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Restaurante Ki

Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-220, Brazil
21-2535-3848
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Ranked #83 of 8,311 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ki is a Japanese restaurant on Fonte da Saudade, Lagoa. The name, literally, symbolizes a big tree, and in a broader sense refers to vitality. Experienced Jorge Omura is behind the sushi bar and is responsible for all creations with classical references and a contemporary touch. At Ki oriental cuisine is prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients and all are prepared on demand.Japanese cuisine is also based on improvising and this is a trait at Ki. The special is the Omura platter (Combinado Omura) the days freshest and best ingredients both from the sea and the land and based on the season. Depending on what Omura devises the delicacies might come from the stove or the sushi bar. He is often seen talking to clients to share his thoughts and to hear what they liked best.Located in a comfortable 2 floor corner house, the architectural project was centered on treasuring the native tree located on the property. The tree can be seen from every table and it covers the house to provide shade during the summer. Besides the three balconies the restaurant also offers two private tatami rooms. At the entrance a large aquarium greets patrons.At Ki we strive to offer our visitors a unique culinary experience uniting oriental cuisine based on its roots and origin combined with current trends
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 review
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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

Curacao
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Visited 22nd December 2013, 21:30 Location isolated from restaurant area. The taxi driver needs to drive around to find it. (not sure if the driver does it intentionally or not) Decoration is nice but not that WOW. I order sashimi, roll and tempura udon. Sashimi come fast. There is a 5 minutes wait between put the finishing the sashimi and... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your orders did delay a little. Please remember that at Ki all food is made after the order to guarantee that it is fresh and that is the reason things might take a little time to be ready. Thank you for your visit! More

Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The best sushi I've ever had. Very nice atmosphere and excellent product quality. Couldn't ask for more. As it was my birthday, they brought the dessert -amazing volcán de chocolate- with a candle. I would recommend it to anybody who loves and enjoys eating.

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Rocio, thank you for your review. We are glad to know that you really enjoyed your meal and that it was all you could ask for. We hope to see you back soon! and Happy Birthday! More

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Had been told on a few different trips to Rio that I must try this place. But hitting up a Japanese restaurant while in Brazil? What? Man, wish I would have listened the first time because now I'm kicking myself thinking about the trips I missed. Ki is incredible from start to finish. The service is attentive, knowledgable and extremely... More

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John Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to Ki and that you want to come back next time in town. Thank you! More

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was one of the best meals we had on our honeymoon. We both had a starter, i would recommend the port gyoza but that meant i was unable to finish the mixed sushi platter of 74 pieces!! It was immense. We also tried some japanese sake which was the best i have ever had. The service was excellent. I... More

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

HP thank you for your review. We feel honoured that you came to Ki on your honeymoon and very please that you had such a good experience. 74 pieces after a starter is quite a bit! We recommend an average of 20 -25 pieces per person. Next time try the Omura Platter. Thank you! More

Denver, CO
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We decided to have a bite to eat and this place was ranked number 1 in Rio; we had to try it. We started with a balanced miso soup; it was well balanced and very delicious. We then shared a Sushi Lake (28 pieces): everything was fresh and awesome. The waiting staff was delightful. Next time, when we have the... More

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at Ki. Please do come back and enjoy the Omura Platter. Don't forget to tell us about your return. Thank you! More

Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food is really good, one of the best japanease restaurants I`ve already being. Service is professional and the Combinado Omura is a sensation.

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RestauranteKi, Owner at Restaurante Ki, responded to this review

Sean thank you for your review! It is great to know that you liked the Omura combinado (Platter). We hope to see you back in Ki soon. Thank you More

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