World-renowned restaurant Zuma serves up delightful flavourful combinations from its prime location in Central. Find out what you need to order
Eating is a legitimate pastime in Hong Kong. Thanks to the many different people from across the globe that call it home, you can choose from French restaurants, Vietnamese lunch joints or local Hong Kong street food at any time of day. And judging by the packed tables, buzzy atmosphere, flutter-bug crowd, stellar service and killer soundtrack – it’s not hard to see why Japanese restaurant Zuma is always touted as the restaurant to see and be seen in Hong Kong.
The reasons why I love Japanese restaurant Zuma…
Be sure to nab a spot in the lounge and warm up with some expertly-crafted cocktails by Arkadiusz Rybak, Bar Manager at Zuma. Just one thing comes to mind when you catch him in action – pure forward thinking. From infusing taro to wasabi and even plankton (yes, you heard it right), we love trying drinks that we’ve never tried before. Our favourite was undoubtedly the brown rice sake – the mix is poured into the rotovap flask and redistilled just to keep the flavours on-point.
Once you’re whizzed into the Japanese restaurant, these innovative techniques continue to thrill! Settle in for a feast of inventive mash-ups presented in exciting ways. “Our Hong Kong branch has the added advantage of getting the simplest garnish to the freshest ingredients and top produce flown in from all around the world,” says Zuma’s Chef Oscar Luzon.
As a conclusive foodie edit to fork out the best bits, I absolutely enjoyed the toro maki combined with chili tenkasu and delicate yuzu pearls, which bursts in your mouth with just the right kick of freshness.
The chefs at Zuma have pushed their modern-Japanese style further with the spiced baby omega lamb cutlets, which are marinated for 24 hours before spending time on the grill. The cutlets are finished off by sous-vide to retain that smoked aroma.
Another superb dish was the grilled Spanish red prawn that comes drizzled with yuzu koshu and garnished with a lemon flown in from the Amalfi coast to add that the perfect zest.
However, the showstopper dish during my time at Japanese restaurant Zuma was undoubtedly the Kagoshima chicken dobin-mushi soup with morel tsukune – a joy to drink and totally Instagram-worthy.
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Superb skills and top produce
Zuma’s menu is ever-changing, so while some of these specific dishes may not be available during your visit, we can guarantee that they only serve the tastiest delights which will not disappoint.
Zuma, 5/F & 6/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p 3657 6388, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場5-6樓