Cuisine: African, European, Portuguese, Seafood, Sushi
Price Range: $$
Japanese cuisine is renowned for its healthful qualities and unique flavours. But what if you add to the mix hot spicy African food and traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean gastronomy? At Kook... Read More
Japanese cuisine is renowned for its healthful qualities and unique flavours. But what if you add to the mix hot spicy African food and traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean gastronomy? At Kook this clever taste trinity draws on recipes from three very different parts of the world. The result is a menu that woos diners with the likes of octopus carpaccio, Muamba hotpot and a bewitching assortment of sushi and sashimi combinations and other delicacies from the land of the rising sun. The Kook concept was created in Luanda, where the restaurant has become one of the Angolan capital's favourite places to eat. Its arrival in Lisbon has seen chef David Costa uphold the idea of fusing favourite dishes from Angola with those from Japan and Portugal. The emphasis, however, is on Tokyo and exemplified by one of the restaurant's specialities, Kook maki – a healthy arrangement of crunchy rocket, sun-dried tomato and goat's cheese wrapped with lightly bruleéd salmon.
- Restaurants with Healthy Menus: "If still undecided after reading the menu, call for the chef and he'll happily suggest a combination of plates to satisfy the taste buds."
- Best for Restaurants with Healthy Menus Because: By combining African and Japanese cuisine, Kook has honoured Portugal's great era of discovery. It also enthusiastically maintains the country's own culinary heritage.