Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

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zuma, located in the heart of downtown miami, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma miami offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya. the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.

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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went for a group dinner with friends. Food was divine! King crab, mushroom salad, seafood hot pot, fatty tuna tiradito! Service was top notch, will be back again soon!

r
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

food is no longer what it was, cod was uncooked, a "cracker "that comes with the tuna/salmon tartar was

greasy etc

S
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We spent a lovely night , the waiter was very friendly and competent.

c
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were very late and they were able to accommodate us, our server was wonderful with the suggestions and we had a wonderful meal.

MG
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food was phenomenal. Service was also excellent. The somulaie was amazing as well.

GT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have eaten in many top Japanese Restaurant's. Zuma is excellent apart from one thing. The Sushi Rolls are cut on the small side. They should be slightly larger.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Súper expensive brunch and super small main courses and little opciones included. Don’t do brunch there

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

There was a leak that kept falling on my head. I didn’t feel the waiter was attentive to the issue.

DC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food was great. Service was horrible. Last minute I had an extra person added to my rsvp and they made it a huge deal and flat out told me the extra person could not be seated. I argued with them and finally they added another chair to our table.

They are too strict about the number of ppl and don’t realize that at the end of the day — not every rsvp is a business dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I’m not sure where to begin. My friend and I both have allergies. Mine is white fish and hers is pineapple. I travel all over the world for my job and I’m very clued up with Zuma. The one is london is great if you ever have chance to visit. I came to miami to visit my friend and eat some good food. We are both chefs so when we get a Friday night off we use it wisely. I thought Zuma was a great choice. So it’s starts off with us making it clear about our allergies. Then the waitress comes back to confirm that we want to do the omakase and will have to check with the chef because of the allergies. She’s then returns to ask me. The chef said are you allergic to the colour or the fish? Ermm excuse me?! I don’t even know what that means! I’m allergic to ALL WHITE FISH. And I start listing off all the fish. At this point my friend is already angry. And I’m laughing because I can’t quit understand what I was asked. So dinner happens. To be honest the food was meh! The drinks were ok. The meal goes on. And the sushi course comes and there is white fish sitting next to the other fish I can eat. I brush it off as a mistake and eat around the white fish. We get through the meal and the dessert fruit plate comes out with pineapple all over it. At this point we are both angry. But I still can’t understand what’s happening. We are both in the industry and take allergies very seriously when people come to our restaurants. This is not something people should take lightly. The manager had no clue how to handle the situation. I think Zuma needs to re train all there servers and managers oh and the kitchen on allergies and how important and life threatening they can be. Before something serious happens. We won’t be back obviously not just because of the allergy situation but because the food and drinks were meh and not worth the money.

OT
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good overall

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a $3000 bill. Issue with one thing and would not assist

P
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic all around

w
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening out, starting at the bar - Bruce made delicious cocktails and was fantastic! The meal was incredible, our server Karina was friendly and knowledgeable, we will definitely be back to do the tasting menu.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place

BR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Wait staff are below standard. One member besides the waiter said good evening. Check in was unwelcoming. Had to ask for more water when glass was empty twice even though staff kept walking by looking at me and the table. Was not like this 3 years ago.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

For such an upscale and expensive restaurant, you would expect the service to be so much better. The hostess and actual server were nice, but some of the other people working there need to be trained a bit better. The plates are small and one of the bussers tried twice to take plates away from our table when we weren't finished. It seems like they are in such a hurry to get you out of there.
We ordered 3 beef tenderloins (1 medium and 2 medium rare) and when a food runner came to drop off one of them, we asked how it was cooked and he had no idea! So strange... literally had to wait while he went back in to check. We also asked for some extra spicy flakes and they completely forgot. Again this wouldn't matter at a normal restaurant, but Zuma is VERY pricey so you expect top notch service.
Overall for the price, I wouldn't recommend. There are so many better restaurants to choose from in Miami.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Too loud, server couldn’t hear when I asked for another roll and brought dessert menu

MV
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Love to find a restaurant that their quality in always de same over the years. Service also great.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was delicious. Waitress was not very nice. Too noisy!

FB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

my coworker and I went for spice and ti celebratemy birthday. Food and service was amazing. Chef gave an extra treat for my birthday that was a nice surprise & very tasty. Portions were smaller that expected except for the Beef skewers and Jumbro Prawn that were a good portion. Desserts were amazing too and the wine recommend..were have 2 glasses each of that. Parking is not the best though...expensive valet especially of you drive big car. I think given the cost to dine...they should give a better discount in valent since self parking is not available

BT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service exceptional

P
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

yes, of course !
Very good place. Very good foods

OT
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply The Best

PE
London
26 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent upscale Japanese. Always a place to be seen and people watch with some of the best food around whether Miami or London. Excellent Bar or outdoor seating.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The dishes are very good, however, the service is sluggish.

MA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Miami spice

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GI
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Our lunch took over 2 hours, which is completely unacceptable. After we had entree it took another hour for our dessert. Our server came to our table with the desserts then said they were melted never came back. We saw her serving others and doing other work. The miso soup tasted like it had sand in it, the salad was far too bitter, and after the hour wait our dessert was more melted than before. Our server apologized but the hostess didn't seem to care.

E
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

El Restaurant se ha mantenido igual. Creo deben renovar

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did the Miami spice menu, group of 9. Franco(?) Frank (?) was our server was attentive, but not OTT. We had everything on the menu. Everything was excellent,
The octopus, skewered beef bites, sushi, ribs (OMG), chicken, prawns - awesome flavors! Yum!
Dessert choices were great, my favorite - blood orange sorbet with ginger infused panna cotta. I am going back!!

MR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, fresh sushi! Excellent service!

k
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality sushimi and the best chicken ever. Dessert was delicious panna cotta. Great table/view/and one of the very best kitchens in Miami. Sophisticated but primarily exotic & healthy cooking. Service was also excellent.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve ordered from Miami Spice menu. Didn’t like octopus but everything else was great.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Manager, Adam, was completely unprofessional and is not ready to be in the hospitality industry.

All else was great

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I know this sounds a little off the usual review, but got stood up for date and I would have had a little better time but the reservation showed only one person when it was 2 before. So just a comment if ur a hostess that would make people in my situation feel better if it wasn’t changed. Other than that I would recommend going and definitely plan 1-2 days in advance to get the seating you want but even 4 hours before reservation and I got good seating overall besides my misfortunes 9/10 !

MH
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!! The best birthday dinner ever!! The food was top quality!! I’ve never tasted food better than Zuma!

EZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and our server was excellent. We asked for his opinion between two cocktails and he was able to give such great detail about his recommendation. It turned out to be one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had.

LG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service by Joshua.
The only minus - line cook with a phone.

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