Located behind the famous Ipanema Beach in the trendy Leblon district, Pabu Izakaya is constantly full. This Brazilian "botequim" revisited with Japanese sauce offers dishes made from only the freshest ingredients.
Housed in a convivial space arranged like a horseshoe around a solid wood table, you will be spoilt for choice: the menu bounces between typical ramen (miso soups composed of noodles and meat or vegetables), gyoza (tender pork dumplings) and traditional chirashi and other raw fish. Special mention goes to the gunkan tuna and usuzukuri sea bass, as smooth as the famous grilled calamari with kimchi.
As for drinks, the menu focuses mainly on Japanese sake and distilled spirits, to enjoy with moderation. Ask for the servers' input, who will be happy to direct your choice. This beautiful canteen gives off Asian charm in a warm and cheerful atmosphere. You won't be able to resist!
Rua Humberto de Campos, 827
Loja G – Leblon
Rio de Janeiro 22430-190
+55 (0)21 3738 0416
Menu: from 16 BRL