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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
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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GREECE
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

As a location is the best location in Donostia. Donostia is the basque name for San Sebastian, mention this name to the locals and you will gain points. It has a view to all S.Sebastian. When the food is excellent the view really helps. It is a round restaurant with very comfortable tables and two tasting menus and an a... More

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manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoy some of the finest food in the world with amazing views of the Bay of Biscay. A romantic setting that will put you in the good books for weeks. The short taxi ride out of San Sebastian is well worth it. Everything about this restaurant is first class.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Wow, what an gastronomic excperience. I actually had lunch at this place last summer and there are almost no words to desice but delicous is was. We had three set menus to choose from and we did not have to choose the same menu. To get here you'll have to take a taxi because the restaurant is located at the... More

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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I suppose the standard of food presented at high end restaurants could be classified as art so to critique it is very subjective. The food component, albeit a very significant component is only one aspect to be considered when assessing the overall dining experience. From the moment we were greeted at the front door until we were escorted to our... More

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Loeten, Norway
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I don't think I've ever tasted food quite like this--an intriguing blend of tradition and avant-garde, with some concentrated flavors and intricate counterpoints. A nice feature is that it's possible to order half portions of anything, and any item from any tasting menu can also be had a la carte (I wish the server had told us this earlier--we would... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Akelare was one of the most expensive meals of our lives, but well worth it. Dinner was a well orchestrated event involving various wait staff, sommeliers, and hosts, whose sole purpose was to make our dining experience as pleasurable as possible. The meal took 4 hours to serve, with every course perfectly timed to arrive at our table fresh. My... More

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Sitges, Spain
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Akelare is one of several amazing restaurants in San Sebastián and a must for all that enjoy great food with a touch of innovation. I have had the opportunity to dine at other 3 Michelin star restaurants so will use those as comparators in this review. The place The restaurant has a modern and minimalistic decor. There are large windows...and... More

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Hoganas, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Second time at Akelare and this time even better than first time in 2011. Had a table next to the window and the view was absolutely stunning ( ask for a table at the window when you make your reservation ). No single complaints on food or sevice - our 3 hours at lunch moved on quiet and smoothed. The... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Loved this experience. Only three-star in San Sebastian and it's well-earned. Set very, very, high up on a hill/mountain, each table overlooks the rocky coast and the ocean. Unfortunately it was just getting dark when we arrived at opening at 8:30. Still, we had 10 minutes or so of views. There were three prix fixe menus; 1 classic, and two... More

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Seattle, WA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We chose Akelare based on it's reputation, menus, reviews, and location. You can't beat looking out over the Bay of Biscay as you enjoy your meal. Our reservation was during the lunch service, early September. I am not sure how long in advance people typically make their reservations, however we made ours a month beforehand. Several open tables remained open... More

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Address: Po Padre Orcolaga 56, E-20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: + 34 943 31 12 09
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
Average Prices: USD 0 - 120

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