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Manekineko, Rio de Janeiro

Manekineko - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 446, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22270-010Map
+55 21 2537 1510 /+55 21 2537 1031/+55 21 2537 3700/+55 21 2537 3556/+55 21 2537 3735
Neighborhood: Botafogo
Cuisine: Japanese

There is certainly no shortage of Japanese restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, and each needs to have its unique selling point if it is to survive in a crowded market. Manekineko's advantage is that it changes its entire menu every three months, ensuring the best use of seasonal ingredients, as well as making sure that diners never grow tired of the food here. Also, the Japanese dishes at Manekineko have been given a little brush of Brazilian influence, with native ingredients such as aipim (a root vegetable similar to potato) making an appearance alongside the more traditional salmon, tuna, seasoned rice and seaweed. The restaurant has also developed its own take on the California Roll, Laos Rolls, which combine tartar sauce, salmon and a chilli pepper jam to surprisingly tasty effect.

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Restaurant General Information
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
  • Delivery: Yes
  • Nearest Train: Botafogo
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