Best Sushi in Barcelona

 

Having a sushi craving? I made a list of the best sushi in Barcelona: my personal favorites, places I haven’t been to yet but heard great things about, and more sushi places that are recommendable. Let me know if there is a place you really like that didn’t make it on this list! A separate list of Japanese restaurants is in the works!

Sato I Tanaka, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Sato I Tanaka, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

My personal sushi favorites:

Sato I Tanaka - There is nothing like this place. It’s small with 15 seats only, divided into two rooms. All seats surround the sushi chefs, and it’s pure magic watching them work. Go for the tasting menu (great value for money, around 30-35€), and make sure to choose the long one: you’ll regret choosing the short one when you see all the dishes that do not end up in front of you. Read my review of Sato I Tanaka here. Carrer del Bruc 79 (Eixample).

Hitsumabushi, Gracia. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Hitsumabushi, Gracia. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Hitsumabushi - New to the game as a restaurant, but chef Nobuyuki Kawai most certainly isn’t: he has been working in a sushi restaurant in the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. The eel is the star here. Read my review of Hitsumabushi here. Av. Príncep d’Astúries 3 (Gracia).

Kibuka, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Kibuka, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Kibuka - Another all-time favorite is Kibuka: a popular Gracia classic. I like to drop by Fast Kibuka to pick up a little something to take home with me. The Hot Philadelphia roll is possibly one of the most famous dishes on the menu. If you eat at the restaurant, make sure to try the brigadeiros for dessert, an unusual choice for a Japanese restaurant but they make it work. Carrer de Goya 9, Carrer de Verdi 64, Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla 23 (Take away). All located in Gracia.

Sushi Shop - My favorite chain for delivery. Fresh, delicious and fun options, perfect for a night at home. Passatge de la Concepció 2 (Eixample).

Kitsune, Gracia. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Kitsune, Gracia. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Kitsune - Another Gracia favorite. This cozy restaurant is very popular, so make sure to book in advance. Great value for money. Carrer del Montseny 13 (Gracia).

Roots & Rolls, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Roots & Rolls, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Roots & Rolls - A great concept: innovative plant-based sushi (and more) in a beautiful space. Read my review of Roots & Rolls here. Carrer del Consell de Cent 401 (Eixample).

Go To List

Robata - Can you beiieve I haven’t been here yet? I can’t wait to go, the place looks very cozy and I have heard great things about the food. Did you know everything on the menu can be made gluten free? Carrer d’Enric Granados 55 (Eixample).

Akashi Gallery - I have heard great things about this restaurant that also is an art gallery, how cool is that! Roselló 197 (Eixample).

Sun Taka - A newcomer in Barcelona. They have an interesting looking lunch deal, and the dishes look gorgeous. They also have a tasting menu. You can sit right in front of the chef by the bar and watch him work. Bruc 156 (Eixample).

Ekubo - In this low-key place the nigiris are supposed to be fantastic. It’s not the cheapest place in the city, but I’ve heard so many good things about it that I need to go ASAP. Carrer Comte d'Urgell 108 (Eixample).

Yashima - Said to be one of the first true Japanese restaurants in Barcelona. In addition to great sushi, they also boast a teppanyaki and what is said to be a delicious sukiyaki. Avenida de Josep Tarradellas 145 (Les Corts).

Maruya - Cute-looking Japanese restaurant with a short but sweet menu. Carrer Sepúlveda 42 (Sant Antoni).

Nomo Nautic. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Nomo Nautic. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Others

Nomo - Grupo Nomo has several restaurants under its belt, and my favorite is actually outside of Barcelona: Nomo Nautic in Sant Feliu de Guixols. They have various locations, full list here.

Koy Shunka - Fancy, fancy: the tasting menu is around 130€ (drinks not included). For an unforgettable experience, book a seat here, you won’t regret it. They currently hold one Michelin star. Carrer d'en Copons, 7 (Gótico).

Shunka - Classic but outstanding options. The tasting menu will set you back around 65€ and consists of 9 dishes and a dessert. Carrer dels Sagristans, 5 (Gótico).

Teikit, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Teikit, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Teikit - A very different take (no pun intended) on sushi, but when you are looking for something different go for it! Perfect for delivery. Travessera de Gràcia 50 (Sarria-Sant Gervasi).

Monster Sushi - This restaurant is very popular for delivery, and they are very gluten conscious. Plaça de Gal·la Placídia 25 (Gracia).

Pakta - Not strictly a sushi restaurant, but worth a mention. A Japanese/Nikkei tavern by the Adria (El Barri) team. It has now evolved deeper into a Mediterranean-Nikkei fusion concept. Expensive, but obviously worth every cent. Carrer de Lleida, 5 (Poble Sec).

Ikibana - A gorgeous restaurant, perfect for a birthday celebration. Japanese-Brazilian fusion. Various locations (Sarria, Born, Parallel).

Parco - Not the cheapest, but the restaurant is gorgeous and the food is excellent. The sashimi is very recommendable. Gluten free options available. Passeig de Gràcia, 119 (Gracia).

Futami - A homely Japanese restaurant that serves up a comforting lunch, and has a good sushi menu. Enric Granados 10 (Eixample).

Majide - Innovative and tasty sushi, from the Shunka team. Somewhat of a secret in the Raval. Carrer dels Tallers, 48 (Raval).

Miu - This restaurant on Carrer Valencia has a good lunch deal. It’s less zen than most, with a modern flair. Carrer de València 249 (Eixample).

Kokka - This tapas restaurant holds a secret downstairs: a Nikkei sushi bar. Carrer Avinyó 30 (Gótico).

Sakura-Ya - Somewhat of a classic, downstairs at L’Illa shopping center. Good quality ingredients. Avinguda Diagonal 557 (Les Corts).