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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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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure to eat here last October. The service was great, informative and entertaining. Our waitress was really knowledgable and friendly. Both tasting menus we tried were excellent value. The presentation was unusual, creative and exciting and every single course was truly delicious. We felt, that the portions were really generous, had to ask for a short break... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I really do not understand the reviews here that says they had the meal of their life here. I visited last week with my husband. Our hostess listed the menu like a machine - she spoke english, but spoke it so fast with so strong accent, that it sounded spanish to me (I am from Norway, so English is not... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I hoped this restaurant would live up to the hype as I had been anticipating and yearning to eat at a Michelin restaurant in San Sebastian for almost 6 years! As they say, 'all good things come to those who wait'. It was more than I could hope for in terms of the presentation and quality of ingredients and how... More

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Mill Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is food theater with the best ingredients possible. We ordered one of each set menu and it was all fantastic. The presentation, favors, texture, drama….it was the perfect odyssey of the palate!

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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Came a bit early for our 8:30 reservation-- was able to admire the beautiful vistas around the restaurant. However, it was unseasonably cool/slightly rainy so my husband went to ask if we could come in early. They weren't too excited but eventually let us in the very front foyer (between the first door and the next set of locked glass... More

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monein
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I just loved this restaurant. My husband took me for my birthday so our mood was already good but everything was perfect. We had a window seat and what a view we had. The staff were friendly ,efficient and helpful always there when you needed them. We just smiled with joy as each course was presented, each was a little... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We dined here in June and had one of the best meals we have ever had in our lives. And we have been to any number of one, two and three Michelin starred restaurants in our lifetimes, and several in Spain. The Chef is a genius....there is no other word for it. A very charming person, he walks around the... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal. Professional service (as one should expect for such an establishment ). The restaurant was especially helpful in accommodating my wife's allergies. Sommelier recommended a very high quality wine at a reasonable price (< 150 euro). The chef/owner came out and we discussed briefly the meal, and he thanked us for coming. On this night at least, the restaurant... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Compared to the other top places in san sebastian like arzak or mugaritz this place lacks the spectackle factor. The setting is great and the sea view fantastic. The food was good, not great. They have three different tasting menu's and they allowed the three of us each to choose a different menu. So we got the chance to see... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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