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Zuma Elevates Miami Sushi Scene
It seems as though Miami is having a moment with Asian food. All over the city we're seeing udon, ramen, and sushi more than ever before. During the time that I lived in Downtown Miami, I always heard buzz about going to brunch at Zuma inside the Epic Hotel in Miami's up-and-coming River District. If you're going to try Asian food in Miami, Zuma is a classic option that celebs and locals seem to have on their brunch bucket list.

When I stepped into the bright waterfront dining room, I was immediately greeted with a peach Bellini. These continued throughout the multi-course meal.

Chef Rainer Becker created the menu that starts with a steaming hot pot of rice, meat and veggies. and truffle oil. As I started to devour the steamy mixture, the woman beside me warmed me that I shouldn't fill up on due to the other wonderful selections to come.

The menu continues with a selection of premium sushi, sashimi and maki rolls - this was the gift that kept on giving at the endless food line that evolves on Sundays. My favorite was the caterpillar maki prawn tempura with freshwater eel, avocado roll.

As we dined, we admired views or gorgeous yachts floating along the bay while sipping some of Zuma's signature cocktails. My favorite was the Yuzu Paloma, a smooth combination of tequila, yuzu Campari soda and green tea salt. It was a contemporary take on a traditional Paloma from Mexico.

As I finished off the last of my endless Bellini, I looked back at the gorgeously presented sushi and meat trays that seemed to stack to the ceiling. I think I'll frequent Downtown for brunch a little more often - good things are happening on the mainland.
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270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, USA
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