Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

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$50 and over
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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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall great experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

OT
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing option!

J
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.

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

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

RM
Edinburgh
18 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.

OT
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
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service —

OT
New York Area
4 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.

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

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

KM
San Diego
1 review
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!

OT
Las Vegas
11 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.

VF
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.

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

Great food!❤️

T
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location and ambiance. The food is very well prepared by a professionals that take care in the details. Service can be slow and challenging at times. Worth a try.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, this is what I expected and again Zuma was perfect

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait for a long time even though we had a reservation but the hostess very kindly offered us appetizers for free to compensate the wait, that was nice
Great food

HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Worth every penny

EL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food is very good! Expensive but worth it 👌

EH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The cocktails were amazing.

JL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!
Been back many many times!!!

OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Still over priced

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice meal here at Zuma! Outstanding cocktails! The service is always warm & polite, table size just right, & good vibe thanks to the consistently decent music. And I don’t think I’ve ever tried any thing here yet that I have disliked, though I do have my favorites, and the selection is nice and varied.. flavorful & unique !

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

En la mesa vecina había unas parejas que chillaban mucho y eso hizo que no estuviesemos comodas del todo . Por lo demas todo perfecto .

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

I ordered a virgin cocktail and it came with 90% ice. The waiter asked me if I wanted another one and I said no because its all ice. He laughed and said yeah thats how it is. Do you want another? No I don't want another cup of ice. They should've offered me a replacement and not say "yeah thats how it is". Poor service.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good dinner. Food came out too fast even though I asked the server to slow it down. At one point we had 8 dishes on the table for dinner for 5. Was not much room to put our drinks down!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very neat place but the food underwhelming in my opinion

L
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just can’t beat the combination of beautiful, modern decor, great food, attentive service and for lunch, decent value. I will be back for sure

r
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastico lugar, experiencia que repito en cada visita a NY; en esta ocasión más tranquilo de lo habitual por ser domingo. Un error en algun eslabon de la cadena de comanda nos dejó un buen rato sin el plato principal, no obstante lo cual la atención y amabilidad del servicio hizo que no se le diera más valor que una simple incidencia... Gran experiencia que volveré a repetir!

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E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant great vibe great service and great food

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Zuma is overall a great place but the service was off this time. The food came all at once and not spaced out. The drinks when we ordered two they brought one and we waited a long time for the second. Definitely a drop in service levels

MF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really amazing and the special plates wont regret trying them

TG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty

S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything

MM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zuma has it all... delicious food, an attentive wait staff and a wonderfully welcoming ambiance. It’s great for a date night or a quiet dinner with friends. Try it!

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Year Eve! Certainly recommend. Very well organized, good food, music, atmosphere. Couldn’t be better.