Maido, is a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant located in the seaside suburb of Minaflores in Lima, Peru. Named Number 8 on the World’s Best Restaurant List of 2017, Maido focuses on Nikkei cuisine…
Posted On January 30, 2018 Posted By Andy Buerckner
Maido, is a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant located in the seaside suburb of Minaflores in Lima, Peru. Named Number 8 on the World's Best Restaurant List of 2017, Maido focuses on Nikkei cuisine. Nikkei Cuisine is a fusion of Peruvian ingredients mixed with flavours brought over by Peru's Japanese migrant communities.
Lima native Chef Mitsuharu 'Micha' Tsumura founded Maido after getting in touch with his family's Japanese culture and roots. The word Maido itself means 'Welcome' in Japanese, and it is at his restaurant where you will feel just that.
Maido is a fine dining establishment that is a hit with both locals and international visitors alike. Maido has a relaxed and casual atmosphere with no airs about it and is housed in a nondescript building with only a simple sign to indicate its presence.
Its interior is decorated with colourful hanging ropes arranged creatively in the shape of the Japanese flag. Its decor further highlights Tsumura's source of inspiration for this restaurant.
Tsumura's wonderful seafood creations are the highlight of Maido as Lima is a city surrounded by kilometres of coastline. The restaurant offers a-la-carte and sushi dining options but is most famous for its unique and seasonal degustation menu.
Tsumura combines melt in your mouth flavours and textures in his fusion dishes. On paper they may seem unusual but end up blending and complementing each other perfectly. Tsumura's establishment focuses on taking the best elements of both Japanese and Peruvian culture to create remarkable dishes that make for an unforgettable dining experience.
It is recommended to make a booking in advance as the restaurant is consistently busy. Maido is open every day for lunch and open every day but Sunday for dinner.
399 San Martin street (At Colon street corner) Miraflores - Lima, Peru