Zuma is a restaurant chain founded by chef Rainer Becker, inspired by informal izakaya-style Japanese dining in which dishes are brought to the table continuously throughout the meal. Zuma London was ranked 46th in the Elite Traveler World's Top Restaurants Guide 2012.
Becker developed the Zuma concept while working in Tokyo, where he spent six years learning the intricacies of both Japanese food and culture. In 2002, together with Arjun Waney and Divia Lavani, Becker launched Zuma's first location in the Knightsbridge area of London. Its success led to the opening of Zuma restaurants in Hong Kong in 2007, Istanbul in 2008, Dubai in 2009, and Miami in 2010.
Zuma London has an open-floor plan designed & styled by Takashi Sugimoto.
Launched in 2007, Zuma Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong Central's new luxury mixed-used development, The Landmark.
Zuma opened in Istanbul in 2008 at the Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel.
Launched in 2009, Zuma Dubai is located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center.