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Rio 22

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2185 US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ 07083-8402 (Route 22 West)
+1 908-206-0060
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Watchung, New Jersey
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why? Because I had read other reviews that said food was bland, food was salty, salad bar wasn't fresh, price was too high. I must have hit it on a good night, Saturday at 5 PM. Party of six. The food was very tasty, nothing was bland, the choices were very good, many types of beef, chicken, lamb, pork, ham... More 

Thank Edward F
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted something different then your average steak and potatoes. Passing through Union NJ and stopped in Rio 22. Always wanted to eat at a Brazilian restaurant where they served you table side. The food was delicious, however I thought it was dry and a little bland. Also thought a little overpriced. However it was a beautiful decor and the staff... More 

Thank Fred B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best Brazilian steakhouse of New Jersey by far!!! Delicious food, amazing service and beautiful ambiance... Highly recommend!!!

Thank Rodrigo D
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

*caution* They changed practices. Rodizio is only for dinner. Any other time, it's sushi, entree or "buffet" only. Please note that buffet to them = 4 meat choices, rice, beans, steamed veggies & a sad salad bar. Their dinner rodizio includes grilled pineapple & baked cheese bread on their rodizio skewers as part of their rodizio selections. Lost a repeat... More 

Thank Julie S
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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167 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the better Rodizio's I have tried. Certainly a notch above the famous ones in NYC. The food was excellent with many choices not seen at other Rodizios and Churrascarias. The salad bar was large and varied and the food was fresh. I liked that they tried to cook the meat to your desired level. I haven't seen that... More 

Thank mbrichter
Somerset, New Jersey
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The buffet style setup can throw you off thinking they dont serve any meat or chicken. But they do, they sure do. They cook all kinds of meat on rottiserie sticks, and they bring them out on after the other. Its brought to your table and its your choice whether or not you want a piece. It comes out consistantly... More 

Thank Rawldawg
Bedminster, New Jersey
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506 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Rio Rodizio is set up to be a Brazilian steakhouse. The salad bar however, isn't much of a salad bar with 4 choices of pre-mixed salads and old bread. The waiters come to your table with very well-done cooked meats and for a steakhouse I thought the best choice was the BBQ chicken, which doesn't say much for the beef... More 

Thank YayeMama
New Jersey
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313 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a business meeting. Arrived before the other members of my group. 5:30 on a Thursday. Not many patrons when I arrived and throughout our dinner. We left at 8 P.M. I ordered a Manhattan while waiting. It was made incorrectly. I was asked by my waiter whether I WANTED to ORDER before my group arrived. Are you kidding! During... More 

Thank worldtravelier
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you're not a big eater this is not the place for you! It's a very expensive all-you-can-eat place. Although I could not make it past the 5th meat what I did taste was excellent. I will be back again with a bigger appetite next time!

Thank Liana0904
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I decided to go back to Rio 22 after many years. We had liked the food before and thought it was a great idea. It was a Sunday, around 7PM and as soon as we entered we were bombarded with very loud music. it was coming from the bar area which was holding a karaoke event. My... More 

Thank annmarie e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Brazilian, Sushi, Steakhouse, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2185 US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ 07083-8402
    (Route 22 West)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit to Union Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 908-206-0060
Rio Rodizio is an “All-You-Can-Eat” dining experience like no other. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the truly unique Brazilian Steakhouse atmosphere where you will feast on a non-stop parade of freshly prepared food. The savory cuts of meat and poultry are brought to your table and carved tableside by authentic Gaucho chefs.To begin your experience Rio Rodizio has created an Ultimate Feast designed to please your hunger. Our lavish feast offers a wide variety of hot and cold dishes prepared fresh daily. The vibrant colors and arousing aromas of every platter will be sure to attract your senses. From fresh fruits and vegetables to tradtiional chicken salad, our selection of cold items will be prepared to please your taste buds. To make our feast especially unique, everyday a variety of sizzling hot dishes will be cooked to perfection. From seared tilapia to homemade lasagna, you can be sure there will be many options to keep you happy and satisfied. You may enjoy Rodizio & Ultimate Feast as much as you’d like, so take your time, relax and savor every bite.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?