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Restaurante Kampai

#531 of 3,428 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calcada da Estrela 35 37, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
+351 21 397 1214
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were totally impressed by the excellent quality of this restaurant discreetly located on a steep street in old Lisbon. The presentation was like a masterpiece of fish art and the taste was divine. We hadn't had thid kind of quality since the last sushi and sashimi we ate in Japan. Temperature was perfect, cut and size as well. Amazing.... More 

Thank Calinnn2007
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Kampai is a traditional Japanese restaurant inspired on the fresh fish from Açores. The kitchen is under the command of Chef João Soeiro, who does an impeccable job! We had the sushi platter and loved it. We recommend booking in advance :)

Thank LisbonLov
Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very friendly and great food one of the best Japanese food I ever had. Please make sure you make a reservation of it will be very difficult to get a table

Thank Pedro M
Lisbon, Portugal
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my parents went to this restaurant on a Saturday night and got a table even without having made a reservation! Lucky! We bet more on the entrées and asked for a combination of sushi afterwards. Everything was very nicely cooked and had an exquisite taste! The fish was really fresh and delicious. The staff was nice and attentive.... More 

Thank Philipa1296
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

For sushi and particularly sashimi lovers, totally recommended... Fresh fish from Açores... Tuna is absolutely to die for!

Thank Catarina S
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I found this place on Tripadvisor after having landed in Lisbon. Location wise, this restaurant is easy to locate and get to. This is a restaurant fully run by non-Japanese sushi master chef and staff. Despite reading some of the mixed reviews, my experience with what I've ordered have been pretty positive and here's my opinion. My meal began with... More 

Thank Bertrand_Ngim
Lisbon, Portugal
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

If you'd like to go beyond the cheap salmon makis and california rolls, which can now be purchased just about anywhere in Lisbon, do give this restaurant a try. Although everything is high-quality, here are some tips: the warm eggplant is a delight (really, its flavour bursts into your taste buds and you'll be left wanting more), the Gyosas are... More 

Thank CRPalma
Cascais, Portugal
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

For true fish lovers! If you're looking for "that" place and you've the luck to be in Lisbon.. well.. Kampai is The Place. Environment is related with Azores Island, where almost all the fish is coming from. Since 1 image can worth more than 1000 words.. see the ones i've uploaded. Cheers!

Thank ErnestoXavier
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Sushi and sashimi of outstanding quality. Excellent food presentation. A delight not only for the palate but for the eye as well. Somewhat expensive, however, given the quality of food served, I left super satisfied. Great service.

Thank Senni_Eu
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

If you like scallops, don't miss this restaurant. It has very fresh and big scallops which they cook in a fantastic way. The sushi is good, service also ok and the place is very small and with no major interest.

Thank gorcos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada da Estrela 35 37, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 397 1214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?