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“Great Duck Fried Rice!”
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Ranked #3,961 of 9,761 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Gracia
Barcelona, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Duck Fried Rice!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

My wife and I had tempura, sushi and duck fried rice. The tempura was thinly sliced and lightly breaded, very tasty. The sushi was also very good with fresh, delicious tuna. The duck fried rice was really excellent. Full of pieces of gingery duck and egg, fried to perfection. The prices are very reasonable and the service was friendly and quick.

  • Visited November 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Very good value for your money”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I've eaten at this restaurant about four or five times now, and I really like it.
My boyfriend and I love Japanese food, which can be quite expensive in Barcelona, and I think that you get your best value for your money here. It's not a super-elegant place, but it's nice and clean, and the staff is friendly - although they're Chinese, not Japanese (I don't mind!). They have a big variety of dishes with some vegetarian options, soups, salads, pasta, sushi... You get a ridicioulous amount of food for your money, the portions are big and they have a four- course menu for the especially hungry. Both us two and the friends we've brought have found everything very tasty.
The restaurant is conveniently situated at a stone's throw from the metro station Fontana (green line).
It also offers a take-away service.

  • Visited August 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Yen. Not just another Sushi restaurant!”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

Amongst the many Sushi restaurants of Barcelona you can find maybe only two or three that are really nothing more than a little above average.

Then, if you take my advice you'll discover the delightful Yen.

Pretty new (Im not sure when it opened) and sitting slightly inocuos on busy main road.
This gem serves the very best Japanese food I've tasted in Barcelona (by far).

I have been to so many Sushi / Japanese restaurants in BCN (usually on recommendation) only to invariable leave, a little disappointed.
But after the Yen experience... well, I just had to go back three times in quick succession (and it just got better each time).

The food is fantastic, as is the price and the service.
It really is head and shoulders above the rest... especially those that have the reputations for quality in this town.
This small inconspicuous restaurant, wipes the floor with them... and most of Barcelona's restaurants could learn a lot from their attentive but unobtrusive service.

They have a 'menu del dia' for under €11 and its absolutely ridiculous value for money.

I literally can't stop with the superlatives about this restaurant. It is so good... just go and se for yourself.

  • Visited October 2011
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