As I like the patties more than the raw fish, I enjoy the all-you-can-eat oriental food Kiichi, which serves spring rolls, breaded shrimp, grilled salmon, tasty hot rolls, and yakisoba. Oh, and of course, they also serve sushi, sashimi, temaki, etc., etc. Dessert is included in the all-you-can-eat price (greedy people are angry!). Those who are not in the mood for all-you-can-eat can order a la carte too.
There are four addresses in the city , in the neighborhoods of Jardins, Morumbi, Vila Olímpia and Vila Olímpia. See addresses and hours of operation on Kiichi’s website.
This restaurant has already been voted one of the best Japanese food rodízios by Veja São Paulo magazine, and this is a good reason for it to be on your list of places to eat in SP. And prices are not skyrocketing.
The all-you-can-eat Manihi has it all: from fried spring rolls, hot hole, tempura, etc., to the classic sushi and sashimi. There’s yakisoba and dessert too. Oh, if you prefer, you can order a la carte.
The Manihi is located in the Sumaré neighborhood, Rua Apinajés, 1359. The telephone numbers for contact are (11) 3672-4638 and 3675-1193. The opening hours can check here.
Colorful and delicious sushi options at Manihi. Photo: Marcelle Ribeiro
I love Mexican food, especially Sí Señor. It has a great margarita and hearty dishes. The tacos and quesadillas are wonderful. And there are some “combo” dishes, with small portions of everything, great for those who don’t know Mexican cuisine (and want to be introduced to it) or for groups. The restaurant is like a bar, nice to go to at night, and quite big.
The restaurant I went to is in Itaim Bibi, at Rua Dr. Renato Paes de Barros, 682. The telephone number is (11) 3476-7997. To check the addresses of other units (they have several!), visit the website.
Well, São Paulo even has a Mongolian restaurant! I went to Tantra once and found it quite curious.
The cool thing there is to eat the different grilled dishes on the plate. It works like this: you take a small pot and choose the meat, laid out raw, in small pieces, on a countertop. Then, in the same pot, choose vegetables and pasta and put them in the same pot. Then choose the seasonings and broths, and put everything in the same pot. Then he delivers it to the “Schapiro”: the guy who keeps commanding a huge grilling plate in the middle of the restaurant. He turns his pot on the plate and puts everything on the grill.
Among the meats, there is chicken to shrimp and wild boar meat. The spices … are all you’ve ever heard of and more! But calm down. To help you make the combinations, they put some recipe suggestions on the wall, like: put two spoons of shrimp + 2 of coconut milk + 2 of pasta + seasonings such and such. The tip is to put a little in the pot, so you can go there several times and try different combinations. Eating like this is about R$85 per person for dinner on the weekend (prices vary according to the day of the week and meal). For those who do not want to eat that way, there are dishes on the menu.
Oh, and there are always some crazy shows there. A woman was balancing on a fabric stuck to the ceiling, with crazy music when I went. The environment is very wide and exotic. Quite an experience!
Tantra is located at Rua Chilon, 364, Vila Olímpia . The telephone is (11) 3846-7112. They are open from Monday to Wednesday, from 11:30 am to 3 pm, and then from 6 pm to midnight. On Thursdays and Fridays, they close at 1 am. On Saturdays, they are open from 1 pm to 5 pm, 7 pm to 1 am, and on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.
SNACKS AND DRINKS
The Veloso has caipirinha best of São Paulo, in different flavors such as red, yellow, green, carambola, and traditional, such as lemon and pineapple (R $ 24, with Smirnoff vodka). It also has divine chicken drumsticks (BRL 6 a unit)! The bar is very small and simple but still full.
They don’t take reservations, so get there early! On a Saturday, I arrived at 7:30 pm and already had a mega queue. It’s on a small street, and on Friday, there’s a street fair (the kind that sells fruits, vegetables, etc.), making the street a bit tumultuous and a bit fragrant… But even so, it’s not to be missed! Ah, the menu only has bar food (appetizers, pastries, etc.).
Veloso’s classic caipirinha. Photo: Marcelle Ribeiro
The Veloso bar is located at Rua Conceição Veloso, 56, in Vila Mariana, close to the Vila Mariana subway station. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 12:30 am; on Saturdays from 12:45 to 00:30 and Sundays from 4:00 to 23:00.
Did you try going to the Veloso bar, and it was full? Go to the bar next door, the former Brasamora, and current Armazém Veloso, which belongs to the same owner. They serve the same coxinhas and caipirinha, but they also have grilled meats and meats (picanha, etc.). A good option for those who don’t want to face a queue. So it’s always at the top of my list of places to eat in SP when I go in town.
The address is Rua Conceição Veloso, in Vila Mariana, close to the Vila Mariana subway station. It is open Tuesday through Friday, from 5:30 pm to 12:30 am; on Saturdays from 12:45 to 12:30 and Sundays from 12:00 to 17:00.
The Genuine appears twice on the list because, even if you do not go to lunch feijoada, worth going there at night snacking. It is located in a “bars and restaurants pole” in Vila Mariana, on Rua Joaquim Távora and surroundings, which is cool. There are 6 or 7 bars close by, which is great for those who don’t know exactly where to go. In other words, take a taxi and head to the street, near the Genuíno, and you will certainly find a nice place. Like Genuíno, for example, which has delicious portions of fried food.
Oh, and at lunch, on Saturday there’s a feijoada buffet with a chorizo band. You can check more details in the Brazilian food section below * insert index here*. The feijoada dish costs about R$ 76 per person, a beauty.
The coolest thing about this bar is the sausages, which can be cut or rolled, metered, seasoned, or not. The pastry is also delicious, and it is on a quiet street with no competing bars nearby.
The address is Rua Luís Góis, 1728, on the corner of Rua Napoleão de Barros. It is about 5 or 6 blocks from the Santa Cruz subway. Open Mondays from 5 pm to 11 pm, Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm to 0:30 am, Saturdays from 12:30 am to 12:30 am, and Sundays from 3 pm to 11 pm.
This bar has a lot of Mexican nibbles, but it also has more traditional things like french fries and onion rings. There are always a lot of journalists there.
The address is Rua Bela Cintra, 532, Consolação, 4 blocks from Consolação subway. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am.
It’s a bar that usually gathers people in their 30s, and it’s always very busy, especially on football game days, when it’s usually crowded. They say it’s a good place to flirt, and sometimes it’s hard to get a table there.
It is located at Rua Manuel Guedes, 199, on the corner of Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, in Itaim Bibi.
The portions of fried food (6 cod cakes, for example) cost around R$45. The caipirinha, R$25.80. The most worthwhile dish there is the beef jerky, which costs around R$ 68 but kills the hunger of two people, and the grilled meat (picanha, sausage, and chicken costs R$ 166, and it’s enough for four people). ).
The Salve Jorge is in Aspicuelta Street, 544, near the Fradique Coutinho Street, in Vila Madalena. The closest subway is Vila Madalena, but you can’t walk.
This one entered the list of places to eat in SP because my husband loves the rump steak there. I don’t think it’s soooo hot, and it’s normal.
This bar has units in several neighborhoods: Moema, Itaim Bibi, Pinheiros, and Brooklin. I only went to Itaim Bibi, which is on Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek, 1164, on the corner of Rua Atílio Inocenti. It is open Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 1 am and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12 pm to 1 am.
It belongs to the same owner of another bar in Vila Madalena, the Genial. It’s always full, and I only managed to go there once, and there is a good sandwich, in addition to those classic bar food (friaries, etc.).
It is located at Rua Fidalga, 254, Vila Madalena. The closest subway is Vila Madalena, and I recommend taking a taxi because it’s not close to the subway.
It belongs to the same owner as of the Branch, but it’s much easier to get a table, as it’s on a less busy street in Vila Madalena. Great bar food.
The Genial is located at Rua Girassol, 374, Vila Madalena. It is open from Monday to Friday from 5 pm until the last customer and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon. Again, I advise you to take the Vila Madalena subway taxi to get there.