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Juanito Kojua

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Calle Puerto 14, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 01 80
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gelatinous, nasty, re-heated (I'm guessing in a microwave as one was still freezing cold) pigs trotters that resembled cold snot (sorry for being so graphic) followed by black monkfish-basque style, that was as about as boand and over cooked (and I suspect re-heated) a fish as you could ever eat. We have eaten the rich and deep parsley sauce elsewhere... More 

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Thank Lucy F
JuanitoKojua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Juanito Kojua, responded to this review

Dear Lucy We're very sorry and indeed surprised to hear that you were disappointed with your experience In our restaurant. First of all, we did offer to change the pig trotters for another dish at the time. I would like to point out that this is a gelatinous dish and that we do not reheat food in the microwave. As... More 

Irún, España
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

If you want to try delicious Basque food, Juanito Kojua is the best place in the old town in San Sebastian. I really loved the fish soup and the beef steak was so good! The staff was very nice and kind with us and the place is so quiet, so you can eat peacefully, I really appreciate that!! 100% recommended!

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Thank maratardis
JuanitoKojua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Juanito Kojua, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your request. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our house and food. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards More 

Beijing, China
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

An old classic in San Sebastian, a great restaurant with a cozy old charming decoration and top fish dishes. Juanito Kojua is located at the eastern side of Parte Vieja and never betrayed its origins turning onto a tapas bar. They cook fish dishes at the right point of all the ingredients giving you a memorable moment.

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Thank Alex B
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We came to Juanito Kojua, recommended as one of the most traditional restaurants in the old quarter of San Sebastian for dinner. And it was a very good choice! ! We choose main courses for the kids, beef chops (very tender) with homemade french fries, and buttered hake with red "piquillo" peppers, and "extra" fries free of charge! For the... More 

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Thank dsb1976
JuanitoKojua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Juanito Kojua, responded to this review

Dear customer, thanks a lot for your review. Is very grateful read people like you had so much fun in our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards. More 

The Netherlands
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We tried this restaurant based on a recommendation of colleague and indeed the fish was good but apart from that nothing special. Service was good but not too friendly.

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Thank Eloy58
JuanitoKojua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Juanito Kojua, responded to this review

Thank you for your request. We'll try to do it better based on your opinion. Best regards, and we'll see you again soon. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

100 euro for a 2 course meal and bottle of wine. Fish soup and bean and chorizo starters were both under seasoned and bland. Mains were over cooked seafood. Never again!

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Thank Ben M
JuanitoKojua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Juanito Kojua, responded to this review

Dear Ben, we regret to hear that you weren't satisfied with your experience in our restaurant. Our main objective in Juanito Kojua is that every customer fully enjoys their visit. We've extremely high standards with regards to quality, and always try to serve the best product, cooked to perfection. If a customer is unhappy with their dish, we're always willing... More 

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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say, the service was excellent, the decor traditional and clean but... the food was disappointing. I had the worse steak in my life. Every dish was tasteless and not seasoned at all. Far from the donostian high standards on food. We had 2 main courses, a salad, an entrée and a bottle of wine (14€). We... More 

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Thank Giota Maria P
JuanitoKojua, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Juanito Kojua, responded to this review

Good morning. We're so sorry about your dissapointing experience in our restaurant. We'll try to get better in that aspect and We'll use your review to help us. Thank you. Best regards. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Juanito Kojua is a classic Basque restaurant where the portions are huge, delicious and very good value and the place is filled with locals. The black bean stew with chorizo, black pudding, bacon and cabbage at only 10.5 Euros was a delicious and substantial starter but would have made a whole meal. The main courses of baked crab and hake... More 

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Thank Allan_Anderson_2000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Juanito kojua is the oldest restaurant in whats called ss casco viejo and it must ve for something right? Yess it iss for everything! Great attention , great service, very cozy and confortable, and tñof course: THE FOOD!!! The fishh is perfectly cooked, the salad lobster is exquisit, the mushrooms are great and the best thing is that the food... More 

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1 Thank Maria Del Mar F
Perth
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant with very pleasant atmosphere meals were excellent and reasonably priced. Service excellent and cheerful. The pigs trotter stuffed with porcini mushrooms was particularly yummy and the garlic clams particularly nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Puerto 14, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 01 80

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