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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY, New York, NY

Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

4.7
4.7
1402 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:30 pm–10:15 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 544-9862

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel No

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Zuma New York can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 544-9862 ext. 3

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Between E. 38th & E 39th Streets

  • Parking details

    Affiliated Parking LLC<br />B/W Park and Madison on 39th Street

  • Public transit

    Herald Square 34th Street and Grand Central Terminal

  • Entertainment

    our resident dj plays in the bar and lounge monday though to saturday from 7.30pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Restaurant week

    Jul 18 - Aug 19, 2022
    Lunch 2 course menu Dinner 3 course menu

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What 1,402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AV

    AlejandroV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La experiencia fue genial y el servicio 5 estrellas
  2. a

    ayeshaha

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. My second time here. Will definitely be back again &amp; again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great deserts. If you wann go to the toilet, go to the first floor.
  4. R

    Rainbow1

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant for groups to try most dishes on their menu. Quality of food is really nice with large variety.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was a bit too loud where we sat. Would have liked another location within the restaurant that allowed for easier talking. But the food was excellent!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    We were very tired after walking all day so not having a table upon the arrival was very frustrating. Staff however was very nice.
  7. RS

    RaphaelS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night at Zuma. The best restaurant experience that we have had in NYC. The food was spectacular and the service perfect.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omakase was fantastic! Best Lunch deal in Midtown.
  9. SK

    StephK

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Good great. Service slow and surly. Just not the same place it was.
  10. OE

    OverdinedExec

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect
  11. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great example of a great restaurant giving great food and service at fair prices.
  12. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience. Food was delicious. Did the Al a carte rather than the chef’s menu. Had 7 courses and they were all delicious.
  13. T

    Tatouie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I am in the area I eat here. The food is always amazing
  14. JC

    JenniferC

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    More suited to a dinner with friends than a business dinner as it is loud inside! But the food was great and service attentive. We had the premium omakase - pricey, but the food was excellent. The steak and the prawns were the standouts. I would have liked to have more of the sushi/sashimi course - portions were small but the fish was outstanding. Dessert was a combo platter of all their offerings and was a decadent ending to a great meal.
  15. J

    Jason

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service. Food comes quickly, prepared nicely, and hot.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Good food. Very dark.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impecable. Sitio único. Japones especial.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Portions are ridiculously small
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Messed drinks up multiple times. After spending $700, got asked to leave when we wanted another wine at the table. Really need to learn customer service
  20. C

    Corrado

    Rome

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at ZUMA, this was the second dinner in a week, being there for business reasons. High quality food at a reasonable price for being in New York Manhattan.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the sushi is great, the rest of the menu devious. Beautiful space and amazing service. Highly recommend
  22. a

    aryang

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food3service2ambience4
    Food was great but service wasn’t excellent. Waitor forgot our food a few times so we had to wait over 40 minutes for our last dish.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just fabulous! The food is excellent the service is just perfect ! Thanks to all team and chefs for that experience
  24. AK

    AlanK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food and attentive service. Menu is awesome too !! Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a fun and cool sushi experience in NYC.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    My wife’s birthday. I do not recommend for that. Too much noise.
  26. A

    Angela

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was overall terrible, too much salt and sauce to ruined the natural flavor of the food, omagase is way too expensive for something people can order from local sushi take out place. They charge bottle water 8 times to the market price, which was too much. Service was good, decoration also very morden.
  27. w

    wayneb

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Don't go there early for pre dinner drinks, you will be passed over for your reservation and then ignored until a table is available. We watched countless other couples just turn up and be showed their table, our table guests were apparently eating desert for a good 1hr 45mins! Subsequent food was incredible and the waitress out of this world, such a shame the Front of House in NYC was a total shambles. Get a grip NYC, this is NOT what Zuma is about.
  28. GT

    GiviT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Complete disrespect! Zuma used to be a restaurant where I would bring my guests and partners for excellent food and service. Last night the service was so appalling that we did not get to taste the food. Booked the table in advance, on the day after 25 minutes of waiting in an overcrowded upstairs bar and still no table, had to leave as the only option offered was to wait even longer. If you have a meeting or an event, cross this restaurant off your list as totally unreliable.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing Zuma dinner. From the sea bass, to the mushrooms, to the Japanese margaritas, to the amazing dessert - everything was delicious and wonderful!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, i can’t say nothing bad
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    This restaurant used to be top notch. Not anymore. I really hope they return to their previous quality. My wife and I are fans of the restaurant group and have dined about five times at Shōtō in DC since they opened in February, which is in fact exceptional, and it has the same menu for the most part as Zuma NYC. Please re-up your game, Zuma NYC!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Completely disorganized, Rude, Obnoxious, threatening not to serve us and calling the police because of our repeated inquiries about our table - They sat us down 1 hour after our booked reservation. We arrived on time, and we were promised the next table available at the lounge. They then changed the reservation time in their booking system and OpenTable by 45 minutes to pretend we had the wrong time . We verified our email confirmation, confronted them and they realized their mistake Oh btw, thanks for the free edamame, it really made us feel better after the heated security person threaten to throw us out, not to serve us and call the police. I am still shocked to have received threats on the place We were supposed to enjoy.
  33. e

    elissal

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. The grilled corn is delicious. The quality of the sushi is excellent. Service is fast and attentive if at times impersonal. Very busy but overall a nice atmosphere for a date.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Architecture and fresh fish
  35. L

    Lupo

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was slow - we had a reservation but took them half an hour to seat us. Food was excellent. Once we ordered the food started coming quickly. Great ambience.
  36. MR

    MiloneR

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was everything you would expect it to be and more
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Very disappointed. App plates were not cleared and were left on table after placing entree dishes. Empty glasses were not removed and new drinks were brought had to ask the waiter to buss the table for 20 minutes waited. Water was never refilled had to ask multiple times. Real bad experience especially with the high expectations we had
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Even though we had a reservation, the hostess seated us at the bar and not at a table. I had to complain and only after complaining twice and having waited 30 minutes, we were seated at a table.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    The omakase was very ordinary, plain and nothing special. There was nothing creative about any of the fish. Could have gotten that lunch at a supermarket. The service was extremely rushed and uninventive. Overall for an expensive lunch it was not a good experience
  40. TD

    TaliD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent My favorite restaurant in the world Pls make again the spicy eddemame

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY is rated 4.7 stars by 1402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

261 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between E. 38th & E 39th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:30 pm–10:15 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Affiliated Parking LLC<br />B/W Park and Madison on 39th Street

  • Public transit

    Herald Square 34th Street and Grand Central Terminal

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel No

  • Entertainment

    our resident dj plays in the bar and lounge monday though to saturday from 7.30pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 544-9862

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Zuma New York can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 544-9862 ext. 3

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