The contemporary SushiCafé Avenida restaurant in Lisbon
SushiCafé Avenida is not a café that serves sushi nor the other way around. The name is indeed misleading. The idea behind the name was to capture the essence of the concept it describes. SushiCafé Avenida is in fact a restaurant with a modern and innovative design and that represents a distinguishing concept that can’t really be described in words. The odd combination of terms and the strangeness it reveals are very close to what the restaurant itself offers.
This restaurant is located in Lisbon and it was designed by Miguel Saraiva & Associados. Inside, the restaurant features a series of undulating walls and modern architectural elements that, combined with the innovative lighting strategy that was used to brighten up the space, result in a very impressive and unique décor. The interior is mostly white with the exception of the wooden furniture that adds warmth and the different color shades created by the light and the angles of the walls.
The entrance to the restaurant is small and only offers a glimpse of the sushi bar. After you pass this area the whole restaurant opens up and reveals its entire beauty. It includes a large lounge and dining area with an elevated DJ booth that was built into the wall. The walls feature LED technology that creates colorful lights that further coordinate with the beats of the DJ and create an overall simple but very pleasant atmosphere.