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Much like the endless beaches of its namesake city, there's some solid people-watching to be had at Sushi Samba Rio. But luckily the food is also worth paying attention to. And though it may be known for seafood and robata-grilled beef, meatless options come in a variety of forms.
Though it's a sushi restaurant, you shouldn't feel guilty about ordering the hanger steak sandwich, especially since the steak is perfectly cooked to medium-rare and the bread is crisp and tender.