With a motto of “eat, drink, shop, live, belong”, the 2017-opened, see-and-be-seen JNcQUOI on buzzy Avenida da Liberdade offers a deep-dive into pan-Asian gastronomy. Designed by painter, traveler, and interiors maestro Lázaro Rosa Violán, the venue comprises three distinct spaces: a restaurant, terrace, and the destination Ganda Bar (plus a Fashion Clinic store). Taking centre stage is a life-sized skeleton of a dragon, symbolising power, luck, and strength. Chef Mário Esteves, under the supervision of JNcQUOI executive chef António Bóia, is behind an à la carte menu that celebrates the pioneering spirit of 16th-century maritime adventurers – and the trusted producers that both work with. The extensive choice of dim sum, sushi, tempura, robata-cooked dishes, and curries makes choosing a lengthy process. Signatures include a steamed red scorpion fish with wood ear mushrooms and curried lamb shank with spiced biryani rice and pomegranate raita, while desserts feature a Japanese cheesecake with sweet egg filling and an indulgent green tea brownie with tahini ice cream.
Avenida da Liberdade 144, Pena, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1250-146