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“Delish” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Codium - CLOSED

Codium
Price range: $39 - $65
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Eixample
Irvine, CA
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Ate here tonight, I called ahead and made a reservation but it didn't matter since we were e first people there. As previously described, we received a glass of Cava and some appetizers to start. To eat we had the spinach salad, duck, veal cheeks and fish of the day. Everything was exceptional. We had two desserts and with a bottle of Cava our meal was about 100 euros. Not cheap, but well worth it. The service was attentive and fast but not rushed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank barbvaca
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious & Excellent Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were welcomed to Codium by Israel. He was an excellent server and offered us an aperitif (cava-sparkling spanish wine) on the house upon arrival. He followed the cava with free appetizers. The appetizers were delicious. He suggested a full body red wine that was paired perfectly with our meal. Both of our meals were exceptional. They were so good, we had to try desert, which was also very good.
At the end of the meal I had a carajillo (spanish coffee in north america) which paired nicely with my desert. The entire evening was a perfect end to our honeymoon in europe.
A++ restaurant in terms of service, food, value and atmosphere. Be sure to not to miss out on Coduim.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank veclempt
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wow!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I went for dinner on our last night in Barcelona. I'm surprised that Codium doesn't get a better rating here... the food, the service and the ambiance is perfection!! Our server, Israel, treated us like royalty from the minute we walked into the restaurant (even though we were earlier than our reservation and they had just opened for the evening). He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu as well as our request for a recommended wine pairing. I ordered the duck cannaloni and my husband had the veal cheeks in red wine sauce... simply delicious. From start to finish, it was an amazing dining experience!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JillyBean18
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

From start to finish, amazing service, food, and presentation... Our waiter Israel provided better service than most 5 start restaurant staff in NY. Best food in Spain so far (day 6 of our 2 weeks).

And... 40 euro/pp for 3 course dinner and a bottle of excellent wine!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike M
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth the high ranking! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this place. When you couple the amazing food and exceptional service it was a 5 star experience! My husband and I have been kind of disappointed traveling around Europe in August when a lot of places are closed but codium had just opened from their vacation and did not disappoint. Their duck cannelloni with cinnamon was to die for and their burnt Catalan foam for dessert was heavenly!!! Best meal of the trip so far. Give this place a try!

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1 Thank Lfassina
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