Top 5 Nikkei Restaurants in Lima

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Peru is one of the top gastronomic hubs of the world, and as Peruvian food becomes more popular so does the Japanese-Peruvian art of Nikkei.

Nikkei is a combination between Japanese cuisine and touches of Peruvian cuisine. Below is a list of the top Nikkei restaurants to try in while in Lima.

1. Matsuei

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Located in Miraflores, Matsuei is a Nikkei experience you will not want to miss if you are a lover of Japanese and Peruvian flavors. Read more about it here.

Where: Calle Atahualpa 195, Miraflores
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm Sunday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

2. Toshi

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Owner Toshiro Konishi has opened more than one restaurant in that past years. Though Toshiro passed away in 2016 his techniques and flavors live on through his delicious and beautiful dishes. Read more here.

Where: Av. Armendariz 480 Miraflores, Circunvalación del Club Golf Los Incas 134 – Surco, Lizardo Alzamora Este 260 – San Isidro
Hours: Miraflores: Monday – Saturday: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Surco: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

3. Maido

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The elegant tasting and unique flavors at Maido a are creations by chef Mitsuhara Tsumura, Misha for short. This fine dining is more than just an experience it’s something you will not forget. Read more here.

Where: Calle San Martín 399, Miraflores
Hours: Lunch, Monday- Saturday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dinner, Monday – Saturday: 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm.

4. Ache

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This restaurant also located in Miraflores is the inspiration of chef and owner Hajime Kasuga. With hints of aji amarillo, ceviche and rolls, this restaurant not only serves great food but drinks as well. Read more here.

Where: Calle La Paz 1055, Miraflores
Hours: Monday- Thursday: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Friday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm, Saturday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – 7:00 – 12:00 am, Sunday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

5. Tzuru

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With clean, fresh and interesting ingredients this restaurant located in San Isidro is a favorite amongst visitors that try this Nikkei experience. Read more here.

Where: Calle 21, #707, Urb. Corpac, San Isidro
Hours: Monday- Saturday: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sunday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

 

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Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.