Zuma restaurant, a global hotspot featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine, made its debut in New York with 24,000 sq. ft. of meticulously appointed space on Madison Avenue. The two-story dining room centers around an open flame grilling station and a sushi bar. A modern upstairs balcony bar provides views of the space, with reclaimed tropical woods, chairs fabricated from tree stumps and enormous, custom-fit granite blocks.
Lilker’s design services created a “building within a building”: upgraded gas and electrical utilities, a new 160 ton chiller plant, dedicated heating system, kitchen ventilation with dedicated and redundant exhaust for each freestanding robata grille, dual temperature domestic hot water, interactive Web-based Building Management System (BMS), and IT & Security systems including access control and video surveillance.