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“Average service and poorly thought out food”
Review of Fishop - CLOSED

Fishop
Price range: $35 - $53
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Eixample
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

It was a poor japanese restaurant for me. We ordered two starters two mains. Neither starter arrived before our mains were served. When the first "starter" did finally arrive it was wrong so we asked for it to be corrected which to their credit they did quickly.

The replacement (supposed to be a scallop sashimi) was a single hurredly cooked scallop that tasted very fishy. So gone was the subtle scallop flavor. Why was it cooked at all? Why was it 1 scallop when the menu specifies 3?

Their Tempura was weird, breadcrumbs on shrimp but tempura batter on veges? Are they frozen pre-breaded prawns at Fishop? Served with a tonkatsu sauce? All the veges sliced thin so no variety there. Ugh.

Best dish was the shrimp gyoza. Was really actually a fantastic interpretation on the humble gyoza. Again let down by serving it with the wrong sauce but forgivable here.

1  Thank Sewid
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Good fresh fish. Good service. Friendly atmosfere in a cellar downstairs or outside on the street. Japanese or spanish style food. A place we want to go back to.

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Thank Corretje C
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went there encouraged by very decent prices at the restaurant entrance. We were quite surpriced to receive completly different menu inside given by the waiter. Prices varied even up to 5 Euros for some dishes. We pointed out this to the person working there. They were claiming that the prices we can see at the entry door are in fact TAKE-AWAY prices. All would be ok, if it was at least written. It was not. I found this very bad practise trying to attract tourists and in the end of the day leaving the place paying horrendous amounts.

The food was good but VERY SMALL portions for the VERY HIGH prices. Additionally trying to make a fool of the customers is unacceptable and leaves very bad taste.

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1  Thank Kasia K
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We were advised to come here for fresh seafood and were not disappointed. Though menu is full of sushi and Facebook calls this place "Japanese restaurant", it's worth to choose fish and seafood from "fish bar". We ordered shells, mussels, prawns and Salmonete as well as calamari from menu. Everything was fresh and well prepared. With accompany of local wine it was fantastic choice.
Tip: be prepared, that despite of "average" rating on Tripadvisor, place will be full and you'll have to wait in line a bit. Your time will be compensated by fresh seafood.

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Thank Sinnataggen
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Had lunch with a few friends and tried the sushi, tapas, paella and lobster pasta. Everything was fresh and delicious, and the service was super fast. We also liked the modern decor, which reminded us of a fish market. I definitely recommend this place!

Thank Family-C-L
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