Nikkei food, the natural fusion of Japanese and Peruvian, is having its moment in Lima and around the world. Maido and its talented chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, aka “Micha,” are at the epicenter of the movement. The minimalist, three-level space here isn’t overly formal, with lots of wood, glass, and knotted rope ceiling art reminiscent of Inca Quipus that were used for record keeping. While most Nikkei restaurants in Lima lean toward more traditional, Maido is innovative, incorporating Amazonian fish like paiche and combining national plates like tacu tacu with chaufa (fried rice) and crispy pork belly. Lovers of sushi, sashimi, and tiradito will find plenty on the menu to explore, though for those really expecting to be knocked off their feet, the elaborate tasting menus are the way to go. There’s a superb wine list as well as artisanal Peruvian beers.
Calle Colón 192
Our Rating Neighborhood Miraflores Hours Daily 12:30–4pm and 7:30–11pm Phone 01/444-2568 Prices Main courses S/30–S/65 Cuisine Type Nikkei/Sushi Web site Maido
MapCalle Colón 192 Lima
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