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Restaurante Akelare

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Po Padre Orcolaga 56, E-20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+ 34 943 31 12 09
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 328
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendliness as first rate as food

One of the best things I ate in 2014 was at this restaurant. It's was a surprise buried under many leaves - each dressed separately to bring forth their ultimate individual flavour. That might sound pretentious but it's not. It's done with a combination of high art and humour and that's what I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
KJA1961
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the best things I ate in 2014 was at this restaurant. It's was a surprise buried under many leaves - each dressed separately to bring forth their ultimate individual flavour. That might sound pretentious but it's not. It's done with a combination of high art and humour and that's what I love the most about Akelare. Akelare is... More 

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Biarritz, France
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314 reviews 314 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I believe the statistic is that there is a higher density of Michelin stars in the Spanish Basque country than anywhere else in the world so there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a high-end restaurant. In San Sebastian itself there is only one other 3-star Michelin restaurant, Arzak. The other, Martin Berasategui, is in Lasarte a... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Want to feel angels in your mouth, then come to Akelare... Perfect presentation, amazing combination of flavours and impeccable venue

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Before you die.... Definitely,This is the place where angels show you the way. This is a unique food, it's not possible to describe. You must let that Mr Pedro Subijana and his team show how the Spanish food is in the top of the mountain.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have recently begun reviewing on Trip Advisor after having checked it for other traveller reviews. I value the comments made by other diners, it has helped me make choices on several occasions. Some years ago I went to Akelarre for lunch and was first of all " Wowed " by the views and setting. Although it is expensive, it... More 

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Toronto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went for dinner this summer wtih my wife and two children (9 and 12). Everything was perfect from start to finish. We were a bit anxious about what they were going to serve our children but that was a non-issue. They were happy to prepare just about anything for the kids. They wanted beef so the chef prepared a lovely... More 

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israel
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Rioja was the meal we had at the 3 star Akelaŕe, which is about 10 KM from San Sebastian on a bluff overlooking Biscay Bay. It opens at 8:30 in the evening, and its view of sunset is supposed to be breathtaking. On this particular day, sunset was at 8:26. We... More 

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GREECE
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 120

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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