First established in May 2015, Zuuma is owned by CEO Vincent Caballes, head chef Andreas Ottosen and Oslo-based adviser Petter Thoresen. “We were the first Japanese restaurant in the area,” explains Caballes. “We serve sushi, grill and fusion, and our menu consists of two parts: a warm one, which is grill, and a cold one, which is sushi.” Caballes explains that the restaurant sells about 70 per cent sushi versus 30 per cent grill, and that the chefs are both incredibly experienced and passionate. “Our head chef used to work at Michelinstarred Bagatelle in Oslo, and we also had one chef who worked at Fauna and another from Nobu – one of the world’s most highly regarded Japanese restaurants,” he says.
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