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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 #77 of 8,581 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $150
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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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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We almost didn't find this lovely place when we came here the first time during our stay in Rio for the Worldcup. But after we tried ourselves through this amazing variety of perfectly fresh sushi, we never forgot where to find this restaurant. If you are looking for very fresh and amazingly tasty sushi for a reasonable price, you shouldn't... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

André thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you liked Ki as well as the strawberry sakerinha and the tempura. Hope to see you back soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was a very pleasant experience. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I have recommended Ki to all my friends in Rio!

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Regina Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed Ki and that you liked it so much that you felt like recommending Ki to your friends. Thank you! More

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. At Ki we strive to cater to all tastes. We are pleased to know that your diverse group was able to enjoy the visit. Thank you for your visit! More

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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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
83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

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Additional Information about Restaurante Ki

Address: Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-220, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21)2535-3848
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Average Prices: USD 50 - 150
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Vegetarian

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