Cross-Cultural Cuisine: Japanese-Latin American cuisine has proven to be quite popular in the SAR, and Uma Nota is one of the latest. Instead of the relatively more well-known Japanese-Peruvian (aka Nikkei), we’re dealing with Japanese-Brazilian — or Nipo-Brasileiro, at this SoHo establishment.
Look & Feel: Taking inspiration from the street food hawkers in Liberdade (a particularly Japanese district in Sao Paulo), the restaurant is splashed with bold colors here and there (on the steps outside, in the pictures on the walls), which contrasts with the muted concrete floors and plain-patterned furniture.
On the Menu: Think Brazilian ingredients cooked with Japanese techniques. Skewers; ceviches of red snapper, prawn and calamari; and deep-fried dumplings with aji peppers are some of the signatures. There’s also a cocktail menu to go with the food.
Great For: When you’re craving seafood.
FYI: Apparently, São Paulo hosts the largest concentration of Japanese in the world (besides Japan of course).
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.