Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

4.6
1021 reviews
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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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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was borderline mediocre — service was decent to great. Not worth the price

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London
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, server is genuinely attentive. Everyone at the table was happy with the food and the drinks.

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NH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I loved food there, one of best Japanese food i ve ever tried. But service was not the best.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE MOST AMAZING SERVICE AND FOOD!!!!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! I would eat here anytime. Quality place, high quality Japanese.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

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GF
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with an unique array of Japanese inspired dishes ranging from Robata grill items to Sushi, along with a list of amazing entrees. The wine list is exceptional as well!

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W
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was excellent!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderfull evening! The food is delicious, great wines and cocktails, and a young trendy atmosphere!

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KG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambience!

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London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Definitely will come back on our next visit in NYC.

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AT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place looks beautiful and the food and service were very good.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was incredible. Tons of options. Service was great. Thanks!

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RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love Zuma and will definiteley be back! Recently, we were with a strict vegetarian/ non-fish eater and, surprisingly, they didn't have much of a selection of entrees for her. It is super elegant, beautiful, chic and expensive. But it's better with a small crowd because it is very noisy. Great drinks, too!

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BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was not sure what to order for the table so I had the waiter bring what ever he felt was best. Every dish was awesome and he brought a variety of food.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The third time I have dinner in Zuma, NY. the other experiences were great, but this time the waiter left something to be desired. For the price of the drink and the food the service should be impeccable.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service is terrible.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, great atmosphere! Food is pricey but its matching the experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was very nice. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Very happy we pick this place for our Anniversary. Thanks for the Happy Anniversary Plate.

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CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd time at Zuma the food is excellent!
Will be back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

素敵な空間でした。料理は日本人にとっては物足りないですが、あの雰囲気は素晴らしい。

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DS
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with so many options to share and enjoy.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Reception standing to wait for business guest was poor. Service was weak.

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RS
Houston
175 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent feed and beautiful restaurant. Great service and interesting cocktails

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and great atmosphere

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EM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the restaurant was beautiful! Pricey but delicious!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

Made a reservation, waited 10-15 minutes to then be seated at the sushi bar (that was empty) and told that they didn’t have a table for me. Not sure why you take reservations if you don’t hold them. Also, if you are a midtown business lunch spot people expect to be seated on time.

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t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and excellent service! Been several times and never disappointed!

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London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this vibe and the staff are so lovely!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ein In-Lokal in NYC, die Küche ist gut, aber auf eine unpersönliche Art und Weise. Ich saß an der Sushi Bar und konnte die großen Spannungen zwischen den Köchen hautnah mitverfolgen. Ich habe keine Spur von der asiatischen Gelassenheit entdecken können, aber ihre Arbeit wurde dadurch nicht beeinträchtigt. Da ich allein war, habe ich das als Unterhaltungsprogramm betrachtet. Max, der Kellner war Spitze, nett - aber nich die aufdringliche Ami-Bedienung. Wer die Noblen Restaurantketten mag und dafür die lautstarken Tischgesellschaften in Kauf nimmt, wird nicht enttäuscht. Und im Gegensatz zu Nobu wird man beim Betreten des Restaurants nicht von gesamten Personal angeschrien...

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our 3 meals came out at 3 different times. Their explanation is they have 3 different kitchens. This is unacceptable especially when you are paying a premium for the food!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place ever

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The first time I went to Zuma i had the lunch special and my stomach didn't feel great afterwards.
This time I ordered off some of the specials off the menu and my stomach didn't feel great afterwards.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The options of dining experiences in the restaurant are great on both levels.
Food is fresh, will presented and flavorful

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We waited 15 min to be seated. Food was mediocre at best. Chicken was a joke. Very noisy so don't expect to hold a relaxed conversation.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though we had a reservation for 11:00 pm. , we had to wait for our table. Once seated, management sent over 3 appetizers and apologized for making us wait. This is first class service. Great food, great atmosphere.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and we received great service from staff. Overall we had an amazing time.

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JN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Slow service, poor quality food. Pretty room. Go to Nobu or Koi instead. Zuma NYC is not like the Miami nor London restaurants. You will be disappointed in the food quality and service at the NYC location. There are far better places to go

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service!

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EN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I've dined at all 3 Zumas (Miami , Dubai and NYC) various times. Always good and service on point.

This time around our server Jada was stern, not friendly and while the service was good, her attitude was not

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