Villa Saboia belongs to one of Portugal’s biggest soap opera superstars. Ok, maybe that’s not the most important part of this restaurant’s history, but if you live here or are just visiting, I think that’s an interesting tidbit of information.
And if you are a fan of NCSI and the stunning Portuguese actress Daniela Ruah, this is a place where you could potentially spot her when she visits her hometown.
Now, talking about what really matters, the food. Villa Saboia is an amazing restaurant in Monte Estoril with not only some of the most delicious sushi you can try in the Estoril and Cascais area but also fabulous Mediterranean dishes.
The restaurant has two floors, downstairs you will find the sushi and gin bar and upstairs you can sit, relax and enjoy both the sushi and also the wonderful Mediterranean cuisine while sitting amongst the most sophisticated and trendy crowd of the area.
On Sundays Villa Saboia, offers an irresistible all you can eat sushi feast for only €25. If you are ever around for business you can always try the “Menu Almoço Mediterrâneo” for €12.90. Try it and let us know what you think.
You can be sure you will have fresh and delicious sushi in this cosy restaurant. Can’t think of a better place for a more intimate dinner. The sushi man, Aron Vargas, came from Brazil 16 years ago and immediately started working with one of the most renowned sushi chef’s in Portugal, Takashi Yoshitake. Today he has two sushi restaurants, this is the most recent one and it’s right above a fishmonger so you can rest assured, the sushi will be very fresh. They offer 9 lunch menus with sushi and sashimi combos (€35 for 30 pieces or €18 for 15 pieces) or you can try instead the a la carte menus.
Address: Mercado 31 de Janeiro, R. Engenheiro Vieira da Silva, Lisboa
I’m always suspicious when the sushi price is low but in this case, the low sushi prices are inversely proportional to the fish quality. It’s fresh and it’s delicious. At this new restaurant, you can take a seat at the counter or you sit in one of the tables. 8 pieces of tempura go for €9,90 and a meal for two can go up to €30.
Address:Rua Barao de Sabrosa 315A, Lisbon 1900-091, Portugal
The Chiyome Sushi is located in Belém, more specifically, inside the Associação Naval de Lisboa and has the best view of the Tagus river, as you can sit in the margins of the river while enjoying your dish. Prices for a sushi combo start at €17 for a plate with 15 pieces and go up to €57 for the chefs special with 50 different pieces. Every day there are different specials available.
Average dinner price for two: €30
Address: Av. Brasília, Doca de Belém, Pavilhão ANL, Belém
Crunchy cones stuffed with marinated tuna and Port infused caramelised onion, covered in sesame seeds and wasabi peas are one of the client’s favourites, but there’s more. Prawn tempura with tartare mayo, white fish ceviche with tigers milk, chips and sweet potato puree… Should I say some more?
It’s right in the centre of Lisbon, in Bairro Alto more precisely. At the helm of the restaurant is the only Portuguese certified by the All Japan Sushi chef Anna Lins. At this restaurant, you can try a mix of the old and new sushi cuisine. The chirashi is, at the moment, one of the most highly recommended dishes.
This restaurant is what happens when you get the freshest of fish combined with the skills of some of the countries’ best sushi chefs. Located inside of Ritz, this restaurant has only 18 seats available so book in advance. The menu is mouthwatering, with options ranging from the most traditional dishes to fusion or Nikkei.
You can try the tasting menu for €69 a person, lobster with spinach and yuzu and truffle vinaigrette is included in the menu or, if you prefer to go for the weekday lunch where you can have the executive lunch for €39 per person, the price includes a saké negi or saké maki temaki, 18 pieces of sushi and sashimi, a dessert and a drink.
Average dinner price for two:€100
Address: Ritz Four Seasons Hotel Lisboa, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88
To make a reservation:213811400
*average prices for two include 2 appetizers + 2 mains + 2 beverages + 1 dessert
Hope you enjoy all or at least, some of my suggestions. Are there any other restaurants I should know about? I’m all ears. Let me know in the comment section!
Not officially but I have decided I will start giving a quick, no frills review to the restaurants I usually go to and be of some help to everyone who comes to Portugal on holidays. I will start with Sushi. One of my favorite topics when it comes to food. I love it and I have been having it since 2004, when Japanese restaurants first started to become a bit of a trend in
Portugal. I’ve tried all kinds of sushi: supermarket sushi, conveyor belt sushi, all you can eat a la cart sushi, all you can eat buffet sushi, ‘well established restaurant sushi’ and in London: Chinatown sushi, Pop Up Sushi. You name it. So I guess it’s fair to say I am kind of a connoisseur and I know how to very quickly and easily distinguish good from bad sushi. I think it would be fair to say, even the smell of the restaurant will tell me the quality I will be faced with. So hold on and get ready for a much needed, unpaid and unafraid review of some of the restaurants I have tried in Cascais and around.