Best of Rio: Zuka (top restaurant)

We finally got lucky with our impromptu restaurants picks and ended up walking in to dine in the top 1 restaurant of Rio de Janeiro. Zuka actually reminds me of the numerous Californian fusion restos in San Francisco from its high ceiling, dark wood ambiance to its seafood selections. Good thing the owner/manager was there that night to translate for us, especially since ordering the infamous agua quente (hot water in Portugese) was a major major challenge. 

Dessert comes first. 

Entrada: squid with risotto for my friend

fish with mushroom rice for my other friend

Seared tuna for me
The final damage, excluding wine, was about US$40-50 per person. 

I didn't realized that the hostel we booked was actually on the same street, Rua dias Ferreira, of many popular restaurants and bars so we had no problems trying to hunt down for food. Thus watch out for Best of Rio series for bars, lunch spots and juice bars.

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