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Bar Ibai

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Getaria Kalea, 15, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 87 64
Mon - Fri 13:00 - 15:30
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Thank Debbydu
Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

2 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 

Thank SBGlobalFamily
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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236 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 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 

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..

1 Thank Jari V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank frakao
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

If you're tired of eating food that bears no resemblance to its original form, come here for honest, good old fashion cooking, where the freshness and quality of the produce speaks for itself and the subtle but masterful cooking techniques bring out the best in the ingredients. We were curious to try Restaurant Ibai, after hearing some foodies rave about... More 

3 Thank Dogbert
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Five tables in a restaurant in the back of a small bar Impossible to reserve ,no English spoken No problem If you appreciate good food cooked very ,very well then go Alicio is an expert All the starters were. Excellent Baby peas delicate and sweet Percebes or goose barnacles fat juicy and just perfect Excellent fungi Stuffed squid in black... More 

2 Thank harridan
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

If good fresh fish is what you want then this is the place. Interesting little bar , cash only , quirky service . Possibly ordered a bit too much . Expensive but you get what you pay for . Was like a lock in as we left

1 Thank ephraimbacup
Sao Paulo, SP
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225 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

We went to Ibai on the recommendation of a local food-loving friend. He warned us that the place had rather high prices, a quirky owner-chef, odd opening hours, a cash-only policy, and limited seating. But he added that we would taste the freshest and best seafood in town. He was right on all counts. The restaurant is in the basement... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
13:00 - 15:30
13:00 - 15:30
13:00 - 15:30
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?