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Mr. Lam

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Rua Maria Angelica 21, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-201, Brazil
+55 21 22866661
19:00 - 00:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

In Rio for a family birthday our brother-in-law wanted to try Mr. Lam, about which he had heard good things. My instinct as a Brit. living in Sao Paolo is to steer clear of Chinese (and Indian) Restaurants because, unlike Japanese food which is fabulous here, there is little or no tradition of or expertise in Chinese cooking in Brasil.... More 

2 Thank Richard O
Kingston, Jamaica
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My measure of the quality of a Chinese restaurant always starts with the fried rice. Fried rice with carrots and no soy sauce to taste is just no good. Mr Lam was a very clean and comfy experience, but the food's definitely not worth the prices.

Thank Top5Jamaica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Now living in Sao Paulo for over 8 years, a city with best and higher variety of restaurants possible, Mr Lam is definitely a must go in Rio as there is nothing like it in Sao Paulo. The experience is fantastic, the food is divine. If you think you do not like Chinese food you must go to Mr Lam... More 

Thank Daniel C
Santiago, Chile
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Big portions, but not cheap. The name of the restaurant may be the most Asian thing about the place. A see and be seen place amongst the high society that clearly has never tasted real Asian food. Food is not bad, but just not authentic.

Thank Jonathan L
Santiago, Chile
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very expensive for something that is nowhere close to Chinese food. For these prices I would recommend spending your money somewhere else. However most local Brazilians have never tasted Chinese food, so they believe this is legitimate.

Thank Jonathan L
Belo Horizonte, MG
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

It's not the first time we went to this restaurant as we live in Rio. Good Chinese food with no match in Rio. Overpriced though. The first time we went in 3 couples and it felt we were charged for more bottles of San Pelegrino water than we had ordered. Since we were not counting bottles, we didn't complained. This... More 

1 Thank Kadugui
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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649 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very good and fancy decor, attentive service, very good drinks, delicious, delicate food. Very rare to find good chinese food wherever one goes nowadays. This is the place. After many years, back to check and very good and pleasant surprise. Worth the detour. Good wine list and delicious desserts.

1 Thank carlosmp
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

terrible cocktail experience at the bar waiting for a table...food is very average and pricy check at the end

Thank Muse1974
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This places was recommended by the Hotel concierge. It needs to be booked in order to reserve a place. You will have almost 1 service person for each table. The food was delicious and the service was great. Good atmosphere for after office or a romantic dinner night out. They do have collection of wine for your taste or simply... More 

Thank 101Ram101
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I recommend this restaurant. It is a Chinese food kind of restaurant, but it is a sophisticated one. Service was very good. The location is also good, close to the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

Thank Ldeavila

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Maria Angelica 21, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-201, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighbourhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: +55 21 22866661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?