Japanese food can be found in just about every country in the world and is usually made with its own special twist. In Spain, a country known for dishes like paella, Japanese cuisine blends in well with its common denominators like rice and seafood. The dishes are made to be both healthy and delicious. In Barcelona, the love of specialized cuisine shows through in the popularity of Asian food, particularly Japanese and sushi. Here are some of the best Japanese restaurants in Barcelona to try out the next time you’re craving great Asian food.
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In front of a nigiri with the sushi being freshly made in front of everyone at the table, Koy Shunka is on the high end for top Japanese food in the city. With an open-view kitchen in one dining room, visitors can watch the chefs prepare for the classical meals with a combination of ingredients guaranteed to make it a unique experience. It isn’t the casual type of restaurant, so you’re expected to dress more businesslike, which mean no shorts or t-shirts. It is located in the Gothic Quarter surrounded by other trendy restaurants, so it’s a hotspot for locals and visitors to go for big dinners and notable attractions.
Address: Carrer d’en Copons, 7, 08002
In Gracia, the center of a very bohemian area in Barcelona, there are two Kibuka restaurants. Kibuka infuses western cuisine with traditional Japanese food like the style of theatre the name Kibuka comes from. It’s open for lunch and dinner with closed hours in between. The inside is calm and fairly intimate and the menu features the more exclusive tastes of a Japanese restaurant plus a variety of sake and cocktails to accompany it. They make their food with care and keep things simple.
Kynoto Sushi Bar
In the Gothic Quarter, Kynoto features some of the best sushi in Spain, prepared in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere in which every customer at the six tables and three sushi bars is given strong attentive service and individual importance. It is very warm, red, and comfortable restaurant no matter where you’re sitting. So, reserve a table or do one better and order takeaway or even delivery. Besides the sushi, they have regular plates including freshly cut and stylized seafood made to incorporate Spanish flavors within each bite as well.
Address: Carrer del Correu Vell, 8, 08002
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Matsuri Sushi Bar
With quality and elegance, Matsuri Sushi Bar features balanced meals in appetizers and main courses. It is best advised to make a reservation early because it’s a popular place where people want to have a table and stay for a while. Their handmade sushi is characterized by both spicy and sweet hints to give it a unique buzz on the tip of the tongue.
These are the types of places for a special occasion or even a business setting and it feels and tastes just right. For some Asian delight, consider these hot, trendy places that less loud and more condensed for your appetite pleasure.
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