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With the Summer coming to an end, September is arguably the best month for your Algarvean holiday. The month of September is known for its typical beautiful blue sky and sun shine; however with a more bearable climate with temperatures around 25 degrees and less chaotic (which I personally prefer).

This month’s article is targeted at the sushi lovers as I will be suggesting my favourite Sushi restaurants in the Algarve. I have tried most local sushi restaurants and am incredibly picky with the freshness of the fish. So in no particular order, the following are my favourite sushi places that I am happy to recommend.

Apolonia, Almancil

“Wait a minute, that isn’t a restaurant!” I know I know, but I truly believe that Apolonia’s take-away sushi is not only the tastiest within the Almancil area but that the fish is always incredibly fresh, melting in your mouth at first bite. Their sushi rolls are not as inventive as others; however, if you are looking for some standard and affordable sushi rolls, this is the placeto get sushi take-out.

Yakuza by Olivier, Albufeira

I had the opportunity to try this place out for the first time a couple of months ago and I can honestly say I absolutely loved Yakuza! Great service and the atmosphere is quite different to other places I have been and also quite different in terms of price (it is double the price in fact) but a definite must try for all you sushi lovers. Instead of offering the standard fish rolls, Yakuza tries to fuse the classic Japanese sushi with Mediterranean flavours, including creative and delicious dishes that I have personally never tried before. We chose the dishes suggested by the waiter and we could not have been happier with that decision! My favourite dish was the Tuna tartar, just absolutely mouth watering. Unfortunately it is only open in the summer months, so, go ahead and book your table!

Sushi Pearl, Faro

Sushi Pearl is a smaller restaurant near the Faro marina, a lovely little place with an open-plan kitchen where you can see the chefs preparing your sushi rolls. Their fish is always the freshest and they love to experiment with flavours! In terms of price, I would say it is somewhere in between Apolonia and Yakuza. It’s the perfect place if you just want to relax and eat some sushi in a nice setting, particularly if you are looking to go for a drink after dinner – the Faro Marina offers plenty of bars within walking distance.

This is my rundown of my favourite sushi restaurants, do you know of another restaurant I should try? Let me know!


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