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“Simply the best japanese in Barcelona”
Review of Shunka

Shunka
Ranked #275 of 10,475 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $124
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: In much of the West, Asian food is ubiquitous; but in Spain, especially Barcelona where haute Catalan cuisine reigns supreme, it is downright adventurous. Shunka, a regionally-rare Japanese eatery whose name means “intense aroma of the season,” harnesses the best of the East-West dichotomy by fusing local ingredients with Japanese-style cooking methods.
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Its the second time we have dinner here and it just gets better. Espardenyes, vieiras, entrecotte and of course the best toro sashimi I have ever had are must-have dishes. The food has a fantastic price-quality ratio (between 40€ and 50€ pp) and the wine has a very reasonable price from (bottles from 10€ to 25€ aprox). Difficult to book a table on weekends, reservations should be made at least one week in advance.

1  Thank JimboNewman
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is one of the most popular Japanese restaurant in BCN but to my opinion it isn't one of the best.

I use to visit several times per year this restaurant and, to my opinion, in general the quality of the food is good. The best thing about it is that you can taste some Japanese dishes or condiments that are not very common in Spain. Additionally, they try to include local fishes in the menu. Some examples: tuna tataki with wasabi leaves (impressive), or "espardenyes", a kind of razor shell, or red mullet with Japanese seasonings.

The major drawbacks are that most of the service is Chinese and the local is not nice at all, noisy and can be even dirty. Moreover, the wine list is correct but a bit overpriced.

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Thank David P
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a great place to have sushi, and would be
rated high any place (and not only in Barcelona
which has only a few Japanese places)

The sashimi we had was outstanding!

Reservation are a MUST.

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Thank YM2000
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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend eat at Shunka every time we are in Barcelona. This small little Japanese restaurant really is a special place. Its open kitchen offers seats at the bar where you can watch the chefs create fantastic sushi that just melts in the mouth, or you can sit at a table and be attended by the courtious polite staff. The food is fabulous and not to be missed. Booking is highly recommended as this place is always full, which speaks volumes. It is up a side street behind a 'curtained' entrance that you could easily walk past so keep your eyes open!

Thank Citrus-SurfCafe
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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I found this restaurant thanks to the reviews on the internet. I've been to many japanese Restaurants so i wanted to give it a try. The atmosphere is nice, quite typical for a japanese restaurant. The Price is in line with most of the other and the Quality is very good. The Service is also fast and friendly.

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