Zuma is a fantastic place to relax and order a glass of wine after a tough day at the office. And as it is located at Hong Kong’s Landmark Center in the heart of Central, chances are it is even closer to your office than you would think. The sophisticated, elegant restaurant on Level 5, designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Tokyo design firm Studio Glitt in collaboration with Tokyo design firm Super Potato, is reminiscent of a Japanese garden with an open plan natural stone kitchen. A dramatic spiral staircase leads from the restaurant to the bar and the lounge area on Level 6, where guests are invited to relax on a variety of comfortable sofa seating areas while enjoying the same lunch and dinner menu as that of Zuma restaurant. The lounge is also a perfect venue for private launch events and also features a late night DJ’s mix.
The cuisine offered at Zuma is defined as a “sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking.” Dishes are authentically Japanese but more bold and creative than traditional. Although presentation is simple, the ingredients used are top quality. Dishes are meant to either be shared or enjoyed individually.
The other day, I met with Kelvin Ziea, Sommelier of Zuma Hong Kong to discuss the restaurants wine list and any trends he may have had noticed in how his customers order wine.