Zuma is the Japanese-inspired restaurant managed by the same people as Roka and La Petite Maison. Itís all about glitz and big spending at this Knightsbridge eatery; celebrities like the Beckhams and Beyonce and Jay Z are often seen snapped on their way out.
There are several other branches around the world, in Miami, Hong Kong, Dubai and Bangkok among others. The London outpost may be loosely modelled on an informal izakaya, but diners are well-heeled, with many eating here for a certain status to rub off on them.
There is a robata grill, a very good selection of sushi and sashimi, and signature dishes that include miso marinated foie gras and wagyu beef with cress aioli.
Restaurants where you're likely to spot celebrities
This Japanese eatery is popular with the Beckhams, Beyonce and Jay Z, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jordan, Kate Hudson and Nancy DellíOlio. Gwen Stefani even went as far as naming her second child after the restaurant.
At this restaurant both style and substance prevail, as quality food is prepared on the robata grill by skilled chefs, and the likes of Beyonce and Jay Z, Ellie Goulding and Kim Kardashian turn up for dinner alongside Knightsbridge regulars.
All In London talks to Soon Li Ong
- We talk to Soon Li Ong about Japanese food, July 4, 2012