ZUMA, Miami - a gorgeous space with soaring ceilings and fluttering paper lanterns. Like the London original, the effect of the natural stone and wood elements is a hip spa-like. This first American branch of chef Rainer Becker's popular London original is Becker's upscale vision of the traditional version.
On a recent visit to ZUMA, we tried nearly half the menu. Impeccably balanced Zuma's dishes areart-on-a-plate and served from three kitchens (main, robata grill and sushi). Quality is top. Zuma's version of miso-marinated "black cod" is amazing. It comes as butter in fish form. The glaze that comes with it is delicious as well. Ok- the glazes/sauces that come with all the dishes are phenomenal- high five to the sauce chef (if there is one).
Let's not forget the wine. Greatlist featuring rare bottles. Do explore Japan's wine, saké, from Zuma's large list. Enjoy this very high-priced Japanese fare in an elegant setting.