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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
Today
13:00 - 00:00
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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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the counter where we were entertained by the chef preparing the meals and having a few laughs with them. We had the seared tuna that was divine, tasty and cooked to perfection. We also had the beef rigatoni which melted in your mouth. Whilst we waited for the mains we had the cover entre that and a... More 

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Thank Kassy H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is so cozy and the food is so good. Ordered the gnocchi as a starter and it was precious, then the main course, a beef that was so soft that seemed to melt in my mouth. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Thank brjader
Miami Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple casual and relaxed atmosphere. Great food and good service make this a good spot in Leblon. We had no reservation and the place was packed but the manager struggled and succeeded in giving us a table... which deserves a special mention

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Thank Liban10452
Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had been recommended to dine at Zuka and saved it for our last night in Rio. The food did not disappoint, however the service was quite average. As quite noticeable foreigners, it seemed that we were treated rather second-hand compared to more local diners. We only received the 'Specials' menu from the waiter as we were about to order... More 

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Thank Lucy T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Unfortunately, there really isn't much to write about Zuka. Of my two visits, I am left with dim memories of bland, although not horrible, food and wine. And of chaos among servers and hosts and diners: the insistence at my arrival that I needed a reservation even though my lunch companion was already present and seated in plain view; the... More 

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Thank pcinbk
Adelaide, Australia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We LOVED the food here - fish and duck were outstanding but service was sloppy, inattentive and at times, rude.

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Thank Georgina M
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

went with my wife for dinner as this place was highly recommended. Waiter comes over immediately and puts bread and small dip. imagine my surprise when i was charged for that. i mention this to the manager. The response is "Standard practice". I never order it and you put it on my table why do i have to pay. Manager... More 

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Gistel, Belgium
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 7 November 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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