Photo courtesy of Dyer Brown | Darrin Hunter photo

What: Zuma Boston
Where1 Dalton St., Boston
OwnerFsbos LLC
Built: 2019  

Executive architect Dyer Brown of Boston collaborated with Tokyo-based designer Noriyoshi Muramatsu on the design of Zuma Boston, a new izakaya-style Japanese restaurant in Back Bay. 

After entering at street level, patrons follow a sweeping curved stair into a high-ceilinged space with granite walls, monkey pod wood sourced from Thailand and rice paper accent walls. The restaurant’s main dining room includes a sushi bar, robata charcoal grill and open kitchen. 

Located in the Four Seasons Hotel at One Dalton, the Boston location is the 12th worldwide for Zuma. 

Cambridge-based Carpenter & Co. developed the 61-story luxury condo and hotel before selling the hotel condo component of the property to a consortium of investors last month for $268 million.  

They Said It: 

One of the biggest challenges was the ‘floating’ DJ booth. The booth is actually a massive 12-foot-long monkey pod tree trunk, from the same source in Thailand as the wood slabs and stone. Installing it so that it appears to float was the easy part  but to get the tree inside the building required actually cutting it in half and reassembling it once inside.”
— Deniz Ferendeci, director of asset design and support, Dyer Brown 

Hot Property: Zuma Boston

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