Koku Kitchen Buns

Asian in La Ribera
Image by Sally Davies
Image by Sally Davies

A stylish brick-walled space with scattered plants and communal tables, Koku serves delectable homemade bao stuffed with beef, pork or tofu, as well as dumplings, Vietnamese pho and fresh lemonade, sourcing most ingredients locally. The basement ramen-and-gyoza bar (closed lunch June to August) offers some of Barcelona's best steaming noodle bowls. On weekdays there's a great-value lunch menú (€13.50).