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“Lunch great value”
Review of Big Fish

Big Fish
Ranked #2,210 of 9,585 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $45 - $56
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Our concept is to offer the best wild fish which has been bought at the best harbours we have in Barcelona. In BIGFISH we work with two kinds of cooking; the Mediterranean one, which is based in fish and season vegetables and the Japanese where we prepare the best sushi you can ever try it´s an explosion of delicious flavors. Our sushi is the best quality because we work with the best kind of fresh tuna fish in the market. (Bluefin). Bluefin is the best tuna fish in the market, and the one who japanese only look after for its quality, for this reason we work with this kind for making Sushi and for cooking. Everything goes well with a little selection of wines, very well done, perfect with all things we offer you.
Melbourne, Australia
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Lunch great value”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We ate lunch at Big Fish and were not disappointed. For €13 they ofer a 3 course meal with wine and bread. Excellent value and really good food. We had so Evelyn sushi, freshly grilled fish and a delicious seafood and duck risotto. The place was packed, read an earlier review suggesting it was quiet because of the market renovations. Couldn't be further from the truth. We stayed a few doors down and the area is buzzing, and Big Fish was full every day for lunch and dinner. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Fitzroytraveller
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laliplace, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Big Fish, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Many thanks for your comment, we do love our international customers!
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good...not great”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went with a friend and had an ok meal. The place was completely empty when we went - probably due to the construction around the building at the time. It wasnt a bad meal...but nothing memorable. If you are in the area its not a bad place to try, but I wouldnt make a special trip there.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Jessvan
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laliplace, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Big Fish, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Well thanks for commenting, but we do think it is a special place to visit. Construction work is now complete so we have a gorgeous terrace we would love you to see on your next trip to Barcelona!
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“Excellent food, lovely setting”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Lived up to all the positive ratings, would highly recommend it! Really nice ambience to this restaurant, great sushi at a reasonable price, neither cheap or expensive.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Clutt
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laliplace, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Big Fish, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks a lot for your big comment, we loved it except for the part your expectations were too high for what we offered. We hope you come back again and we can offer you a much better tartar.
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“Thus, my expectations were quite high, unfortunately the dining experience itself was not.”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I spend a week with my mum in Barcelona and for Easter monday we had a booking for 9pm. Although this is fairly early, all the other days most restaurants were quite packed. However, we arrived there it was absolutely empty. Surely, this is not a big problem, the restaurant manager looked quite surprised when we entered. The interior is absolutely beautiful. It's very cosy, stylish and all the lit candles create an amazing atmosphere ( when it's packed, I guess).
We ordered the tuna tartare, which was previously praised on tripadvisor, unfortunately for us it was quite the disappointment. The tartare itself was fresh, but tasted quite boring, it had no variety of flavors nor could we taste the ingredients described on the menu. We had to help ourselves with our bottle of white wine, since the waitress apparently could not manage to serve the only guests in the restaurants. She was very friendly and nice though.

For main course, I wanted to order the squid, which they ran out off. Thus, we ended up with cod fish and hake, which both were delicious and very fresh. It was good quality food, overall a little expensive though. For desert I had nougat ice cream, which was delicious, but simply put in a glass with a cookie, I expected a little more.

By 10pm more people arrived, nevertheless, the waitress started already collecting the plates from the tables, blew out candles and the restaurant manager was sharpening the sushi knives, which led to quite disturbing noises. Soon after another big group entered the restaurant, but was rejected, although it was not yet 11.

When we chose this restaurant, I had read a lot of good feedback from tripadvisor and other forums. Thus, my expectations were quite high, unfortunately the dining experience itself was not. The place has great potential, and possibly another night it might have been a totally different experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank sientjeamerah
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laliplace, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Big Fish, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Mrs Sientjeam, thanks so much for your feedback. We do love hear them all and try to keep improving our products and customer service every day. Apologise for not being as good as you expected, and we would like to have you again. Regards.
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“Great sushi, fresh fish and tenderloin well prepared/served.”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Walked in, seated outside under a heater, selected the de Bardos arsRomantica on their suggestion,a perfect choice for a light but full body red for fish/meat. Chose two sushi rolls, fresh and flavorful and well prepared/presented. Followed with tenderloin and the special Monk fish, both very well prepared and perfect flavor; beef was rare and juicy. Finished with the Hazlenut coulant and the tiramisu; both presentions beautiful, and made to perfection. The reviews on this restaurant are right, spectacular food good service; the owner was attentive and loves his job and serving the public. Absolutely worth coming here for a wonderful dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
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laliplace, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Big Fish, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
We feel so grateful for comments like yours MrBuffalo87, many thanks for taking your time and writing such a beautiful review. Have a good day.
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