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Zuka

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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
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Today
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
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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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Leblon is a very nice area and this restaurant is one of the many good choices here. Nice location, quite busy, so you better book a table. The food was delicious as well as the service. Meat again. Too cold inside due to aircon.

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Thank AndyWhoWhere
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. I would return here if ever in Rio (Leblon to be exact) and eat the gnocchi. Large menu selction afforadbale prices. My friends and I loved it sooo much that we ate here twice. Once when we landed and once before departing :) I also visited in July of 2015!

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Thank AdorableKim
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 27 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 87 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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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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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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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