Contemporary Japanese Cuisine & Chilled Lounge Bar at The Landmark
Zuma, London’s award winning Japanese restaurant and bar concept has opened its doors at Hong Kong’s most prestigious address, The Landmark.
Zuma brings award winning chef and co-founder Rainer Becker’s completely new take on Japanese dining to Hong Kong, with 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.
The restaurant is located on level 5, and features three dramatic open kitchens: The Main Kitchen, The Sushi Counter and The Robata Counter.
Both The Sushi Counter and The Robata Counter invite guests to watch their meals being prepared from freshly selected ingredients. At The Robata Counter, a fine selection of quality meats and poultry, market seafoods and seasonal vegetables are grilled and served with Zuma’s signature sauces, whilst the Sushi Counter tempts people with a variety of market fresh sashimi, nigiri and maki sushi.
Outdoor dining is available on the exclusive terrace, and two private dining rooms allow for tables of 11 and 8. The restaurant caters to a total of 142 people.
Dishes are authentic but not traditional, with an emphasis on simple presentation and flavour through quality ingredients. There is no set protocol on ordering from the menu, instead dishes are designed with the concept of sharing in mind.
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 night when featured DJs mix. With a variety of relaxed seating areas for Hong Kong’s savvy customers, the lounge and bar caters for a total of 95 with bar stools, sophisticated lounging areas and a semi-private room.
The lounge and bar offers the same menu as Zuma restaurant during dinner hours and in addition a selection of savory and sweet snacks are available. The space is also a sensational space for private launch events and celebrations, catering for up to 110 people.
Zuma’s beverage lists are created with Japanese ingredients and culture in mind. The signature Rubabu cocktail is set to be Hong Kong’s most sought after drink with a unique blend of Rhubarb infused sake shaken with Ketel One Vodka and fresh passion fruit. Must-try’s on the cocktail list also include the Zuma Bellini and the Cherry Blossom Bellini.
A resident Sake Kikizakeshi will be on hand to serve premium sake by the glass, including Zuma’s own label- designed specifically to compliment Zuma dishes.
With a wine cellar of over 2,000 bottles, and 10 vintage wines served by the glass, guests are able to sample the finest selection from around the world.
Designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt in collaboration with Tokyo design firm Super Potato, Zuma’s style is clean and minimal. Muramatsu has used natural materials - stone, iron, wood and glass to merge traditional Japanese design with Western influences including vast floor to ceiling glass windows looking out over Zuma’s exclusive outdoor terrace and beyond over the hustle and bustle of Central.
“The sophisticated and vibrant atmosphere is a huge part of Zuma,” comments Rainer Becker, “…delicious, freshly prepared food in a unique, relaxed but uber-chic location. People will want to come back to Zuma again and again.”
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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