Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

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857 reviews
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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

On Valentine's Day, zuma NYC will serve a special Truffle Omakase menu for $149 per guest, excluding beverage, tax, and gratuity.

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Sun - Wed 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM

What 857 People Are Saying
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Lovely atmosphere. The space is actually gorgeous. Quality of food was just fair. For the price, we would not go back.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Sushi rolls were fresh and tasty, great ambiance and service was on point. Great experience will be back! Beautiful restaurant.

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing anniversary here. Zuma made everything really great, great staff, great food and the tasting menu was off this world.! My girlfriend was super happy and very surprised by the quality of food and staff. Really recommend it

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Prenotato per le 8:30 PM seduto alle 21:27..Bad!!!!!
Cibo lontano anni da Novicov......

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience excellent food

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place
Zuma like everywhere
Black cod !

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good! However, the prices were high and the service wasn’t very good. We waited for our drinks for about 25 minutes. Also, it was very noisy inside. Would recommend to others, if they’re okay with the downfalls.

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AF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious - the sea scallops were FANTASTIC. Ambiance was beautiful - service was excellent. Great place for dinner and or special occasions - birthdays and anniversary.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

there was definitely a problem with this reservation. We reserved for 3 people at 8pm, and were not physically seated until 8:30pm. They told us they were running late and they would seat us in 5 minutes at 7:54pm, then we waited until 8:30 then spoke to the hostess who were unkind unsympthetizing and not sorry for their mistake. The manager talked to us at 8:34pm after we sat down and I said the service was unacceptable. that was it. it was so loud and we were 3 people seated at a table for 8 people, we could barely hear each other and waiters were not as attentive as they could be.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Standard Omakase was great. We thought there was not going to be enough food but it ended up we were so full towards the end of dinner that we could not finish the last three dishes. It is quite expensive but great for a special occasion. Our server and runners that brought us the food were fantastic.. some explained the food better than others.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

While the food was good. The overall experience was a big let down, especially since it was with a client. The server kept interrupting our conversation and rushing us to order. And when we ordered drinks and appetizers to start he insisted we order the full meal together, which’s outrageous, never experienced such service anywhere. And the last experience summed it all. The hostess came in to check how was the food, and then immediately if we could vacate the table. We had just paid, on the pretense of checking on the experience, she wanted to the turn the table. Would never go back and more importantly I’ll make sure to spread the word with my friends and acquaintances to avoid this restaurant for sure.

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L
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal sushi and professional welcoming service. Always a treat. The combination of flavors and perfectly fresh fish from all over the world are exquisite.

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LG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Too expensive for the value. It's a great place for people who are not cost-sensitive.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Si mangia benissimo, ci sono tornato volentieri. Lo consiglio vivamente

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TG
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!! Very delicious lobster and sushi-maki

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations! By far the best meal and dessert we have ever had! Will definitely return and recommend to others!!!

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fuimos noche vieja y salimos muy satisfechos recomendable

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New years eve...!!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plenty of food, great value

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London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Bad service at entrance. Had a reservation at 22.30 and we were waiting for 35min

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RO
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent experience on the signature menu. We Love it!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 50th birthday at Zuma

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This is not my first time here at Zuma, i’ve been here 2x and had a nice experiences. But this time when i brought guest here, i kinda dissappointed since the service not good at all. The food is kinda late to be out and the server or busboy is not attentive at all. I dont know if i want togo back again. I expected this place like Nobu since this place looks like a fine dining restaurant

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TA
New England
81 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. Very loud for a Japanese restaurant! Service was great. Good variety of sushi and small sharing plates. Very inventive. Worth a visit.

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AL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is good but not worth the price

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Munich
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I went to the zuma of dubai and I ate them very well, one of the restaurants where I ate better.
the kitchen of the zuma in new york disappointed me, not comparable with dubai

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Mainz
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Nice location and amazing Food. Portions are a bit small for the price

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Kiel & SH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the premium Tasting menu. Really great food!

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GA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time there as more than 2 people party. Service was very slow this time unfortunately, we received our food before even getting something to drink. Food was awesome as usual, top quality.

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a good proxy for authentic Japanese food. The menu is extensive and everything we ate was fantastic.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Zuma. The food is amazing and the service beyond outstanding

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Way overpriced for the quality and the service.
My fourth time here and my last.

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DE
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, well prepared dishes, excellent service...a total dining experience.

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EA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The coat check person was stand-off ‘Ish’, and wasn’t clear as to when our table would be ready (we arrived on time). I think it’s standard for restaurants to tell you that ‘your table isn’t ready, so feel free to get a drink at the bar’, because it’s another way to increase revenue, but we waited at the bar for 25-minutes and no one came. The bartender was also not nice. Our pre-dinner experience was not favorable. Once we sat down, things were good. Our expectation is that the experience should be top-notch the entire time...especially for the price.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was not good.

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was atrocious at this Zuma. the waiter and bus staff had no concept re clearing table, drinks, placing items on the table, suggestions for ordering or solving problems with an order. having just been to Zuma in Dubai and in London, this branch pales in comparison

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MP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the Omakase. It was excellent and a great value. Timing of each dish and the service was excellent. Will return. Will also recommend it to friends.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was delicious , the roasted lobster was the best highly recommended

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