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survey result

Summary

£115
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Buzzy and still heaving” – Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney’s happening Eurotrash magnet, a short walk from Harrods, is “still a firm favourite after all these years” (and was the original site of what’s now a 20-strong global luxury chain). As well as its moody cocktail bar, the draw is “top-notch Japanese food” – sushi, tempura, robata grills, black cod, lobster – “if with prices to match”. “I feel like a cheat putting this as my top choice again… but it never fails to deliver!”

Summary

£105
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The crowd (especially in the bar) can be “bling personified”, but Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney’s glitzily glam scene, a short walk from Harrods, delivers way more than “a fun cocktail”, serving luxurious Japanese-fusion dishes that are “just heaven”. For fine food with a pulse, this remains “one of the best dining experiences in London”. Top Menu Tips – “outstanding Wagyu tartare, crispy langoustines and seared tuna salads, and melt-in-the-mouth otoro sushi”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Even in these troubled times, it never fails to deliver” – Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney’s “fantastic fusion” scene, a short walk from Harrods, wins impressive support as ever, despite the absence for much of the year of the supercar-driving international crowd for which it’s known (and it “can still be an OTT scene at times”). It helps that the “beautifully presented”, Japanese-inspired cuisine is reliably “fantastic”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker’s “well-oiled” glamour-magnet, just off Knightsbridge, “has kept its high standards for more than 15 years now” (it opened in 2002, nowadays with spin-offs around the globe). In normal, non-Covid times, the cocktail bar is famously “a bit of a zoo”, but that just adds energy to its “buzzy” (“so noisy!”), “casual and comfortable” overall style; and even if Japanese-fusion cuisine doesn’t today seem like quite the genius-magic it did on opening, the “sublime” dishes here still feel as fresh as a daisy: “wonderous bites” of sushi, black cod and other “supreme” creations.

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5 Raphael St, London, SW7 1DL

Restaurant details

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Highchair
14, 10
No dress code
175
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Zuma Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Zuma Restaurant in SW7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Zuma restaurant.
Merlin D
good but impressively expensive. Would I go...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"good but impressively expensive. Would I go again? yes of someone else is paying.The place has not changed much in many years although they do have a nice outside smoking terrace"

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Nick G
A great place, still going strong. Very goo...
Reviewed 4 months, 15 days ago

"A great place, still going strong. Very good food and atmosphere, the service tries hard without being terribly fast or friendly."

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Peter G
Excellent Asian fusion food, attentive serv...
Reviewed 4 months, 26 days ago

"Excellent Asian fusion food, attentive service and trendy environment."

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Josh C
Good food, but very expensive for what you ...
Reviewed 7 months, 14 days ago

"Good food, but very expensive for what you get. Ambience is very good as expected. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.40 £48.00 £10.60 £13.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
5 Raphael St, London, SW7 1DL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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