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Shunka

#131 of 8,025 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 12 49 91
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Today
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 13:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 20:30 - 23:00
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food! The tartare had to have been the best i've had in my life. The chef's selections of Nigeri was also amazing. Everything that I had was fantastic. Great Dining experience.

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Thank Will R
Barcelona, Spain
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106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The now historical Shunka (after the opening of Koy Shunka, kak koy, majide...) is still of the best place in Barcelona to eat japanese food and in particular sushi and sashimi. The quality remains with the years excellent, the service is very fast and professional and the prices are reasonable if we consider the quality. Highly recommended restaurant but do... More 

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Thank Marc M
Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for high quality Japanese food and want to avoid fancy pretentious restaurants, go to Shunka. They serve amazing sweet shrimp sashimi! If you want to impress and don't mind spending, then try Koy Shunka's menú degustación, but you may need to book in advance for that.

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Thank cabgas
Barcelona, Spain
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely is one of the best Japanese restaurant in Barcelona. The food is delicious and the service is very good. We loved it and we will be back soon

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1 Thank Adnil R
Stavanger, Norway
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Japanese restaurants serving sushi attract an expectation of high standards. I'm no different. The food was absolutely top standard, but personally I'm not fond of sake. This little detail is enough this time to knock a point off the total evaluation score. You'll enjoy the visit, and will be served top notch Japanese dishes. Enjoy!

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Thank chagra0980
Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing Japanese food!! Quality of food is superior, including an excellent service. Highly recommendable!

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Thank Noelia F
Caldes de Montbui, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

High quality products, easy going and fast waiters and spectacular dishes. We had the tasting menu and everything was above expectations.

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1 Thank Adri F
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously, the sushi here is absolutely out of this world. And the value is pretty good considering the quality of the fish. Make sure you make reservations as it fills up pretty quick. Easily the best sushi outside of Japan I've ever had and I've tried some of the best in the northeast.

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Thank David H
Barcelona
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very good sushi- I will come again. NOT at all a romantic place:) The decor is very "Asian -cold and no taste) decor. But you will come here for the sushi. The salmon tartar was so good. The tuna belle I will come again for lunch!- It is not too expensive -We were 3 people and we also had one... More 

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Thank Casamona-Real-Estate
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fresh sushi and authentic attentive experience although I was not blown away. Worth trying but I have had better experiences for less money...but then this is central Barcelona so expect to pay!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$107
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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 Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 934 12 49 91
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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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 musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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