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Sansushi

Santa Teresa
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Rua Almirante Alexandrino 382 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2224 4658
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  • 7
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  • 8
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Odd spot

Strange sushi place in the middle of this cable car route full of local souvenir shops and bars. We had decent service with zero Portuguese spoken. Back view of the run down house roofs makes for interesting contrast, Rio style.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
369 reviews 369 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Strange sushi place in the middle of this cable car route full of local souvenir shops and bars. We had decent service with zero Portuguese spoken. Back view of the run down house roofs makes for interesting contrast, Rio style.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Arrived at 9 pm, gone at 10 pm.. We've been waiting an hour -and they were only 5 people in the restaurant - and decided to leave. The waiter was feeling sorry about us leaving but not really surprised. Go there if you're not hungry or have a lot of time to waste, otherwise walk away!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I've been here three times over 5 years, simply because it's the only sushi available in Santa Teresa and (ever optimistically) I'd hoped it had improved. It hasn't. The sushi itself is usually OK -never as good as the city's more traditional Japanese eateries- but the portions are generally small and the service some of the worst you'll find in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Avoid this place: warm beer, stale sushi, over priced... if you're looking for restaurants in Santa Teresa, try something more traditional a little further up the road. If you're looking for good sushi, this is not the place.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had a 24 piece mixed sushi and found the fish to be really fresh. The quality was far higher than we had expected and we were pleasantly surprised. The salmon skin rolls were very moreish! We had the low table at the back which has lovely views. Service was good. Very reasonably priced (I think our sushi was less... More 

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Muenster
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Sansushi is one of the places recommended in the Rio Lonely Planet - why, is beyond me. It does make an ok impression, thus as someone who makes an effort to try Japanese food in all places I visit, I went ahead. It was a rather major disappointment, for a number of reasons. The sushi had none of the crispness... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

The sushis, sashimis, etc are just great. The view from the back porch is lovely. Open only for dinner Tue-Thu, lunch & dinner Fri-Sun. Closed on Mondays. BTW, the sake is great too, and the yakisobas, besides being very good and large, are a true bargain at R$22 (US$12)

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Rio de Janeiro
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

My boyfriend and I went to Sansushi last Sunday and the fish wasn´t fresh. Now they have a TV inside.... Bad taste.... This is the only japanese restaurant in Santa Teresa, we need another one!

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RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

The neighborhood is quit charming, however, that's not enough for food. I don't like the place very much because the food is okay, but it came in really small portions (the menu said the meal was for two, but it wasn't enough even for one skinny top model!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 382 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Teresa
  • Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: (21) 2224 4658

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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