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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (19)
Business Meals (18)
Fun (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Authentic (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
People Watching (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Aniversario

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Due to a refurbishment, outside tables are not so good.

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 (Brazil)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good at all. Everybody likes the food and the place. The service is nice, quickly and gently

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The service was terrible. Even the manager was rude and completely uninviting. I ordered a drink I didn't like and no one said anythig, they took it back and the manager came to ask me what I was looking for; and then left, in a very rude manner. I ordered another and the waiter accidentally poured water in it. When we told him, he said "oh", not sorry. He was kind to take it off the bill, however the whole dining experience was not what I would expected from Zuma, in general.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I was great . I arrived 10 min later . The waitres was rude .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Lighting all night was pulsing off and on or dark and bright. Very unsettling and uncomfortable. Staff explained the lighting problem was happening for 3 days. Good service from staff. Food was ok.

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

the food is always impeccable, but the service is regrettable, I do not understand why all Zuma's staff at MIA is lousy for years, let's wake up, the people who frequent this restaurant deserve respect, since 22% tip are for this, for one high quality service

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

They make us waited 30 min even we had a reservation.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing!
The food is incredible!

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 (Italy)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Nice but not spectacular. Eaten better sushi in some places even less expansive.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food is very good! But everything is ruined by the arrogant staff at the entrance and the unhealthy sound level!! More than 90db!! Unbelievable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Waiter, he was great! But ok but really ok hostess wait for a 40 minutes no an apologize no a sorry was waiting with my baby outside will other ppl were checking in same parties at the table ... it’s ok but still otherwise great place, just notice that they removed the mushrooms rice from the entry level menu and they ask almost double for the next level menu unfair... but understandable

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrific ! Very good view , excellent food !
Service outstanding !

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always fantastic!!! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing value. Rare in Miami...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Signature tasting menu is not to be missed! Outstanding

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant was fine and food was awesome. Was a bit disappointed when the restaurant (hostess @ front desk) mentioned that they do not assign "good seating" options to reservations coming thru OpenTable.. I challenged them and was able to get an "ok' table. I will not be making any future reservations for Zuma thru Open Table..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant claimed that they were busy and at capacity. They first wanted to sit us outside when I made my reservations a month ago. So they seated us inside in a small corner of the lounge that barley had anyone sitting around us. The tables next to us had no people sitting at them the entire evening from 9pm-12am. They could have accommodated the seating better for the amount we spent (600$ USD) for 4 people.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Have been to this place for probably 40 times. This time bad service, average food , overpriced wine and they charged us for the items we didn’t order in the amount of over $70!! When i told them about it , they apologized and didnt charge us for the wine! Really? What if I didn’t check the bill? Is that what they normally do? People check your bill! Very very disappointed!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Terrible service!!!!!
They didn’t respect my reservation. I had to dine at the bar.
Never will be back a my opinion is bad attitude. I have by strong doubts about open table. They didn’t care about me making my reservation with you

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I’ve been to zuma both in Miami and New York. Love the food but as a person with a shellfish allergy i really think that a separate fryer would be a good addition to the kitchen so that all the food can be eaten

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I thought that the food was lackluster. Flavorless. Came here for lunch last week and had a cold salmon dish that was good. The Grouper tempura was terrible. So fishy I couldn't eat it. The rock shrimp tempura was bland, thankful for the sauce that jazzed it up but it wasn't special. The sliced filet was great, cooked to a perfect temp. Service wasn't the greatest. It was an okay experience. The interior is looking tired.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Too loud!!!!!we were having dinner in family extrermely loud too bad !!!the food very good!!but extremely expensive!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing restaurant with amazing food. If you are in Miami is a must.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Zuma in Miami is probably one of the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been to (in Canada and United States). The creativity in food and the freshness was just amazing. You will not regret it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had yet another amazing meal at Zuma! From the welcoming hostesses who managed to seat us well before our 10 PM reservation, to the friendly and knowledgeable bar tender and our waiter, Shepard, it was a wonderful experience. The food and service were exemplary. The seared scallops, sliced tuna in Ponzu dipping sauce, mushroom rice hotpot (very generous portion), spicy tuna roll, eggplant & tomato salad, and pork dish are not-to-be missed. There is an AMAZING dessert of green tea banana bread with coconut ice cream and some crazy good crunchy caramel bits that is also a must-have. This is a restaurant where every player knows their role and plays it to perfection making for a predictably fabulous experience every time. It is hard to achieve this level of consistency year over year so kudos to Zuma!! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

If you want to be assured of being seated in the restaurant’s main dining room, do not book your reservation using OpenTable. The restaurant does not give reservations made through OpenTable the same status and priority as those made directly with the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very noisy. The food was fair and the sushi was not nearly as good as last time we were there. It is very expensive and overpriced for the quality. Not worth the money.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This is truly a world class restaurant. Great choice (veggie, fish, meat) and super fresh and healthy. A beautiful setting and fantastic service.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 2017

No lo tomaron en cuenta

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was just ok. Expected a lot more for the price. The quality and level of the chef is just not there.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food. Very creative dishes. Ambiance a little bit flashy for my taste.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a reservation but we didn’t mention in which part of the restaurant we wanted to be seated. A lady from the restaurant told us that when you make a reservation via Opentable you can be seated wherever they want (she told me it’s indicated on the confirmation mail but it’s not) i didn’t want to be seated in the lounge area cause there is water falling off the a/c and didn’t want to be seated outside because of the scaffolging installation. At 09.45 she told us that we have to wait 45 min to be seated in the main dinning room! The reservation was at 09.00pm !! This is the worst in Miami !! And i don’t even talk about the valet at the Epic : 20 min minimum to get your car back !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good, enjoyed all my dishes, Sake was very nice and their selection was large.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food, service by our waitress (I wish I’d remember her name! She was really good and smiley and funny, knew the food well, gave us really spot on suggestions ..), ambience- all was excellent. Overall amazing experience was only ruined by the unorganised (or badly organised) valet parking when we had to wait for our car for nearly half an hour ..

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband and I went for our first anniversary. We decided to go in Zuma because it as also our first date.
We always have a good time in this place . The food is amazing, the view is indescribable and the service is always perfect. In my opinion based in the experience I have in going to restaurants in Miami Zuma is the most expensive . That’s why it’s only for special celebrations kk

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 (México)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Mal servicio, la mesera olvido uno de los platillos que ordenamos, cuando regresa y se lo pido me dice perdón aun lo quiere y le contesto que sí que lo espero, pasados más de 20min le pregunto y dice oh lo olvide que pena!! Olvido en dos ocasiones mi orden y el restaurante se limitó a decir lo siento, solo puedo no cobrar el postre pero me incluyeron propina que definitivamente NO se merecía.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We come almost every week and love it!

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