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Shunka

#215 of 7,060 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
93 412 4991
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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 274
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GREAT FOOD AWESOME KITCHEN JOB

I've been to many restaurants, and that's why I know that the way they work in a tiny kitchen is awesome. The quality of the food is superb and the way they prepare it is neat and tidy. It's really worthy to seat in front of the kitchen and realize how much the rest of the kitchen workers have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Masschusetts
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Madrid, Spain
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  • Japanese first
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Madrid, Spain
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been to many restaurants, and that's why I know that the way they work in a tiny kitchen is awesome. The quality of the food is superb and the way they prepare it is neat and tidy. It's really worthy to seat in front of the kitchen and realize how much the rest of the kitchen workers have to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The interior is very simple, but it does not matter when the food, wine and service is so good. Prices were very reasonable. Reservations are required.

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luzern
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107 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

the shunka is still one of the best restaurant i ever had dinner. since 10 years we were never disapointed. the food is brilliant, the prices are quit the same since all this time. go for it.

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Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great restaurant. The first of the two Shunkas. This one is more like a Japanese tavern. The prices are fair for the quality on the fish.

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Barcelona, Spain
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was planning to go to Shunka for quite a bit after reviewing the greats comments about the restaurant. The quality of the food is really good, even if the choice is not too wide. What turned me off was 1) the service which is really below what I would expect from a restaurant of this kind and 2) the... More 

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Athens
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was preparing myself for my first experience in Asian food...and the result was that I loved it!!The whole atmosphere and the food were amazing!!Everything was excellent..highlight of the night for me the duck, the fried prawns and vanilla mochi (I loved those things)

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Uppsala, Sweden
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food (sashimi, suchi) and service was excellent. This place appears quite popular, probably making it necessary to book in advance.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years. I would recommend going here for the quality of the fish, which is mainly sourced locally (the uni comes from Galicia, the toro from Tarragona, the boquerones from the Mediterranean.) I think the place may not be the most authentic Japanese restaurant (the owner is actually from China), but the... More 

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Barcelona, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am Japanese living in Barcelona, I was looking forward to eat here at Shunka because everyone has told me it's authentic and everything..... Well,,,,, it wasn't authentic at all! I don't mean to be mean but there were way too many chefs ( non Japanese and ofcause no tradition in their manners at all) very noisy, not well served,... More 

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London
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115 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Yes Yes and Yes... Having had the privilege of eating at many a sushi/Japanese restaurants including a 4am breakfast outside Tokyo fish market I have to confess this was up there with my top 3. Outstandingly fresh and delicious! Keep it up...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: 93 412 4991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 114
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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