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Restaurante Akelare

Po Padre Orcolaga 56, E-20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+ 34 943 31 12 09
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $120
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my meal at Akelare, but I had many better meals while in San Sebastian. As a formal sit down meal the service was exemplary but I didn't feel like the experience or the food was as good as I had at other Michelin starred restaurants.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The food, service and setting were breathtaking. We were lucky enough to have a prime spot by the big windows looking out to sea on a sunny July day. The food was innovative without being so crazy it was irritating. The service so subtle as to be unnoticeable. Chef Pedro was delightful and welcoming. One small gripe - as Brits... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A nice setting and very good food service . Wine started off great but then no service or wine so I got thirsty . Food was very fishy in taste and smell . Nice dishes at the beginning but not great in the middle and end . Gin and tonic on a plate was nice . A big bill which... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

If you can afford to splurge on a Michelin 3 Star you will love the experience. If you can't really afford it, then the pinxtos in Old Town will look pretty good. Best coast view you will get, some of the best and most imaginative food you will get, and the wine list is, of course, excellent. Great service goes... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I went to Akelare for lunch to celebrate his 57th birthday. First let me say the meal was spectacular. Eight or more courses each more interesting than the last. A variety of cooking methods were used including cooking shrimp table side. With the help of the staff we enjoyed a bottle of Vina de Martin Os Pasas... More

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Cracow
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our last top restaurant in San Sebastian (after Mugaritz and Martin Berasategui) and I think it turned out to be the best. The location is spectacular with beautiful view of the sea below (it was a nice day and the sun was setting so the view was simply perfect). It is also the closest to the city of... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

from view to food and wine selection, everything was perfect. the service was very good and very friendly. the kitchen is showing how great creativity can be done to perfection. i have been to a lot top restaurants in Europe but Akelare us a memory experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Every detail was exceptional. The creativity of the chef was on another level to any other fine dining meal I have experienced. The sommelier's wine matching was perfect. $380 AUD per head well spent. The best meal of my life.

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

All the reviews you read at true! what a delight it was to eat here, pure indulgence. The wait staff were friendly and helpful, the view amazing. Every course of your meal has it's own story, surprise or theatre of some sort, and for the amount of courses in the degustation the sizes of each course were more than generous.... More

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Paris
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Akelare is located 10 km outside San Sebastian on top of Mount Igueldo, and has fine sea and coastline wiews. It is thereforr maybe best to visit the restaurant for lunch. You can choose between three menus, all are cost €150-175 for six to eight courses. I have visited Akelare twice and this time I liked it better than the... More

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