Take a bite out of Portugal’s colonial past and try some of the exotic dishes that have become as popular to visitors as they are to locals in the immigrant districts. With Lisbon’s diversity comes an array of wonderful African, Indian, and Asian restaurants. These are our favourites.
Settle in to this small but cozy restaurant for African food with Cabo Verdean roots. Traditional ingredients and recipes combine to make having dinner here a true multi-cultural experience. Be sure to try the fresh Gioba and Ricotta dessert.
Rua da Imprensa Nacional, 64 B
Open Tuesday to Friday 12h30 – 15h30 and 19h30 – 22h30 / Mondays 12h30 – 15h30 / Saturdays 19h30 – 22h30
tel. (+351) 213 963 909
Tentações de Goa
Cardamom, Saffron, Indian spice, ginger, and cummin mix together to take you on a gastronomical journey to the south of India, just like the Portuguese explorers.
Rua São Pedro Mártir, 23
Open Monday to Saturday
tel. (+351) 218 875 824
Illegal Chinese Restaurant
Tucked away in the rarely-visited side streets of Martim Moniz, past a small ginjinja bar, on the left is an open door. This is not just a home. This is a family-run Chinese restaurant in disguise. Amazing food, family service, and prices that will bewinder you.
Rua da Guia no. 9
Open until 24h