Lost in a Lisbon labyrinth? Had enough bacalhau, fado and calcada? Fear not. Follow a crooked street in the Alfama District to a little piece of Asian paradise, the Kuta Bar. Here you escape city life and chillout with your friends in total Zen comfort.
The bar is named for Kuta Beach, a popular hot spot in southern Bali. There, spectacular sunsets are the precursor to active nightlife. Here, colors of the sunset provide a backdrop to an Indonesian-style lounge that offers signature cocktails and sushi to guests in a relaxing, but fashionable, atmosphere.
Indonesian/French/Portuguese fusion cuisine is served up here. Very reasonable fixed-price menus offer everything from mushroom rolls and wasabi salmon tar tare, to grain-encrusted dourado filets to Chinese noodles with shrimp. Wednesday night is Sushi Night (20€ per person). On Sundays, a fabulous brunch is available…but don’t forget to ask about the free massage.
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Enhance your zen state with a classic cocktail, or perhaps a house concoction:
Lotus – green apple liquor, wild berries, lemon juice
Bali Kiwi – fresh kiwi, Gordon’s gin and yellow sugar
Ginger Cosmopolitan – fresh ginger puree, lime juice, orange liqueur, vodka, cranberry
Lychee Bellini – champagne, lychees and vodka)
Chocolate Dream – Bailey’s, cognac, Grand Marnier, cream and chocolate
Raul Perez in the brainchild behind Kuta Bar. He is French of Portuguese descent whose CV includes a stint at Paris’ popular Buddha Bar. He has decorated the two-level with furnishings directly from Indonesia. Comfy armchairs and sofas are surrounded by fountains and lava stone statues. Flowers abound and incense fills the air.
Travessa do Chafariz del Rei, 8
Phone: +351 932 392 454
Tuesday through Thursday – 19:30 to 02:00 (restaurant closes at 00:30)
Friday & Saturday – 19:30 to 04:00 (restaurant closes at 01:00)
Sunday – 11:00 to 02:00 (Brunch 11:00-18:00 & Bar 18:00-02:00)
New Concept for Sunday Mornings – Morning Sessions Privée. For regular and guest list customers who would like to continue their Saturday night. Guest DJ’s spin chill out music from 06:00 to 10:00, and electronic house from 10:00 to 12:00.