Tomoaki Kanazawa, or Tomo, as he is known, has probably the best hands to work sushi and fresh fish in this city. He came to Lisbon through an invitation from the Japan ambassador in Portugal, went through Aya, gathered a legion of followers at Tomo and, after all these years, opened the place he always wanted: a small restaurant that only serves eight people a day. Reservations have to be done at the website, with at least three days’ notice and he himself tells you that the menu price may change (from 60€ to 150€), depending on the situation.
The offer for Japanese restaurants in Lisbon has seen a major growth over the last years. Not everything that opened, however, has the quality we would wish for or the magical hands that can treat it as it deserves. The best Japanese restaurants in town are few, but they make a fine set. Here it is.