3 Japanese Restaurants While Visiting Sao Paulo
In my latest trip to Sao Paulo, for LABACE air show I ended eating Japanese food three days on a row. It is important to acknowledge that Sao Paulo has probably one of the biggest japanese communities in South America, and there is probably one Japanese restaurant on every street of the Jardins District. These were my experiences:
- Bueno Cozinha Oriental: Great place for traditional japanese food. Be aware that: No sushi here. Every one looked asian at this place. I tried the chicken hearts and the pork belly. My soup had a combination of textures and flavors very tasty. They did not have Ramen in their menu.
- Shintori: A very big upscale Japanese house in a more traditional ambiance. It has a very beautiful inner garden. Sushi was great but the Japanese fondue - A broth of vegetables where you could dip slices of beef carpaccio - was the highlight. A good place to share food with friends.
- Japanese Rodizio:The idea of rodizio- basically all you can eat served at your table- has always been in my mind as synonym of brazilian stake houses, but I would have never thought of it as anything else. In Brazil you can find different kind of rodizios. My friends told me of pizza rodizios and sea food rodizios. The Japanese rodizio I tried served all different types of japanese small plates, including some sushi. I think for the price you will be better off going to a good sushi restaurant.