Zuma @ The Landmark, Hong Kong

RATING: ★★★☆ - VERY GOOD   |   PRICE: $$$ - EXPENSIVE

Zuma is an institution restaurant in Hong Kong; since it opened its doors in 2007 the restaurant’s champagne brunch has been perpetually booked out weeks in advance.

While not much can be said about the interiors of a typical buffet restaurant, Zuma at the Landmark is different… very different. The space spans two stories with the bar atop the main dining area, accessible via a huge spiral staircase. The main dining hall is decked out with floor to ceiling window panels overlooking Central.

Zuma is word famous for its izakaya-style dining, but in Hong Kong it takes on a slightly more casual vibe during the champagne brunch sessions. Come with friends, a bunch of coworkers perhaps. 

The food here is nothing close to a Michelin starred gastronomic experience, but if you come for one then you are missing the entire point. For a chic boozy brunch with a difference, I’d choose Zuma any day!

Two absolutely stunning show kitchens where the chefs prepare dishes for the buffet line and serve them directly on the sandstone granite counter tops are the centerpieces to round off an already very elegant dining room. 

A meal at Zuma is both refined and casual at the same time, and often with hints of whimsicality thrown in; definitely one of the best luxurious champagne brunches x Japanese buffets in town.

The line can be quite daunting at times and sometimes reach 20 persons deep, yet despite the constant queues, food is always replenished and the quality of food is second to none. This is especially evident at the sushi and sashimi counters; the platters of fresh fish were constantly restocked, served with freshly grated wasabi and a generous dash of aged soy.

Despite the buffet-style offerings, a number of pre-cooked dishes stood out in the mix. The house-made silken tofu with tobiko and ponzu was delicate in flavor and textured to a silky smooth mouth feel.

Dessert was an overly dressed fruit platter served with a few scoops of ice cream and pannacotta, much better to take selfies with than to actually eat, it was very pretty nonetheless. If you are a true Zuma aficionado, you will be making multiple trips to the buffet line and lapping up countless glasses of champagne. So stick with the fish and the booze.

ZUMA@ Landmark
Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen's Road, Central Hong Kong
https://www.zumarestaurant.com

RATING: ★★★☆ - VERY GOOD   |   PRICE: $$$ - EXPENSIVE

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