Let your taste buds travel the East from the comfort of a rooftop restaurant
Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos, Edifico LACS, Rooftop
no phone, website
Daily, 10h – 23h
The charming Asian-style decor, the metal walls with round windows, and the zen view of the docks gave me one impression, while the menu gave me another. I won’t lie: when I first saw the menu, I thought it was over-reaching. I was confused to see items like Russian blini, white fish ceviche, and a Middle Eastern lamb dish as I sat inside an orange three-sided shipping container next to a service area that seemed to be lacking a bronze buddha. I wondered if I was in the right place until I saw the Thai coconut shrimp. I decided to put their kitchen to the test and order the first three items I mentioned. I was ready to hurl all sorts of insults at each dish, but when they came, I was speechless. It’s not easy to nail any one type of cuisine, but to prepare dishes from all over the world with such attention to detail is a tall order. I have to give credit where credit is due— if you can’t afford a ticket around the world, you can at least taste the best of just about everywhere East of Europe on this rooftop.