Our story

Created by Rainer Becker, and co-founded with Arjun Waney, Azumi's journey began with the opening of Zuma London in 2002. The Azumi group now has 28 permanent and 11 residencies across the globe.

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First Zuma opens in London

Located a stone's throw away from Harrods on what was originally a very quiet back street off the Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. Zuma now has 15 restaurants internationally including residencies.

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First ROKA opens on Charlotte Street

Situated minutes away from Oxford Street and a great lunchtime haunt of the various media savvy types in the area.

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Oblix opens at The Shard

Inspired by the view of London's unique skyline, the location reminded Rainer of his time as Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo.

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First ETARU opens in Las Olas

At its essence, ETARU Las Olas is a neighborhood Japanese restaurant with a critically acclaimed menu and vibe that embraces the South Florida scene.

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"In five years time I see myself doing exactly what I am doing now. I have been very lucky so far, my career has been not only successful but it's been about doing something I love with people I love to do it with."

Rainer Becker


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"You only have one chance to open. You only have one shot so you better do it right. That’s why we put our resources into it, that’s why we send our team down there for an opening. We just focus on one restaurant at a particular time, to make sure it’s a great opening, that customers are happy and that they return."

Sven Koch

Chief Executive Officer