Having won many awards, this is a real institution. In the heart of Dubai's business district, Zuma is a sophisticated and glamorous restaurant designed in the traditional style of a Japanese Izakaya.
The architect Noriyoshi Muramatsu has tested the harmony of the elements with a spectacular bamboo sculpture and walls of rusted steel. The cuisine has the same mix of textures. Zuma offers fusion cuisine inspired by Japanese and Californian styles. Creativity is at its height in the miso-marinated black cod rolled in magnolia leaves, Wagyu beef sushi in caviar and avocado ginger tempura.
Sit at the hand-carved granite bar to enjoy the stunning work of the cooks. Do not miss the superb Asian cocktails that are among the best in Dubai. As popular at lunchtime as at dinner, reservations are essential.
Gate village O6, DIFC
P.O. Box 506620, Dubai
+971 (0)4 425 5660
Menu: around 139 AED