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Shunka

#266 of 6,740 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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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)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Manolis S
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Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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 27 - 109
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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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