50Best Accolades
  • The Best Restaurant in Latin America 2023, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna
  • The Best Restaurant in Peru 2023

Amazonian-influenced degustation from Peru’s premier Nikkei chef


On the Pass

Mitsuharu Tsumura

Pastry Chef

Dalila Sifuentes

Track record: Voted No.1 from 2017 to 2019 and coming back to the top of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023, Maido is consistently ranked among the finest restaurants in the Peruvian capital – a city with remarkably high gastronomic standards. It’s all down to chef-owner Mitsuharu Tsumura’s boundless creativity and commitment to gastronomy, which he honed in Osaka, Japan.

Discovering Nikkei: There’s an à la carte menu for regular guests, but destination travellers should opt for the Nikkei Experience to really understand what Maido is about. Over some 11 courses including multiple snacks, the tasting menu explores the cuisine that blends Peru with Japan – think exquisite nigiri and tiradito slices, both made with the freshest catch of the day.

Welcome to Maido: In a large, open room in the Miraflores neighbourhood with high ceilings strewn with ropes shaped into the Japanese flag, the restaurant is a relaxed yet elegant setting where every guest is greeted with a hearty “Maido!” welcome.

Into the Amazon: Maido increasingly references ingredients and traditions from the vast Peruvian Amazon, with courses like the miniature jaune parcel of pork jowl and palm heart that nods to a rainforest staple, snacks of ‘ham’ made from sustainable paiche fish, and yucca served with Amazonian beans.

If you like this, you’ll love: At Karai, within the W Santiago hotel, Tsumura’s team whips up more Peruvian magic, with nigiri, ramen, seafood-filled xiao long bao and a delicious burger made Nikkei with a special sauce.

Bonus point: The Best Restaurant in Latin America 2023, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, is also home to the Beronia Latin America’s Best Sommelier 2023, Florencia Rey, whose masterful pairings perfectly complement Tsumura’s Nikkei flavours and shine a spotlight on underrepresented Peruvian producers.