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Benkei

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$$ - $$$
Lagoa
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Avenida das Americas 7700 Lj 113 | Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22793-081, Brazil
(21) 2431-0029
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food here is fine. The service is poor. Had trouble finding the staff. All five of us ordered the buffet. The dessert is included, but we were charged for it on our bill. The waiter claimed we ordered a dessert that was not included. He should stay off the drugs. We asked for the manager and she insisted that... More 

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Thank adjustmedoctorp
Miami, Florida
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765 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a very simple japanese restaurant. The food is quite good and so is the service. They do offer delivery at your house.

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Thank Alejandro Z
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is the best and it is all you can eat. Really good sushi sashimi and rolls you will find in Rio.

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Thank Philipmurdoch
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We ordered some takeaway from Benkei and I have to say it was very good quality; fish was fresh and well prepared. Miso soup was also nicely made and tasty. Well recommended to eat there or takeaway.

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Thank Csllover
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Fresh sashimis, long menu to chose from and great/quick service. Stick to the sashimis though, the rolls were quite 'ricy' and the rice itself was tasteless.

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Thank camielo
Ocean View, Delaware, United States
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Sushi was fresh and of good quality. We ate inside but they did have a nice outdoor eating area. Our meal came with a delicious seared Tuna appetizer. Was a bit pricey but overall a good meal and the staff was very friendly.

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Thank Kerri F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Discovered this place as a friend took me for a night Sushi and came back several times after. Very good Sushi a la carte and on the weekends you have the buffet. Is a very simple restaurant but what is the most important is the quality of the food and on this side is outstanding.

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Thank C4ipp3r
Petropolis, RJ
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Excellent sushi and sashimi. There is a buffet lunch with unbeatable price-performance ratio. Service is friendly and the Heineken is cold. What else could you want? The inside is rather run-down but you don´t come to sushi in Ipanema because of the décor, do you?

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Thank brazilgus
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The place is perfect!!! the food is Delicious !!! And they have an excelent sevice!!!!!!!! I just loved it and its not possible for me come to Rio and don't go to Benkei!!!!!!!

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Thank Pativmoreira
Vitoria, ES
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

great food, good service and awsome location!!! one of locals favorite! usually go with friends and always have a wonderful meal!

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Thank Danise M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida das Americas 7700 Lj 113 | Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22793-081, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighbourhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: (21) 2431-0029

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