Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

4.6
1252 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Re-Opening for dining on Wednesday, October 7, 2020!

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg best restaurant in New York!! Def coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good! Our servers were really nice!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encantó ‼️

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vipNatica
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We loved the food, it always delivers and our son loves everything even though he is only 7 but will tuck into tuna tartare, black cod, tempura prawns, we all loved the dishes. The ambience is festive which is also great, the only thing we would say that the service was tad rushed but understandable given the restrictions. We cannot wait to go back.

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vipSamantha
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I am so disappointed with our experience at Zuma! The service was TERRIBLE. I have sent an email explaining our experience and am yet to recieve a response

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen restaurante.

Gran ambiente y excelente comida.

Chilean sea bass lo mejor

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MorningstarTravels
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zuma embodies the meaning of exceptional dining. Three days later, I vividly recall the incredible meal that I enjoyed. I fear that the sushi has changed me forever -- everything else will appear subpar. Encourage someone in your party to order the cod entree. It is worth every savory bite. The wine list is not to be overlooked. The variety complements each dish. I look forward to my next visit! Well done.

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vipnancye
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Felt like we were back in pre covid times. Sushi was exceptional as was the service.

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CatalinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They changed the menu to q very small menu, not as good as it use to be. Also we had 4 different servers the whole time we were there, not good!

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vipmirkom
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

poco asesoramiento como recomendacion de las comidas

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but was seated next to the elevator that was sending out a very annoying buzzing noise every time it was used.
Entrees came at different times, about 10-15 minutes after my date’s dinner came.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Beautiful. Food was amazing. The steak melts in your mouth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took a friend out for a last supper. It was amazing food and service. P

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I’ve been to several other Zuma’s and sadly nyc doesn’t compare. Food is very low quality. Our service when we were there was so poor. We called to say we are running a couple of minutes late and lady said she will note of it but can only hold table for 15 mins. We actually got there on time, got seated but waited at least 30 mins to get any attention. We have to wave at another waitress to get our order in. Every dish that came out was missing something and had to ask for something like soy sauce, wasabi, spoon etc. This was my 2nd time at this location, the 1st time was a fail as well and thought to give it a 2nd chance, but unfortunately didn’t redeem itself.

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vipWillB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Zuma changed a lot . It was my last visit . Food was ok , nothing special , service was ok , not the place for Friday night .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NY! Amazing food (lobster, steak & Chilean Seabass were phenomenal) and best lychee martinis I’ve ever had...so much better than its competitor Nobu...it’s pricey but worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Poor service so so food. Not like it used to be pre-pandemic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food and service was outstanding as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to celebrate my birthday with a friend. Due to Covid the restaurant closes at 10. Our reservations were for 8:30pm. As soon as we were seated, we were told that the kitchen was closing in ten minutes. Everything else was great. The food, drinks and service were good, but we did feel very rushed. I feel like I have to go again to really get the full experience.

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vipsashad
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow it was super amazing first time ever having dinner at this place super sad it was the last day to dine in for us cause of COVID hope they open soon can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipJulian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to zuma for 3 years now and everytime im met with every expectation I have and they exceed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always, the fish in NYC and the vibe is good, background music was awesome.

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vipJennifer
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always at Zuma. Great food, better drinks, wonderful team.

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vipFoodyesWineno123
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

good food, not their fault but covid hinders the usual liveliness

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vipNatalieN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This use to be one of my favorite places. I couldn’t wait to dine here after they reopened. I craved this place during quarantine and was so disappointing. My Boyfriend and I come here regularly and miss the way things were. Maybe it’s due to the fact that they just reopened and need to get back into the groove of things but the ambiance is off as well the food came out late and not in order. I hope they really get it together because I love it there. The waiter did the best he could with the kitchen being backed up.

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vipSaudA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect.....the service, food and experience was captivating

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vipAnnieG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was unusually slow because we ate while the corona fears were rising. Food was great however. Highly recommend the black cod. Will come back.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went there for my husbands birthday, service was great can’t fault that anywhere.

Food was SO mediocre? Don’t know if they’re having issues with the supply of their food cos the beef steak we had didn’t taste fresh at all, sushi was below par, black miso cod was ok- definately better at Nobu IMO.

Overall totally overpriced and not really worth it. Sorry.

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vipGail
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Portions are not big. A bit expensive. Went for a special occasion. Loved it.

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vipWillB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Japanese restaurant- my .3rd time there, never disappoints!

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always super. Chefs choice is the way to go. Service was super friendly and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Japanese restaurant In NY. Great service and great food. Coming back again.

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful space a cross between going to Las Vegas and Miami
Lots of beautiful people and families
Great cocktails

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DerrickH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful ambiance. I live this place on a Tuesday after work or Thursday / Friday as part of a night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. Enjoyed several dishes, including the chicken wings, chilean seabass with green chili and ginger and a roll with several types of fish (cannot remember the name). Each one was delicious. Japanese old fashioned was a great cocktail. Attractive ambiance. Only issue was service was slow at times. Waiter was friendly, but seemed to disappear. Excellent recommendations, though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice place. Food was delicious.

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Ditolino
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is amazing. The food almost perfect. It’s a splash of taste. However in the desert we found a hair on the plate, something very embarrassing and not expect in a Restautant like this.

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vipwilsonromero
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is outstanding there always have a great time at this restaurant. Highly recommend Zuma for all occasion dining.

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