What is the concept?
The restaurant prepares the food and present it in a self-service buffet. You get a plate, fill it with all you want to it, and that the end, there is a balance where you weight your meal. So, the restaurant doesn't have to present a huge menu with difference prices, but just a price for the kilo.
|Example of how the food is exposed|
|Pick your food|
You can have vegetarian per kilo restaurant, asian per kilo restaurant, but the most common has a salad corner, hot food corner (where there must be rice, beans, fries, chicken and cow meat), and some of them will also count with a barbecue corner (churrasco).
One of the biggest risks you have on a "per kilo restaurant" is not planning your dish, and putting loads of things inside, mixing asian with italian food, and at the end, you have a plate weighting almost a kilo, with more than you need, and with food that does not necessarily goes well together. So before starting serving yourself, take a look at the global offer and plan.
|As I don't eat meat, my plates are always a bit funny|
If you ever go to Campinas or São Paulo, Raízes Zen is a vegetarian restaurant I definitely recommend.