Sushi is no longer a typical Japanese dish. Now you can find sushi restaurants in all the big capitals, and Barcelona is no exception. In the Catalan capital, you will find a variety of restaurants specializing in Oriental food, such as Indochine, the best place to enjoy the taste of Southeast Asia. But if you like raw and fresh fish, we suggest you four sushi restaurants that you will love.
Sushi restaurant in the mall: Sakura Ya
In the mall of Illa Diagonal there is a Japanese bar with more than 15 years of experience. Sakura Ya is a small and charming place, and is usually quite full, a signal of the quality of the dishes served there. The menu is extensive, with a variety of rice dishes, meat and soba noodles, but certanly the star is sushi. In this sushi restaurant you will find all sorts of makis and futomkais with tuna, salmon, avocado, mango or prawns in delicious assortments. But if you want to taste a bit of everything, you can choose the large trays to share (or individual if you are so hungry!). They will carry wooden trays full of nigiris, sashimis and makis varied to taste different excellent fish. A perfect option with a price adjusted for lunch or dinner if you are shopping for the mall.
La cuina de l’Uribou: japanese and mediterranian
In the district of Les Corts of Barcelona there is a simple restaurant with sober decoration that offers Japanese cuisine but also inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. This sushi restaurant, La cuina de l’Uribou, retains the typical dishes we expect to find in a Japanese restaurant such as rice dishes and all kinds of sushi but with products from here like artichokes or Ral d’Avinyó pork (a typical catalan pork). The variety of raw fish goes from sashimi to tataki, through tartars and makis and nigiris of tuna, salmon, white fish or eel. If you want to taste all the flavor of Japan without forgetting the autochthonous product, this is your restaurant. And the prices are more than acceptable for the quality of the product they offer. Indispensable.
Koy Shunka: japanese restaurant with a Michelin Star
If you are visiting the Gothic quarter or doing our bike tour in this area of Barcelona, you can go to a Japanese restaurant of the highest quality since in 2013 it won a Michelin Star. Direct disciple of Shunka, this Japanese restaurant is a whim for the senses. The kitchen of Koy Shunka is in sight from the living room, with an elegant interior design and a noble wooden bar that is the best place to enjoy the show of the Sushiman. Here the raw material is of exceptional quality, and chef Hideki Matsuhisa has prepared a menu where you will find excellent dishes. And if you like surprises, sit on the bar and let the sushiman serve you off-the-menu dishes created at that time. You will not taste anything better in any Barcelona! The price is not for all the pockets, but it's worth it if you like to eat really well from time to time.
Nikkei cuisine in Pakta
Very close to the Montjuïc fountain there aret he restaurant Pakta. The kitchen of this restaurant is the increasingly well-known nikkei cuisine, the fusion of the flavors of Japan and Peru. Here you will find Japanese tapas that are also inspired by the Mediterranean tradition to offer flavors that will not leave you indifferent. They work with seasonal products and the menu is based primarily on vegetables and sea products. Here there are no typical sushi dishes, but each plate is a unique elaboration that combines fish with various products. The dishes are thought to be an explosion of flavors, with shrimp, cod, sea bass or salmon as a base accompanied by vinaigrettes, wasabi or premium vegetables. In Pakta there are only menus that propose a gastronomic tour in which a plate goes to the other and everything forms a coherent set. The best Nikkei restaurant in Barcelona that goes beyond the classic sushi to offer an extraordinary oriental gastronomic experience.
If these sushi restaurants have made you hungry but raw fish does not convince you, you can book our Tapas tour, a walking tour that runs through some of the best tapas bars in Barcelona. Book it and enjoy the good food!