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“not as good as before and tourists get the worst seats”
Review of Sushi Leblon

Sushi Leblon
Ranked #153 of 13,893 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Leblon
Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have been coming to Rio since more than 20 years a few times a year and normally makes at least a stop a Sushi Leblon. The food is great, world class and reasonable in Price. Service is below any good standard and tourists are treated like sh.. by the lady at the door, guided to worst seats. The food is great. Not as good as is used to be. Creativity has reduced and normal dishes are really not exceptional versus other Sushi places. So, order the surprising / extraordinary plates. You will be positively surprised.
I recommend to arrive with attitude and with locals, you will be better treated. The manager seem to be ok and menus are in English as well.
Waiting can be long after 20.30h, so if you do not mind arrive a bit earlier as the regulars and globo friends always slip in easier..
I will continue to go there, but Sushi Leblon has no more the monopoly of high end Japanese in Rio

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Thank Reinardus v
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

One of the best tuna tatar I have ever tasted. Unforgetable seared tuna with foi gras and green apple.
The service was not more than you can expect in Rio but quite fast.
Table reservation is highly recommended, because after 8 o'clock there was a long queue at the entrance.

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Thank brebeka7
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Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I've been in this restaurant many times and i can say that it is my favourite japanese in Rio.
The quality of raw fish is high, the taste is always good. Try Ussuzukuro de salmao, tuna's tartare, and hot maki.
The plase is always well attended but Unfortunately is also crowded and you need to spend a lot of time waiting for a table, especially if you are a party of 3 or more.. It's better to go early, because sometime happens to have some little problems with the table list..

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Thank raffiaroundtheworld
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

2 things were making the place successfull

- the quality of the food
- the quality of the service

I had lunch there

- the quality and freshness of the food was below average
- the qualite of the service was far below zero

The price was the one of a 2 stars Michelin in Monaco

Conclusion: Never Again

7  Thank Albertcorcos
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Rio_For_Partiers, Gerente de relações públicas at Sushi Leblon, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014
Google Translation

oi Albert,
desculpe nao poder agradar-lo. Compramos dos melhores fornecedores que o Rio tem pra oferecer (e de alguns que temos que importar, por serem os melhores do mundo). A qualidade dos produtos e o carinho dos nosso sushimen e chefs faz os nossos precos serem superiores as outras opcoes japonesas no Rio.

att.,
Cristiano
Rio For Partiers

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

I really enjoyed my meal at Sushi Leblon. The restaurant don't accept reservations, so I had to wait 40 minutes for a table. The portuguese hostess was very nice. You can order some drinks while waiting (there's no place to seat while I waited 40 minutes for my table). The food was great. The fish were real great quality and pretty fresh.

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Thank Daniel-FLN-BR
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