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Nagayama Cafe

#769 of -28,306 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Bandeira Paulista, 355, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04532-011, Brazil
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon 19:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 19:00 - 00:00
Sat 00:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
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State of Sao Paulo
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Always fresh fish with no surprise for years. Small, cosy , highly and well frequented. expect 20~30 min wait but worths.

Thank Yon S
Zurich, Switzerland
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Small hole in the wall place, fresh sashimi, but small selection. No lunch special, the hot roll I ordered with shrimp didn't even come with real shrimp but the imitation shrimp at 32 Reais for 5 pieces. Price is like any other sushi restaurant. This is my first time and last time for me. JAm in Itaim is much better.

Thank victoriaxyz
Sao Paulo, SP
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

First of all, this is not a cafe, it is a Japanese restaurant. Second, there are three separate locations in Itaim, literally one beside the other (one is Nagayama Cafe, the other is Naga, the third I don't know the name). The menus vary in each one but if you know the menus you can actually order what one of... More 

Thank Whissely
Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for a business dinner with a group of foreigners who were looking for investments in Sao Paulo. We order a little bit of everything that the waiter suggested us as portions are really small and they don't serve those combos with more than 20-something pieces. Food was just good, but nothing different from Japanese restaurants that cost half... More 

Thank JoaoPriori
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I have dined at the Nagayama cafe twice in a week.The salmon dishes were delicious , same as the scallops and the Temakis we ordered. The gyiosas were some of the best I have sampled, the service was attentive and the ambience very cool.

Thank JMNV
Fortaleza, Brazil
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

One of the best sushi I have ever eaten but it is expensive. That are some specials for a better value.

Thank Enio L
Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Simply the BEST! I try to go at least once a week. Fresh fish ALWAYS. Best Sushiman staff ever seen in São Paulo or maybe the World (I never been to Japan, so excuse me). Have to get early, because always crowded. Lines of 1 hour and up. They don't make reservations. Price the same as all Sushi restaurants in... More 

Thank Ricardo M
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Good Japanese food with a Brazilian Twist. A never fail experience with cold beer a caiparinha and a beautiful crowd. Arrive early there is always a queue!!

New York
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

It feels like a sushi shop in Japan! Very cozy, incredible sushi and sashimi and good service. Not too loud, despite the density of diners. Arrive around 7:30 for best seating and to beat the rush. Combination platter is huge, good for 5 diners! Would return on next trip to SP!

Thank CameraEye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent choice of Japanese food in Itaim. This is a Japanese restaurant that serves real traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi as well as many hot dishes like Gyoza, grilled meat and fish etc. Not only the fancy inventions that have nothing to do with the Japanese food. Excellent Service, too. One of the best options in Itaim.

Thank Roa5sp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Bandeira Paulista, 355, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04532-011, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: 3167-6049

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?