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Akua by Chefe Júlio Pereira

9.3/10
417

Average price €25

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €25
    Special request
Fideua de peixes e marisco
€19.9

Fish and Seafood fideua

Pargo em tomatada à pescador
€18.5

Red Snapper in fisherman´s tomato sauce

Peixe do mercado em côco e amêndoa
€17.5

Market fish with coconut and almond

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White Chocolate With Olive Caramel and Sponge Cake
Atum selado c/ espinafres
Chocolate negro c/amendoim e gelatina de tangerina.
Pudim de coco com tapioca e lima.
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 417 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Dirk J.
    Dirk J.
    • 27 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and very good wines. The service was great too. Lots of tourists, but I am also one......

  2. Cleo F.
    Cleo F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A lovely evening at Akua! We had a place at the chefs table and they gladly explained all the plates they were preparing. We ate phenomenally well. We shared a numbers of starters and a main + désert. All amazing! Highly recommended.

  3. Julie C.
    Julie C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Second visit and still stunning food as well as great theatre watching the food being prepared by the talented and friendly staff. Will be back again.

  4. Sara C.
    Sara C.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The chefs and waiting staff were very friendly and made you feel at ease. The food and presentation of it was outstanding. Already booked to go again and would highly recommend.

  5. Aleksandar S.
    Aleksandar S.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Non pretentious and very tasty, fresh ingredients. Excellent service.

  6. Robin C.
    Robin C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food and charming staff. We sat at the counter which gave us a chance to see the food being prepared and to chat to the chefs all of whom were delightful.

  7. Alan H.
    Alan H.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    This was our third visit to Akua . Quality remains very high here. The food is exemplary and the staff and service is the best. Come and eat here as soon as you can to experience the very high standards in place.Thanks to all at Akua We are sure the future is bright!! Regards Alan and Margaret Hearn

  8. Niall G.
    Niall G.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Superb meal at the chef's counter. Great evening chatting with the kitchen team and absolutely phenomenal meal. Do go! You will not regret it!

  9. Björn F.
    Björn F.
    • one review
    10/10

    absolutely gorgeous ... people there are amazing ... super delicious food presented impressively ... thx for 2 great evenings last week ... hope to come back one day :-)

  10. Alexander G.
    Alexander G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good

  11. Niek s.
    Niek s.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fantastic food & wine, for good price.

  12. Emma A.
    Emma A.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    We knew we had to here again for dinner, after having lunch on our visit of summer last year. The food was even better this time round, if thats even possible. The fish and seafood is phenomenal, and clearly very very fresh. What makes it even more special is the flavours and combinations of ingredients they make here at Akua. We shared codfish tacos, a giant grilled prawn (really, more like the size of our lobsters back home), and snapper ceviche, before our mains of seared tuna with clam risotto and seafood fideua. This here is something truly special. If you're in Funchal, this is a must visit.

  13. Jo N.
    Jo N.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Definitely the seafood fideua; seafood and squid ink pasta, delicious. Also had the white clams done the local style. Very good too!

  14. Rute T.
    Rute T.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    Recomendo

  15. Tom v.
    Tom v.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great dishes, great atmosphere. Fun place!

  16. Ian F.
    Ian F.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    Interesting restaurant with a limited and very different menu. Dishes we had were cooked perfectly and nicely presented, although a couple of ingredients were not to our taste. However, it is very popular and always busy so highly recommended for seafood lovers. Booking probably essential.

  17. David R.
    David R.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and I’m not a lover of sea food. If you can get a seat at the food bar all the better, watching the food being prepared.

  18. Julie  F.
    Julie F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent experience.

  19. Richard P.
    Richard P.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Extraordinaire

  20. Bill K.
    Bill K.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    As the #1 rated restaurant in Funchal we expected to be wowed. We were underwhelmed. The fish dishes just okay. One in our party had the beef loin and really liked it. But since seafood is what Akua is known for we weren’t impressed. We prefer the sister restaurant Kampo.

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More information

Opening time

Todos os dias das 12:00 às 15:30 e das 19:00 às 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

R. Dos Murcas 6, 9000-058, Funchal, Portugal

Features

European, Good for a business lunch, Valentine's Day

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