In the neighborhood of Paraíso, just south of Avenida Paulista, São Paulo’s main thoroughfare, we have the excellent Shin-Zushi, a wonderful sushi restaurant owned by renowned chef Ken Mizumoto. While most of the city’s traditional Japanese restaurants are fairly small, Shin-Zushi stands out for its comfortable, spacious, and beautifully decorated dining room. As the name suggests, Shin-Zushi is all about sushi. The menu does offer some hot dishes, but they only serve as a distraction from the main event. Speaking of the menu, it is entirely in Japanese, so you can either take a leap of faith, or order the sushi tasting menu. Look out for the heavenly otoro nigiri – nigiri sushi made with bluefin tuna belly that melts in the mouth.