|Zuma in Miami (photo courtesy of the Huffington Post)|
No, this is not your typical place for brunch. Zuma serves up internationally acclaimed contemporary Japanese cuisine. A wide variety of unique soups, salads, sushi, sashimi, tempura and signature dishes like Andre's favorite - kinoko no kama meshi (rice hotpot with wild mushrooms and japanese vegetables) - are waiting to be indulged.
This isn't necessarily typical Japanese food, either. Zuma puts a twist on traditional Japanese fare by adding their own blend of spices to create unique, bold flavors, using only the freshest of ingredients. Dishes are served "izakaya style," meaning they are meant to be passed around and shared amongst several people (although you are are more than welcome to hoard the whole dish for yourself).
Don't stuff yourself; though, Andre insists that you leave room for desert. Their green tea and banana cake with coconut ice cream and toffee sauce is to die for!
Although Zuma is a bit on the expensive side, Andre says it is totally worth it. Miami is only one of two cities in the United States to be lucky enough to have a Zuma's restaurant and there are only 8 of them in the entire world!
Located at 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way in Miami's Epic Hotel, Zuma is open for brunch, lunch or dinner. Their brunch is only served on the weekends and lunch just on weekdays. Zuma's hours are as follows and reservations are definitely suggested:
Monday - Friday:
Lunch: 12 noon - 3pm
Dinner: 6pm -12 midnight
Brunch: 12 noon - 2pm
Dinner: 6pm - 12 midnight
Brunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 11pm