Review by Maria Helena Esteban and Marcela Capobianco
The classic facade of a Japanese restaurant is almost deceiving, but between the walls covered in wood, concrete and iron, there is a fusion between the cuisines of Peru and the land of the rising sun. In Marco Espinoza’s venture, also at the helm of the award-winning Cantón and Lima, it is possible to try a ceviche with a Japanese accent such as kunsei (R$ 56.00), prepared with grilled tuna, chives, crispy nori seaweed and ponzu sauce. The burning taco (R$36.00, two pieces), with tuna, mushrooms and sriracha pepper cream, is a hit on hot days. Those in need of sustenance can opt for the truffled kinjo rice (R$89.00), with vegetables, shrimp, squid, octopus and black truffle. From the drinks menu, opt for the inventive kampai peru (R$39.00), with aged cachaça, white chocolate, coconut cream, pineapple, lemon and cocoa bitters. Before leaving, a good option is the ice cream cookie (R$ 36.00), with matchá ice cream.
Prices checked in October 2023.