Review on Zuma

Rainer Becker went straight to the cutting edge when he opened Zuma in the slightly bizarre setting of a Knightsbridge office block. Forget first impressions, the interior of this ultra-chic place has been laid out to resemble a Zen garden, with pale grey stone floors and walls covered with highly polished wood. The bar area is where the young, glamorous set hangs out and drinks curious saké-based cocktails.

In the restaurant, centre stage is taken by a sushi bar and robata (a special flame grill). The menu meanders at great length through all manner of inventive dishes with the emphasis on miniatures and dishes intended for sharing. Among the 'small dishes' you might find green beans with tofu and miso sauce or char-grilled vegetables rolled in yuba (tofu 'skin') with soy and mustard sauce.

Sushi and sashimi are notable for their zingy freshness, while the robata grill delivers chicken wings with sea salt and lime juice, and wagyu beef with soy and wasabi, while desserts swap kimonos for chinos in the shape of hot chocolate fondant with a passion fruit centre or Granny Smith sorbet. The wine list is a classy, globetrotting selection dominated by forward-looking New World producers and some Old World favourites.

Zuma is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 3.30pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm (10.30pm Sun and BH's)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Zuma

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 130 covers
  • Family Friendly


5 Raphael Street
South West London

Nearest tube station: Knightsbridge

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