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Calle Princesa, 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
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Ranked #3,599 of 6,373 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Japanese
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English first
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We sat at the bar and had an enjoyable experience sharing the many delicious dishes on the menu. One of our favorites was the fried rice -- but everything was great! Olga, our server and bartender, was terrific and made sure we were well taken care of. The atmosphere was fun, the food was fresh, and though we enjoyed the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

5 minutes on the answering machine waiting for them to make up on their promise to attend to me in a few minutes? On the web no chance to book a table? Get your act together! Otherwise, thank you but no thank you!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had dinner at the restaurant with a colleague and had an enjoyable meal of decent Japanese food in a casual and comfortable setting, but it was missing that fine touch that brings food beyond the average. The place is friendly and well set up as a casual Japanese restaurant with interesting wall decorations and quite nice ambiance. We tried quite... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Everytime I visit BCN I visit El Japones. Fresh and still trendy after all these years. It is young and the volume is high. Perfect place before the big night out.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Just like a japanese restaurant should be, nice and fresh. Even though it was a little more expensive than other restaurants in the city, it's not that expensive compared to other countries. Nice and fresh and a friendly atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

There are a lot of reviews on this restaurant already and they are very mixed! After reading a few and visiting their website we decided to give it a go anyway as the menu looked good. First impressions were the restaurant itself was very nice and the interior is very stylish and sleek. We had the seasweed, vegetables and Chicken... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

While this restaurant has a few pluses like a nice, contemporary design and a lively atmosphere, it doesn't live up to its hype. The bottom line is that the food...asian tapas and sushi...is quite average and overpriced. Despite this, the restaurant because of its hype, is busy. The service was not sufficient to be very attentive. As a side note,... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Superb quirky decor inside. Tables outside. Good value. Eat as much or as little as you like. we had wine and shared a few tapas for 19 Euros each.

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34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent fresh Japanese/fushion food, made in an open kitchen. Very reasonable prices. The restaurant exepts no reservations, but waiting times are quite short. You can have a drink first at the Oyster and Champain Bar at the entrance. Do avoid Tragaluz, the restaurant on the 2nd floor, a total rip-off: almost no food on your plate at exorbitant... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

We ended up in El Japones by accident. We originally had reservations at El Tragaluz but after being seated, we waited 30 minutes for our waiter come and bring the menus, something that never happened. All waiters ignored us so we got up and left. El Japones was nearby so we decided to eat here instead, not knowing it was... More 

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Address: Calle Princesa, 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Cuisine: Japanese

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