Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

4.6
1704 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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Sun - Fri 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 11:45AM 6:00PM - 6:30PM

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Muy mal servicio y nos dieron una mesa pésima en la esquina

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We had reservations for my bday at 830. We got there and the hostess told us our table was being set up. At 8:50 the manager came to us offering a table outside all the way in the back in the dark with a lounge table, not to have formal dinner. We said no, we’ll wait for a table inside. The waiter was good, but he charged twice for the sake. Two $60 sake bottles came up to be $240. I’m still waiting for the refund to be reflected on my account.
And last, the food wasn’t that good. I went there for my bday because Zuma is my favorite restaurant. I’ve been to the one in London and NY. But that night my scallops were burnt, salmon and ribeye were not good at all.
Bad experience.

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JB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always wonderful at Zuma. Yes, it is pricey but the sushi is excellent and the cooked dishes are always creative and delicious. We have eaten here many times and love it.

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JM
Miami
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation for dinner. When we arrived we were seated in the bar area even though the restaurant was almost empty. When we complained we were seated in the main room. The server was pompous and arrogant. The dumplings were soggy including the expensive Waygu beef with truffles. We were told about a special sushi roll and ordered it but when it arrived it was not as described (was good ). We ordered two glasses of wine at $35 each but the pour was stingy. When the check arrived they had added a service charge of 18% even though we had only two in our party. Then the server told us he doesn’t get any of that and asked for an additional gratuity. Very disappointed overall because we loved the one in Las Vegas.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

Zuma has been always our favorite because the food it is really amazing . We have been going there for years , night dinners , Sunday brunch and etc . Specially on special occasions such last Thursday, it was both our birthdays . Mine and my best friend . We had a note on our reservation . Oh well , we were not even greeted properly , hostess were on the phone , not really welcoming us . We didn’t expect a gift but would be nice if they acknowledged our presence and also said happy birthday or something .
There was no personal touch or any sign of caring of our special occasion. Zuma could care less . Because we are both nest friends and have been going there for so many years we just felt let down . The server was ok . But next time we will celebrate else where .

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A
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, service great , we had nice time.

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Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is very pricey but the food is consistently creative and executed perfectly. Service is very good. We come for special occasion dinners.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Very fierce, posh scene in downtown Miami. We will be back!

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

we arrived at 23 o'clock so maybe the service was very fast. In the most everything was very good !!

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Service good but not great. Kitchen closes without much flexibility to ask for more food.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma is Zuma and they are just the best as usual. Epic Tower valet is the only negative point. Make sure you request your car in advance, 20 mins minimum, after 5 pm it's $17 and $30 for SUV even with Zuma validation. Cashier advised me to pay cash directly to the guy who parked my car. Think about it

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N
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend zuma for the atmosphere not the food, the food in other zuma chains is much better

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Birthday dinner but without receiving any special drinks or cake. Really bad experience and will not suggest friends go there. Tasting menu charged per person but the portion is still the same as two people even we have 3 people.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍🏽gracias

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Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best food and service in Miami. Award winning menu and great people watching.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Esta reservación la realicé con por lo menos 1 mes antes de mi viaje, sabiendo que es un restaurant excelente que nos gusta mucho y que se llena mucho, llegamos y nos dieron una mesa bastante mala afuera del restaurante, la verdad la peor mesa de todo el restaurant, en una esquina fuera de toda proporción como si hubiera llegado de ultimo momento, les hicimos saber que la reservación la hicimos con suficiente tiempo e inclusive se reconfirmo el día de ayer, considero que mo deben de tratar así a los clientes, es un Excelente restauran pero con este tipo de situaciones deja mucho que desear, a los 20 min que vieron lo inconforme que estaba nos cambiaron a una mesa igual fuera del restaurant pero con mejor ubicación,

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have been at multiple occasion towards Zuma and still surprised with quality of food and service

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They never brought us the main course. We had to leave because it was taking so long. Not sure what the prob was but they def didn’t have their act clicking.

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l
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. However, the customer service at Zuma was truly a disappointment. They charged us for more iced teas than we had and when we brought it to their attention, both the waiter and the manager were not interested in making us feel good about our experience. We asked for two refills and the waiter neglected to tell us that it would be an entirely new iced tea and another $6 charge. We even asked beforehand. At a nice establishment like this, you should expect better customer service.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, delicious food, would visit it again

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EG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend doing the business lunch. Lots of options lots of food all very delicious.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great but the Valet was a disaster. Had to wait over 45 minutes for them to bring my car, not because it was crowded but because they had no employees to get the cars. It was 11:45pm when I left the restaurant and 12:40am by the time I got my car. I spoke to the manager and suggested he reimburse us for the trouble and he just shrugged. We were there with kids so I let it be but I was very disappointed.

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CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful. Food was terrific we sat outside right on the water!

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It is my second experience at Brunch and two points caught my attention; First the waiter served champagne at wine glass and not in a champagne glass. Second at 2:30 pm we were obliged to order our main dish because the kitchen was going to shut down.

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TA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food "Fenomenal", experienced service. Barman friendly !!
Thanks ZUMA, great experience !!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelente comida. Un poco ruidoso a pesar de haber ido temprano.

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SB
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo impecable !!! Sin duda alguna uno de los mejores restaurantes de Miami.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great overall experience. Our favorite restaurant in Miami.

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Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Firstly they didn’t want to honor our reservation as they said there was an issue with Open Table despite having it clearly confirmed on the app and in my email, they made us wait and were very rude. When they did give us a table the food was not at all the same quality it used to be in the past. Our server was good, but that’s about it...Sadly it’s not what it used to be...

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. The scallops and chocolate lava cake is a must try 👌

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eaten here a few times before, always excellent. Salmon sashimi, popcorn shrimp, gluten free fried calamari (superb), tiger prawns always great, very unusual preparation of chicken wings with the best dipping sauce. Pricey but worth it, only downside the time it takes to get your car back from valet, easier to park yourself in next road over, 3 minute walk

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo!!!

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner experience’nn

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Just to pay for parking 15 min. Then waiting 20 more minutes do your car. Uber there

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Three world-class options to choose from; Robata Grill, Zuma Kitchen and Sushi Bar. Starters, the Gyu no tataki to truffle, Beef tenderloin skewers with shishiti peppers, lobster miso and Soft shell crab tempura. Main, signature grilled tenderloin, black cod in hoba leaf, grilled mushrooms and a asparagus. Rolls, shrimp tempura, four fish maki and unagi. Save room for dessert, Green tea/banana cake and chocolate lava cakes. Minuses, auto tip for all tables, service well deserving but quickly adds up with several drinks.

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the tasting menu, fabulous food, so many courses, things you can't get elsewhere!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Nos dieron una mesa en la entrada junto al bar porque me dijeron que no habíamos hablado para reservar en el salón principal, nunca me había pasado algo así reservando con open table! Se me hace increíble que te traten así!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The host, doorman, server and bus boys are all super quick and efficient.

The food was delicious and fresh.

The decor is a bit outdated. The chairs are peeling and need to be reupholstered badly. A bit of a turn off.

Overall satisfied and will be back!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma is always a top notch experience

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