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#141 of 8,103 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 12 49 91
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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Barcelona, Spain
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best Japanese restaurants in BCN but quite expensive compared to similar places in Barcelona. It is quite difficult to get a table and when you do you are on the clock as after 90 minutes they ask you out ( they tell you this when you make the reservation so it does not come as a surprise)

Thank Permart
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here for dinner. The service was excellent and the food delicious and fresh. I was disappointed by the choice of sushi and expected more though.

Thank anniep84
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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.

Thank Will R
Barcelona, Spain
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114 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank Marc M
Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank cabgas
Barcelona, Spain
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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

1 Thank Adnil R
Stavanger, Norway
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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!

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!

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.

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.

Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$112
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • 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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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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