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Gula Gula Ipanema

Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
21-22593084
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Ranked #152 of 8,564 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ipanema
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Gula Gula is one of my favourite restaurants in Rio. Since I moved abroad I crave their food every time I go home. It's always good no matter what you order. For starter try their gorgonzola or leek mousses. They are gorgeous. Salads are all amazing and tasty. I love them all! Steaks are good, and so are the lunch... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

great terace outside, chill out feel, very nice decor, good atmosphere and service. Great with kids, as lots of space, they have chairs for kids, but also perfect for a romantic candle light dinner outside. the dishes were good, but a bit unequal, pasta with mushrooms very good, salad so so..., but overall great and relaxing dinner experience. great to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Limited but well presented and tasty menu. Safe option and good service and ambiance. Normal prices for the area.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We really enjoyed Gula Gula. Service was very good and the food was delicious. Great flavours and tasty drinks and in our opinion very fairly priced.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love Gula Gula since the 1990s. The leek mousse and the salads are wonderful. The quiches are great too. This is a Rio Institution, when in Ipanema, don't miss it. It's great for lunch.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A really great place to have lunch with friends. By New York standards, it was very reasonably priced. I had a steak, and it was fantastic. The food is really light and the salads are fantastic. The service is great too.

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Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

At the recommendation of my Pousada, I tried Gula Gula and it is good. Friendly service - they really tried to make WiFi work but failed - and good food: sliced sirloin topped with fetucinni Alfredo: tasty!

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Best food of any restaurant we ate at. Fresh and different, not the typical steak and french fries. I would definitely search out each location and eat there.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Gula-gula is always a good option for fresh and delicious salads, as well as grilled meat. Don't forget to try the very tasty desserts! They have valet parking, which is always convenient in Rio, where parking is expensive and difficult to find. I recently had lunch there with a group of friends and it was very convenient also because although... More

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SG
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ambience was relaxed yet chic, patronized by the well-heeled and packed even for weekday lunch Refreshing creative bite sized salads that let you crave bite after bite - such as basil pesto fusili salad and asian rice grains or their match stick potatoes Absolutely love such salads and wish we have this in Singapore!

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