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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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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
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    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
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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
Always a positive surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Roberta B
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 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 

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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
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3 reviews 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.

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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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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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
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3 reviews 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!

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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!

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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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!

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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

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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 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was back in town so I stopped in to see how Ki was doing... Incredible stuff! The food was still at an incredible quality and we sampled so much! I this time had the seafood soup that literally had like three whole prawns in there as well as other bits of fish and what not in it. Delish. The sushi... More 

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Ken thank you for your review! For us at Ki it is a pleasure to know that you enjoy coming to visit us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you! More 

boston, ma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The freshest and most well prepared sushi and seafood I have tasted in a long time. The eclectic menu offers a wide range of unique dishes as well as the everyday favorites that you can enjoy. The attentive and incredibly well-trained staff is some of the best I have experienced in Brazil. The location of Ki is fantastic being in... More 

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Dan thank you for your review. We are very glad to know you did enjoy your visit to Ki and hope to see you again. Thank you! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Seriously the best Japanese food I've ever eaten.. I'm from the U.S. and thought Nobu was great... well Ki has beat Nobu well over. The vegetables, the Salmon - awesome. The food melts in your mouth. I could eat there everyday. I don't like mushrooms but ate them there. The service was fantastic. Do yourself a service and check this... More 

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Heidi, thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed Ki. We carefully select our vendors and tdit makes a big difference in obtaining top quality products, including mushrooms. Do com everyday! Thank you More 

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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: +55(21)2535-3848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?