NileGuide Expert Says:
One of the best sushi options in Manuel Montt, a section of Providencia, easily accessed by metro.
Manuel Montt 195
tel: 235 97 31
NileGuide Expert tip:
Don't miss the sake sour, a playful Japanese twist on Chile's national drink, the pisco sour.
With its wasabi-colored walls and minimalist Japanese style inside, you won't soon forget you're in a sushi restaurant at Wasabi, a sushi bar and restaurant in Providencia's Manuel Montt neighborhood. Service is quick, the rolls are fresh, and the menu has a few surprises, including flavored rice and ostiones furay, which replaces the typical panko-breaded shrimp with scallops.
In addition to rols, main courses on the menu include a couple of Thai dishes, tuna from Isla de Pascua, a floral salmon, sealed with lavender-scented oil and minted chicken, which is a chicken dish served with a yogurt-mint sauce.
But perhaps the most innovative item of all on the menu is the sake sour, a variation on Chile's national drink, the pisco sour, which uses lemon juice, ice, sugar, and typically pisco to make a refreshing drink. At wasabi, they replace the pisco with sake. It's an interesting twist on a traditional drink, and worth a try.