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“Best Japanese based cuisine in Europe”
Review of Koy Shunka

Koy Shunka
Ranked #73 of 10,282 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This is by far the best japanese restaurant in Europe. Matsuita-san (the chef and owner) is a brigth mind and a very friendly person who is always coocking in front of you (I know him dince started in Barcelona as Sushi-man in Yu), showing that what he does is honest. Is surptising that all his team in the kitchen is japanese (quite unique for a japanese rest. out of Japan). Very severe in the quality of the food and presentation. Best idea is to reserve a seat in the counter and try the Tasting Menu. If you like japanese food and pass by Barcelona, this place is a "MUST". Enjoy it!!

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Thank Jackyrey
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

There are only two lunch menus. I had the cheaper menu for taste for 78 euros. There were more staff than customers when I was there, which was not a good sign. But I was wrong. The food was very nicely decorated and tasty. It is not traditional Japanese, neither the cooks and waiters are Japanese. But the fusion or modern style was quite good. The cook liked talking with customers, though I do not believe everything he said about the restaurant. The atmosphere is quiet and elegant. Very nice!

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1  Thank Luna F
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Koy Shunka is an excellent restaurant. The tasting menu was brilliant. The portion sizes were perfect. The variety of food worked very well even though when you first look at the menu it has some curious twists to it but you have to trust and then enjoy the choices. The service was very attentive. Well worth making the booking in advance as this was a very enjoyable evening.

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Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Maybe I read too many reviews. The food was good but nothing extra ordinary. Ambience was so so. i sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the activities. I am glad i went but don't think I need to go back again.

1  Thank Gertieginsc
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

What an unexpected experience in the Barrio Gotico of Barcelona. The tasting menu had 10 superb dishes with Japanese tastes mixed with a mediterranean touch. Reservation in advance at the bar is a must to see the vibrant movement of the chefs cooking the meals. Being a Japanese descendent I was quite impressed with the creativity of the food while maintaining the Japanese tastes and touch. The Sake offering is quite impressive and ideal to accompany the food.

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Thank harryterry2319
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