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“No words!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurante Kampai

Restaurante Kampai
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Ranked #506 of 4,058 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“No words!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

We arrived around 10pm on a friday.

The restaurant was half full or even less. We wait at the door and asked for a table. The response: do you have a reservation? Because we are out of fish....

Our impression was not that good. The tables were dirty and the staff wasn't that nice.

Basically they refused to serve us. We went to another restaurant and when we passed in front of kampai around 1hour later there were different people inside eating (fish I believe!).

They've lost 2 costumers who are sushi lovers.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

I've previously reviewed a sushi restaurant in Lisbon (Origami, near Príncipe Real) and said it was the "best sushi restaurant in Lisbon" - please, forget that review because Kampai has the freshest fish you could possibly find (btw, does anyone know how to update a review?). Anyway, I've been to Kampai twice now and I find their sushi absolutely faultless. The service has on both occasions been very attentive (yes, the waiters don't offer a 5 star service, but then again, even on 5 star restaurants in Portugal people complain about the service - definitely, something to be improved culture-wise!) and the owner has always popped around to see how we were doing. I wasn't keen on the dessert, a green tea ice-cream, but other than that, faultless. Will definitely return!

  • Visited May 2012
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Cascais, Portugal
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93 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“how the staff and owner kill a restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

This sushi restaurant is not old. They open the place a couple of years ago and I was curious to see what they mean by sushi from Azores islands. My first visit there was not great but acceptable. Besides the fish that was fresh and traditional the room was pleasant. Now, after the close of Aya Lisbon (the best sushi in Lisbon) I tried and see how kampai was doing. Well the transform the place in a neighborhood restaurant, with a TV during a football match (soccer for some) the waiters shouting from the counter to the tables, the owner and chef talking loud was well. The food was mediocre and the service real bad. The price completely out of range for the place and quality. A shame but a place to unquestionably put a cross on.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank bigfatmamma
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Lisbon
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in Lisbon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

After the sad closing of Aya which will be rembered forever by local japanese food lovers this is in my opinion the best in Lisbon. Not suprisingly, the sushiman is from the "Aya school". Try some fish you will not find anywhere like Lirio from Azores.

  • Visited March 2012
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