Yaquir Sato Matsuoka
Opened by one of Lima’s founding Nikkei chefs, Humberto Sato, Costanera 700 has spearheaded the evolution of Peruvian-Japanese cuisine in the city. Sourcing the finest Peruvian ingredients and working with classical Japanese culinary technique, the restaurant specialises in prettily plated Ikizukuri-style sashimi, but an expansive à la carte menu explores makis, ceviche and colourful tiraditos, as well as wok-cooked dishes.
Now expertly helmed by Sato’s son, Yaquir, the Miraflores restaurant is a popular dining spot in Lima’s well-heeled downtown district, with the hushed ambience and attentive service enticing presidents and royalty. Make sure to order delicate tempura and the restaurant’s trademark chita a la sal, a salt-baked Peruvian grunt fish delivered to the table in flames.