We call it “designer” because apart from being super tasty, the plates look like works of modern art. Ludmilla, the award-winning head-chef at Zuka, produces some of the most creative presentations for her international mix restaurant, serving everything from Brazilian classics to Thai satays to French nouveau. Bring a camera, as you will want to photograph, print in large format and frame these true works of art. Be sure to make reservations, as it quickly packs on weekends.
Recent awards and prizes: “Best Contemporary cuisine” Rio Show 2009 “Best varied cuisine” Gula Magazine 2011
Rua Dias Ferreira, 233 in Leblon tel: 3205-7154 | or at Barra Shopping on Av. das Americas 4666 Lj 147 in Barra tel: 2512 85 45 | Mon 7pm-1am, Tue- Fri 12pm-4pm & 7pm-1am; Sat 1pm-1am, Sun 1pm-midnight.