Zuma

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  • Zuma
  • Friday brunch (Friday)

    Dubai’s best Japanese restaurant offers a signature selection of their dishes, served from buffet stations, as well as à la carte main courses. Dhs420 (soft drinks), Dhs540 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly and premium beverages), Dhs225 (kids aged four-12), free for under fours.

    Read the Zuma brunch review.
    Timings: Noon-4pm

A multiple award-winner and established force at the top of Dubai’s Japanese fine-dining scene, Zuma hardly needs introduction. Located in the city’s financial district, it’s a classy, contemporary and enormously popular hangout for the UAE’s most affluent residents and visitors. While its much-loved brunchwas off the cards for half of 214 it is now back and Zuma is still pulling in a regular lunchtime crowd. However, it’s in the evenings (weekend and indeed midweek) where this place really comes into its own as the bustling heart of the neighbourhood. Each and every dish on the menu is consistently impeccable, from starters such as beef tataki and prawn and black cod gyoza to mains including yuzu pepper jumbo tiger prawns and spicy tenderloin, right through to green tea desserts, everything that comes out of the kitchen is so faultless it’s almost fantasy. But have your date pinch you – because this is the real deal. Zuma
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 April 2015

Location: DIFC
Tel: 04 442 8383
Travel: Gate Village, DIFC
Cuisine: Japanese
Experiences: Alcohol available, Wi-fi, Business lunch, Brunch served, Cocktails, Brunch
Times: Open Sat-Wed noon-3.30pm, 7pm-1am, Thu-Fri noon-3.30pm, 7pm-2am
Price range: Dhs500+
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  • Dr. Raji Mathew Aug 04, 2013 04:00 pm
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
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    I had expected it be one of those hyped- up outlet with a snobbish attitude but it was not so. Zuma has a valet parking of it's own.
    The layout of this pace is quite unlike any other place I have seen apart from being spacious. The waiters were many, prompt and very professional.
    I had the 4 course lunch. The speed with which the soup and the starter came surprised me and would have worried me in other restaurants. The restaurant was less than half full but still had a definitely a good buzz to it. The miso soup was well presented and tasted good too. The first starter was the sliced yellowtail. Again, well pleasing to the eye. There were 3 pieces with a tangy taste. The next was the shrimp and black cod gyoza- 3 dumplings in soya sauce. Again, tasted very nice. For the main course I had the spicy beef tenderloin done medium well with sesame seeds , rice and sweet soya sauce. Desserts which is not included in the business lunch could be ordered off the menu for AED 32. I opted for the chilli pineapple with coconut ice cream. This dish had different layers and was refreshingly different though not exceptional.
    The plusses here are the unique decor and layout, how quickly the food comes to the table, helpful staff and the dishes themselves. The high price of the a la carte menu would be a big minus. Paid around AED 195 for the lunch with dessert and a diet coke plus tax.
  • John Jun 05, 2013 10:25 pm
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    Was not designed by super potato but a design firm named studio glitt from tokyo, the zuma in London was by super potato.
  • AlRaz May 11, 2013 07:35 am
    The place is very disgusting. I will not visit there anymore because of very bad service and completely unprofessional and impolite staff. Bartenders are very rude and asked me to say magic word in order to be served. Service is not provided fairly. They have forgotten customer positive. Everything is very pricy. NEVER GO NEVER.
  • Mandy Mar 17, 2013 07:38 pm
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    This was the worst experience I had in Dubai! I went in for dinner and drinks with friends. Before we sat the hostess kept saying she will only seat us if we have dinner. That's why we were there! A second later we were told the kitchen is closing and we have to order RIGHT NOW! Or move to the bar. It was soooo embarrassing the way so many employees kept forcing dinner as soon as we sat. We asked for more time to look at the menu but we were asked to move. NEVER go to this place! VERY BAD service.
  • Mercedesslr Mar 09, 2013 09:33 am
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    What a hypebeast place. It's soooo overpriced and you still leave hungry. Plus they make up there own rules about what it considered acceptable as wearable in there Resturant part. Since when is a polo considered sporty. It will be too soon if I have to go back. It's not worth it at all.

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