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Shunka

#298 of 6,655 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
93 412 4991
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
not worthy to go to

Frankly I'm pretty much traveler and once I used to go to Barcelona for business. I chose this one to go to eat and what a disappointment! The food was not as good as more of the reviews of this place are saying! Too long to wait my order while those who come later than me have got their orders... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Oscar R
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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376 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Frankly I'm pretty much traveler and once I used to go to Barcelona for business. I chose this one to go to eat and what a disappointment! The food was not as good as more of the reviews of this place are saying! Too long to wait my order while those who come later than me have got their orders... More 

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Barcelona, Venezuela
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Second time in this restaurant. Great food. fresh products. All dishes are delicious, and the service is good and friendly.

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Barcelona, Spain
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I completelly love the shushi in Shunka! It's allways can of full, so you need to book in advance. The toro tataki is the most recomended! Must try

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very bad food and service. We asked the chef to change a plate we didn't like but then we were charged for it. Deceiving from a restaurant of this standing.

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is one of my 3 favorite restaurants in the whole world. It's the best Japanese restaurant I know (ok, koyshunka, of the same chef and two streets behind Shunka, is arguably better, but more ambitious and expensive). Do book in advance or you won't find a table. I have never had a meal that was not just gorgeous.

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Barcelona, Spain
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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're going for the food, you won't be disappointed. It's beautifully presented, good quality Japanese fare. However what lets this restaurant down is the overly-attentive service - prowling waitresses doing the rounds, assessing the volume of food still left on your plate every few minutes and the microsecond after you have put your last mouthful into your mouth, your... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Shunka the other day to have a meal . I am in love with Japanese food and have to say it was a great experience. We had to book a table as it appears to be quite busy and it is difficult to get a table unless you've previously booked. We got there and... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a piece of japan outside of japan here it is. You would not think of the place bring a restaurant from the outside, the inside is a buzzing place with great atmosphere and excellent nigiri and sashimi. Highly recommended if you want a good taste of japan without going there all the way. This comes... More 

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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 28 - 113
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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