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“Is this real tibetan food ?”
Review of Os Tibetanos

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Ranked #289 of 4,183 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: Tibetan
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Is this real tibetan food ?”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We visited here on our first night basically because we had never had tibetan cuisine and what better way than on a city break. Arrived too early as it doesn't open till 7:30 (website hard to navigate and no English version). When we entered many of the best tables were already reserved (mostly by locals it turned out) which can be considered a good sign. Tables are very closely spaced together so good job it wasn't full .. we were allowed to use a second table (could be a juggling act with drinks otherwise). The menu was small (5 mains) but all vegetarian. We order 3 starters which were presented well (samosas, oven minitures and poppadoms) with mint yoghurt, side salad and some type of sweet soy sauce. An interesting touch was the poppadoms were folded into a cone (never seen this before). For the main I had the curry, my partner the seitan. Both had broad beans on the side which seemed a bit odd. Curry was mild and a bit bland, seitan dish had rich mushroom sauce. Food was good quality and quite filling. The authenticity is a bit questionable though .. seemed like a portugese interpretation. Ambiance was nice. Didn't leave feeling I had had a gormet delight though. Cost: 33 euro (3 starters, 2 mains, port/duvel).

Service was ok (2 younger guys), old woman (owner) seemed to have a problem engaging a lot.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
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“Good but expensive”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Good vegetarian food, but expensive! The place is very nice, very cosy! Too much hot in the summer.
People very friendly.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank CristinaGinger
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“DID YOU KNOW THAT TIBETANS EAT SEITAN? NO, ME NEITHER.”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Os Tibetanos is a Tibetan restaurant in Lisbon in the same street as our apartment (a great find, google 'overlooking the Botanic gardens). The restaurant used to be the ONLY vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon, now it's called the 'oldest vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon.' It is a lovely old building with wooden mouldings and Tibetan decoration, prayer flags etc. inside. Very calm atmosphere and warm. Inside there is a large covered patio with plants and a transparent roof which is a great place to sit, all lit up in the evenings with fairy lights. We ordered too much, not realising that the portions were enormous. The starter of mozzarella, tomato and basil, huge and very good, as was the starter of hearts of palm, asparagus (both tinned) plus apple, orange and pomelo, I think (not tinned). The 'Tibetan pastries' tasted like any old Cornish pasty type thing - not that exciting but fine. The main courses were made with Seitan which is kind of like Quorn. Fine, lots of food but I will never get excited about fake-steak cos it's not exciting. Modestly priced around £25 for two and we rolled out feeling full and pleased with the world. Recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
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Milano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious veggie/vegan food”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a lovely restaurant with fantastic food served in a simple, unpretentious way. Even my boyfriend loved it (usually wouldn't get him near a vegetarian restaurant!) - he had the goats cheese salad which was amazing.

The only slight criticism I have is that pretty much all the main courses are based around either tofu, soya and that kind of fake meat stuff which I am not a big fan of.

The service was excellent, very friendly and the atmosphere in the garden was lovely - we went on a weekday night and it was very busy, obviously a popular place with good reason!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank RoisinMilano
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Santarem, Portugal
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“A very nice restaurant”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Excellent interior garden for a very calm meal. The food is good, I had the tofu steak with pesto and goat cheese and a mango pie, both very good.

  • Visited September 2012
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