As executive architect, Dyer Brown worked within the Zuma design standards to bring this 7,000 sf upscale ‘izakaya’-style restaurant, bar, and nightlife experience to Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Located in the newly constructed Four Seasons Hotel, Zuma brings a Vegas-worthy level of glitz and glamour to the city’s third-tallest skyscraper.
Our design team worked hand-in-hand with our client and all of our consultants to ensure the Boston Zuma lives up to its globally recognized name, associated with high-end Japanese charcoal-grilled cuisine and captivating nightlife. Patrons enter at street level to be ushered up a sweeping curved stair into a space dominated by slabs of exotic monkey pod wood sourced from Thailand. The space features Italian tile flooring, full-height rice paper accent walls and vibrant red and purple jewel tones. Seated amongst rich furnishings, diners enjoy options for watching chefs prepare Japanese cuisine. In addition to the main show kitchen, the stone slab sushi bar and robata charcoal grill operate in full view of diners. Our team of designers, project managers, and consultants provided extensive coordination and construction administration services to ensure that the space is not only beautiful but that state-of-the-art kitchen supports the innovative food preparation for which Zuma has become known.