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Mr Lam

  • Av. Maria Angélica 21 Map It
  • Lagoa
  • Chinese

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

In a city where Chinese food has long been associated with low-budget dining, this restaurant tossed out the rule book, attracting a discerning clientele with top-quality Peking-style cuisine. The menu is created by the famous Mr. Lam, formerly of Mr Chow, first at the London branch and then in New York City, and chef Chui Kwok Kam executes them to perfection. The decor is rather ostentatious—fixtures include a terra-cotta warrior, and a speedboat motor serves as support for one of the tables. The downstairs dining room is spacious and well illuminated by enormous windows, but for the ultimate experience book a table on the top floor. At night the roof retracts to allow dining beneath the stars, and you can request a spot directly beneath the gaze of Christ the Redeemer. The satay chicken and Peking duck are two of the signature dishes. You can dine à la carte, but most patrons choose from one of the set menus (from R$139 to R$169 per person).

Restaurant Information


Av. Maria Angélica 21, Rio de Janeiro, 22470–201, Brazil

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Mon.–Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Published 06/18/2015


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