The first stateside location of London's acclaimed modern Japanese restaurant ZUMA is aiming for a late April, possibly early May opening on the first floor of the EPIC Hotel & Residences. The brainchild of German chef Rainer Becker, ZUMA's cuisine is inspired by the informal Japanese dining style known as Izakaya. With restaurants in Hong Kong, Istanbul and Dubai, Becker said he chose Miami because "We wanted our first ZUMA in the USA to be located within an energetic, vibrant, multicultural and popular city; that to me is Miami." Designed by Tokyo based Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt, Miami's ZUMA will emulate the original London restaurant, with its lounge bar, sushi counter with dedicated sushi chefs and bar-side seating, and the Robata Grill.
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