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Mani

#36 of 35,719 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Jardins
Brazilian, South American, Contemporary
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Rua Joaquim Antunes 210, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05415-000, Brazil
Tel.: (11) 3085-4148
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Auckland
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471 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came for lunch and just ordered off the menu, as I didn't feel hungry enough for the tasting menu (not even sure if they offer it at lunch time). The food was very nice, but nothing outstanding, given its ranking as one of the world's best restaurants. Service and drinks were fine, It is a casual, bustling place. No... More 

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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I could not resist the temptation of going here after visiting DOM last year. Waited for almost 2 hours before being seated but somehow it was fine, enjoying a lovely cocktail and some appetizers. Very different from DOM which was probably just an inch better overall for its gastronomy, but the setting makes the real difference: (very) informal, slightly chaotic... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, great location, superb food. Perfect for family reunion and meetings. Big parties welcome.

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Northport, New York, United States
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361 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At least the first time one comes to this restaurant one should DEFINITELY give the tasting menu a try. It was pretty inexpensive (especially with the real to dollar exchange rate) and absolutely spectacular. It's molecular gastronomy at its best, with one major standout: the feijoada. It's NOTHING like the feijoada we are all used to, but rather something extraordinarily... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll keep it short and sweet. I speak English. And at best, I understand conversational Portuguese. Luckily, my date is from São Paulo so I had a generic idea of what was happening. First, we got there about 45 minutes before opening on a Friday night with no reservation. Put our name down and left. Came back about 15 minutes... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried several things in the menu and some things were more impressive than others, but overall the whole meal was excellent! The moqueca was the best I've ever had. The caipirinha was just great and their "Ovo" dessert was wonderful! Make sure to have a reservation otherwise you might end up waiting for a long time... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Simple, original, perfect for a romantic evening or a casual dinner. The plates are delightful! In 2014 and 2016, Helena Rizzo was selected as The World's Best Female Chef 2016, for her work as Chef of this restaurant.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you are in Sao Paulo and would like to have a great food experience in a relaxed and friendly environment - this is a great restaurant. The food, an innovative experience of Brazilian and modern tastes, is excellent. The service, ambiance and warmth is encapsulating. If you want a great culinary experience but want to feel as if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My first visit to the “well known” Mani, at least listed as one of the best in Brazil. Ambiance is always essential in a fancy, upmarket and expensive restaurant, particularly in an important city like Sao Paulo. Forget about a place sort of “chic-shy”, rustic, and confy. The whole thing is just a wide corridor – a very wide garage... More 

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Itatiba - SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The food is good and the environment is nice, but I expected more once I have learned the chef is one of the best in the world. We had to wait about an hour to get a table. I was with a foreigner and local staff could not speak English properly to explain the menu and suggest dishes. It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joaquim Antunes 210, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05415-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Jardins
  • Neighborhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: Tel.: (11) 3085-4148

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jardins

Neighborhood Profile
Jardins
Located just below important Paulista Avenue, Jardins is the junction of four smaller neighborhoods: Jardim Paulista, Jardim América, Jardim Europa and Jardim Paulistano. It is an upper-class area, offering a variety of things to do, including shopping, museums and parks. The neighborhood is well known for “Oscar Freire”– the most luxurious street in the city, packed with high-end boutiques. In Jardins you will also find a trendy museum, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), which people often line up for hours to visit. If green space is what you're after, take time to relax at Trianon Park, a refuge in the heart of Paulista Avenue.
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