Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

4.6
1283 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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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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What 1283 people are saying
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JohnK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Needed to wait an hour after reservation time to finally be seated. They left off two sushi rolls that we ordered even after reminding them several times. When the bill finally came, Zuma included the missing rolls on the check. Very let down by this experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

#1 over rated in nyc hands down

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Aún teniendo reserva 9.15 PM nos hicieron esperar más de 1 hora y media para darnos nuestra mesa, es decir nos dieron mesa hasta las 10.30 y como la cocina la cierran a las 11 nos cancelaron varios platillos que se ordenaron. Pésimo servicio y las chicas de recepción no tienen ni idea de como hacer su trabajo.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida es deliciosa y tienen muy buen servicio
Nos hicieron una sugerencia de pedir un menú de varios tiempos y fue la mejor decisión
Sin duda uno de los mejores restaurantes!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing, every dish we ordered was perfect and delicious. Cocktails were absolutely amazing, too! The service was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful spot in NYC for dinner, drinks or dessert!

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SamDiLeo
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zuma became my favorite Japanese restaurant in New York City. Visited last weekend, and we were completely amazed by the place, the service, the drinks and the food. Our waiter Alfredo made our night so pleasant, and kept surprising us with new great drinks and food recommendations.
Definitely recommend to order a few plates to share, the king crab was the best I've ever had, and tuna was incredible too.
Cesar, the bar manager, made sure all of our needs were satisfied and we were happy with the drinks they prepared.
Without a doubt, we're coming back next time we're in NY.

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vipRockyroad
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. A great place to go to celebrate an occasion.

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JCOM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

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vipRoyR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I’ve been here many times before and it was very disappointing with the level of service from the waitress in addition to the attitude of the hostess this time

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vipJenniferA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Zuma is one of my favorite restaurants. Waited a whole year to return. Upon my arrival requested a corner table because I was bringing a friend for the first time. Table was empty in corner - yet hostess proceeded to state table was booked.

I sat in bar and saw table empty for over one hour and table next to it. She was unwilling to accommodate my party. Completed ruined my experience in restaurant. Left upset and disappointed- place was not that busy on the second floor. Ended up sitting in bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend to Zuma NYC for his birthday. We got the premium omakase for both of us and tried a lot of their cocktails. Everything was outstanding! Service was fantastic. Food was unbelievably good. Will be back next time we are in NYC.

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YanG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

The air conditioner was broken, and even though the food was great, the whole dinner experience was not good

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vipTamis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

There AC was broken and it was 95 degrees that day! They should have informed there customers about the problem before they arrived .

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vipeddie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service can be improved

JB
vipJBNJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, each course was more amazing than the last. Exceptional service. Pricey but that was expected and you certainly get what you paid for. Can't wait to return.

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GD1007
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the most amazing restaurant I have experienced. The food is simply magnificent, the service is impeccable ( staff is still wearing masks ) the decor is unique, and great ambiance music. It will definitely become an must every time we come to NYC !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Get it together

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice food, beautiful restaurant!!

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vipRafahF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

So so disappointed with the quality of food and service! So not worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was great!

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Appletini
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Post pandemic food was not great… had to send the spider roll back, didn’t taste great nor the salmon roll or Calimari
My rose petal lychee Martin was laughable they put a tiny rose bud in it floating like a fly in the soup. Had to remix drinks also - used to love this place. I think it will take a while to get their kitchen and mixologist back to their standard

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vipNatica
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience and would like to say we were impressed with the service which was accommodating and attentive with a perfect balance of warm hospitality. The food was delicious as always with only exception of black cod which we normally have this time it came slightly on a dry overcooked side but it might have been an exception. We loved the birthday surprise and the cocktails as well as the whole host of other entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very cold, tha A/C was really low, and we were uncomfortable the whole meal. It seemed they wanted us out really fast

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and absolutely loved it pricey but amazing food service and ambiance!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, was excellent as always.

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vipEllieC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They tell you dishes but Not prices. I was hosting. I almost flipped bill for two with tip
Almost 500 .00. They offers truffles. Lobster anc should advise pricing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mothers day

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vipChristopherP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot believe I just found this place, as good as if not better than Nobu and Bondst. Great meal, excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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
45 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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vipMorningstarTravels
New York Area
8 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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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY is rated 4.6 stars by 1283 OpenTable diners.

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