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Barra da Tijuca
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Estrada da Barra da Tijuca 793 | Bloco E, Lojas A e B, Itanhangá Center, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22641-990, Brazil
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Marino, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is looking acted in the very heart of Leblon,it's elegant inside still remaining young, it is not expensive and allows you to eat with about 45-50 usd a complete and very tasty sushi, of high level for Brazil. Waiters are very kind. Absolutely worth the visit comparing quality and price.

Thank Maiatico
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Over 70 items on the all you can eat menu. Sushi, sushi rolls, sashimi and even 'hot' sushi rolls which come fried in batter. Lots of the hot sushi rolls come with Philadelphia inside - something I've not seen before. Also there are a variety of hot Japanese dishes - I recommend the fried eggplant, shitake mushrooms and haramaki (like... More 

Thank yellowukulele
Miami, Florida
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192 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a chain of sushi. Their offer is pretty average, not amazing rolls, but the usuals. It is not bad at all, just not amazing. To be honest, I advent been to an amazing such place in Rio, so maybe it is just their style. being Brazil, and Rio I would have expected more 'tropicallized' rolls. Sashimi are very... More 

1 Thank Bett76
Zug, Switzerland
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

got the recommendation for this restarant from a touristic guide, but am happy I made the trip to find it! beautiful presentation and unusual combination of ingredients aside from many well-known dishes. definitely a place I'll be returning to! (manineko in Leblon)

1 Thank ikkie k
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Variety could be better... Too expensive for the options they had in the "rodízio". A la carte menu is good.

1 Thank Karina C
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

like most places in Rio , the idea that someone might be vegetarian, vegan, or simply not want to eat dead animals and fish is alien

Thank rodrigo s
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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184 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

The selection and sophistication might be at a higher level than Nik Sushi, but I really prefer the relaxed environment of Nik Sushi. Howebver to be fair both are very good value for money and what is served is always fresh!

Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

One of the best restaurants in Rio, the chain offers very good Japanese food with a touch modernity Rio's style. Don't miss the red fruits caipirinha and the Mountain Fuji sushi.

Thank felipeferreirario
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Itanhanga is an area of Rio that deserves a visit, a strip of land squeezed between “Lagoa da Tijuca” and hills of “Tijuca Forest”. Manekineko is located in a nice area together with several other restaurants and shops in front of the Itanhnaga golf course. The restaurant looks nice, modern, and clean. There is an inside and an outside area.... More 

Thank ApiciusHotelier
Richmond, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Consistently good quality of food, one of our favorite restaurants in Rio De janeiro, good staff, good service, variety of food.

Thank AMG-F1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Barra da Tijuca 793 | Bloco E, Lojas A e B, Itanhangá Center, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22641-990, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Barra da Tijuca
  • Neighbourhood: Barra da Tijuca
  • Phone Number: 2492-2442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?