Opened at the end of June, I went to visit Yū, a new and trendy Japanese food restaurant in Itaim. From the Saints Group, which runs other restaurants in São Paulo, such as Tartuferia San Paolo and Tuy Cocina, the restaurant has modern, bold decor and classic Japanese cuisine from the hands of experienced chef José Maria Azevedo. Furthermore, the service is agile and attentive, and in fact it is already popular in the capital of São Paulo! Find out all the details below. Take the opportunity to read about II Capitale!
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New Japanese food restaurant in Itaim
“Yū” means excellence in Japanese, and that is what the chef aims to deliver with the excellent fresh fish cuts. On the facade, we already come across an installation of Kanjisthe Japanese letters, in LED, which certainly attract attention.
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The beautiful architectural design, designed by Otavio de Sanctis, mixes the classic and modern with industrial details from cosmopolitan Japanese restaurants to more traditional engravings and landscaping. At the sushi bar counter, for example, there is a wooden screen with a classic engraving. And the bathroom is also super Instagrammable, with a sensory indoor garden with elements of stone and sand!
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For my dinner, I tried very tasty fish and seafood, such as the centolla tartar and shrimp tempura, my favorite. In addition, we also ordered some sashimi like Toro, and pairs like Scallop Niguiri and Tuna Jo with sealed foie gras.
Among the desserts, Yū, named after the house, comes with a 56% Cocoa Chocolate Sphere, filled with Matcha Brownie, red fruit jelly, caramel and caramelized almonds.
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To drink, in addition to the cold sakes, which actually pair perfectly with the fish, there is also a drinks menu designed by Laércio Zulu, with original and classic recipes. Kochi, for example, has vodka, Yuzu juice, honey, shisso and matchá. So, include YŪ on your list of new restaurants in SP and then tell us what you think 🙂
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Text by Renata Araujo. Photos: Renata Araujo and Disclosure.