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Brazilian, International, Contemporary
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Rua Dias Ferreira 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, Brazil
+55 21 3205-7154
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 19:00 - 01:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Zuka is an excellent choice in Rio, located in the most exclusive area of Leblon. Very well performed and tasty dishes, with a nice cultural mixture between France and Brazil. Nice place to go.

Thank Juampi81
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Really worth trying - should be higher up the trip advisor ratings as far as I'm concerned! Mid size dining room with a relaxed feel and seemed packed with locals. Varied menu at decent prices - food tasted great and the service was excellent too.

Thank Barry_TomTom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had dinner there. Very good ambiance . Staff excellent. The food was tasty and well presented. Good selection of wives.

Thank DSK540
Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was going out for dinner alone and was seated at the bar overlooking the Kirchen area. The food was delicious ( fish of the day) and the wine by the glass, too. The menu is innovative, the whole athmosphere of the place very charming. Enjoyable and recommendable !

Thank martinhufschmid
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had dinner and drinks at Zuka and we had a wonderful time. It's usually packed during late evenings, so be ready for a wait.

Thank Kate A
los angeles
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was recommended by a Rio local to me. Coming from LA this was a complete waste of money. Prices were American prices and yet food was not at that level. My tuna tartar appetizer was great. But my salad was so bad (heart of palm, grilled tomato, greens) that I had to waste it. My friend had the vegetarian... More 

Thank shobo
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Leblon is a very nice area and this restaurant is one of the many good choices here. Nice location, quite busy, so you better book a table. The food was delicious as well as the service. Meat again. Too cold inside due to aircon.

Thank AndyWhoWhere
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I loved this place. I would return here if ever in Rio (Leblon to be exact) and eat the gnocchi. Large menu selction afforadbale prices. My friends and I loved it sooo much that we ate here twice. Once when we landed and once before departing :) I also visited in July of 2015!

Thank AdorableKim
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We sat at the counter where we were entertained by the chef preparing the meals and having a few laughs with them. We had the seared tuna that was divine, tasty and cooked to perfection. We also had the beef rigatoni which melted in your mouth. Whilst we waited for the mains we had the cover entre that and a... More 

Thank Kassy H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The restaurant is so cozy and the food is so good. Ordered the gnocchi as a starter and it was precious, then the main course, a beef that was so soft that seemed to melt in my mouth. I would recommend it to anyone!

Thank brjader

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Brazilian, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dias Ferreira 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3205-7154

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Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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