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“Excellent sushi”
Review of Opium

Ranked #463 of 13,657 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $37 - $148
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

This place has a great location and an extensive menu. Its not all just sushi and features foods inspired by thai, chinese, korean, and brazilian cuisines. The sushi however was very fresh and had some interesting fusion ideas. One sushi had salmon with a mango chutney which was tasty, another had what appeared and tasted like roasted pumpkins seeds on top. The appetizers were interesting twists on old standbys with brazilian twists. Dim sum sampler was a good choice. The deserts were a litle disappointing. The service was great and very professional. I would recommend this place full heartedly.

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Thank Flip16
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Massive menu with great variety”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great choice between Chinese, thai and Japanese. Food was really lovely. Only downfall was our main was served before our starter so when we finally got our main it was cold. Would recommend this restaurant, great food, friendly staff and a great variety on the menu.

Visited March 2013
Thank BrezabelGuernsey2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Asian Food with a Brazilian Twist”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Moderately priced with really nice food. I ate here 4 times and was impressed with the food, view and service. Staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and we were lucky enough to get the same wait staff that actually remembered our names and choice of drinks we preferred. I would suggest the chicken curry with jasmine rice - beautiful, great portions and YUM! Sit outside if you can as you get prime seats for the people going to and from the beach - lots of eye candy for desert!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jeffrey W
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Had lunch twice while in Rio and came back for their extended menu.

First time we had sushi which was fresh and tastefull. Second time we went for a few courses and both times we were happy with the service (smile!), wine's that were available and the overall dining experience.

Would recommend for a quick or extended lunch and/or dinner, not so sure if it is suitable for a full evening out or for fine evening dining however.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank thefortA
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I regularly eat at opium when working in Rio. My wife and I love sushi and sashimi and Opium does a great job with both. They also do a wide range of fusion-oriental dishes, sort of a Brazilian-Thai combination which actually works very well. Good choice of wines and friendly service. But the service can sometimes be maddeningly slow - I've sometimes waited 30 minutes for the mixed sushi dish. But this is Brazil, so kick back and have another beer. The decor is very welcoming and it's never crowded or noisy. You can also sit outside on the decks and watch Ipanema life wander by. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Richard T
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