We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Ki

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-220, Brazil
552125353848
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Modern Japanese restaurant, with traditional roots Restaurant Ki,...
Modern Japanese restaurant, with traditional roots Restaurant Ki, specialized in Japanese cuisine, offers a remarkable gastronomic proposal in Rio de Janeiro. Experienced Chef Omura is behind the sushi bar and responsible for the menu that offers a variety of traditional and distinct oriental dishes based on beef; fish; seafood; vegetarian; exotic delicacies as well as contemporary recipes enjoyed either at the bar or at a table. With fresh and seasonal ingredients Ki wants to indulge clients seeking an exquisite gastronomic experience, with elaborate freshly made recipes. Improvisation is one of the most remarkable traits of Japanese cuisine and this is characteristic of Omura. At Ki you will be able to experience a fusion of tradition and modern variants, in a revitalized menu, never neglecting the essence of Nipponese cuisine. Ki serves the dishes on lovely exclusive handmade ceramics. Do look at the sake list with premium labels. Some are artisanal, with a wide range of types of rice, different polishing ratios and some award winning labels. Ki is located on charming Fonte da Saudade Street with its gorgeous trees and parallel to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. For 4 years, the comfortable 2 floor corner house allows clients to choose a table on one of the three balconies or one of the 5 tatami tables, 2 of them private and can sit 90 people. Ki has been shortlisted twice by the Comer & Beber guide of Veja Rio Magazine and in 2013 and 2014 received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 238 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just loved it

My wife and I very much liked it. Good and fresh, the food is just melting in your mouth. From the salmon to the lobster... fantastic! Menus in different languages is something appreciable as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Damien R
Add Photo Write a Review

238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My wife and I very much liked it. Good and fresh, the food is just melting in your mouth. From the salmon to the lobster... fantastic! Menus in different languages is something appreciable as well.

Helpful?
Thank Damien R
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Damien thank you for your review! it is good to know you enjoyed Ki. Come back soon! More 

California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Delicious, fresh sushi! Great service, diverse menu and some of the most unique deserts I've had. Be sure to try the deep fried ice cream! Easy to get a table on a Friday night though we came early (8pm). By 10pm, the place was packed.

Helpful?
Thank IronmanDan
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Ironman Thank you for your review. We strive to have great service. It is great to know that you enjoyed our deserts. Please visit us again. Thanks More 

Salvador, BA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Dining at Ki is always a fantastic experience. I just wish there were one Ki in every city I travel to.

Helpful?
Thank FernandoChoairy
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Fernando thank you for your review! We strive to make our patrons enjoy the Ki experience. Hope to see you again in Ki soon! Thanks More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been a Ki customer since it opened its doors. It is no secret to my friends and family that it's my favorite Japanese restaurant in Rio. I usually order the "Omura combo" (always different and composed of the freshest food in the place) because it is and probably will always be my favorite dish in Ki. However, last... More 

Helpful?
Thank Roberta B
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Roberta thank you for your loyalty! It is good to know that you enjoy Ki and that all your friends and family know that. Thank you for being a Ki client! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Every time I come to Rio I make sure to go to Ki, it's absolutely my favorite restaurant in the city. The food, drinks and service are all top notch. I actually hate seafood but have zero problems eating here because the rest of the food is so delicious.

Helpful?
Thank Melissa H
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Melissa thank you for your review! We are glad to know that once again we met your expectations and that your visit to Ki was amazing. Hope you come back soon! More 

Leawood, Kansas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I love Japanese food and went to this restaurant based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. It was a long walk from where we were staying in Copacabana, but we enjoyed walking along the Lagoa in the anticipation of a nice dinner. The restaurant is located in a quiet neighborhood away from all touristy areas. The restaurant’s décor is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank opgator
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We feel really sorry that you did not have a good experience in the restaurant. We do have a manager who speaks English and we guess that unfortunately you were at the restaurant on the only day he was not working. Despite this our menu is divided in sections showing the appetizers, main dishes etc.... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Jorge Omura is the best sushiman in town. The place is pretty quiet despite being in the middle of a big city and the atmosphere is charming. i recommend!

Helpful?
Thank studiofaya
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Sushiman Omura does his best to please our clients using the freshest ingredients and blending them with much care. Thank you for the recommendation. Hope to see you back in Ki soon. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Vitória Régia sashimi dish is remarkable. It is worth a visit and many others. Ki is in my opinion the best Japanese restaurant in Rio!

Helpful?
Thank LiviaCais
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Hello Livia, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know that you consider Ki the best Japanese restaurant in Rio. Many clients tell us our chef was inspired when he created the Vitoria Regia dish. Hope you come back soon! More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Acabamos de sair do restaurante! Não há duvidas quanto a qualidade da comida e da variedade dos pratos. Todavia, o atendimento foi horroroso. Talvez o fato da cozinha servir o delivery e as mesas faça com que os atendentes não consigam dar a atenção necessária para os clientes. Infelizmente a experiência não foi nada agradável!

Helpful?
Thank Ana R
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review
Google Translation

Olá Ana, muito obrigado pela sua avaliação. Na avaliação você comenta que acabou de sair do Ki mas no sistema... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ok it is close from home and I go there with the kids since it opened a few years ago, but it is not only about feeling at home. The food is outstanding, Ask for the Omura combo, and the sushiman will choose the best and freshest combination to to arrive at your table. Don`t forget to ask for some... More 

Helpful?
Thank MGBRio
RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to know that you have visited Ki since the opened. We strive to do our best and to make our clients happy. Thank you and Happy Holidays! More 

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Ki also viewed

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
 

Been to Restaurante Ki? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-220, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 552125353848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

Description

Modern Japanese restaurant, with traditional roots Restaurant Ki, specialized in Japanese cuisine, offers a remarkable gastronomic proposal in Rio de Janeiro. Experienced Chef Omura is behind the sushi bar and responsible for the menu that offers a variety of traditional and distinct oriental dishes based on beef; fish; seafood; vegetarian; exotic delicacies as well as contemporary recipes enjoyed either at the bar or at a table. With fresh and seasonal ingredients Ki wants to indulge clients seeking an exquisite gastronomic experience, with elaborate freshly made recipes. Improvisation is one of the most remarkable traits of Japanese cuisine and this is characteristic of Omura. At Ki you will be able to experience a fusion of tradition and modern variants, in a revitalized menu, never neglecting the essence of Nipponese cuisine. Ki serves the dishes on lovely exclusive handmade ceramics. Do look at the sake list with premium labels. Some are artisanal, with a wide range of types of rice, different polishing ratios and some award winning labels. Ki is located on charming Fonte da Saudade Street with its gorgeous trees and parallel to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. For 4 years, the comfortable 2 floor corner house allows clients to choose a table on one of the three balconies or one of the 5 tatami tables, 2 of them private and can sit 90 people. Ki has been shortlisted twice by the Comer & Beber guide of Veja Rio Magazine and in 2013 and 2014 received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Ki staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?