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Restaurante Ki

Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-211, Brazil
552125353848
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (18 reviews)
“edamame” (2 reviews)
“yakisoba” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-211, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Ki is my favorite Japanese restaurante in Rio. Excellent location and service and the "Vitória Régia" dish is out of this world! You will be thinking of it for weeks...

1  Thank LiviaCais
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you Livia for your review! The Vitória Régia is one of the top selling dishes. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 13 January 2017

My wife and I were searching for vegetarian sushi during a 4 day visit to Rio. An email sent to Ki asking if there would be an english speaking staff member able to assist us was responded to in minutes, and off we went. Peter...More

1  Thank David v
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

David that you for your review. It was great to have you at Ki and to know that you enjoyed it so much you wanted to come back the next day. At Ki we try to cater to all and therefore, offer many vegetarian options....More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Simply the best Sushi I ever had. Was there during the Rio Olympics and we had a good time with great Sushi there.

Thank Oliver I
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Oliver thank you for your review. It is great to know Ki was the best sushi you have ever had. If ever in town again please come visit us! :-)

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Let me start by saying that I travel abroad a lot. I've been to the many of the most famous Japanese restaurants in different countries: Nobu, Sushi Samba, Sticks'n'sushi...you name it! Ki owes nothing to these internationally renowned restaurants. Wait! Let me rephrase that: Ki...More

Thank Roberta B
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

WOW Roberta thank you for your review. Internationally renowned... That is great. We hope to keep up meeting your expectations and to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

As a neighbor, I've been in this restaurant several times but last Friday, me and my wife got out the restaurant after 2 hours of waiting our food to come. They kept on telling us that the food was about to come but never did....More

Thank ChristianK74
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017
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Christian obrigado pela sua avaliação. Preciso começar pedindo desculpas pela sua péssima experiência no Ki. Certamente foge do nosso propósito...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have been to Ki several times in the past and it is always a good choice. Good service, nice food, original menu and a large variety of sake choices. If you are unsure about where to go, try Ki. You won't regret it.

Thank LiviaCais
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Livia, Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again at Ki! Richard - Ki proprietor Richard - proprietário do Ki

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good service, cozy atmosphere and above all: unlike many Japanese restaurants in Rio, which are great for sushi lovers only, Ki has amazing options for vegetarians/vegans. I recommend their eggplant steak with mushrooms and also the hot tofu. They serve superb sake cocktails as well...More

Thank marneves_oficial
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thank you for your review. At Ki we strive to serve all and that is why we have many veggie options. At Ki we are very pleased to be on the local DeRose Method shortlist.

Reviewed 9 July 2016

My wife and I are always looking for excellent restaurants which provide quality food and service without charging a premium for being in the most desirable locations. While no one would call Fonte de Saudade impoverished, it's not the culinary center of Rio, either, which...More

Thank wwpalmer
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you very much for your review. It is great to know that you have been to Ki twice and that you think it is "definitely worth the trip" :-) Hope to see you and your wife back soon! thanks

Reviewed 7 July 2016

All my friends that loves sushi goes to Ki and the recommended to me. The service is excellent. They have many nice and different drinks done with sake. The food is delicious and you can say everything is fresh, the fish melt in the mouth....More

Thank Marie B
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Marie thank you for your review. It makes us happy to know that the service was excellent. Hope to see you back soon! :-)

Reviewed 1 July 2016

got lucky and was introduced to Ki by a local friend. Best thing was a sampler plate with so many goodies, including mushrooms, fish eggs, and many other items, plus great Brazilian sake. Only mundane item was edamami. Cannot wait to go back.

Thank bsmithSanFrancisco
RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you for your review! Great to know that you liked so many things at Ki. We will look into the Edamame to make sure that when you are back it is great. Thanks!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fonte da Saudade 179 | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-211, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 552125353848
Description
Modern Japanese restaurant, with traditional roots Restaurant Ki, specialized in Japanese cuisine, offers a remarkable gastronomic proposal in Rio de Janeiro. Experienced Chef Omura is behind the sushi bar and responsible for the menu that offers a variety of traditional and distinct oriental dishes based on beef; fish; seafood; vegetarian; exotic delicacies as well as contemporary recipes enjoyed either at the bar or at a table. With fresh and seasonal ingredients Ki wants to indulge clients seeking an exquisite gastronomic experience, with elaborate freshly made recipes. Improvisation is one of the most remarkable traits of Japanese cuisine and this is characteristic of Omura. At Ki you will be able to experience a fusion of tradition and modern variants, in a revitalized menu, never neglecting the essence of Nipponese cuisine. Ki serves the dishes on lovely exclusive handmade ceramics. Do look at the sake list with premium labels. Some are artisanal, with a wide range of types of rice, different polishing ratios and some award winning labels. Ki is located on charming Fonte da Saudade Street with its gorgeous trees and parallel to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. For 4 years, the comfortable 2 floor corner house allows clients to choose a table on one of the three balconies or one of the 5 tatami tables, 2 of them private and can sit 90 people. Ki has been shortlisted twice by the Comer & Beber guide of Veja Rio Magazine and in 2013 and 2014 received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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