Rivaling Nobu Dubai in the popularity and glamour stakes--particularly with the chic European crowd--Zuma offers a sophisticated, contemporary twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal dining. With Californian fusion-style Japanese cuisine, dishes are characterised by exquisite texture and flavour, such as the lobster tempura with spicy ponzu; tuna tataki with shards of crisp garlic; and scallops grilled with green pepper and black bean sauce. Dine at the in-demand sushi bar for a front-row seat of the kitchen action; the see-and-be-seen main dining room; or the intimate bar area with cosy lounges. Don’t miss Zuma’s superb menu of Asian-inspired cocktails, some of the finest in the city. With a modern setting within the Dubai International Finance Center, Zuma Dubai showcases cutting-edge interiors by acclaimed Japanese designer, Noriyoshi Muramatsu, who draws upon the six elements of fire, water, earth, iron, air and wood by using hand-carved granite counters, a spectacular bamboo sculpture and reclaimed rusted-steel walls to dramatic effect. Bookings essential.