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Big Fish

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El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer Comercial, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 17 28
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went here for lunch with my friend as part of her birthday weekend in December 2015, and both of us shared a Sushi 42 piece platter as well as Scallop ceviche and a bottle of champagne. The bill came to Euro 117 which some may consider expensive for lunch, but when you take into account the quality of the food... More 

Thank EssexAli1
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681 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Some of the tastiest sushi I've ever had. Lovely venue, friendly staff and a gorgeously fresh and tasty menu. Good wine selections and honest advice from helpful staff. Highly recommend booking in advance.

Thank Sarah D
Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Thinking back, I wish I had gone for one of the sushi meals but unless you share the mixed plates with someone or you are willing to pay a significant amount, you'll end up with the same type of sushi for the evening which I wasn't too keen on doing. The food did taste nice - had the pumpkin croquettes,... More 

Thank hardcore_candy
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Big fish was recommended by a local so we checked their lunch hours on their website, 1230-430pm for lunch. So we arrived 40 minutes before lunch service was to end. We were turned away even though it was 3:50 pm. After explaining to the hostess that we had walked some distance and we were famished she said sorry we close... More 

Thank Alikibaba
Barcelona, Spain
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Normally I'm not a great fan of Fusion food & I have a deep suspicion of glam looking restaurants in the Born/Gotico in case they are just tourist rip offs. But Big Fish gave me a very happy surprise! The decor is really cool & upmarket, the staff friendly & the food was great: elegant & tasty Japanese/Western fusion with,... More 

Thank HenleyJulie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Fresh fish and original combinations (e.g. herring with mandarins and seaweed on toast, turned out to be the perfect combo). The sushi portions are generous and taste heavenly as well. Not the standard california rolls.

Thank Jaimy v
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120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

There were 9 of us in our group and we went on recommendation from one of the locals. It was my first time to a sushi restaurant because as a vegetarian I tend to stay away from anything specialising in meat or fish. But there was plenty to choose from for me and they also said that they would create... More 

Thank short_scuba_diver
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

One of the best sushi place in Barcelona. Great service amazing food and sick desserts 😆 We love that place every time we in Barca we go there! And the atmosphere is just perfect for date. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Tomash M
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Was there three or four years ago, then it was pretty good. Good interior but now it's just a standard very overpriced sushi joint.

Thank Yo-yo-ma-han
Zurich, Switzerland
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

We were there as a big group of 9 person. The service is completely unprofessional and unstructured. They try but they seem not educated or guided. The food was very average. Too much salt on more or less everything. Some years ago it was a good place but now it seems like they want to profit from the old name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$54
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Comercial, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 17 28
Our concept is to offer the best wild fish which has been bought at the best harbours we have in Barcelona. In BIGFISH we work with two kinds of cooking; the Mediterranean one, which is based in fish and season vegetables and the Japanese where we prepare the best sushi you can ever try it´s an explosion of delicious flavors. Our sushi is the best quality because we work with the best kind of fresh tuna fish in the market. (Bluefin). Bluefin is the best tuna fish in the market, and the one who japanese only look after for its quality, for this reason we work with this kind for making Sushi and for cooking. Everything goes well with a little selection of wines, very well done, perfect with all things we offer you.

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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