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“Great location and reliable food”
Review of Restaurante Shis - CLOSED

Restaurante Shis
Price range: $27 - $47
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Went twice. First time we shared sushi: it was fresh, quite good value, but not wildly imaginative. Second time had Mediterranean food: nicely served and actually more outstanding than the sushi.
But of course the best thing is the sea front location, the waves don't quite crash over the table...but they look as though one day they might!
On the hop-on/hop-off bus line, taxis have to be ordered by the restaurant.

Thank ifenwick
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I just went there with my girls for our last night in Porto. Great view, great food. I ordered stuffed octopus with some prawns, it looked fantastic, taste very nice. especially the side dish ( gorgeously yummy), which I regretted that I didnt ask what it was. Yet, desserts were not VERY good, The negative part of my food was that it was a bit too salty ( but people have different standard. Only home-made can be perfect)

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Thank TL3088
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very average meal. We had sushi and it was no better than an average take-out sushi place in New York. Some very weird sushi combinations. Location is excellent, the whole ambience a little too fashionable for a sea side lunch place. Ok, would not run there again...

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Thank mrponcy
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

You need to book ahead, and it's worth doing so (especially on a sunny day when you get a great view of the sun setting).

The best thing about the place is the location - right on the beach - and the views are wonderful. The food is very good, but quite pricey.

It wasn't the most atmospheric restaurant, almost staged sophistication. However, the only thing we didn't like was being brought the wrong starter. When we mentioned we'd ordered duck not prawns, the waiter almost begged us to eat the prawns instead. He didn't offer to get us the thing we had ordered. We ate the prawns and they were fine, but when you're paying that much you'd expect an offer to replace. Also, lots of things on the menu were not available.

That said, we did have a lovely night watching the sun set eating delicious food. I'd recommend others do the same.


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Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Lunch on a stormy day with the tide coming in and the spray hitting the windows was a good way to while away a rainy day in Porto. Given a table right by the window, with no reservation the service was excellent. This place has a strange menu: sushi as well as trad Portuguese grilled fish, pastas, etc, etc : not fusion dishes, but a confusion of cuisines. There were lots of locals in suits and there was an attempt at formality rather than the casual atmosphere of a beachside restaurant. The food was well executed but far from excellent if you are a foodie judge. The sushi and sashimi was of a standard that you would find in any simple and cheap place in Tokyo. Strangely the sushi was rather expensive and the pieces small in a city where the fish is inexpensive. The grilled fish was, well the same as any moderate restaurant in Porto. On the plus side the waves breaking on the rocks outside the window make this place worth a visit.

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Thank FoodieFromHell21s
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