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“Cais do Oriente has shut its doors”
Review of Cais

Cais
Ranked #445 of 13,657 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Centro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1,054 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
“Cais do Oriente has shut its doors”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Cais do Oriente, the acclaimed Rio's restaurant has closed its doors at Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 8 - at the historic center. At the same place there is a new restaurant named "Cais". simply like that (meaning "quay" in Portuguese). The name is just about the same, but it is a completely different restaurant, with a new owner, a new Chef and a new style. Even the décor has been renovated. We were there for lunch on a Thursday and enjoyed it immensely. Attentive service, good wine list and delicious food. Prices are accordingly to those practiced in Rio, what may mean expensive. Give it a try, you'll enjoy the new "Cais".

  • Visited March 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1,054 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
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“A new restaurant at Rio's cultural district”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Cais is a newcomer at Rio's restaurant scene. It has been recently opened at the same premises of former "Cais do Oriente", but is a completely new restaurant, with new décor and also a new proposal. Its Chef, Eduardo Castro, brings experience, international awards and exquisite flavors to Rio's cultural district. The building itself, dating from 1878, when was used as a commercial warehouse for spices imported from the Orient, has been carefully restored and deserves a visit. Ideal for lunch while in downtown or visiting the various cultural centers just at short walking distances. Reservations are highly recommended, specially for groups. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Great location and decoration.”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Nice, arab inspired dishes. Medium priced and a prime location downtown Rio de Janeiro. Head in for a lunch and catch the ferryboat at Praça XV to the Niemeyer museum in Niteroi.

Visited May 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“just stopped in for lunch while on a tour”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

had the fish stew, WAS FANTASTIC. Portion was Huge, i only was able to eat half, and I am not exactly a dainty delicate flower, if you get my drift. I am always impressed when the seafood is served so hot you can't eat it, yet tender and moist.

Visited February 2013
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“Average Brazilian”
Reviewed 10 December 2012 via mobile

Food is average , people ok, place is cool, apple pie dessert is marvellous. If you don't have much time to spend for better food , a standard choice.

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