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Pinga Fogo

#35 of 2,271 Restaurants in Natal
#39 of 2,473 Places to Eat in Natal
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Avenida Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 8956 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
84-3231-1977
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 435
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  • 429
    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eating By The Kilo

Well this was a new experience! In Brazil, there are many restaurants where you go through the buffet lines; take as much as you want; and then they weigh your plate and you pay by the kilogram. The restaurants are very popular in business areas so the employees can get a modestly priced meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Carolyn J
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Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Large groups
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Well this was a new experience! In Brazil, there are many restaurants where you go through the buffet lines; take as much as you want; and then they weigh your plate and you pay by the kilogram. The restaurants are very popular in business areas so the employees can get a modestly priced meal. Many of these restaurants have expanded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great food with plenty of variety, nice environment, good service and less expensive than others. I would say it has a good cost benefit

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Staveley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you have not been to Natal, you should, then you may find language a barrier in some places. To get in tune with local eateries, then this is a good place to start, a sushi bar next to the sea, very fresh produce and good prices. I went in for a light meal in the evening and was met... More 

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Bayreuth, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We ate here so many times. You pay for the kilo, but it isn't expensive. The sushi and sashami are perfect! You can also each traditional Brazilian food and barbecue. They have high chairs for babies, too. The bathroom is clean and has floss and mouthwash.

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Natal, RN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I always have sushi, the price is spicy, but the food is good. For a self service is just fair. If you need anything fast is good to go.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It's not everyday you find a restaurant that bills you by how much food you intend to eat in kilograms...but it's one way to create a valuation of the food. Based on this way of calculating value though, you will find foods laden with sauces and other means by which to, shall we say, "encumber" the food. Not great, but... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Sushi and sashimi are so so. It's kinda like a mass production of fish cut in pieces. I enjoys the services, definitely Save room for the avalanche

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Natal, RN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was the first sushi buffet I have ever been too, and one the reasons was everyone warned me not to create medical bills by eating at a sushi buffet! Well, this place changes bad reputation of sushi buffets a great deal! First of all, it is larger than what I expected from the outside, quite spacious and offers a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Perfect choice if you do not have much time but even togh you are looking for a good food, variety. Regional buffet and Japanese bufet.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Rather bland food, average sushi. I expected something better since every time I passed by the place it was crowded but regret to say i was disappointed.

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Additional Information about Pinga Fogo

Address: Avenida Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 8956 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Phone Number: 84-3231-1977
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN)  >  Natal>  > Ponta Negra
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 8956 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN)  >  Natal>  > Ponta Negra
  • Neighborhood: Ponta Negra
  • Phone Number: 84-3231-1977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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