Zuma

In the trophies year in, year out, this stand-out Japanese is stellar
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Time Out Says

Having been one of the most successful restaurants in the city – not just in the Japanese sphere – for more than a decade now, it’s safe to say Zuma is doing one or two things right.

Founder Rainer Becker set up the restaurant chain in London, and launched a branch in DIFC in 2008. It was a bold move in an area that wasn’t yet busy, and it paid off – paving the way for DIFC to become a hub of culinary excellence.

The German chef says the way to stay at the top is to be “consistent” and that Zuma is. Consistently brilliant. From business lunches to romantic dinners, Friday brunches or just a post-work drink at the bar, Zuma has it all and then some.

And each and every time the food always shines. We could talk forever about the black cod, and we have (as has everyone else) but it’s not just about one dish. The buttery grilled garlic lobster, the sweet and juicy tempora prawns, the smoky chicken robata, the super-fresh sashimi, the zingy chicken wings – the list goes on longer than Sheikh Zayed Road.

Even the desserts are showstopping – the green tea pudding is a must-try. The venue is busy day in, day out, and so it should be.

The bar is also worth stopping into for a pre- or post-dinner drink, and picked up our Best Restaurant Bar Award at the 2019 Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards.

And with Becker opening a second restaurant – Roka – in the city soon, we’re at the edge of our seats.
Open Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight, Fri 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-1am, Sat 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-midnight. Licensed. Gate Village, DIFC (04 425 5660).

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 09 Jun 2019

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Details

FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesJapanese
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number 04 425 5660
Dubai, DIFC, Podium Level, Gate Village 6, Sheikh Zayed Road

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