I know you have probably been to several Japanese restaurants and may also have your favorite. But try to forget everything you know about sushi and sashimi for while and read this post. Zuma Miami is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the world, located in the ground floor of the Epic Hotel at Brickell. It is specialized in modern Japanese cuisine and brought to Miami the “Izakaya” concept (explained next topic). Zuma was first opened in London (2002) and, besides Miami, the brand is also present in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi.
Although the place is very exclusive, as well as the prices, keep reading for tips on how to enjoy the experience for an affordable price.
The restaurant provides a modern decor with an impressive open kitchen full of colorful ingredients and tasty items just in front of you.
What is the Izakaya style?
The concept behind Izakaya is the informal environment of a Japanese gastropub. It is considered in Japan a casual place for a drink after work (like an Irish Pub or an American tavern). It also brings the idea off sharing food items with everyone on the table. Zuma Miami was inspired by this informal Japanese dining concept while at the same time providing a very trendy, vibrant and elegant atmosphere.
The ideia behind the Izacaya concept at Zuma Miami is “to share”. Since most dishes are small portions the best thing to do is order two or three different places and share on the table with everyone.
The Izacaya concept at Zuma refers only to the food and the way you should share it on the table, because its ambiance does not remember a pub by any means (exactly the opposite – very wide, floor to ceiling glass and beautiful view of the river)
Price at Zuma Miami
Zuma Miami Prices reflect a very exclusive restaurant with not so affordable dishes, specially if your order a la carte. But the place offers an executive option at lunch time which is very affordable for most people. So, if you want to try their delicious dishes and not spend too much, try the business option at lunch.
Another option is try Zuma’s Brunch, on weekends. The brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Find out more about Zuma’s Brunch in the next topic.
How much is Zuma Brunch?
So, if you want to try some of the exclusive dishes on the best Japanese restaurant in Miami, you have to try Zuma’s Brunch.
At the brunch you will be able to prove a variety of eateries and dishes for a much better price. Taste all you can eat samplings of Asian food and cocktails at a fair cost. The meal is divided in to three categories: Classic, Signature and Premium. Each is priced between $95 and $395, without tax and tip. Every meal includes a buffet of cold an hot options with the most delicious sushis, sashimis, salads and other special dishes. Brunch includes beverages as well and the drink select defines the price of the brunch.
Zuma Miami Menu
Zuma is a very exlusive restaurant and known to be one of the best Japanese restaurants in the world. The menu at Zuma Restaurant Miami provides a variety of Japanese dishes reinvented and modernized with intense flavours and quality-fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious sushi, sashimis, tasty ceviches and delicious tempuras. Zuma Miami menu also offers soups, salads and snacks.
Order from the menu as you please. All dishes are prepared following the Izakaya style, which means you can share with everyone at the table or enjoy it yourself alone.
Below we show pictures and describe some famous dishes at Zuma Miami:
Kuruma Ebi no Tempura (Tiger Prawns)
Spicy Tuna Maki
Chilean Sea bass
kinoko no kama meshi (rice hotpot with wild mushrooms and japanese vegetables)
Gyu no Tataki to Truffle
Spicy Beef Tenderloin
Green Tea and Banana Cake
Green Tea and Banana Cake – with coconut ice cream and toffee sauce – Photo Source: halalgirlabouttown.com
Zuma Chocolate Cake, one of the best cakes in town! Zuma’s flourless chocolate cake is a mix of mousse and cake and comes with a sobacha ice cream.
Chef Rainer Becker
After working at two Michelin star restaurants in Germany, chef Rainer Becker joined the gastro team at The Hyatt Hotel Group and stayed there for nearly 15 years. During his work at the hotel he traveled a lot. In Australia he as awarded with the “Catering Executive of the Year” (1992). After leaving Hyatt group he decided to open his own restaurant in London, a Japanese restaurant, Zuma, in 2002, together with his partner Arjun Waney. Going for a global gastro achievement, he also opened Zuma restaurants in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai and Miami.
Casual Dress (shorts or swiming wear are not allowed)
Zuma Miami – Hours & Location
Zuma Address: 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way – Miami, FL – 33131 (located inside Epic Hotel)
Phone: +1 (305) 577 0277
Fax: +1 (305) 577 0279
Official Website: www.zumarestaurant.com
Monday – Friday
Lunch: 12 noon – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm -12 midnight
Brunch: 12 noon – 2pm
Dinner: 6pm -12 midnight
Brunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm