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Restaurants, Japanese Knightsbridge
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
Zuma (Gemma Day / Time Out)
Gemma Day / Time Out
Zuma (Gemma Day / Time Out)
Gemma Day / Time Out
Zuma (Gemma Day / Time Out)
Gemma Day / Time Out
Zuma (Gemma Day / Time Out)
Gemma Day / Time Out
Zuma (Gemma Day / Time Out)
Gemma Day / Time Out
Zuma (Gemma Day / Time Out)
Gemma Day / Time Out

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A fashionable modern Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge.

Dangerously seductive and relentlessly fashionable, this high-gloss Knightsbridge rendezvous is a slinky honeypot for A-list celebs, swanky bankers and sporting superstars – is that Lewis Hamilton over there? Post-industrial with a touch of Zen, Zuma also serves up some astonishing modern Japanese food, whether you’ve bagged a ringside seat by the kitchen or fancy mingling with the big boys in the dining room. On offer is a line-up of immaculate dishes with pin-sharp flavours and oh-so-pretty embellishments: a procession of high-art sushi and sashimi, explosive stuff from the robata grill (chicken wings with saké, sea salt and lime), shrimp tempura with shisu and citrus mayo etc. To drink, trend-setting cocktails, premium saké and matching wines are tailor-made for Zuma’s high-rolling punters.



Address: 5 Raphael Street
Transport: Tube: Knightsbridge
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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When I arrive at the front door, there was a couple of bouncers and a woman holding a pen and clipboard standing. This isn’t a nightclub so why would there be a woman standing outside holding a clipboard and a pen. The clientele are rather trendy with a lot of business type clients on weekdays and an influx of orange tanned WAG-wannabes standing around the bar area all looking to snare that millionaire lifestyle, particularly on weekends. Perhaps not appealing to most, but rather funny to watch.

From my table, I could see the open kitchen with many chefs working very hard inside.To begin with, I ordered their Zuma salad which tasted garden-fresh and arrived with bold vibrant colours. Their Yellow Tail and Salmon Sashimi was succulent and tender. Their spicy Tuna Rolls had just the right amount of kick. Their Crab Rolls reminded me of flavours of the ocean with a hint of garlic and a touch of citrus -utterly gratifying in every bite. Their signature Black Cod was silky, buttery and velvetty – an explosion of flavours with the Miso sauce adding just the right sweetness.

For dessert, their generous portion of Pecan Pie and Kokuto Caramel Sundae is a deconstructed Pecan Pie made with an unusal flavour of Sweet Potato Icecream – distinguishingly decadent and not overly sweet.

If you like trendy fusion Japanese food prepared in a swanky ambiance, booking in advance is essential. Prices are punchy at just under £80.00 per head but the place serves top- notch cuisine. With open kitchens and an enormous sushi bar it’s almost like a theatre. Many restaurants like this fail to match these prices and layout and come across as arrogant and soulless. But Zuma delivers. It is trendy and vanguard, yet maintains clear Oriental roots.


The food was incredible, so was the atmosphere. I really enjoyed this place, its definitely a special occasion place, since the bill was not small. The staff is really friendly and I would come back. 

moderatorStaff Writer

Doesn't come much better than this, great atmosphere and the food is superb - the only downside is the hefty bill at the end.


I had lunch here a few weeks ago and I can safely say it has been one of my favorite meals in London. We walked in on a saturday in the off chance they had a table. they were extremely friendly and sorted a table for us in about five minutes. The menu is perfect with a little bit for everyone. the seafood selection is great, along with meat and sushi dishes. We tried a little bit of everything. The lamb chops were excellent, tender, juicy and had a little spicy kick to them. The prawn tempura was light and crispy and the ribs were deliciously sticky. The open kitchen in the restaurant creates a great buzz in the restaurant and the open display of the raw fish and seafood is a great treat for the eye.

The food doesn't come cheap at £50-100 per head (depending on alcohol) so it's definitely a special occasion sort of meal. 

Best sushi restaurant in London! It's fine and well presented and the atmosphere is amazing. 

It is expensive but worth it! 

Staff Writer

The best sushi in London. It's definitely an experience - the presentation of the dishes is immaculate, service is first class. It's not cheap, but totally worth it. 

Truly delicious food. Exquisite actually. Am already looking forward to my next visit. Stunningly good, great service, fairly aloof crowd but everyone genuinely looking as if they were enjoying the experience which makes for a very upbeat, exciting atmosphere. A favourite for me already.

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