ZUMA Hong Kong Acclaimed One of the World’s Best Restaurants
Zuma, Hong Kong’s dynamic Japanese restaurant and bar concept, has been acclaimed as one of the world’s best new restaurants by both Restaurant magazine and Conde Nast Traveler – two of the industries most sought after accolades.
In Restaurant magazine’s “S.Pellegrino’s World’s Best Restaurants Awards 2008” (www.worlds50best.com), Zuma hit the list at 99, and was one of only five restaurants in Asia listed. Recognized around the world as the most credible indicator of the ‘best places to eat on Earth’, the award is now in its seventh year.
The award list is compiled by The Nespresso World’s 50 Best Academy, which is comprised of a group of prominent food writers, critics, publishers and commentators each representing a different global region and chairing a carefully selected voting panel for that region.
Zuma was also listed as one of the world’s most exciting new restaurants on Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘Hot Tables 2008’ - one of just 105 restaurants that opened worldwide last year to make the prestigious listing.
They welcomed Zuma’s “unexpectedly earthy enclave within the glossy Central district”, designed by architectural firm Super Potato with massive blocks of raw stone and light-blond wood. They noted: “The island's most recognizable faces fill its airy dining room.” Zuma’s upstairs 6th floor lounge, lined with rare sakes, was labeled “sexy”.
Award winning chef and co-founder Rainer Becker introduced his completely new take on Japanese dining to Hong Kong last year and has put together a hugely successful team in Hong Kong with General Manager Christian Talpo and Executive Chef Dan Segall at the helm of Zuma’s success in Hong Kong.
It brings a sophisticated twist on the Japanese izakaya style and concept of informal eating and drinking.
The 10,000 square foot space, accessible from the Queen’s Road entrance of The Landmark, is split-level, connected by a stunning spiral staircase.
Dishes are authentic but not traditional, with an emphasis on simple presentation and flavour through quality ingredients.
Outdoor dining is on an exclusive terrace perfect for casual dining for any occasion, and two private dining rooms allow guests to have their own personal dining experience.
A place to see and be seen, Zuma’s lounge and bar on level 6 is the venue for pre-dinner champagne and cocktails till late.
Rainer Becker and the Waney family launched the original Zuma in 2002 in the hip Knightsbridge district of London, where it has fast become one of London’s most desirable and fashionable restaurants. Recent recognition includes Restaurant of the Year at the Tatler Restaurant Awards and Sommelier of the Year for Alessandro Marchesan at the Harpers & Queen Restaurant Awards.
Address: Level 5 and 6, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong
For reservations: (852) 3657 6388
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