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“Best Korean food”
Review of San Kil

San Kil
Ranked #1,328 of 9,693 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
Cuisines: Korean
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Gracia
Cuba
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Korean food”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Excellent Korean food in Barcelona. Need a reservation on weekends.

  • Visited May 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Best Korean in Barcelona”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

San kil is a hidden gem located in a quiet street of Gracia. Authentic and delicious korean food, well priced too. It is owned by a Korean family, Misses Lee (always lovely and cheerful) is in charge of the service whilst her husband is busy in the kitchen. Typical appetizers (inlcuding the famous kimchi) are served on a tray for free. The rice with veg, meat and egg served in a hot pot (bibimbap) is delicious, not to mention the traditional BBQ meat. You can probably skip the dessert but overall a great culinary experience is guaranteed!

  • Visited January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good, authentic Korean in Spain?”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

Unexpectedly good. Better than most Korean Restaurants in Chicago and NY.

You won't get a barrage of side dishes like you would at a typical Korean restaurant in most major metropolitan area Korean restaurants in the U.S. But, the lack of side dishes didn't bother us because the quality of the dishes we ordered more than made up for it. It's surprising that among a tiny Korean population in Barcelona a quality Korean restaurant can be found considering the lack of resources and difficult access for Korean ingredients that are needed to make good Korean food.

If you're in Barcelona and you crave some good quality Korean food, San Kil is the place to go.

  • Visited September 2011
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“A great surprise in Gracia! The place looks charmless and awful. They might have the TV on, but here I've tried the...”
Reviewed January 18, 2008

A great surprise in Gracia! The place looks charmless and awful. They might have the TV on, but here I've tried the best Korean food in town! Half the clientele is Korean, and that's a hint you're gonna eat the real stuff (and huge portions!) Don't miss it!

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