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Zuka

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Neighbourhood:
Leblon
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
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Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3205-7154
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 19:00 - 01:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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Gistel, Belgium
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch at Zuka. Service was very efficient and the seared tuna I had was top notch. Certainly coming back here.

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Thank Claude M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a fan of "Zuka" since 2005 and every time I visit Rio, I make sure to go to Zuka, this restaurant never ceases to amaze me. The dishes are super exotic and divine. I had the fresh roasted Palmitos in a cheese sauce as a starter and for the main, the fish with truffled mushroom sauce, baroa... More 

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Thank Nadine M
Amsterdam
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zuka is situated in up class Leblon in a street with many restaurants. The decoration is modern with an open kitchen. The service is very friendly and correct. The food is of good quality. We had the seviche with Brazilian peppers which is very nice. So was the filet mignon and the chocolade mousse. The only pitty is that it... More 

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Thank Andre K
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful restaurant in a great part of town. The Gnocci in parmesan truffle sauce was to die for. Best i have ever tasted. And the pasta was simple yet divine

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Thank Larry G
Palm Harbor, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on a weeknight and walked right in around 730 without reservations. Wow what a great place and meal! I will repeat what others have said; it's not cheap but I didn't think it was overpriced based on quality, atmosphere, and service. I definitely recommend starting with the couver- you each get a delicious... More 

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Thank FranP2
Queretaro
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good place in Leblon to try contemporary Brazilian food. They even have local wines by the glass, and they are not bad! I had white fish ceviche to start, which was very good, not overly acidic, and then a steak with goat cheese risotto... good, in particular the risotto. I had heard the place was very busy, but on a... More 

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Thank asoler
Hove, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First time at Zuka. Lovely food and staff. Not cheap. Good idea to book. Delicious food specially the salad with goat cheese

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Thank Celina G
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our total experience was outstanding. Great wine list, exceptional service and the food was was great. Best Tilapia I have ever had. A very memorable meal. Highly recommended

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Thank HP_Texas
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great setting, friendly service but the 'normal' steak was very disappointing. Overcooked and chewy. The only one to have is the T.Rex. Fabulous fillet with lovely accompaning vegs. Friend had the gazpachio soup followed by the tuna japanese style and really enjoyed it. DO NOT have the liquer they offer at the end- very strong!!!

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Thank Elizabeth O
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great tuna tartar and tuna dishes. Egg's dessert is simply the best dessert I've ever tryied. The place is also good...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3205-7154

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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