Massively hyped Japanese restaurant at DIFC 63 Reviews
A choice of two or four courses. Dhs72 (two course), Dhs130 (four course) Timings: Noon-3pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
The buffet offers authentic Japanese robata, sushi and desserts, and guests can order specialities from the à la carte menu, such as black cod, Korean chilli-marinated lamb chops, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper and spicy beef tenderloin. Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs465 (selected house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly) Timings: 12.30pm-3pm (Friday)
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
At the ultra-hip Zuma, the modernist brass tones, and chilled-out trance all seem stamped with the words, ‘Exclusive: hoi polloi do not enter’.
You would assume the staff would be the pinnacle of snootiness, but they are the warmest, most unpretentious crowd in there; they make you feel like you belong just as much as any of the cool, good-looking lot already filling the 300 seats.
But, while you don’t have to be a weight-conscious waif to dine at Zuma, a small appetite wouldn’t hurt. Aside from the price tag, it is difficult to distinguish between starters and mains.
A Dhs125 order of grilled scallops comes two to a plate, and you’ll want more as they are excellently prepared. An order of grilled rib eye is a heartier rendition, and comes presented impeccably as several perfect cubes stacked in a neat pyramid.
Alongside its contemporary fare, Zuma offers the staples like sushi and tempura and, still, the chefs surprise with the high quality and fine cuts of fish; the nigiri is so tender it evaporates on the tongue.
Finish the meal with a divine green tea flavoured sponge cake with caramelised banana and crushed peanuts. The bill is high, but for fine dining, it isn’t tear inducing.By Time Out Dubai staff
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