ZUMA OF LONDON-HOME OF THE 4 HOUR LUNCH
HOT SPOT THAT ATTRACTS THE STARS IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE
LONDON(Perfect Meal Today)12/22/15/–ZUMA Restaurant in Knightsbridge is literally a stone’s throw from Harrods, but this amazing spot is such a hive of activity and live theatre that a four hour lunch can be normal. Of course it depends on the number of courses you select from the vast open kitchen.
This is also a spot where the notorious London paparazzi hang out, due to the vast amount of celebrities known to frequent Zuma at night, and probably lunch time as well. This has to be the best Japanese restaurant in London where dishes are prepared in three separate areas, the principal kitchen, the sushi bar and the robata grill.
Zuma opened in 2002 and now there are locations in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Miami, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi and New York with another opening in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan in 2016.
This place is so good, they even have their own Sake Sommelier who can assist in choosing the right Sake depending on the season. The best way probably to go is the Zuma Signature Tasting
Menu for $106 per person or the Zuma Premium Tasting Menu at $186. Both consist of five items and is meant to be shared by the whole table. There are also separate sushi and sashimi menu’s where you can order two or three pieces, and also a comprehensive selection of maki rolls made freshly while you wait.
The menu is so comprehensive and exciting that ordering may pose a bit of a problem, but here are a few of the items you may want to consider. For a soup starter go for the Miso Shiru ($7), a soup with tofu, wakame and spring onion. For a salad, the Fried tofu with avocado and Japanese herbs at $17 is the way to go, which should be followed by the sake no tataki ($15), a delectable seared salmon with lime shiso choy.
For lovers of sashimi and who isn’t, the suzuki no sashimi ($20) is a thinly sliced seabass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe that is outstanding.
The food got even better with scallops from the robata skewers, and these diver scallops ($23) with ume boshi, shiso and mentaiko were so wonderful that they are a must order when you visit Zuma.
The robata also offers beef, chicken and pork skewers as well as chicken wings with sake, sea salt and lime.
After this treat it came to select the main course signature dish from a selection of eight items, and the grilled rib-eye steak ($34) was selected and is served with wafu sauce and garlic crisps and comes thinly sliced. Surprisingly, there was still a bit of room left for the rock shrimp tempura ($23)
in a chilli tofu, and then finally the jumbo tiger prawn ($34) with a yuzu pepper wrapped up a spectacular lunch at one of the best restaurants in London.
zuma in london’s
new – a sophisticated
twist on the traditional
japanese izakaya style
of informal eating and
drinking. the ethos
behind zuma is to
deliver an authentic
flavour of the east
while respecting the
traditions of the past
Monday – Friday 12pm – 3pm
Saturday – Sunday & Bank Holidays
12pm – 3.30pm
Monday – Saturday 6pm – 11pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 6pm – 10.30pm
287 S.Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211