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#18 of 36,335 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Jacques Felix, 405, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04509-001, Brazil
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always prefer to book restaurants following word of mouth recommendations and Kinoshita did not disappoint in this respect. After six weeks travelling in Brazil we decided to have one last foodie blow out on our last night and visit this much talked about restaurant. We received a warm welcome on entering, and after positioning ourselves at the bar (a... More 

Thank SJOBristol
Ramat Gan, Israel
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My number one place for Japanese food in Sao Paulo, Great variety, asks for dishes off the menu. Start with the oyster shot! Enjoy from sitting in bar, you will be amazed watching the chef's team preparing it all. Beautiful place and terrific drinks: try the Wasabi Martinni!! For desert: all, especially the Motti with chocolate, Have fun, you wont... More 

Thank Ceres S
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I had the absolute pleasure of eating at this amazing restaurant on a recent vacation with my wife and mother-in-law. Upon entering, the decor was very warm and relaxing. We were greeted by the chef, who has a way of making you feel like you are the only guest in the restaurant. His charm is overshadowed only by the quality... More 

Thank Erwin N
Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Sao Paulo has a very important Japanese colony and, therefore, a great variety of Japanese restaurants. Interestingly, the Japanese community has preserved some of the early 20th century Japanese traditions, as in a "time machine", but also has received the influence of other groups. This is reflected as well in food. In my view, Kinoshita is the best Japanese restaurant... More 

Thank mbarallat
Sao Paulo, SP
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200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We have been there since 2009 and it has been ups and downs.... One Michelin star? The service was very good, but the food was very disappointing. The Nigiri Sushi set had only ordinary fishes and steamed shrimp. One of the rolls was too big, not pleasant to eat... All had a very good quality, but without excitement. Great appetizers... More 

Thank TravelCoachOriginal
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I was expecting more. I feel that the dinner was overpriced, due to the fact that we spent more than 900 reais and it was not a "wow" experience. I would say it was ok. I feel disappointed. If you really enjoy having dinner at a high end restaurant, you would maybe have a good time. The quality of the... More 

Thank sue8808
San Bruno, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

You are greeted upon arrival by the staff with great enthusiasm. The service is very attentive. We sat at the sushi bar to watch the cooks in action. The owner also came and chatted with us and was very detail oriented in the staff's presentation. Overall enjoyed the omakase. In my opinion foie gras should be warmed up a bit... More 

Thank Phyllis L
Mexico City, Mexico
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Kinoshita is an upscale sushi restaurant with very good and fresh food, good service and an ok atmosphere, but be advised: it can get expensive. Plates are small (its sushi after all!) but fish is clearly fresh, everything is really tasty and and well presented. Dinner can very well go between 90-100 USD per person (1 drink each)

Thank Fer T
Cape Town
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants I have ever been to. Food was excellent and the experience as well. I need to acknowledge especially the Chef Murakami as I think that his presence makes a big difference. The rest of the staff was also very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back and recommend this place to anyone... More 

Thank Willie B
Lucerne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is the best Japanese restaurant I have ever been to. the service was excellent, the atmosphere cosy and relaxed, even for an up-scale place like this. We had the 9 course tasting menu, and each of the (small) dishes was prepared to perfection. Great ingredients, great presentation, wonderful flavours. The waiters could not present the dishes in English but... More 

Thank Nonkel_Dirk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jacques Felix, 405, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04509-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: 3849-6940

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