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c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 12 49 91
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Japan for two weeks this summer, we formed a taste for raw fresh fish. While back home (Bucharest, Romania) it is quite hard to find good quality Japanese food, we had an idea to try it in Barcelona, a great European port city....More

Thank Alexandru L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Sushi restaurants I have ever been to. The waiters recommendations were fab. The food was amazing and the service outstanding.

Thank Harriet_S959
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Having food in this place is an experience, the service it's perfect, i drop a fork and the waitress literally run to bring me another one and the food it's superlative, I still remember the scallops with mushrooms. I advice to book in advance a...More

Thank simoz15
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a reservation at Shunka on short notice on a busy Friday night. The menu is small but creative and delicious. We tried several of the house specialties including tuna tataki and lightly fried hockey. Both were amazing! We ordered another...More

Thank NickCafe
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

little, not fancy japanese restaurant with awesome shusi and very friendly staff. live cooking was impressive!

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very good japanese food even if the sushi menu is small (but yummy )! Crispy prawns was so good ! But a little bit small. Other plates had good quantities Waiters very kinds. I recommend this place (but do not take desert :) )

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutly amazing sushi... I was in Japan this year and I ate some sushi there and trust me, the quality of Shunka is soooo high. Great great food and very good service. Recommendation. In love with this restaurant.

Thank AlexEsteban89
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This place was around the corner from Hotel Colon. The sushi was amazingly fresh, the service was great, and probably the best sushi I have had in a long time! I eat sushi quite often, at least 2-3 times a week! The staff is efficient...More

Thank Sohocat
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you stay at Hotel Colon (at the cathedral and used by many cruise ships) they have an amazingly helpful guest relations manager, Raquel Agudo. She took care of us including getting us into this difficult reservation for the best sushi in Barcelona-and although we...More

Thank rickbrounstein
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Tasty dishes, very nice staff, a bit expensive, but definitely worth it. Recommended to make reservations before you go, since it's a very popular place, and you might not be able to get in without a reservation.

Thank Luana N
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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17 January 2016|
Response from Jackyrey | Reviewed this property |
T: +34 934 124 991 If you are 2 or three, better ask a booking in the counter. You will see how they prepare it in front of you... Enjouy it!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$118
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/Sagristans 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 934 12 49 91
In much of the West, Asian food is ubiquitous; but in Spain, especially Barcelona where haute Catalan cuisine reigns supreme, it is downright adventurous. Shunka, a regionally-rare Japanese eatery whose name means “intense aroma of the season,” harnesses the best of the East-West dichotomy by fusing local ingredients with Japanese-style cooking methods.
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