Koni Store

Japanese in Ipanema & Leblon

Numbering almost two dozen branches in Rio, the Koni craze shows no sign of abating. The recipe is simple: temaki (seaweed hand roll) stuffed with salmon, tuna, shrimp, roast beef or a combination of ingredients, which can then be devoured at one of the tiny bistro tables.

It's healthy, tasty and cheap, which are a few reasons why you'll have to wait in line among nightclub kids for a roll at 4am on a Friday. There are numerous other branches around town.