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Zuma, DIFC
Best Japanese Winner
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Zuma’s enduring popularity and ability to stay in vogue is remarkable. For most, it won’t be a regular haunt – the high prices will make sure of that – yet the atmosphere isn’t stuffy, rather comfortable and relaxed, allowing diners to fully enjoy the fine food and drinks. There are standout dishes across the board, from simple ‘starters’ and zesty salads, expertly crafted maki and highest-quality sashimi, all the way to the finest, perfectly seasoned fish, seafood and meats from the robata grill.

Open Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-1am. Gate Village 6, DIFC, (04 425 5660).

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