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Zama

Traditional Japanese with modern twist. With unique specialty rolls and a full bar that features Japanese beers and large sake list.
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766 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(766 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 766 reviews
5 stars
(449)
4 stars
(240)
3 stars
(53)
2 stars
(17)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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  • fit for foodies(338)
  • neighborhood gem(171)
  • special occasion(153)
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  • great for lunch(112)
  • hot spot(106)
Zama Reviews List
Review 1 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/22/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
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Review 5 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2004
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Review 6 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2011
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Review 7 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/26/2016
 2009
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Review 9 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2012
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Review 11 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/25/2016
 2000
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Review 12 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

AMAZING!!!

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A bit pricy, but the food is to die for and worth every penny!"
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
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Review 14 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
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Review 15 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a Delicious Experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I often do work lunches here due to its intimate atmosphere and great rolls for sharing. I always suggest the bronzizzle - we order up to three of them!
Will definitely be back - always glad to see noon slots open!"
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/18/2016
 2009
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Review 18 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2007
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Review 19 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2008
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Review 20 for Zama
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Meh

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Good sushi is pretty hard to find in Philadelphia, so from a Philly standard this place is probably one of the better sushi places around. With that said their service was rated par because we ordered their house tofu as an appetizer (it's under small bites, but we're quite certain we asked that it was brought out as an appetizer), but ended up having to eat it after our sushi came out. Their house tofu was powdery and the mushroom sauce that came with it tasted extremely artificial. I ordered the sushi combination black belt, and I'm was unimpressed with the "black belt-ness" (if there is such a word) of the fish that came out.
I didn't order any rolls, but again as a friendly reminder to all that are reading this review... Rolls are not sushi."
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2011
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Review 21 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
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Review 22 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/17/2016
 2013
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Review 24 for Zama
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
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Review 25 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2005
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Review 27 for Zama
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
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Review 28 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/14/2016
 2012
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Review 29 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best sushi in philly

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We love zama! Keegan is amazing! Along with Craig the manager and Travis, our server, our food and service are always above and beyond. We chose a very busy night to go, and everyone was simply fantastic. We will be back! And continue to tell everyone how wonderful it is."
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

superb in every way!

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"What a great dining experience! Don't miss it! Delicious chefs' specialty rolls. Great desserts. Attentive service."
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/06/2016
 2014
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Review 33 for Zama
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dissapoiting

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Locating close to the Rittenhouse Square does not automatically mean a good restaurant at all.
Sushi was a good small size to fit in a mouth, but their neta were too small to enjoy the conbination of neta and the sushi-meshi.
Roll nori was soggy. Not good job quality of rolling.
Pork deep fry was dry in our mouth, even it is battered food."
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2013
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Review 34 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 35 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/12/2016
 2007
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Review 36 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Grandchildren ages 22 and 18 loved dining at zama

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
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Review 38 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
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Review 40 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
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Review 41 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/05/2016
 2007
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Review 42 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
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Review 43 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
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Review 44 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2015
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Review 46 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/05/2016
 2006
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Review 47 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
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Review 48 for Zama
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2015
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Review 49 for Zama
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Delicious, but way overpriced. Very small portions for a lot of money."
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2015
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Review 50 for Zama
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2008
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