If you’re getting bored of the typical Uruguayan food while in Montevideo, fear not, for Uruguay’s capital has a great selection of cuisine from all over the world. Sushi, for example, arrived to Uruguay a few decades ago, and now has become very popular among locals. Try any of these restaurants to have an evening in style and sample some delicious Japanese cuisine.
Born in Buenos Aires, Negroni is “a blend of Italy & NY in spirit.” The restaurant serves bistro-style food, from gourmet burgers to salads, in addition to a sushi menu. It specializes in accenting the natural flavors of the ingredients in the sushi pieces with different dressings, creating bold and harmonic combinations. It gets busy at night and appeals to people looking to eat good food while enjoying elaborate cocktails. It claims to make the best Negroni cocktail in the city, and it’s difficult to argue.
Founded in 1919, this restaurant is embedded in a lot of local history. It opened its doors on the same street where Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, a very famous Uruguayan poet, used to live. His former house has now been reopened to the public as a museum, which makes Bar Tabaré the place to go after visiting the exhibitions. The bar still maintains its original furniture and architecture, hosts live performances in its basement, and now offers a wide food selection including some of the best sushi in Montevideo.
This restaurant is far from the city center, but it’s worth going to. It is located in one of the suburbs, really near the stunning Carrasco Hotel, built in the early 20 century and one example of the city’s finest architecture. Café Misterio is a beautiful restaurant, especially at night time. The modern décor creates an atmosphere of vigor, warmth and sophistication. The sushi is delicious as is the rest of the menu.
At Sakura you will find the only sushi buffet in the country, in one of the most vibrant, modern neighborhoods. The sushi buffet is well-made and varied, with makis, uramakis, tempuras, and geishas. You can also be delighted by other Asian dishes from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand by ordering from the menu. The restaurant is frequented by couples and families, who like the minimalistic and clean atmosphere adorned with various original Asian objects.
A fusion of Peruvian and Japanese food, this restaurant offers a unique experience in Montevideo. Find traditional sushi pieces and Peruvian ceviche, as well as pieces that combine the best of both worlds. The combination of fish and mango is an amazing example of this fusion. All ingredients are fresh so the menu changes slightly depending on the catch of the day. Try them with a variety of sauces of your choice, some you probably have never had before.
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