Top 5 Sushi Restaurants In São Paulo Not In Liberdade Neighbourhood

Sashimi Sushi
Sashimi Sushi | © Yoppy/Flickr
Lise Alves

São Paulo, one of Brazil’s most famous cities, is also home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan. It is thus no surprise that for those seeking good sushi restaurants, this is the place to be. Below are five of the best sushi restaurants in the city located outside the traditional Japanese neighbourhood of Liberdade.

1. Djapa

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese

Djapa Restaurant in São Paulo
© Nikolas Silva

Finding a sushi restaurant with as much variety as Djapa in São Paulo will be challenging. The all-you-can-eat restaurant offers great choices for those who aren’t really into raw fish, and even better ones for those who are. Among their diverse menu items are fresh oysters – something worth trying, as you will rarely find these in any other sushi restaurant around the city, and definitely not as delicious as here. The restaurant, however, does not offer à la carte options.

2. Kinoshita

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese

Having received several awards and much praise, Kinoshita easily serves some of the best sushi you will find in São Paulo, staying true to the Kappo Cuisine style. The service is extremely friendly and attentive to your needs, and the fish is always extremely fresh. Beware though as the bill can easily stack up fast, with à la carte dishes being small and pricey. A meal can cost between BRL281-312 (USD$90-100) per person, and that’s including only one drink each.

3. Dhaigo

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese

Dhaigo Restaurant in São Paulo
© Nikolas Silva

Located in a small and hidden alley, Dhaigo offers one of the best all-you-can-eat ‘rodízios’ in town for under BRL100 (USD$32). The variety here is also stunning and the temakis are exceptional. Don’t stress about their seemingly small size, that just means you get to try more, since you can have as many as you want. The restaurant offers both à la carte and all-you-can-eat options, with cheaper prices if you prefer not to go for sashimi. Today the restaurant has three locations in São Paulo, with the original headquarters in the ritzy neighborhood of Itaim Bibi.

5. Hamatyo

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese

Hamatyo is small, serving only twenty customers at a time, with everyone sitting at the bar watching as sushi chef Ryoichi Yoshida skillfully prepares sushi and sashimi and personally serves customers. There are no hot entrées or sushi platters here, but the top-notch ingredients in Yoshida’s masterful creations and the soft Japanese music playing in the background make for a rewarding experience. The calm atmosphere takes you back to simpler times, when people took the time to create beautiful dishes so diners might savour them slowly.

landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

Edit article