Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

4.7
1229 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
What 1229 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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
17 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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AnnieG
New York Area
5 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
25 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
39 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
40 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
2 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
49 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
116 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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wilsonromero
New York Area
2 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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Mona
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and nice ambiance, the chilliean seabass and the beef were stunning

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we both loved it. They catered amazingly to my allergy and we accommodating to all my requests both before the date of reservation and on the night of. We are definitely going back.

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vipDaveS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful setting, great service! We had a wonderful time.

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viptlee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

very creative food, not inexpensive. the decor is nice but the service can be a bit slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tasty food but extremely small portions and very expensive.

Service is lackluster

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vipJayJay
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, we had the omakase. It was expensive but this was a special occasion. Service was just so so, staff was unfriendly. Watched the sushi chef eat uni off his glove, for sure a health department violation! Sake was $25/ bottle, had 2 bottles. Left off the check, brought to the attention of my server and then charged for only one. So the $50 sake was free or am I an idiot for paying $25? Still thinking about the yummy meal. Will definitely go back.

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vipBizzle
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

They told us theta everything we ordered would be for 2-3 people but when we got the food it was literally for about 1-2 people they should give more portions

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Went with a friend, the waitress forgot 3 of the items we ordered. I got my wine my friend didn’t and had to wait 30 minutes for her glass while mine got cold. Would think they would have comped one of the glasses but didn’t. Horrible service, food was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Food was amazing! A must if in NYC!

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vipMaikyS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing option!

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vipJak43
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. I was celebrating with business colleagues and chose Zuma. We all like Japanese food and celebrating our business anniversary (my 28th, my friends 22nd and 17th) we wanted to find a special venue. How fortunate we picked Zuma. The space is stunning, the service PERFECT and the food - beautifully plated, visually exciting and the taste - sublime! We had the Omakasae for 3. Expensive yes, but so well worth it. We had fun, we ate very well and would go back there without a moment's hesitation. A huge thank you to the entire restaurant's staff for making this a lunch none of us will ever forget. Really.

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vipAMele
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Great place to bring business associates, friends and family.

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vipRobertM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A $17 extra for miso cod on the restaurant week menu is ridiculous. Also, it was not good at all - very disappointing since it is one of my favorite restaurant meals when I can find it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The waiters lost interest in providing good service as soon as they know you're here for resturant week

MD
MaxD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate our son’s birthday and was not disappointed at all with the service, ambiance and quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service —

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love Zuma. We used to be there customer always in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I really like the corn and the sticky rice. The serves was so friendly. Highly recommended guys.

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vipSneakyPete
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, sexy vibe, attentive service. Tao group should pay attention.

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LittleItalyDinner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really fabulous time at Zuma, the food was spectacular but our server in particular, Preston, was incredible. He was very attentive, personable, and had great recommendations. You can tell he truly cares about the experience he is providing and strives to make each guest feel special. The space itself is also beautiful, overall just really amazing experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server left us towards the end. Screwed up the candle on the dessert. It was my friend’s birthday. Disappointing but excellent food.

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VincentF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale sushi with sleek modern dining room and helpful wait staff. The miso soup was really flavorful, and sushi entrée and seared salmon both excellent choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!❤️

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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY is rated 4.7 stars by 1229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.