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About 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.

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 577-0277

Website:
http://www.zumarestaurant.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Rainer Becker

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Private Dining

Zuma offers personal dining in our private room for up to 24 guests, as well as the ability for larger groups to be catered to on our water front terrace. Boat docking is available.

Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (18)
Scenic View (18)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
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 (México)·Dined 4 days ago

Probably the best Japanese restaurant I know
It’s my third Zuma and always surprises me

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding! Always is.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

He ido en varias ocasiones y perfecto
Pero este día todo muy mal.
Y también me hicieron doble cargo en mi tarjeta.
Lamentable.
Atentamente

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice ambience, great view if you get a table outdoors, too noisy if your table is indoors. Obviously a "hip"place, with plenty of beautiful people. Food is good but not worth the high prices. Worthwhile to go once, but the place I'd go back to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Diner with my husband

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Love this place. Our favorite in Miami

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This was the worst customer service I have ever received. I was actually really looking forward to going here since most the reviews were amazing, but unfortunately I can't give a good review. We ordered a bottle of wine and they hardly ever came back to refill it. The waiter finally came over and told us they forgot to put one of our orders in and it was going to be a while, didn't offer anything for the mess up. The food was not bad but I would never go back because of the AWFUL service. I would not recommend, not worth it.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We haven't been to Zuma for a few years, and we forgot how good it is. This time we did the tasting menu for $99 each. This includes a vast array of seafood and non-seafood small dishes, each of which is a tasting delight. Zuma is very expensive, but there's not question about the quality.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The place is excelent but too noise!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service by David. The food was amazing. Definitely will be back.

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 (Nürnberg)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Brunch: Delicious food, good music, good drinks - perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Horrible service. We’ve dined here before, and other “highly rated” places - but never dealt with such poor service. While waiting an hour for our table - they sent numerous people to our party to tell us “don’t use opentable because we save bad tables like Lounge/bar or outside” and then after arguing for an hour, we finally got our table and the terrible night continued.

The food was ok, spicy tuna roll was good, but the risotto rice was too strong, and other dishes failed as well.

The ambiance is good with stylish people, but the bumbling staff marred that experience.

I cannot recommend Zuma at all

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have eaten at 3 Michelin Restaurants and the quality of food and service at Zuma is comparable. A great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Underachieving, expensive for it’s Worth and disappointing.
I went to Zuma for the first time on may2017. My first impression was fantastic, so when we visited Miami again we returned without hesitating, what a mistake!
We ordered the premium tasting menu. Everything was average and plain except the grilled scallops which I have to say were outstanding.
In between the $150+tax menu we were gutted to find: fried squid rings, green salad and so on. From the nearly 10 plates, maybe two of those were worth the money.
Mushroom and truffle risotto OK
Grilled scallops OK

SUSHI WISE, we got 2 nigiri (yellowtail and salmon) and three sashimi tuna, red snapper and yellowtail average and plain (the cuts were uneven and one of the pieces had a little string of meat hanging out).
A disappointing experience compared to my memories. DON’T expect too much... If you do go, DON’T ORDER THE TASTING MENU, A TOTAL SCAM!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Thank you

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Superior food, service and setting. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. One of my favorites, and certainly one of the top 5 in Miami. Had a beautiful taste menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Espectacular , faltaron las ostras jaaaa .los sábados también deberían ponerlo. Estuvo fantastico

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was terrible, not going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very lively place with beautiful food. Took way too long to be served water and greeted, though. Overall, it isn’t a place I feel compelled to return to...

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service, sushi was amazing. Great views of the Miami Rivers. Looking forward to returning to try the tasting menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Must have been a bad night. They sat us close to the entrance door. Service was off and food was ok

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Didn’t appreciate being sat in the “lounge” rather than at a normal table. I hope this isn’t because we made reservations through open table.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This is NOT the restaurant it used to be! Zuma was one of the best Japanese restaurants we had in Miami, and it has considerably dropped status.... all because of BAD SERVICE. The food continues to be good, but the service on the day we were there, was simply BAD. The server had no idea what he was doing. The dishes were all wrong coming to the table, some did not arrive at all, and each time the servers came to our table it was a total confusion. Also, the restaurant was nearly empty on a Thursday during lunch time; that should have been a sign..... This restaurant was always quite busy during lunch. I don't recommend it to anyone because the prices are still quite high and the service is ridiculously bad.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was great, but service (while nice and polite) was off. They rushed the dishes in the omakase, so that several times 2-3 dishes came out at once. In addition, we specifically asked for no shellfish, and they served a shrimp item. We brought it to their attention, they apologized, but later in the meal brought out a soft shell crab.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent except the noise level

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Over overpriced

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

La experiencia estupenda, teníamos mesa dentro pero nos ubicaron en la terraza. Genial!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exelente Precio calidad variedad para BRUNCH !!! Lo recomendamos en Familia o en pareja para almuerzo.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (México)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Cool setting

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The best Japanese A5 wagyu I’ve ever had and every other dish we got was amazing too

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was as good as always. Service can be improved. And we had small children actually running around our table over and over! Can someone please say something?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Tables too small!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Too crowed! Our table was almost touching a other guest tables and people were always bumping on each other . I had been coming to ZUMA many times and always the level of noise it is very high . We did ask the attendant for a table more quiet , she had one just there in the entrance, but she didn’t want to gave to us. That table was not occupied at least for an hour after. The main door guy is really very polite and friendly but the front desk attendant people need to be more friendly . By phone is quiet impossible to talk with them , they don’t answer the phone and when they did always they are not friendly . Looks like because they are always packed , they don’t care to loose some customers . I don’t intend to go back there soon .

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

ot ehat it use to be.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing place ! Great people and great food , very stylish!!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Would return here many many more times, excellent food and service with a great vibe

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We love Zuma. However, be aware that a reservation via Open Table does not mean you will actually have a table to sit at when you arrive. We arrived this evening for a birthday dinner celebration, which we mentioned when making the reservation, and were seated at a tiny table in the busiest section of the bar, in the highest traffic area. An Open Table reservation here means “based on availability” when you arrive. You will not have a “reserved table.” It’s an unfortunate shock when you arrive. After much back and forth, the manager was able to find us a table in the main dining room, for which we are grateful, however, lesson learned: you must call on the phone if you want a reserved table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Aniversario

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