Authentic Japanese cuisine might not be the first thing you think of when you think of Rio, but it'd be a mistake to miss out on this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

Authentic Japanese Cuisine

You may not have headed to Rio with a mind to indulging in Japanese food, but you’d be making a mistake if you’re a fan of sushi and you didn’t check out Azumi, easily Rio’s best Japanese restaurant. It’s existence truly showcases what a diverse, multicultural city Rio really is. Azumi takes advantage of the availability of fresh produce to make award-winning dishes, and the menu doesn’t stop at sushi, but extends to the full range of Japanese delights, prepared in authentic style.

A hidden jem

Azumi is one of Rio’s best-kept secrets. Despite being multi-award winning, the restaurant doesn’t even have a website, and you could miss it on the way past if you didn’t know where to look. The small, intimate dining room adds to the experience of feeling as though you’ve discovered a real treasure that very few people know about, and the friendly, efficient service will only add to the experience.