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“Change of opening hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kibuka

Kibuka
Ranked #337 of 9,400 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $29
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Gracia
Barcelona
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Change of opening hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2010

Went to Kibuka in C/Goya last night and to my surprise they have changed their opening hours to "open all day", which may help avoid the usual early evening crush mentioned in my last report. Also since my last report we have visited several other Japanese restaurants in BCN (partly on recommendations from other TA contributors), but honestly still prefer Kibuka for its overall combination of consistently good food and wine quality, ambience, and value for money. Critically, it passes our Agedashi Tofu Test, and the veggie Gyosas are excellent too. Best of all though are still the makis, sashimi and nigiris. Remember though the place is small and, when full, noisy, and dishes arrive in random order, so will not be to everyone´s taste. It remains amazingly popular however, and it will be interesting to see how their new opening hours policy works out.

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“Past its best”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2010

Tis I, The Phantom Raccoon.Kibuka. Synonymous with 2 words. BAD SERVICE. Waiting staff are rude, who clearly are underpaid, judging by how they treat customers who are paying alot of cash, for average Sushi.This place was "cool" back in 2003 when it had very little competition, but since Wasabi (down the road in Torrent De L'Olla) opened, I have never gone back to this place.Steer clear and save your $$$ for a place where your custom is welcome. After 6 and half years of living in Barcelona, I am in a very strong position to give an opinion, and my advice would be to try other sushi places.

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“Genial.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2008

Genial.

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“quite expensive, sofisticated, food is good but there is too much buzz on this restaurant and I don´t think it...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2008

quite expensive, sofisticated, food is good but there is too much buzz on this restaurant and I don´t think it deserves it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2008

Good sushi, good prices, good ambient...

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