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Zuma New York

261 Madison Ave, Between 38th and 39th street, New York City, NY 10016-2303
+1 212-544-9862
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
261 Madison Ave, Between 38th and 39th street, New York City, NY 10016-2303
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The ambience is amazing, the service was great and the food was amazing. We had a big group and they went out of their way to seat us. Very friendly staff.

Thank FPAdventurer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zuma in Manhattan is a nightclub where people sit and eat, not dance. Like the best nightclubs – its a Japanese restaurant by the way – it is hard wired to spike sexual behaviour: The music pulsates, the lights are forgiving, the senses bathed in...More

Thank gsapiano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited at the end of March and our meal was phenomenal! The waiter had a fantastic knowledge of the menu and helped us make some brilliant choices for dinner. The style of food and the fact it all comes out when it's ready is...More

Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 15 minutes early our table wasn’t ready so the hostess at the desk said go and get a drink and I will come and get you a better table in about 10 minutes.Well we waited and waited 45 minutes and she didn’t come...More

Thank miragekam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Again and again After we have been the last time here in Jan we came back Ton enjoy the great Zuma food. Perfect service and we had a good night out. Can’t wait to go back

Thank TobiP70
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

What a let down this restaurant was. I had a table booked days in advance for 8pm, but on arrival at 7:45 I was asked to wait at the bar for a table to become ready....no problem I thought. We weren’t shown to the bar...More

Thank Riceyb86
zumaNYC, Guest Relations Manager at Zuma New York, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Good Afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to write and provide your feedback, we appreciate your comments and are sorry to hear of your experience. Our Guest Relations Managers would like to reach out directly if you at your convenience could kindly please send...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were walk ins for lunch on the last day of Restaurant Week and were able to sit at the sushi counter. Helena was our server and she was excellent. Very engaging and professional and offered her favourites which we ordered. It was so good...More

Thank BGI-Traveler
Reviewed 24 February 2018

You are young and good looking, it will be your place. Very trendy place, music is great. Food excellent and good quality. The bar on top is nice, but I don't like to eat next to the bar, sometimes too noisy. Keep some room for...More

Thank EricMarc88
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I've been to this Zuma a number of times and it's always a fun experience! The food is kinda...fushiony? I've liked most of the things they have, you would just not really be able to call it traditionally Japanese. Try their cloud tofu, and their...More

Thank Gabriella C
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Entrance Hosts are friendly. Many of the tables are so close you are practically on top of the people next to you. People book specific tables in advance so choose wisely. Interior Big, open, nice, contemporary. Service Excellent. Our server was from Houston. He was...More

Thank angmohgao
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Questions & Answers
5 April 2017|
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Response from pheim2014 | Reviewed this property |
the average entree is 35-60 dollars.. but the one you are asking about is a bit higher.. just give them a call- believe it or not they are actually incredibly friendly and helpful !
26 December 2016|
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Response from pheim2014 | Reviewed this property |
there were kids there when I was eating there, if you want to bring them do it. its very noisy inside - and I would go earlier not later as it gets louder later in the evening.
6 October 2016|
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Response from pheim2014 | Reviewed this property |
jeans? acceptable? yes they are acceptable almost everywhere. you are out to dinner,, you are footing the bill ... you are in Ny are you on vacation? if so be comfortable. saying that the chef would find it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Madison Ave, Between 38th and 39th street, New York City, NY 10016-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862
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Zuma, the brainchild of award winning co-founder and creator, rainer becker, brings its internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese cuisine to midtown, new york serving dishes designed to share and inspired by the informal dining style of izakaya; the three kitchens present authentic yet alluring options, with bold flavors and simple presentation, highlighting quality ingredients
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