Know 4 Japanese restaurants in São Paulo where it's possible sit down at the counter and appreciate the sushimen's work. See below:
To taste Jun's suchis at the counter you will need a reservation. At night in this discreet yet elegant establishment, Jun himself serves up to eight diners. The others are served by different sushimen. The tasting menu includes 16 sushis, two main courses and dessert.
In an amusing twist, the counter is fixed onto the chassis of a VW van. Seated around it, the customers choose from their revolving dishes protected by transparent lids, temakis, sushis and sashimi combos.
The atmosphere is reminiscent of traditional Liberdade (the Japanese district in São Paulo) restaurants. The menu features classical dishes, but the tasters served by Ken Mizumoto at the counter are hard to beat. Also available are toro tuna and squid, each with adequate doses of soy sauce.
This restaurant has a more contemporary feel to it than its neighbors in the Liberdade Japanese district. The focal point of the restaurant is the sushi and sashimi counter, where the Josino Souza, known as Lika, struts his stuff. Teishokus (fixed combinations) are also a good choice.