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Restaurante Ki

Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-220, Brazil
+55(21)2535-3848
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Ranked #110 of 8,496 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $150
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A 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 received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews we travelled here with 4 people who were vegetarian. They were very accomodating and had items on the menu specific for vegetarians. Everything was delicious and my mom usually never likes sushi! We were very happy we chose to come here. A little nicer than casual, so it made for a good night out. Not much to... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The best Japanese food, the freshest fish, the tastiest mushrooms and great service. Being from The Netherlands, I can only say: Forget Okura in Amsterdam, come straight to Rio!

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed Ki and hope you come back again. More

Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

As we always do we asked for a litchi Caipirinha with Sake. Well, they say they do it with "a special sake" to take you more money. The drink came watery and the waiter asked me if I tasted before Capirinha with sake. On the second try it came... with a dead mosquito on it! Gladly they cancelled the drink... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Schegerin thank you for your review. We are sorry that you did not like your visit to Ki. Our combos are made up of a variety of fishes and most of out clients like the variety. When a client wishes to only have tuna and salmon we need to charge an additional amount as those are the most expensive fish... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The delivery service on this restaurant revealed to be terrible. I live literally 5 min away (walking) and its my usual to ask for delivery. Unfortunately the delivery takes more than one hour and comes incomplete. if I call back and try to get it fixed the answer is that the request is wrong on my side and there are... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Pedro Thank you for your review. We are very sorry about the problems you had with the deliver. We have had many problems with the service provider we had for the deliver and have decided to change the company. Please give us another chance as you will see that we will improve this. We are very appreciative of our regulars... More

Cascais, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My favourite restaurant in Rio! You arrive and are greeted by a smiling hostess who seats you at one of the many booths. Ki has a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere with views into the amazing old willow trees outside. The menu had a refreshing and extensive variety of entrees (appetizers) than those you typically find at Japanese restaurants. The shitake... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Emily Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to Ki and that you recommend us to TripAdvisor users. Thank you! More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went here for my birthday. Very good sushi but not awesome. A bit off the beat and path since on side road off of Lagoa so not closeby to very much of interest. Haddock was very good. Salmon and tuna ok. Robata of langostinos awesome as was the ceviche. Inside very tranquil, not at all lively. All in all very... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. WE are glad that you enjoyed some of our dishes but sad that you did not feel the same regarding all of them. We would greatly enjoy receiving you for another visit to hopefully be able to change your opinion. Thank you for your visit! More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Overall a good restaurant, which serves fish of excellent quality. However, not the best in Rio. There are other spots in the South Side which I prefer and find better in terms of value. Anyway, it's a good restaurant for those running away from the "rodízio" style, omnipresent in Rio. Fonte da Saudade is a well known street in Rio,... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are right, Fonte da Saudade is a street that is very easy to find. We are glad you like Ki and appreciate the quality of our food. We hope that one day we can be considered the best in Rio in your opinion. Hope to see you back soon! More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Whenever I want to please or reward my 10-year-old daughter I take her to Ki. It is her favorite restaurant. We always ask for the "Combinado Omura". One could say we have no imagination whatsoever always ordering the same dish, but it's quite the contrary actually. Combinado Omura is different every time because it is made with the freshest fish... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Dear Roberta, Thank you for your review. We hope your 10 year old daughter deserves many more rewards and thus can enjoy Ki. You have described the Omura Platter fantastically. We hope to see you and your daughter back soon! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Very stylish restaurant near the Lake. Need to get taxis there and back. Very good range of food, and superb sushi. We had the cominado omura for three/four of us (the fourth also had salmao no aluminio (wrapped salmon) and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. They do takeaways.

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Melanie, thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back in the future. More

São Paulo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Excellent Japanese restaurant, fish is very fresh, greatly prepared, service is friendly, sake drinks are super! Will come back for sure!

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you will be back and that you enjoyed the food and the drinks. Hope to see you back soon! More

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