Okuyama: "NABEYAKI UDON" Top 5 Page for this destination São Paulo Restaurant Tip by schurlif

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My favorite cheapo japanese restaurant in the Oriental District Liberdade , on Rua da Gloria 553 on the corner with Rua Barão do Iguapé . This one ( together with Takó , see next tip ) is my and Camilas favorite... Sometimes we first go in one for the entries ( like , how about 18 BIG fresh oysters for two at Takó...? ) and then in the other for the main course. Okuyama is a very simple and cheap restaurant with DREADFULL service, just never mind.... the food is DELICIOUS (!!!) .. It's funny , the two owners , brothers from Guam , always compliment us , we are long time habitués . And because they know us so well and we know them , Camila always half jokingly - half seriously tells them that the service had been abominable again , but we'll be back again anyway because we just love the place (since years)... And then the four of us crack up and laugh and laugh..... Okuyama is just very rustic , original and totally unpretentious to the point that there is no decoration on the wall....
If you want good traditional japanese food ( don't expect any refinement...) and if you don't mind waiters that... well..... never mind .... then this is a nice alternative , really cheap and good..... I'll be there for sure again this week (and not only because Camila is hooked.... I am too...)

Favorite Dish: Nabeyaki Udon..... a real treat , soup with all kind of goodies , an egg , fishpaste (??), chicken , shrimps , ginger , some green stuff (LOL...) and Udon noodles....
Don't know the name , but it's a soup from Guam , also with noodles and boiled pork ribs....
And MUSHI..... kinda boiled egg in a porcelain cup , also with chicken , that chewy , white and red fishpaste , shrimps and other goodies......
At night sushi festival , you get per person one sushi "cone" , teppan yaki , guioza and then all sushi you can eat , mostly tuna and salmon though..... all this for 10 U$ per person..

Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Rua da Gloria is a Liberdade main street , just follow it down untill you get to an intersection where you have a VW dealer on the right side, Okuyama is across the street , on number 553.
Phone: (011) 3341-0780
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Japanese/Sushi

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 4, 2005
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