The opening of this sushi restaurant above the already established Estado Liquido bar caters for a more discerning clientele who now frequent the Santos nightspots. Much of the design is in keeping with the retro styled bar below, with a gentle nod to Japanese culture. A small bonsai garden greets customers at the entrance and bamboo divides help create a degree of intimacy. Authentic low-level seating completes the clean aesthetic, but can be irritatingly uncomfortable for long periods.
But table turnover tends to be swift, with many parties moving on to bars elsewhere. Modern furnishings and a nightly DJ attract a young and comfortably hip crowd and this is an ideal spot for large groups of friends. The food is of a high standard, with an interesting mix of Japanese and fusion food. Caipirinhias made with sake are also a house speciality. A relaxed setting for party people preparing to embark on a night out.