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Parque das Nacoes
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Avenida D. Joao II | Parque das Nações, Lisbon 1990-083, Portugal
+351 21 891 5460
12:00 - 23:30
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Almunecar, Spain
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hippopotamus is a good quality food answer to MacDonald's. It is not necessary to eat soft, sweet, high calorie meals to eat economically. We had, respectively, a good steak and a good hamburger, with a mug each of good draft beer without breaking the bank. Yes, MacDonald's serves billions; but, I choose not to eat what I consider mush. Yes,... More 

Thank ECraigMcKay
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Portugal and searched out restaurants in our area where we stumbled upon Hippopotamus restaurant. We were greeeed by our waiter Diorgo who made our dinning experience very relaxing and entertaining. He spent the time explaining our orders and gave great recommendations. I had the grilled cod fish with rice and salad. Best experience so far

Thank Edward M
Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hippopotamus is a great place to enjoy meals with business colleagues. Food is good and staff is very nice.

Thank _inescosta91
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal with colleague the food is a great price great service and very tasty! Would definitely come back.

Thank Mark T
Valencian Country, Spain
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I recommend this place for dinner in the Parque das Naçoes area. The menu offers several options and the food quality is good. Saladas and burgers are good. The staff is really kind and the price, in the average of the area.

Thank Alex_DOGA
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Business lunch at this ideally located restaurant next to an important business district in Lisbon. Service was fine but following acceptance of our order and when 3 of the party of 4 were about to receive our food we were told that her option was not available. The Mgr informed us of this but the hostess had not been informed... More 

Thank Haydeboo
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

having not too much time I jumped in the Hippopotamus. It looks like a hamburger restaurant and indeed, it is one! They also serve (high?) quality meat. A steak (700 grams) for two persons with a fried , whole potato and a serving vegetables (green beans) sets you back € 54 The food was mediocre and the price high. The... More 

Thank DutchGld
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Restaurant was okay for breakfast (hotel provides) but the dinner menu was somewhat lacking. Seems to specialize in burgers and sandwiches. Very little fish on the menu.

Thank KEG-Oct2016
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here at Halloween. The restaurant was decorated with pumpkins, spiders and so on. We had a three course menù ( I had a tomato tartare with tuna sauce, my husband had a hot soup and my son the camarones which are a sort of seafood cooked in a roll). As a main dish we had a very well... More 

Thank zozopy
Crawley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have been to this restaurant chain when we were in France so we knew what to expect. It serves a nice variety of meat, fish and burgers, our children really like it. Good location near the metro and shopping centre, we went for a walk along the riverfront afterwards.

Thank RebeccaHTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida D. Joao II | Parque das Nações, Lisbon 1990-083, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Parque das Nacoes
  • Neighbourhood: Parque das Nacoes
  • Phone Number: +351 21 891 5460
Much more than just a restaurant. The perfect place for everyone who loves great grilled meat. The Hippopotamus restaurant, the most recent development at the Tivoli Oriente in Lisbon, promises to surprise true fans of grilled meat.With relaxed decoration and a family atmosphere, this lisbon restaurant is now the place to meet in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, for anyone looking to enjoy the best in grilled meat, done to perfection.The menu is varied with different meat and fish dishes, but without doubt beef takes pride of place, which true devotees will really appreciate. Located on the ground floor and with direct outside access it is ideal for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner with family or friends. And for the kids .... Kids feel right at home at Hippopotamus. Our fun mascot - Hippo - can be seen all over the restaurant and your children will simply love the enjoyable and educational games we have to keep them entertained.

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Staying in Parque das Nacoes

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Parque das Nacoes
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and structures that once were the home of all the Expo's attractions and exhibits are still culturally and artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see in the city) will take your breath away: its respect and will to preserve natural wildlife is uncanny. Easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi from the city center, Parque das Nações is highly recommended for anyone who'll spend more than 3 days in the Portuguese capital.
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