Large but cozy Asian restaurant ‘WOK Oriental’ is also a tourist attraction, like the nearby Santa Justa Lift. The food is very tasty and cheap. They serve Chinese, Japanese, and also Brazilian (picanha), Portuguese and vegetarian food. Lunch € 7.95, dinner € 8,95
Eat as much as you want..
In this Asian restaurant they also serve grill, meat, seafood, soup, vegetables and salads. Choose your ingredients to be cooked in front of you and eat as much as you want. There is also a sushi and sashimi bar, and of course, spring rolls . Open from 09:00 to 23:00, daily (also on Sundays, when a lot of restaurants in Lisbon are closed).
The famous tourist attraction Santa Justa Lift. Picture: Martijn Kramers
Santa Justa Elevator
Restaurant ‘Wok Oriental‘ is located in Lisbon downtown, in the stairways of the extraordinary and famous Santa Justa Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa video YouTube), built around 1900 to connect the Baixa and Chiado districts (around 32 m high). The Lift brings you to Largo do Carmo, one of Lisbon’s most beautiful squares.
Owner An Lin Yang (born in China) prepares a wok dish
You can choose natural and fresh ingredients, and the chef will prepare your wok dish in a moment. Owner An Lin Yang: “We opened our restaurant 4 years ago in Lisbon and it took about a year before the Portuguese people discovered us. Now they also like to come here. Between 300-400 people from all over the world visit our place every day”.
Create your own meal
Lunch (almoço) € 7.95, dinner (jantar) € 8.95. Children under 6 years are charged € 3 less, children under 4 years free. Certainly good value for money. I had an enjoyable meal at this place on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Sobremesa (dessert) is not included in the price: a small portion of ice-cream (€ 1.60), fresh fruit is included.
There ‘s also a sushi and sashimi bar
You can fill your plate with various meat, shrimp, squid, and vegetables, and then take them to the next counter where they are stir-fried to your specification. The sauces are numbered 1-7 in order of spice. Drinks: water € 1:00, glass of wine € 1.50. Sangria (1 liter) € 6,95. Or a pot of tea, beer or whiskey.
Restaurant owner An Lin Yang and Yang Xue Peng
They have 8 chefs working together (from different nationalities) and 7 waiters. The staff is very friendly.
My choise for lunch: a mix of vegetables, rice and feijãos,
Restaurant ”Wok Oriental‘ , Rua do Santa Justa 105 A, Lisbon. Tel: (00351) 213473181. Open from 09:00 to 23:00, daily (also on Sundays).
Santa Justa Lift Lisbon: tourist queue near the ticket office