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Restaurants, Japanese Downtown
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Photograph: Courtesy of ZumaZuma
Zuma Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Zuma

This upscale Japanese restaurant at the edge of Downtown offers fine-dining fare in a dressed-down, modern environment with waterfront views

Scoring a reservation at Zuma is a small victory worth working for. The London transplant’s acclaimed Japanese izakaya, an increasingly popular style of informal dining, is anything but casual (see: no shorts or beachwear allowed). The riverfront restaurant is filled—day and night—with stunning people who know they’re as much a part of the show as the orchestrated action in the spacious open kitchen. Expect a massive selection of modern Japanese bites, from sea bass sashimi with yuzu, salmon roe and truffle oil to tiger prawn tempura. Zuma also has one of the best brunches in town. It’s a baikingu (buffet) set-up, meaning you have access to a generous spread of the menu’s most talked about items. Short on time during the workday? Opt for the set lunch that aims to serve guests in less than one hour.    

Time Out tip: The weekend brunch at Zuma is the best bang for your buck: bottomless champagne, unlimited helpings from a buffet stacked with Japanese starters and sushi, your choice of entrée like spicy beef tenderloin or miso cod, and an Instagrammable dessert platter for the table is just $99.


Venue name: Zuma
Address: Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way

Cross street: at SE 3rd Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 6pm–midnight; Sat noon–2pm, 6pm–midnight; Sun 11:30am–2:30pm, 6–11pm
Transport: Bus 11
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Zuma is located within the Epic Hotel. I was surprised how large the dining area was when I walked in. I will say, it's quite loud in there. There are 3 kitchens! For me, the menu was a little too big. It was hard to decide what to get, and when I asked the waiter for help, he suggested the most expensive items on the menu. The food was quite good, but it was expensive. Next time I would like to do the omakase experience.