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“imaginative menu - great vibe” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ikibana Restaurant & Lounge Born

Ikibana Restaurant & Lounge Born
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Ranked #333 of 9,333 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $140
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
London
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“imaginative menu - great vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Visited Ikibana (El Born) on a Saturday night, and loved it.
Menu is exciting - with a variety of the usual sushi / sashimi dishes and lots of new combinations.
Tempura squid, prawn and vegetables was excellent, and the beef uramaki with crispy onion a great change from the usual sushi rolls.
The restaurant was full - but service kept up on the whole.
Looking forward to trying the Paralela branch soon.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“creative sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

The place is really busy on the weekend and you need to reserve in advance. But i really liked their sushi , their had some original rolls ( bruce lee) and the quality was good as well . It is a bit far from the center but nice so you can explore the other part of Barcelona

Visited January 2013
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Thank julian c
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Barcelona, Spain
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Worst service EVER”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

IMPORTANT: This is a review for Ikibana Parallel.

The first impression of this place is very positive. Beautiful space, great design, good music, professional staff at the door. Unfortunately, this is where it ends, because Ikibana Parallel is sadly all style and no substance.

The restaurant was fully booked so the earliest booking we could make was at 23.00. A bit late, but ok, it was Saturday night and they were busy. Unbelievably, it was ten past midnight (00.10) before we were FINALLY seated - after which it took another 15 minutes for a waiter to take our order. By this point we had long forgotten the complimentary cava and edamame beans given to us to compensate for the delay. It was 1.30 am by the time we finished our meal (having asked for our coffee and bill three times).

The cool, asymmetrical design is fabulous - unless of course you happen to get the seat at the cool, asymmetrical table that the waiters have to pass and bump into EVERY time they bring a dish out from the kitchen. If you're sitting on that seat, the coolness factor gets tired very, very quickly.

The music is great too - although the volume is more suited to drinking in a bar than having dinner. Having said that, maybe the DJ was right to expect people to be having drinks - not dinner - at 1 am.

I'm a regular customer at Ikibana in Passeig Picasso. The food is the same - slightly over-priced but REALLY good. In Passeig Picasso the efficient, friendly service and nice atmosphere make up for the price. At Parallel, the bill at the end of the night just made all the mistakes look even more disappointing.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Truly awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

I went in this restaurant to celebrate a special date with my partner and it was really amazing.
The treatment of the waitress, they are really up to explain and recommend best dishes. You can see the kitchen from the dinning room, what is really amazing.
Also, THE food. No words to describe. Best japanese fusion I've ever ate. I've tried Salmon Tataki, Sake Uramaki and Picanha Uramaki. For desert I've tried the cheese cake and the "brazillian pudin". Tottally recommend it.

  • Visited November 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carolinalauriano
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Oranit
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Got there on lunch time, ordered menu of the day (starting 13:30) for 12 Euros, which includes starters, great Sushi and a main course (pretty small but enough and tasty), amazing desert and a bottle of Heineken (or any other drink, including wine). The food was of high quality, fresh and interesting! The service was good and friendly, with great atmosphere (lovely music in the background). Highly recommended!

    • 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 Nir P
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