- 4 Chome-26-10 Nishiogi-Kita, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 13 minutes on foot from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station, North Exit
- Weekdays 11:30am - 2:30pm & 6:00pm - 12:00am, Weekends 12:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
- http://copododia.pokebras.jp/ (external link)
- Staff speak Japanese, and on occasion Portuguese speaking staff available.
COPO DO DIA
Brazilian Meat-Lover’s Paradise and Portuguese Offerings
At first glance, Copo Do Dia in Nishi-Ogikubo looks so casual that you might think it’s a regular café. However, this no ordinary cafe but rather a rare find in Tokyo, a place where you can enjoy authentic Brazilian and Portuguese cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere.
Some of the popular menu items are Moqueca (980 yen), a stew of shrimp, vegetables and coconut milk boiled in palm oil, and Picancha (2080 yen), a red meat dish that contains very little fat that is so soft it melts in your mouth. H-bone meat, the best part of a rump, is used for Picancha. Feijoada (980 yen), a stew of black beans, meat and Brazilian sausage, is also recommended. A Brazilian fried meat pie called Pastel (600 yen) is good for a light meal. Mutton or lamb is not so common in Brazilian cuisine, but the owner of Copo Do Dia loves it so much that lamb dishes also often appear on the menu.
Interestingly enough, although Brazilian food is known for its carnivorous meat-lover’s menu, Copo Do Dia is on Nishiogi Vegan’s list of vegan-friendly places, as they can arrange a vegan party menu for a minimum of 5-6 people if contacted in advance.
[updated October 2018]