Featuring modern Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional, Zuma offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. With eleven venues around the globe and five seasonal locations, Phuket certainly deserved to be on the list.
Located at the Anantara Layan Resort from December 18 to January 17, 2021, Zuma showcases a variety of dishes from its three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter, and the robata grill.
Among the many dishes, we would encourage you to try, the Chef’s selection of Sashimi is a good introduction to the world of Japanese cuisine, as it comes with five different styles, allowing you to sample the freshness of all the ingredients used in the process.
On the grill side, we really enjoyed the spicy Yakiniku chicken wings with sea salt and lime, the jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, and the melt-in-the-mouth A4 wagyu sirloin with truffle sauce and chili ponzu.
A great idea is to visit the restaurant during lunchtime, as their lunch menu is lighter on the price and offers some alternative options we have not seen during dinner. For example, a selection of Donburi, or Japanese rice bowls, can be found from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. We enjoyed the freshwater eel with slow-cooked egg and nori and the spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili, and sweet soy.
Vegetarians will be pleased to know that several options are available, such as the sweet corn with shiso butter and the sweet potato with teriyaki glaze and sesame.
Zuma is located at the Anantara Layan Resort, a few steps away from Layan Beach, and will remain open until January 17, 2021. For more information about their upcoming events, please call +66 76 317 200 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnantaraLayanPhuket.