TOP WORLD CUISINE Restaurants

Most of Portuguese people are the foodie like. Whether trying new chefs’ restaurants in town or going to the classics, to dine out is a must for locals.

World cuisine restaurants are part of locals’ plans too. From Japan to Peru, in Lisbon there is a culinary journey around the world awaiting…

Take a look at our list bellow.

Nepal: Casa Nepalesa

Some might know the chef’s name already due its infamous italian restaurants in Lisbon: Come Prima and Forno D’Oro. However, Casa Nepalesa is where Tanka Sapkota has his roots and origins: in Nepal.

In the kitchen, there are only Nepalese cooks, and so the result couldn’t be more typical and loyal to Nepalese flavours. Among the dishes, the spice is there, ain’t softened to please more sensitive palates. The food aims fine dining with quality products and typical traditional dishes: from the shrimps, asparagus, kid or even boar.  At Casa Nepalesa, the rustic decor, traditional music and waiters aren’t hiding nothing fake, yet bringing you into a food journey to Nepal.

Av. Elias Garcia 172A, 1050-103 Lisboa

Mozambique: Cantinho do Aziz

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 In one of the most typical neighbourhoods in Lisbon, yet very international and cultural diverse: Mouraria.
There Cantinho do Aziz esplanade become a neighbourhood hotspot. Hot in location and flavours.
In the menu combines the simple and spicy flavours from Maputo, such as the spicy grilled chicken with nut sauce; with Goa’s influenced meals such as the samosas or the crab “cheque cheque”.
For many locals, whom once upon in their lives lived in Mozambique (a former Portuguese colony) Cantinho do Aziz is the place to find old time memories too.

Peru: Segundo Muelle

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Perhaps the most international Peruvian restaurant group worldwide: from Peru, to Equador, Costa Rica, Panamá, Spain and now Portugal, in a total of 18 restaurants.

The menu includes typical Peruvian cuisine: from ceviches, tartars, quinoa or rice risotto. On the dessert choice, it is included the lime merengue “la limeña”

Praça Dom Luís I, 30, Loja 4B (Cais do Sodré).

Sun- Thur: 12 pm to 12 am /Fri and Sat: 12 pm to 1 am

 

Liban: Muito Bey

Muito Bey is the new world food restaurant in Lisbon. The journey bring us to Liban.

Its name brings us directly to BEY (the acronym to Beirut’s airport), then we are in Portugal and so we say: “Muito bem” (very well).

The passport is stamped and so we can travel to Liban. At Muito Bey, the Lebanese owner, Ezzat Ellaz presents his restaurant for Lebanese tapas or the “mezze“. The mezze can be cold or hot and include chickpea hummus, mutabal (eggplant hummus) ou labné (yoghurt) as spreads for the homemade Arab bread, the manuché. There are also falafel, makanek (beef sausages with grapefruit sauce) or kibbé.

India: Tentações de Goa

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 The link between Portugal and Goa is stronger and older than some might think. Back in time, Goa was a Portuguese colony by the time Vasco da Game sailed to India in the 15th century. Later in the last century, Mozambique also a Portuguese colony, hosted many people from Goa, who after Mozambique independence came to Portugal.
Hence the influences and cultural exchanges were inevitable…
At Tentações de Goa indulge with a crab curry, samosas, the bhaji puris, the mirchi and the kid xacuti with onion and chilli.

Japan: Koppu

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In case you are looking for the best sushi in Lisbon check here.
Koppu is a Japanese restaurant, where the sushi is not on the list. Instead, at Koppu the speciality are the ramen. There are also gyosas,  bao, and different oriental pasta such
as the yakisoba.