Zuma (restaurant)

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IndustryFood & Beverage
Founded2002; 18 years ago (2002)
FounderRainer Becker
Number of locations
London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Miami, Abu Dhabi, New York City, Las Vegas, Bangkok, Rome
ServicesJapanese Izakaya-style dining

Zuma is a restaurant founded by chef Rainer Becker, inspired by informal izakaya-style Japanese dining in which dishes are brought to the table continuously throughout the meal.[1]


Becker developed the Zuma concept while working in Tokyo, where he spent six years learning the intricacies of both Japanese food and culture.[2] In 2002, together with Arjun Waney[3] and Divia Lalvani,[4] 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.[5]


Zuma London has an open floor plan designed and styled by Takashi Sugimoto. Launched in 2007, Zuma Hong Kong is located in Central's new luxury mixed-used development, The Landmark.[6] Zuma opened in Istanbul in 2008 at the Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel.[7]

Launched in 2009, Zuma Dubai is located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center.[8]By 2010, Zuma saw even more success as it reached the United States, opening in Miami first, and then in New York four years later, with additional U.S. expansion planned. In March 2016, Zuma will open its 10th restaurant in Rome, at the fourth and fifth floor of Palazzo Fendi[9] A branch opened in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in late 2016.[10]

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  1. ^ "ZUMA, London's award winning restaurant to open its first US location in Epic Hotel, Downtown Miami" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  2. ^ "ZUMA Miami Offer Guests an Internationally Acclaimed Style of Modern Japanese Cuisine". Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Waney plans Provencal restaurant for London". Caterer & Hotelkeeper. 21 October 2004. Retrieved 24 October 2004.
  4. ^ "Divia's dream : Divia Lalvani opens Zuma in London, England with Rainer Becker". Town & Country. 1 November 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2002.
  5. ^ "London's Award Winning Restaurant, ZUMA, Opens Its First U.S. Location in Downtown Miami". Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Becker and Robuchon to open in Hong Kong". Caterer & Hotelkeeper. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 30 March 2006.
  7. ^ "Award Winning Restaurant "Zuma" Opens at Radisson SAS bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul". Retrieved 5 February 2008.[dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.timeoutdubai.com/restaurants/reviews/3047-zuma
  9. ^ http://www.gugsto.it/2015/12/Zuma-Fendi-apre-09-marzo-2016.html
  10. ^ http://vegas.eater.com/2016/7/8/12126496/zuma-at-cosmopolitan-of-las-vegas-budget

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