Restaurants

Japanese in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Koy Shunka

Down a narrow lane north of the cathedral, Koy Shunka opens a portal to exquisite dishes from the East – mouth-watering sushi, sashimi, seared Wagyu beef and flavour-rich seaweed salads are served alongside inventiv…
Japanese in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Can Kenji

If you want to go Japanese in Barcelona, this is the place. The chef of this understated little izakaya (the Japanese version of a tavern) gets his ingredients fresh from the city's markets, with traditional Japanes…
Japanese in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Koyuki

This unassuming basement Japanese diner is one of those rough-edged diamonds that it pays to revisit. Sit at a long table and order from the cheesy menu complete with pictures courtesy of the Japanese owner – you wo…
Chinese in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Mr Kao

An elegant Shanghai-style dim sum restaurant within the grand Hotel Claris. Top-flight dumplings are not cheap, but every bite is a joy; the jiao zi with pig's trotters are especially good, as are the siu mai with l…
Japanese in La Ribera

Nakashita

Brazil's particular immigration story means it has a tradition of superb Japanese food, and the Brazilian chef at Nakashita is no slouch, turning out excellent sashimi, maki rolls, soft shell crab and kakiage (a mix…
Thai in Camp Nou, Pedralbes & La Zona Alta

Bangkok Cafe

If you're craving Thai cuisine, it's well worth making the trip out to Bangkok Cafe, which serves up spicy green papaya salad, tam yam kung (spicy prawn soup), crispy prawns with plum sauce, red curries and other st…
Thai in Gràcia & Park Güell

Banna

Set on a pretty square in Gràcia, this enticing new eatery brings classical cooking from Thailand to a city much lacking in Southeast Asian options. The menu is quite large, with standouts like fish cakes, beef sala…
Asian in La Ribera

Laksa

Not much more than a corridor with a kitchen, Laksa only opened in the summer of 2016 but is already packed. Get there early to pull up a turquoise stool for a steaming bowl of the eponymous noodle soup. The basic s…
Asian in La Ribera

Koku Kitchen Buns

Steamed buns stuffed with beef or pork with coriander, peanuts, pickled fennel and a sake sauce are the big draw here, but the starters, sides and even the excellent home-made lemonade are also worthy of note, as is…
Japanese in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Shibui

One of Barcelona's most highly rated sushi restaurants, this is where the rich and famous – along with sushi-loving locals – come to dine on good-quality Japanese food. Go for the sushi and sashimi 'platters', which…