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This posh Japanese eatery with branches in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Miami, and Dubai has arrived in Bangkok. Looking like an ultrasophisticated Japanese izikaya, the open kitchen serves up some of Bangkok's most innovative Japanese fare, with signature dishes like the dragon maki made with prawn tempura, freshwater eel, avocado, and spicy tempura flakes, or the buta bara yuzu miso pork belly skewers with yuzu and miso mustard leading the way. Don't forget to try the outstanding cocktails: the Rhubabu is made with rhubarb-infused vodka, sake, and crushed passion fruit, while the Mandarin Fizz combines Japanese shochu infused with jasmine, gin, apple juice, mandarin purée, and sorbet, all shaken into a knockout drink.

Updated: 05-29-2013

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    Ongoing Bangkok Business (& Celebration) Dining Delight

    Recently (January, '14) was an honoured participant at yet another enjoyable Zuma business / celebration dinner at this convenient corporate locale. (For the past few years, the Four Seasons has once again been my primary Bangkok business travel property - and before the FS, Zuma's *rather* close neighbour, the St. Regis.)

    [The surprise celebratory aspect of this particular business dinner concerned an anniversary involving a cherished friend who has been with the Four Seasons since, well, the era I commenced staying with her when she was called, The Regent. A wondrous property that was as fine as ever for this most recent, convenient and extremely brief BKK business trip.]

    As for Zuma's cuisine, have savoured each and every meal; business luncheons, as well as this most recent evening experience. (Will add kudos to the wondrous waitstaff and hostesses: over the past several months, some have become good friends and have never failed in proffering most acceptable dining and libation suggestions.)

    Zuma is perhaps not in my current 'top-ten' of Bangkok restaurants (as have gotten so very spoilt for choice over the past several years of BKK business trips and occasional brief holidays - in particular, two sentimental favourites: Chon Thai at The Siam and Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental). That said, have always treasured each and every BKK Zuma corporate / leisure time. Thanks forever, fine Zuma staff and friends.

    [And for what it's worth, this latest and so very brief BKK business trip entailed arrival via Singapore Airlines, flight 976 J from our fine home of SIN, with BKK departure home via SQ977 J. (And, no problems whatsoever, with BKK 'shutdown'.) Thanks forever, cherished SQ cabin crew and friends.]

    Savour your Zuma times, with some lovely friends.

    by AskOksena, 2/10/14

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