One of the best Japanese joints in Angra dos Reis, Rio, Brazil
Location and Ambiance
Lighthouse Sushi is a relatively new joint at the Shopping Piratas, which is considered by many to be the only shopping mall in Angra dos Reis.
The restaurant’s modern and trendy interiors stand out from the cosy vibe of other Angra restaurants.
If you are planning a romantic evening, this place might not set the mood. When its empty, the place might seem quite ‘cold’ due to the decor.
Flavour and Serving Size
At a recent visit, I had the Yakisoba Legumes (in other words, fried noodles with vegetables), Pexie Branco Cerviche (White Fish Cerviche) and a Sushi platter.
The Yakisoba is quite well-done – many eateries tend to overcook their noodles. However, given that they are catering to Brazilian taste buds, they will be a little on the salty side. As such, you might want to ask for “menos sal” (less salt) or “sem sal” (no salt) when you place your orders.
For a casual dining place, the Sushi platter was sufficiently ‘neat’. In many simple Japanese eateries in Rio – and I have been to many – the Sushi tends to be clumsy-looking, unraveling on the plate.
For an Asian couple, the serving sizes were reasonable.
All in All
Lighthouse Sushi will be one of my go-to-places for Japanese food in Angra. I would recommend this place to someone in Angra craving Japanese.
The food is good by small-small city standards. And the ambience is great for dinner with friends.
For tourists, Shopping Piratas – where Lighthouse Sushi is located – is a safe place to hang out at night.
Serving Size: Ok for an Asian couple
Price: R$ 50/person (for dinner, including drinks)
Ambiance: Modern, casual dining
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Rua Prefeito João Gregório Galindo, 3160 – Japuíba, Angra dos Reis – RJ, 23934-005
Tel:+55 (24) 3367-0817