Zuma is the Miami outpost of chef Rainer Becker’s internationally acclaimed, modernized adaptation of Japanese izakaya-style cuisine (there are other Zuma restaurants in London, Hong Kong, New York, Dubai, Istanbul, and Bangkok), and it features a stunning, pristine modern interior design to match the menu. (Note: While traditional izakayas are informal, Zuma requires a smart casual dress code—no shorts or beachwear allowed.) From the sushi bar to the robata grill, the dishes on offer are not your average teriyaki-smothered fare; rather, you’ll find kurobuta pork belly skewers with yuzu mustard miso, a roster of tempura-fried snackables, plus exquisite signature dishes with elaborate flavor profiles like roasted lobster with shiso-ponzu butter and black cod marinated in saikyo miso with homemade hajikame. Keeping with at least one element of the izakaya tradition, most of the signature dishes are designed to be shared.

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