Hg2 : The Hedonist

Sushi Bar

Part of John Malkovich’s Bica do Sapato restaurant, this balcony sushi bar is an ideal choice for those in search of a stylish but swift pre-club pit stop. The menu extends way beyond traditional sushi and sashimi dishes, and attempts to recreate a culinary fusion first embarked upon when the Portuguese entered Japanese lands in 1542. On paper the concept sounds great; in reality it’s slightly disappointing.

A whirlwind of creative flavours collide and compete for attention, resulting in an upsetting absence of taste. As far as sushi goes, it’s only marginally better than Prêt à Manger or Marks & Spencer’s Bento Box. That said, those dishes are immaculately prepared works of art and could even outshine the fashion-conscious cliques who dine. Like the restaurant downstairs the atmosphere is lively, but suited to smaller groups. A light start to a heavy night.

Address
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, ArmazŽm B.,
Alfama
Telephone
+ 351 21 881 0320
Opening Times
7.30pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Price
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