Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

4.7
778 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Zuma, the brainchild of award winning co-founder and creator, Rainer Becker, brings its internationally acclaimed style of contemporary Japanese cuisine to midtown, New York.

Serving dishes designed to share and inspired by the informal dining style of izakaya; the three kitchens present authentic yet alluring options, with bold flavors and simple presentation, highlighting quality ingredients.
261 Madison Avenue 10016
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
restaurant
monday - wednesday
lunch 11.45am - 3.00pm
dinner 5.30pm - 11.00pm

thursday- saturday
dinner 5.30pm - 11.30pm

sunday
dinner 5.30pm - 10.30pm

zuma lounge and bar
monday - wednesday
3.30pm - 12.00am

thursday - friday
3.30pm - 1.00am

saturday
5.00pm - 1.00am
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Phone number
(212) 544-9862
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Oliver Lange
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between E. 38th & E 39th Streets
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Parking details
Affiliated Parking LLC
B/W Park and Madison on 39th Street
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Public transit
Herald Square 34th Street and Grand Central Terminal
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Entertainment
our resident dj plays in the bar and lounge monday though to saturday from 7.30pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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Sun - Wed 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM

What 778 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will for sure be back! The food was so good, and our waiter was the best.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated
My birthday with family!

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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, great food and good customer service

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is very originally decorated and the food is always excellent.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Esperienza unica. Locale veramente bello e cibo di qualità. Ottimo menu e buon vino. Personale gentile è disponibile.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Friend’s Birthday

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful !!!!

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IT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Zuma never disappoints, our favorite is the signature tasting menu, all dishes are amazing in flavor and execution.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was bad,very bad(((((

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Terrible service

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JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Japanese food with kick of modern twists. Drink is excellent. It is pricy but quality of food is more than you expect from this type of bar oriented place.

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Business dinner, food was just ok, overpriced and the service was horrendous

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JM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food served with style and grace by very helpful staff. This is a spectacular restaurant interior, and always impressive to our visitors (we live in Murray Hill). I would recommend Zuma to anyone bringing a group for a leisurely dinner.

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BE
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love sushi and robata and Zuma has it all. It reminds me of Roka Akor in Chicago which is in our top 10 restaurants in the USA. It is "modern Japanese" and the food and ambience is spectacular!! I highly recommend!!
We started with a carafe of sake which was smooth and complimented the meal. We ordered
Suzuki no sashimi- amazing
Grilled octopus skewers-tender and tasty
Shishito peppers-way too spicy so we sent them back
Hotate no ume shiso mentaiko yaki-delicious
We had a roll too which we loved
Waitress was super lovely and so was the manager who took the shishito peppers off the bill
$125 plus tip and it was worth it!!
I sat at the sushi bar last night and enjoyed a glass of the snow maiden sake. The sommelier was very personable and helped me choose what I was in the mood for.
I went upstairs to the bar to check it our and it’s very happening! This is an awesome hang!!

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an unexpectedly spectacular surprise for that part of town. One dish was better than the next !

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo espectacular !! La comida deliciosa, el servicio de primera, la ambientación súper !!!

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D
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A better version of Nobu. Exceptional service with a vast selection of creative asian dishes and top shelf sushi. Pricey - best for corporate dining.

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LZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for a business meal-- perfectly executed, good food, exceptional service.

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuma is genuinely one of my favorite places in the city. Definitely go, especially if you are celebrating a birthday. The dessert platter is incredible.

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BE
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love sushi and robata and Zuma has it all. It reminds me of Roka Akor in Chicago which is in our top 10 restaurants in the USA.
Zuma is a cool and classy hang and the food is spectacular!!
We highly recommend!!

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MP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food but a hurried experience- always annoying when you are told as being seated - by when your table needs to clear.

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London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice good and delusion

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best and freshest Sushi in the city. Great venue/setting. Service can be slow.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great time but had to wait awhile before being seated. We made a reservation but had to wait a full hour because I added an extra person when we arrived. Then we were still squeezed in a 5 seat table when that could have been done in the first place. The manager did apologize and gave us a few complimentary appetizers which was appreciated. We all enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back. It was my sisters birthday and she loved the food as well. The overall experience was nice and plan on having lunch there next week.

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything the peoples the food the athmosphere the food the restroom too. Stunning experience

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Really great food, but super slow service. Took 30 mins for us to even get water, and then another 15 mins later to put in our order.

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BL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I am a vegan and the waiter was extremely helpful and accommodating. There were so many delicious vegan options!

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Zuma and could immediately tell upon walking in we were in for a treat. If you like high ceiling, modern but with lots of wood and beams, you will like the decor within Zuma. Service and food come out "in the sequence" that you order, so highly recommend you sweep through the entire menu so you don't overlap your selections and don't over order because your eyes will want to order "everything"....;-). Service was outstanding given the rotational support provided by various servers and cleaners, etc. We were visited by the Manager and Asst Manager which is always pleasant to know they really care.

Sushi and Sashimi quality is "A+" for freshness and quality (Uni looked like Santa Barbara or Cali Uni for example). Toro and Choturo were "on the menu" as well.

Highly recommend sampling various "Robato" skewered delights as an appetizer prior to Sushi and Sashimi not the other way around given that you want to save room for Sushi and Sashimi .

Fully enjoyed this dining experience from start to finish.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best gastronomic experiences I’ve ever had!

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS!!

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AB
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Es war leider nicht das selbe Erlebnis wie in Abu Dabi. Leider kein Vergleich und dafür einfach viel zu teuer!

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was very bad - our diner did not have good manners in service and overall seemed that wanted to get rid of us as fast as possible to next clients. Immediatky brought the check even though we were not done with food!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the ambiance too! We’ll return for sure.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Only disappointment was that even though I had a reservation booked and on time, I have to waited 35 more minutes for a table.

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MZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Our table was too close to other tables, I could hear the conversation from my left and right sides even if they whispered. I do not intend to come back there in this kind of ambience. I Prefer to go to Nobu, where they have comparable creative Asian food, but with more privacy.

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h
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from drinks to dessert!
Highly recommend m!!

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sean, one of the manager was extremely courteous. Our server, Kevin was very helpful in identifying allergens in our food as I’ve a child with allergies.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative menu and a beautiful place, big and bold. Great service, highly attentive. A tad pricey to be sure but very good.

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