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Right now we are in the same space with our "brother" Restaurante Kampo Pelo Chef Júlio Pereira, at RUA DO SABÃO nº6, we have our menu shared between the best sellers of Kampo and Akua. Right now, Covid requires you to join temporarily and be able to have the best of these 2 worlds ... /
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Hard, indeed impossible to fault. It is of a similar size and feel as the orginal Kampo, only with an emphasis on fish. Everything we tried was perfect. We sat at the chef’s table (best place as resto is a little cramped/busy), and we were...fascinated watching the many staff go about their business in a highly organised manner. Bread was exceptional, as was Tuna tartare served in cones, Some filleted small sardines in a chef’s dressing, equally good; two ginormous grilled “prawns” and grilled fish of the day in a delicate curry style sauce. All were great as was the Argila wine, and with beers a total of c€85 for two. Excellent value. The staff to customer ratio was high; consequently service was also faultless. The ubiquitous music was of a buddha bar lounge type of sound not intrusive and only added to the pleasing atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight for my birthday meal and it was fantastic. Excellent service and incredibly tasty food at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says everything I hope, not overly expensive for what we had, would definitely go back maybe booking the table with the chef

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 May 2021 via mobile

Best food in Funchal Excellent service Nice staff Incredible combinations Not the best location but nice

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 May 2021

During our stay in Madeira, there is only one restaurant that we kept coming back to regularly, and that was Akua by Chef Julio Pereira. The staff are warm and friendly, ushering us to our table where we receive their addictive freshly baked sourdough bread....On our most recent visit, we selected our seafood starters of oysters, goose barnacles, small clams, and fresh shrimp. Each one cooked to perfection. Chef Julio kindly demonstrated how to eat the goose barnacles as this was our first time trying them. I now know what all the fuss is about! We followed this with a seafood risotto with giant red shrimp that seduced our taste buds into promising to return soon.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021

Well after two visits to Kampo, we were recommended to visit it's younger sibling Akua. It will definitely not dissapoint! If you're a fish lover then you'll love their menu. Wide range of options and there's also some meat options to choose from. Same concept...as Kampo and also very high standards as for it's older brother. The quality is just superb such wonderful combinations of products in one plate. The staff were very friendly and helpful when choosing from the menu. We just love sitting at the chef's table, it just elevates your experience even more! We'll be back :)More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Easily the best restaurant in the whole island and beyond. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and the food is, needless to say, amazing. We had almost every starter they offered plus a main course (black squid pasta) and a great white chocolate dessert...(unforgettable). They also have a wide range of Portuguese wines and prices are more than fair, considering the high level. Overall great experience, just go.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 April 2021

Great tasting food and nice ambiance. The chefs and servers are also very nice. Will surely come back!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2020

Went with two friend, enjoyed the experience, asked like 6 dishes all were great except one...Service was great and clean. Was expecting the Fideau to be dry and crisp the ones served in Catalunya, however the pasta was overcooked and the dish was soggy.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was the highlight of our trip. That yummy market fish in coconut sauce, the soft and tasty tuna, that dessert with olive and almond paste and above all, that homemade tasty bread. Everything was soooo good! The people: very friendly chef and a...wonderful team making it a beautiful place. I absolutely recommend this place to all visitors to Madeira. We felt very welcome and had an amazing dinner for two. Totally worth every penny we paid.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Akua by Chefe Julio Pereira is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5