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Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia

Avenida Nove de Julho, 544 | In front of the sea, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo 11680-000, Brazil
+55 12 3833-8605
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
24 Mar 2018
“Amazing experience”
11 Feb 2018
“Amazing Asian culinary experience ”
Closed
Hours
CUISINES
Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Avenida Nove de Julho, 544 | In front of the sea, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo 11680-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible experience, tasting several Asian dishes and spices. A festival of flavors in your mouth, from the starter to the 5th dish and last (dessert). chilled and nicely decorated environment with excellent service and kind attention from the owners. You can’t miss this, honestly the...More

Thank Alessandro S
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience when you dined with us. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your meal and appreciate the variety of authentic dishes we select for our constantly changing dinner menu. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great Asian dining experience! One that is very rare to find in Brazil, the flavours are so authentic so are the people who are running the place. Very well travelled and highly hospitable, the couple who owns the restaurant express their culinary passion through their...More

1  Thank Lkabb
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience with us. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your meal and recognise our efforts to serve authentic dishes from Southeast Asia, and the value they represent. We look forward to receiving...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

We have been to Es-Sência several times and each experience was not only great but diverse as well. Andrew and Dafne craft their menu of Asian dishes with the utmost care and attention to detail. We spent our wedding anniversary there recently. The green papaya...More

1  Thank kpnil
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

It’s always a pleasure and a sign of confidence from our guests when they return to dine with us, in your case many times. With our set-menus (culinary experiences) we take pride in offering dishes that are not so well known, so our guests experiment...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Es-sencia has a unique vision and implements it wonderfully. Situated on the beach in Ubatuba, they have a few tables amidst the garden in front and four tables inside. They only serve seven tables (or nine?) a night, so make sure to make a reservation....More

4  Thank Muchadew
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to share your kind feedback about your recent experience when you dined with us. It's a pleasure when our guests recognise our proposition and our vision, we really believe in "less is more" in all aspects of how we...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Restaurant offers only one table for 4 persons, rest of tables for 3 or 2 persons. Some of tables for 3 persons have enough space for 4 persons, but restaurant has no flexibility to use it for 4. So we didn’t use this restaurant also...More

1  Thank wolframa446
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We remember your group (four people). You entered our establishment (04/01/18 during high-season in Ubatuba) when we had one table available, the others were in use or had a reservation sign clearly visible. You did not have a reservation and clearly had not informed yourselves...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I read comments on here and highly rated as well so we decided to go for dinner our first day in Ubatuba. You could have some amazing Asian cuisine dishes here created by owner and you could also experience and spend wonderful time here. Highly...More

Thank 玲菜 山
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We remember you and enjoyed talking with you about Japan and Asian cuisine. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your meal. We serve authentic dishes, we don't take any credit for the dishes, we...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Best food so far in Ubatuba. They were so knowledgeable about what goes into the food and make most things by themselves, it's not the average Thai! Goes above and beyond. Had four perfect courses with stunning wine to accompany. The food couldn't be faulted,...More

Thank Emily H
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks for your kind feedback, we remember you well and are pleased to learn you enjoyed your meal when you dined with us. We take pride in serving authentic dishes and also dishes that are not often served in restaurants, so our guests can discover...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely ambiance with comfortable seating, soft lighting and suitable music. There were two different (set) 'experience menus' on offer but we went for the Thai option, which was delicious. Having spent a number of years living and travelling in Asia, we...More

Thank Tokyobrit1111
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

We appreciate your feedback, this really helps ensure we can understand our guests and continue to deliver the best service possible to exceed their expectations. Serving authentic dishes is our commitment and we are pleased to learn you enjoyed your meal and recognise our efforts...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went while travelling for a more upmarket meal on my birthday. The menu is set out in 'experiences', which is basically a 3 course meal themed to a particular style of Asian cuisine. We went for the Thai which was great....More

Thank Emilio S
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

We are pleased to learn we met your expectations for your special meal with your girlfriend. Our Thai starters are very popular and appear regularly as part of our weekly "Experiences" multi-course menu. We take pride in preparing our dishes authentically, not only the ingredients...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Atendimento perfeito, desda reserva, quando coloquei que minha esposa é celíaca e eu vegetariano com restrição. Experiencia sensacional, fomos acolhidos com muito carinho. Awasome place and when i asked about my reserve i informed that i am vegetarian with animal protein restriction and my wife...More

Thank andretavares2015
Essencia_Ubatuba, Owner at Es-Sencia Sabores a Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to learn you both enjoyed your meal when you dined with us. We recognise the importance of providing 100% vegetarian and vegan options that are authentically Asian. We also try hard to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Nove de Julho, 544 | In front of the sea, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo 11680-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Ubatuba
  • Phone Number: +55 12 3833-8605
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Description
We specialise in dishes from Southeast Asia, our culinary offering is authentically spicy, we do not adapt or offer fusion dishes. We serve a maximum of seven tables for our dinner service. We accept groups to a maximum of four, we offer one table to seat four guests for our dinner service. We only work with harmonised menus (minimum of four dishes served in sequence), we do not offer a la carte. We only offer a dinner service, we do not work as a bar. Last kitchen order is 22:00, we close the door at 23:30. Reservations are strongly recommended and take priority over walk-in customers. We have a tolerance of 15 minutes before and after the confirmed reservation time. We only accept telephone reservation between 17:00 and 19:00 on the days we are open, during service we do not attend the telephone. We request to inform any type of allergy and dietary requirements before confirming a reservation, we will confirm if we can meet your specific requirements.
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