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Zama Restaurant & Bar, San Diego, CA

Zama Restaurant & Bar

3.9
3.9
231 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Located in San Diego’s vibrant downtown, Zama brings Latin American cuisine with an Asian infusion in a captivating space inspired by the Amazonian jungle. Zama will focus on Latin American cuisine with the addition of Peruvian and Mexican dishes like Carpaccio, Agua Chile and Tartar and a Japanese-inspired sushi bar created by Chef Tayuka Kudo (formerly of Nobu and Lumi) against the extravagant backdrop of the lush jungle-inspired space.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Latin American, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 915-5789
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Catering
    Please give us a call at 619-9155789 text at 619-892-3506 or email us at events@sandiegodininggroup.com to host your next Private Party!
  • Private party facilities
    Experience an Amazon-San Diego fusion at Zama, where events become unforgettable journeys. Modern design meets rainforest allure for galas, receptions, and more. Our renowned chefs create Amazon-inspired culinary masterpieces. Craft lasting memories with us. Contact event coordinators today.email events@sandiegodininggroup.com for the next event!
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Cross Street
    Island Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Experience the magic of birthdays at Zama 🦋

    Multiple dates available
    A year older, a year wiser, and a year more adventurous. Celebrate your next birthday in our jungle paradise! ✨🌴. From our enchanting ambiance to personalized service, let your special day become a cherished memory
    Experience the magic of birthdays at Zama 🦋 photo
  • Zama is best spent with your favorite ladies 💖🌙

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your bachelorette at Zama with our tailored packages, catering to all budgets and dietary preferences. Choose from four options for an unforgettable celebration. Let us craft the perfect experience as you embark on this joyous journey! 🎉💍
    Zama is best spent with your favorite ladies 💖🌙 photo

What 231 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

231 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    After sitting down, it took 20 minutes for the guy server with long hair to even greet us to take our order even though we were the only ones in the restaurant at the time. The server was like a human embodiment of a grumpy cat. He trudged over to our table, plopped down the menus, and grunted a few monosyllabic words before disappearing for what felt like an eternity. When he finally returned to take our order, he did so with a scowl on his face, as if he was being forced to do us a favor. I asked the server to specify what was in an entree, and he wasn't knowledgeable enough about the menu to answer or even bother to ask the back of the house to check. The food itself was nothing special, but it's not like you're going to remember the mediocre cuisine when the service was awful.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I planned a birthday party there a month and a half prior and called 12 times and left a message to speak to the manager, in regards to customizing the menu just like they advertise on social media. The manager never got back to me. They do a great job of promoting this place on social media making it look like a grand experience and it is false advertisement.

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  3. ROXIEDINES

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was OK. Restaurant has a clubby feel. Service was scattered. Fun tulum like setting

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  4. VanessaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for my birthday on a Sunday night, we ordered aguachile and returned it right away, the cucumber seemed to be just sitting in lime juice all day super slimy and soggy, and the shrimp was overcooked, aguachile had no spice too it. Entree came out filet steak came out cold and not the way I ordered it. Highly recommended The sushi rolls , drinks and ambience made the place worth it.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit at Zama. Everything was perfect. Server was a bit too busy at times but she had help from another server. Our food was delicious as well as the drinks. Would definitely go again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a DJ the night that we went Saturday night, So the place was bumping and on top of that the food was fantastic! Was exceptional the steaks that they made cut and cooked perfectly the lamb chops were to die for!

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  7. LeoSD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s has an ok sushi menu mixed in with random fish and meat dishes. Service was fine, nothing exceptional. I think people would enjoy sitting at the bar and having a drink.

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  8. KellyO

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Very “instagrammable” Food was really good. Service was great. Well worth it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the $$ for the food; wait is extremely long and the cocktails were just ok.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It took forever to get a server and the food had no seasonings on it. Not even salt. Maybe the worst food in downtown San Diego and that’s no exaggeration at all.

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FAQs

Zama Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Zama Restaurant & Bar

467 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Island Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Latin American, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 915-5789
  • Catering
    Please give us a call at 619-9155789 text at 619-892-3506 or email us at events@sandiegodininggroup.com to host your next Private Party!
  • Private party facilities
    Experience an Amazon-San Diego fusion at Zama, where events become unforgettable journeys. Modern design meets rainforest allure for galas, receptions, and more. Our renowned chefs create Amazon-inspired culinary masterpieces. Craft lasting memories with us. Contact event coordinators today.email events@sandiegodininggroup.com for the next event!
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