Zuma

Price guide: Expensive

Levels 5 and 6, 15 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

Price guide: Expensive

Zuma

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#36 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.3
3.3
Ambience:
3.2
3.2
Service:
3.3
3.3
Location:
3.1
3.1
Value for money:
3
3.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Trendiness

Expert review of Zuma

This German chef capitalises on his London success to open a Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong.

London-based restaurateur Rainer Becker opened Zuma in 2007, and - gosh - was it a good move! It's heavily touted as a style maven haven, but that's unfair on the food which (correctly) is the restaurant's greatest asset.

Food and drink: 

It serves modern Japanese cuisine, made for sharing, with no real distinction between starters and mains. Free-flowing bubbly at Sunday brunch seems to appeal to rather a lot of people. The sparkling sake is also worth a glug or two.

Ambience: 

Split into two levels - with a bar upstairs and a terrace for alfrescoing - Zuma also includes a show kitchen with deep granite dining counters. Glass, wood and stone predominate, and a lot of office workers are disgorged here directly after they've shut down their desktops. 

Service: 

The service is just right - in that you'll be greeted warmly at the door, and then left to get on with enjoying your meal.

Location: 

In one of the smartest of Hong Kong's downtown malls, Zuma attracts the sort of people who don't have to read the menu from right to left.

Price advice: 

Reckon on HK$800 per head before anything alcoholic.

More information on Zuma:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Japanese
Address:
Levels 5 and 6, 15 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone:
3657 6388
Website:
http://www.zumarestaurant.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-11pm, Sun 11am-3pm, 6-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
hip

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