Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

4.6
1766 reviews
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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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JO
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Japanese restaurants I have been to in the states. Creative menu. Delicious meals.

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Hawaii
59 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime, superb

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service sucked (had to tell hostess three times to bring a birthday lava cake and never told our waiter); waiter tried to sell most expensive items too many times and it was a little annoying. Food was good.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu (chef’s menu) is not the same. This time was a disappointing experience. The explanation was that tasting menu u at large lunch time was changed ! But no mention in the menu.
So, I had been there several times in past years, lunch and dinner, always was a wonderful experience but this time was a total disappointment.
So, ask before what will be your tasting experience !

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SF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. The sushi was wonderful

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L
Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Food and service are fantastic.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Zuma is well known and the food is standard so you know what to expect. The ambiance changes a bit from one location to another based on the crowd. What was disappointing that the waiter was excellent in his knowledge about the menu and how things work in Zuma, presentable but he was like a robot. Excellent robot. His recommendations are based on up selling the most expensive without asking u about ur background or taste or feel. Obviously the most expensive is the best item, and best for his tip total, but what are the other options? In comparison to baoli where the menu is similar the ambiance is awesome, the waiters always make you feel relaxed and enjoying the fact you are out. Zuma with all the waiters walking around your table all the time it is just a robotic experience in Miami. The Dubai experience is way better.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel from Brazil to Miami once a year and never miss Zuma. Our favorite!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply lovable, fantastic food, great point

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma was amazing! The food is delicious and the service is impeccable! Loved it!

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AG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is gorgeous and the service is wonderful. Outstanding dishes are the cod and the beef.

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LB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma is one of out favorite restaurants in The World. The food, service and experience are as good as it gets. The wine list is Great and cocktails are Amazing. We have dinner at Zuma several times a year when in Miami and always request Carla and David who are the best.

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M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma is always fabulous. Excellent food and drinks and top notch service. Never have had a bad meal here. Definitely up there with the best Japanese food in Miami.

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F
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rice and fish melt in your mouth. The flavors are so special and delicious. Amazing for date night, groups, special occasions. Love love love this place.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comida excepcional!

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n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We have fined several times at Zuma and have always been very Happy with the quality of food BUT today was not good. The food was what one would expect at a 2 star Japanese Restaurant not a 5 star one. The only dish that was good was the white asparagus.

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M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma is a class act. The food, service, and atmosphere are sublime. It's a very happening place with superior sushi --- possibly the best in town or tied with Novikov.

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B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was very disappointing. Staff was arrogant and snobby. Not friendly or customer service oriented at all.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Immediately seated on time for our reservation at 8:30 on a Saturday night... service and food were perfect... 15% service charge on the bill for the house... then waiter must be tipped on top of that... 35% total tip... but worth it....

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SN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Zuma in the world ! Dubai and London come second best .

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DN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food & Thomas was a great host

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DF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at Zuma. The food was excellent (we over ordered...the server recommended 6-8 dishes for two people. We ordered 8... definitely could have gotten away with 4-5). Service was attentive and personal. Fairly expensive which was expected. We would go back. Next time I think we would sit at the counter... that looked like more fun.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lo único que no me gusto fue que es demasiado ruidoso.

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e
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I just been to Zuma in Las Vegas, I gotta say the quality of the food in Miami getting a little deteriorated , def not as I expected ...

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YK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Los Angeles, prior good experience of one of the people with us. Recommend this place for the ambiance, service, and interesting dishes

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Miami
193 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Experienced DISGUSTING RACISM at ZUMA, Miami last night. We had dinner there - food was great. After we were done waiter brought the bill (we paid 18% service charge and an additional 15% tip) left the money in the folder on the table (as you do). Before we left we took pics & and waited around 10 mins for Uber. When we had left I got a call from Zuma receptionist wanting me to speak to the manager - he got on & said was “you need to come pay your bill you can’t eat for free” - obviously I was confused and confirmed we had paid & money was left on table. We could hear the waiting saying “No, they just left without paying” repeatedly. Now I’m thinking maybe the money was stolen but told him I defo paid and did he look, there was silence then manager said he would call me back. 5 MINUTES LATER get a call from receptionist saying sorry the waiter hadn’t actually checked the table he just saw that we had left and assumed we had ran out on the bill (we are 2 black women). I told the receptionist it was rude that the manager couldn’t apologise himself but had no problem to he call and accuse us of theft. Manager was obviously listening because he then came on the line and said sorry it was an honest mistake. How can it be a mistake when you didn’t even go and check the table!! The money was on the table, not the floor or chair. Checking the table for the bill is a server basic surely. Clearly, he just looked across saw the 2 black ppl had left and jumped to conclusions. They didn’t show any remorse, didn’t offer tip or service charge back after accusing us of stealing & by their blasé attitude it’s obvious they don’t care. Just want to put them on blast so everyone knows the risks of DWB (dining while black) at ZUMA, Miami.

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HL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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MA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is very good, food and service. The valet parking is a nightmare. Hard to get in and out of the restaurant. Not a good ambiance. That kills the charm of the restaurant.

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MH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was wonderful excep at the end after paying an 18% tip, our very nice server told us that that tip wasn’t for her. So we ended up paying a 40 % tip and that didn’t feel right at all, that destroyed the whole experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Muy buena comida, servicio excelente, si estás dispuesto a gastar fuerte en comida de primera, este es el lugar!!!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in Miami. Classy, yet comfortable. High quality food, great ambiance, top notch service.

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SM
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Its a fun place to enjoy exploring the menu with adventurous friends. Non traditional. Highest quality sushi. Novel presentations .

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TH
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions are miniscule. Two scallops for $24 is highway robbery!
Too noisy.

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HV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, always a good experience

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BT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply, the best overall restaurant in Miami. Nobody does it better.

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MF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Graduation

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Restaurant

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very attentive all the dishes were perfectly made and hot with great taste ! Absolutely perfect for the occasion ! Thank you again for making our daughter graduation a memorable occasion!

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