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One of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Rio, Miako has been serving up delicious dishes since 1972. Located at the heart of Rio's Japanese and Chinese community in Botafogo, the restaurant's menus come in both Japanese and Portuguese. Sushi and noodle dishes are all very good here, and the lunchtime Japan Fest allows diners to choose from over 45 options, among them sashimi, sushi and spring rolls. The à la carte choices feature steamed dim sum, crispy vegetables and plenty of chicken dishes, all of which can be enjoyed among décor and furnishings typical of the far east.
Until the arrival of Mr. Lam in Lagoa, Chinese food in Rio had long been associated with low-budget joints serving up greasy noodles. This plush spot has changed all that. The kitchen is lead by Mr. Lam himself, who splits his time between here and his other job as head chef of Mr. Chow, New York. Top-notch Peking cuisine is on the menu here, and the nighttime views of the illuminated Christ Statue from the top floor are spectacular. The restaurant attracts a wealthy clientele that includes soap stars and footballers, so dress to impress if you want to feel comfortable.
To savour the rich flavors of the far east, visit Taiping in Rio's Botafogo neighborhood. The restaurant offers a delicious range of Chinese and Japanese preparations. You can take your pick from rice or noodles and accompany it with a curry. Salads, sashimi and sushi are also offered here. Taiping is located on the first floor of the RioSul shopping center; enjoy an oriental break while on a shopping spree here.