I enjoy an element of surprise when it comes to sushi. Despite having my preferences (I can’t resist a Hot Roll) I’ll often go for the combos to get some variety. The reason is simple: I feel like you get more of a true sense of the character of the restaurant. Yes, you have to be open to trying things that you might not have chosen yourself, but that’s part of the fun.
Kyoto na Baixa is two steps away from the heart of Porto’s nightlife, which makes it the perfect spot for a late(r) sushi dinner before a fun night out. So let’s call this ‘major bonus #1’.
Kyoto will welcome you with a minimalistic, yet warm atmosphere. The oriental vibe is there but it isn’t loud. There’s a hint of Latin and an exotic feel, which translates into the food – it’s fusion sushi with a tropical vibe.
Whether you’re a brave explorer or the there’s-so-much-to-choose-from-I-can’t-make-up-my-mind type, you can have pretty much your whole meal laid out for you. The chef-suggested starters are to die for: a true fusion of flavors where East meets West. For the mains, there are some nice combo options that give you a taste of what Kyoto’s about. My suggestion: when in doubt, don’t skip sashimi… Which brings me to Kyoto’s major bonus #2: the quality of the fish! It’s the freshest, smoothest, melts-in-your-mouth kind. Delightful.
Unexpectedly (or not) the desserts are also an absolute highlight – the cherry on top of the sushi, if you will.