Serves meat, vegan options available. Tapas bar offering Asian-style dishes with vegan options, including: risotto, adobo, Thai-curry, wok, fried rice, vegan desserts, and more. Owner understands veganism and speaks English. Open Tue-Sun 12:00-15:00, Tue-Thu 15:00-23:30, Fri-Sat 15:00-01:00. Closed Mon.

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13 Reviews

First Review by elyamentar


Points +361

09 Jun 2023

Great vegan options

A whole vegan menu with lots of options. The kimchi veg is especially nice! The staff are so friendly and it’s so nice to sit outdoors in the little street.



Points +51

09 Oct 2022

One of the best curries ever!

restaurant is located in a very cute and calm street, staff is very friendly and helpful. there is a separate page with vegan options, which makes it easy to get an overview. would highly recommend if you’re visiting lisbon.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-09

Pros: separate vegan menu, great staff, great location


Points +73

18 Sep 2022

A must in Lisbon

It’s in the most beautiful street and the staff are so friendly! Vegan options weren’t labeled but staff speak English and point out the vegan options. Owner is super friendly. Would recommend booking

Pros: Great food , Beautiful location


Points +32

06 Jun 2022

Great lisbon surprise!

Stumbled upon a gem and a new favourite

Pros: Great friendly service, Beautiful location, Amazing vegan and veggie and all round food

Cons: None


Points +86

20 May 2022

Super friendly staff

It was super busy when we came by. Both of the staff members (i think the guy was the owner) took their time and we felt really welcome. The girl could tell us exactly what vegan options they had.
We ordered two really nice cocktails and they came fast. The food took a little longer, but it didn't bother us because the vibe was really good.
The owner noticed that we where waiting (not that long tough), gave us some extra food and it was AMAZING. It was super flavourful and it looked really pretty as well. We had a really nice overall experience.

Pros: Nice atmosphere , Friendly staff , Not expensive

Cons: Not that much vegan options


Points +29

20 May 2022

Fantastic vibe!

We walked past Roots earlier on the day and it looked really nice. When we arrived at night all seats were full but the waitress was very friendly and a table opened up soon. It was very busy so it took a little longer to get the food, the owner was very open and clear about it so that was not a problem at all. He said they take great care of the meals so that's why it takes a little longer. We enjoyed a good cocktail in the meantime. The food that followed was definitely worth the wait and completely vegan. Great people, great food, beautiful spot. Would recommend!


Points +66

08 Dec 2021

Unique location, good food, several vegan options

Enjoyed the Thai tofu and curry with rice and a white wine sangria. Very nice, friendly service from the person who was serving the whole restaurant. Tiny spot that feels like a slice of tropical paradise (both inside and out) in Lisbon’s “Green Street”, a narrow road/alley covered in plants and twinkling lights.

Pros: Diverse menu , Unique location


Points +96

03 Sep 2021

Great place, fab location

Really lovely little restaurant. Located on "green street". Very friendly staff. Good selection of vegan dishes and vegan tapas. We had the Brazilian stew - Moqueca - with plantain. And Jackfruit Rice. Both dishes were delicious. Would definitely recommend.


Points +2601

04 Aug 2021


The menu is kind of going in all direction, so it's kind of confusing. The waitress was super nice to explain everything and she introduced me to their veganized moqueca, when I had chosen the teriyaki tofu.
We probably didn't understood each other and I ended up with the tofu teriyaki AND the moqueca. It was a bit too much for me and it also made the bill quite expensive...
Both were good.


Points +3431

12 May 2021

Very vegan aware, good food

When we sat down the waitress asked us if we were vegan/vegetarian and when we said yes she explained each vegan item on the menu and the options available that weren't on the menu. We were really impressed by how proactive she had been and she helped us select a couple dishes. The food was very flavorful and presented nicely.


Points +50

08 Nov 2019

Authentic experience

The menu items are not explicitly marked as vegan, instead they personalize the meals for you. Deserves 5 stars for authenticity. Not afraid to make food spicy!

Pros: Store feels cozy and intimate, Passionately dedicate to providing an experience , Loads of powerful flavors

Cons: You have to ask verbally for the vegan options


Points +439

09 Aug 2019

Cute place

Really cute interior!

Staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is yummy too!

Service is a little slow but the food is fresh and they're very attentive.

Will definitely return to try out their cocktails!

Pros: Vegan options, knowledgeable staff, okay prices

Cons: Small, slow service


Points +1748

22 Jul 2019

Amazing cozy atmosphere in the middle of Lisbon

We stumbled upon this gem by coincidence, the atmosphere was heartwarming and there was a big sign outside listing vegan and vegetarian choices. We wondered, why it wasn‘t listed on HappyCow and waited some time in front of the Bar. The very friendly and kind owner came outside and invited us in. His english was the best I‘ve heard since being in Portugal and he‘s very open, so it‘s easy to talk with him about special wishes or something (or just chatting in general) and he will do anything to fullfill your needs. Didn‘t had the chance to try any of the many vegan dishes because we‘d already eaten before, but probably we‘ll come back and try. Prices are reasonable here and the service, of course, is great. Four bigger tables located inside which are getting full fast. We had cocktails tried sake, all great. Great selection of alcoholic beverages for portuguese niveau. Would recommend.

Pros: Owner is the best, Great atmosphere and interior, Hidden gem

Cons: Serves meat + fish

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