The actual distance between Lisbon and Japan (eg. to Tokyo) is around to 11,000 kilometers. However, as gastronomy has no boundaries, we will review the best oriental cuisine in the capital of Portugal.
Lisbon smells of sushi, soy, shrimp and roast duck. The Oriental cuisine goes very well with the Portuguese and Mediterranean diet; at the end of the day, fusion cuisine from so different countries keeps rapidly increasing in the world. Let’s begin our tour, shall we?
Assuka Restaurant is located at Rua de São Sebastião da Pedreira in a very authentic area in which the only spoken languages are Portuguese and Japanese, no English. However, it´s worth going, because all the chefs are Japanese. In addition to sushi and sashimi, the tempura is excellent, because the batter is very thin and very crispy. Also the restaurant is very affordable; a dinner is about 15-18 Euros per person and I assure you, you’ll love it. Great dishes.
Origami Sushiarena Restaurant
If you are crazy about sushi and tatami, I recommend you this restaurant. Located in Praça de Touros Campo Pequeno, they offer tasting menu for less than 20 Euros. Sushi with salmon, shrimp and tuna, california maki, octopus, tempura, rice and sake, among other things are all included in this tasting menu that has a very clear Portuguese-Japanese fusion. The perfect mix.
Sushill Out Restaurant
Sushill Out Restaurant is located in Travessa do Almargem, next to the Cathedral, which is one of the most popular areas of Lisbon. With an intimate atmosphere, Sushill Out is filled with many low tables, sofas and stools that will make you feel at home for a few hours. You can’t go away from there without trying the sashimi de vieiras.
Here dishes are especially tasty because they reach the exact point of fusion between Portuguese and Asian cuisine. Here Portuguese products are cooked with the best Asian style, you’ll even find Piri Piri. It is Located at Rua Ferreira Borges.
It brings the best flavors from Japan to Lisbon at the best prices. There you’ll be able to have a great buffet menu (no drinks included) for 9,90 Euros. There is everything for everyone, no matter if you are a vegetarian or a carnivore. They also offer great vegetables and spring rolls for a very affordable price. It is located at Rua do Loreto, in a very central location.
This is the time of the Asian cuisine boom in Portugal. Many Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants are being opened there everyday to feed locals and tourists. Among all those Japanese food has been the very protagonist of the Portuguese gastronomic scene. Portuguese people love Asian food because it is so different from theirs, ancient, but yet modern.
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