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Bar Ibai

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Getaria Kalea, 15, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 87 64
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Mon - Fri 13:00 - 15:30
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Ucieda & Washington
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never to return ... after ealier positive experiences we found Ibai to be a place with food in decline and prices increased beyond any reasonable measure. The produce remains excellent, the cooking competent--but kess than inspired--and the prices absurdly high (and, of course, opaque since there is no printed menu).

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once we over came the language barrier and convinced the waitress that we had a booking we sat in the neat and causal dining room waiting to be served. What was on the Menu today. Not even worth asking, you get what your given. The confusion over the red and white wine was next but both were fantastic and chosen... More 

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2 Thank GeorgeC806
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Due to a long standing business relation, some friends and I were invited to Ibai Restaurant by a colleague. The guy is nor rich, neither a spendaholic. He was just a nice man in the wrong place... We went down into the cellar. There was nothing special about it: an old clock that had stopped working many years ago, naked... More 

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2 Thank zongo5
Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very special place with great fish and good wine and champagne. Problem is that they accept no credit cards.

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Thank MiguelYork
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went today and I must say it was some of the best food I'd eaten. How can Mushrooms taste so good. Lobster salad was to die for (wasn't what I thought I was getting but wasn't disappointed). We had sole cooked on the bone, expertly filleted at the table and beef chop for dessert.. The family are not fluent in... More 

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1 Thank Debbydu
Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Forget about the mundane location (the basement of a bar) and decor. Ibai serves simple yet delicious foods. A sole for two people was amazingly large. It is simpley cooked meuniere, however, the ingredient is top notch. A clam risotto was also nice. Note they do not take credit cards.

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3 Thank Kiyoshi_Fujioka
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Delicious food and excellent service (and my very basic Spanish was good enough to get through). Wholly agree with most of the other reviews here. The only (small) issue was that the menu is not priced and how much this is going to cost remains a mystery till the bill arrives - but if you allow cE100/head you should be... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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241 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

i've heard about ibai long time ago , so it was on the list ... visited the restaurant last Sep with friends ,, it has 2 floor upstairs is drink and some pinxto downstairs is the main restaurant .... normal decor nothing special at all nothing fancy 3 people work in whole restaurant i guess , food quality is really... More 

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1 Thank Spoow
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit at Ibai. And they delivered yet again. There is nothing fancy about this restaurant, which is a good thing, and it gives you an opportunity to try out the Bask kitchen at it's best.. I would give them 4.5 if it was possible..

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London
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Went there for lunch (remember to book your table). Really small and familial place that I would like to keep secret but at the same time deserve to be know. EXTREMELY FRESH PRODUCT!! WILL DEFO GO BACK!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Getaria Kalea, 15, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 87 64

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?