Zuma, the brainchild of founder and Chef Rainer Becker, brings its internationally acclaimed style of contemporary Japanese cuisine to Midtown, Manhattan. Zuma boasts three distinct kitchens; the main kitchen, the sushi bar and the Robata Grill – a concept which originates from the cooking style of northern Japanese fishermen, first introduced to Europe by Chef Rainer. Greatly influenced by his time in Japan, Rainer has introduced a modern, elegant and sophisticated cuisine philosophy that is inspired by the informal Japanese dining style – izakaya. For Rainer, Zuma is about a complete dining experience; an experience where each element is of equal importance. yet each element serves the same purpose – to complement the taste and flavor of the food.
The experience… Zuma has raised izakaya-style dining to new heights in its second floor private dining space. Rather than offering the traditional individual starter and main course menu structure, Zuma’s menu has been designed with the concept of sharing. dishes are brought to the tables steadily and continuously throughout the meal.
The design… Zuma’s six private dining rooms have been designed with elegance in mind and reflect Zuma’s global aesthetic, a gracious setting inspired both by the four elements of earth, fire, water and air and by the vibrant metropolitan energy of Manhattan itself. Beautifully appointed with reclaimed monkey pod wood, clear, crisp glass, rich leather and exquisite details. Floor to ceiling windows provide sweeping views of both the restaurant’s main dining room and the bustling city on Madison avenue below.
Zuma’s six private dining rooms offer ideal locations for all your private event needs. From more intimate events for 6 guests to 120 person sit down dinners or even a cocktail reception for 200 guests, the custom created space is composed of five individual rooms that can be seamlessly connected to host events of all sizes and styles. Zuma’s private rooms are exclusive locations for corporate events, all day meetings, bar & bat mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions, parties with a DJ or live performance, private sports and movie viewings, listening parties, and much more. They offer a range of menus to choose from and their sommelier and beverage teams are on hand to customize beverage pairings to suit your celebration or event needs including a unique wine or sake tasting experience. They also offer a unique Zuma sushi class & private dining experience.