never forget this fantastic brunch, hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Go for the signature menu and ask for Giovanni , the waiter , who managed to choose the dishes.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food, but..
    porpoise
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The lunch was phenomenal, and the waitstaff top notch. But the rude attitude of the hostess(es) almost had me walking out before we were seated. Also, there was a surprisingly loud and annoying sound system droning on throughout the meal. As long as you're not near a speaker, it's not a problem, but keep this in mind when choosing a table.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A truly awesome experience
    Tisa
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I was really impressed!!Some people told me that if I went to Miami I would have to go to Zuma. After some experience in others good ones restaurants in the city. I tought that it would be difficult to have a better experience but I was wrong. At the moment I sat on the table, a french waiter, who was very kind, said to me that the lunch would be my best experience in Miami and as he said it was. He suggested the Omakase and I decided to took the premium one. It was a truly awesome experience that I have had in Japanese restaurants, the tasty and the quality of the food was amazing, the combination of the ingredients, the quantity that was served. The price was worth the cost. Now every time I go to Miami I will go to Zuma!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Very expensive, but a not to be missed experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They actually read the comments
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    They actually read the comments made on the reservation form & included a Happy Anniversary note on the dessert. Nice touch and happy to see that the restaurant reads the comments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miami Glitz
    Senior68
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This is the Miami you read about. The fancy cars, the celebrities and the beautiful women with the added attraction of great food. Forget South Beach, this watering hole is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. The cod is the specialty and well worth it. Dinner is a difficult reservation but lunch is a breeze and well worth your time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Miami's best
    chperu
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is the third time I go to Zuma, and it continues to surprise me with the quality of the food, flavors and excellent customer service. It is always a treat when taking a tourist to Zuma, as well as clients. You can't go wrong and they will appreciate the gesture. It is also a nice restaurant to have a romantic dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Perfect
    zepp
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The environment is beautiful and very well decorated, the view with boats parked in front is wonderful, the outside tables are very welcoming, and the service is efficient and attentive, and the dishes of modern Japanese cusinha are very well executed. the price although expensive, it is fair for the quality offered. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Enchanting!
    Giovina
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Each and every time I dine in Zuma the experience is fantastic! Food, service and ambience always consistently enchanting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st class all the way
    Eric
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Did the $95 brunch. Very memorable. Great food and service. Great atmosphere and music. Would love to go back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing ... not to be missed
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Amazing ... not to be missed ... the food is exciting and delicious ... beautiful atmosphere ... helpful and attentive service ... the weekend brunch is spectacular, fun and inspired.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    cagerVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    A wonderful brunch with a excellent number of food choices. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My appoitment was at 2 oclock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My appoitment was at 2 oclock and they gave my table 30 minutes after.without any atention of hostess i stand during all the time The bar for waiting is small and they used for dinner. The worst is that they pressure because kitchen close at 3:30!! When they over sale the place and dont respect the time of the people The food is good but not enough in quantity and is not overstanding Its an expensive fancy place where the management is making use of their 5minutes of fame The waitress and sommelier tried hard and they were the only in agreement of my expectations
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seated at the lounge but still
    Luciana
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Seated at the lounge but still had the most absolutely wonderful experience - the food is to die for, the service even better. Ambience is lovely. I would give it 6 stars if I could! Do try the Miso Black Cod, the scallops and either of the tempura offerings they have. The peppers are also a great appetizer to join the funky cocktail list if you're there on a fleeting visit. Great for sake and wine lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gread food, bad chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Zuma was great, the food was amazing. Our experience qas supposed to be awesome execpt for the chef behind the counter who yelled every order (and there weren't just a few of them). During the entire meal we were annoyed by the extremely loud screaming chef.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.