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Koy Shunka is a favorite of world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià, along with any other Barcelonians who are in the know about truly amazing food. The innovative modern dishes incorporate the best of local Catalan ingredients with Asian flavors and techniques, creating a truly unique and delectable parade of culinary offerings. Adventurous diners will receive a tasting menu of dishes like · Sashimi en Japón and Gambas de Palamós, although the menu does change monthly so you can almost always get to experience an ever-changing gastronomic experience. If you are extra adventurous, you can opt for the "gastro" tasting menu with even more extravagant dishes.
Located behind Hotel Colón, Shunka is regarded as one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Barcelona. Each season, this small and warm restaurant beats its own success records by presenting more and more innovative dishes to its visitors. Reserve a table near Shunka's open kitchen and watch expert chefs perform wonders with the fresh ingredients. And if you have an appetite as big as a sumo wrestler, try the special Sumo-sized set, which includes miso soup, leafy salad topped with salmon and vinegar, shrimp tempura and nigri sushi.
Not to be confused with its next door restaurant, Tragaluz, ELJ APO NÉS also known as El Japonés del Tragaluz, is a lovely Japanese and sushi eatery on Passatge de la Concepción. Wooden accents and communal tables set the tone of this place. Delightful sushi, sashimi and ceviches will beckon seafood enthusiasts. Specializing on Japanese barbecue using charcoal, their grilled fare will tantalize your palate. Drop in for some delicious sushi and kushiyaki (skewered and grilled) food at ELJ APO NÉS.
Ikibana presents diners with the unlikely mix of Japanese and Brazilian, with an eccentric menu consisting of staples of both the cuisines, and merging them flawlessly. The menu consists of dishes such as ceviche mango, tempura prawns, grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce, Brazilian pudding and Japanese ice cream with strawberry coulant rice coated cake. They also have a few drink options availalble.
While the name might appear to be crude, this two-story restaurant displays all the courtesy of a high-class dining venue. With a mention in the Guía Campsa to its credit, the place boasts of contemporary Japanese fare, presented with the trademark politesse of the Land of the Rising Sun. Amateur diners, and those who find sushi a little intimidating, will be happy to feast on the likes of Tuna tartare with guacamole, soya and sesame oil. The place is a bit expensive, so go easy on your pocketbook with the set menu option. Rojo, on the lower level, does not accept reservations, though Negro does. Both restaurants pride themselves on being open every single day of the year!
A simple and cool eatery which adds glamor to Calle Verdi, the Kibuka restaurant offers reasonable and delicious Japanese delicacies, complemented with a vast list of cocktails and wines. With mirrored ceilings, well spread tables, rich paintings on the walls and a wooden flooring, the Kibuka is where you will find the young and working crowds hanging around after a regular day at work. The wait staff are quick with orders and make great recommendations. All in all a great place for Japanese delights.