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€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 12 49 91
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (20 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for good sushi, this is definetely the place. The have a large variety of japanese food, and the service is great. I tried different dishes and all of them were amazing. The most delicious for me were Toro Tataki, Shunka Makis,...More

Thank Mar M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I am little surprised about this place...number 3 in advisor of japanese in Barcelona and I think it was just any japanese nothing special. Service was kind and fast.

Thank Minttu920
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Just from the moment you arrive you know it is the real thing. All the Japanese cooks preparing ingredients and getting ready. Afterwards they just keep working like Swiss watches. Preparing things to perfection. Miso soup wow, tempura of gambas and vegetables (better than Nobu),...More

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Though the place is consistently packed, the food was far from being very good. The chicken yakitori was meagre and the chicken pieces were second-rate, the chicken was grilled but barely tasted of yakitori sauce. The Toro nigiri, both the seared and raw were poorly...More

Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This place has a nice ambience. Staff can speak Chinese and English. As for food wise... I think it’s alright, nothing super but if you’re craving Asian, go for it !

Thank Cassyeo
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Having visited Japan for two weeks this summer, we formed a taste for raw fresh fish. While back home (Bucharest, Romania) it is quite hard to find good quality Japanese food, we had an idea to try it in Barcelona, a great European port city....More

Thank Alexandru L
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best Sushi restaurants I have ever been to. The waiters recommendations were fab. The food was amazing and the service outstanding.

Thank Harriet_S959
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Having food in this place is an experience, the service it's perfect, i drop a fork and the waitress literally run to bring me another one and the food it's superlative, I still remember the scallops with mushrooms. I advice to book in advance a...More

Thank simoz15
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a reservation at Shunka on short notice on a busy Friday night. The menu is small but creative and delicious. We tried several of the house specialties including tuna tataki and lightly fried hockey. Both were amazing! We ordered another...More

Thank NickCafe
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

little, not fancy japanese restaurant with awesome shusi and very friendly staff. live cooking was impressive!

Thank Dave S
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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17 January 2016|
Response from Jackyrey | Reviewed this property |
T: +34 934 124 991 If you are 2 or three, better ask a booking in the counter. You will see how they prepare it in front of you... Enjouy it!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$123
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Phone Number: +34 934 12 49 91
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.
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