Kibuka in Verdi street is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants. There are few tables for a small groups since they won't let people book for groups of more than five people and there are two dinner shifts, one at 9 and the second one at 10.
Apart from the Japanese food we are used to they innovate with other ingredients, making different Sushi and Nigiri. In this line I personally recommend the Nigiri Foie. It is a small tapa with two Nigiri. I won't explain more because you have to taste it yourself. Also, even though it is commonplace, I recommend the Coulant or Fondant de chocolate. It is huge and delicious!
This restaurant is quiet, of modern aesthetics but cozy at the same time, in one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the city. To the visitor I recommend going for a walk there before having dinner, apart from the lovely spots you will find (like the old Gràcia town hall), there are also very original shops, mostly fashion ones.
Koy Shunka is an excellent restaurant serving exquisite haute cuisine prepared from top quality ingredients. The service is good and the restaurant has a wonderful, elegant atmosphere. Although I loved it, I haven't gone back as there are plenty of other good options in Barcelona. But I do recommend it.
Kin Sushu Bar is one of the Japanese that opened recently and try to experiment a little with the Japanese food we have known for a long time. The innovation lies as much in the combination of ingredients (especially with the maki) than the presentation in the round plates and in a more western style.
Bouzu is a small restaurant, located next to Sant Antoni market, where they serve authentic Japanese food. Run by a Japanese in love with Spain and ve decided to mix the Spanish custom of "tapas" with exclusively Japanese dishes, you can eat both from tapas and from set meal, the price is between 15-20€ for one person.
The best thing in Sitges ... Well, the best place to eat Japanese food that I've tried.
Tataki Roll (shrimp tempura inside, tuna "tataki" outside, and inside more goodies ... Best of the house)
What else to say? Ah well, yes: you have to go there. It's a must if you're in Sitges. But beware, Sitges in the summer, or a weekend that isn't in the middle of winter, you must call ahead, because that gets full. No wonder ;)
Some friends took me to eat at this tiny Japanese restaurant on a small street behind Plaza Cataluña. Despite its humble location, it’s an incredible restaurant.
The decoration is, again, humble and the menu isn’t that varied, but the food is amazing. Fresh products bought daily at the Boquería market and friendly, warm service are the hallmarks of this great discovery.
I didn’t bring my camera, so you’ll have to do with ones I took from my mobile phone. They also told me that the place is known mainly through word-of-mouth, always a good sign.
Prices: it ended up being less than 30€ each, which included two bottles of very good white wine, 6 or 7 plates, and green tea truffles for dessert. Mmmmm!
I can’t tell you the names of the plates (I’m sorry!). The Kobe beef was very good and the mackerel and salmon roe sushi were as well. Yum!