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Astelena 1997 Restaurante

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Euskal Herria 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 58 67
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 13:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 20:30 - 22:30
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice dinner served at ease and according to our choice. Discovered the subtle tastes of Asparagus with mushroom and had a tasty fish soup. Haik spread for the main course with potatoes was nice with lemon sauce. Desserts were super topped up with Moscatal. Overall a great gastronomic experience....

Thank Joseph M
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is worth the price! Excellent traditional & nouvelle Basc cuisine under Ander direction. Service is efficient, fast and paying attention to all details. Well trained. I was there yesterday night with my wife and we reslly enjoyed very very much. Quality of food is superb and excellent execution and presentation. We tried several dishes of their Menu and... More 

Thank cmatillas
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant - good location, nice atmosphere (particularly in the basement, where we ate) and great food (we had the tasting menu). Will go back!

Thank KirstenLuann
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a short weekend and we decided to have a nice meal in this restaurant. We were welcomed with a smile and had a nice table downstairs. They helped us pick out a wine that went with our food. Had a great variety of local food, mostly fish that was prepared very well. We really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, food, service, ambience was top notch! We were able to share most dishes and the white Rioja paired perfectly with everything, even the water was great ! This restaurant was much better than the Michelin star we went to next night!!! Thanks we will definitely be back and tell all our friends!

Thank arleen S
St. Albans
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an exceptional place to eat. The staff are very efficient and friendly. They are very helpful. The menu is good and the food is excellently cooked and presented. The wine list is also of a high standard. The owner is very personable and he works hard to ensure all diners feel valued. On the many occasions that I... More 

Thank 0205pb
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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181 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had dinner here on our first night in San Sebastian and it set the standard for a wonderful few days. The welcome from the Maitre D was impressive but he wasn't the only one, the staff were all welcoming and excellent as were the other diners. Dinner was excellent, my prawn ceviche (for want of a better word) was... More 

Thank expatsal
Houghton Conquest
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food in an area with so much competition. Excellent service. Excellent wines. Cannot fault it and highly recommend.

Thank Paul R
Bilbao, Spain
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

There are two dining romos, downstairs is like an old cellar with Stone walls. The portions of the main courses were huge. We asked and we were not informed appropriately. Next time I would insist on knowing the portion sizes. PS

Thank Ander G
Zurich, Switzerland
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The reservation was made by the concierge of our hotel. The place is good located in the center, restaurant is relatively small, friendly and attentive staff. We had mini black pudding as a starter (very good and tasty) and salad with seafood (crabmeat and shrimps) very fresh and tasty. Main course was a cod for me (ok but nothing special)... More 

Thank brucewife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$65
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Euskal Herria 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 58 67

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?