Baixa / 12 €
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In Madalena Street, full of typical Portuguese restaurants you can find… a Japanese tavern. In this area of Lisbon, Baixa, where the taverns offer awesome traditional Portuguese food, this restaurant signed by the Japanese chef Yuko Yamamoto has been a pleasant surprise.
The decoration shouts Japan and almost send us to the land of the rising sun. Lots of wood, warm colors and objects that you would be surrounded by in Japan. Join the ride, visit this place and enjoy the Japanese flavours, not without booking a table – it’s pretty popular. The staff is very nice – almost all Japanese – can clear any doubts you may have regarding the menu, but I can take a chance on suggesting you some delicacies.
If you suffer from severe indecision and don’t like to take risks, I recommend the permanent menu, full of Japanese classics such as the famous sushi – the restaurant has a sushi bar. If you like to try new things “Tasca Kome” has you covered with delicious surprises such as “teriyaki” burger, spicy aubergine Bolognese or home-made Japanese curry. For vegetarians there is a section on the menu dedicated to vegetables where you can choose from Nasu Dengaku, for example, which means fried aubergine with sweet miso.
“Tasca Kome” also features a daily menu, for 9,5€, which includes soup and one main dish from two you can choose from. Last time I visited this restaurant the menu included a delicious “Don Salmon” – marinated salmon and sauteed salmon over rice – and quail egg croquettes. I would never had thought about cooking salmon in two such different ways, but to truth is it was absolutely yummy. Complement your meal with a bio tea and don’t miss the chance to feel the culture and flavors of Japan in the middle of Lisbon.