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Bar Ibai

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Getaria Kalea, 15, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 87 64
13:00 - 15:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm fortunate enough to live in Chicago where great restaurants abound. In fact, there are two restaurants with Michelin stars within a 15 minute walk of my North Side apartment. I've eaten at Grant Achatz's 3 star Alinea several times. That having been said, Ibai may be the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. Trust the... More 

1 Thank Michael P
Ucieda & Washington
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Never to return ... after ealier positive experiences we found Ibai to be a place with food in decline and prices increased beyond any reasonable measure. The produce remains excellent, the cooking competent--but kess than inspired--and the prices absurdly high (and, of course, opaque since there is no printed menu).

1 Thank ERS_C_and_A
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Once we over came the language barrier and convinced the waitress that we had a booking we sat in the neat and causal dining room waiting to be served. What was on the Menu today. Not even worth asking, you get what your given. The confusion over the red and white wine was next but both were fantastic and chosen... More 

2 Thank GeorgeC806
Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Due to a long standing business relation, some friends and I were invited to Ibai Restaurant by a colleague. The guy is nor rich, neither a spendaholic. He was just a nice man in the wrong place... We went down into the cellar. There was nothing special about it: an old clock that had stopped working many years ago, naked... More 

4 Thank zongo5
Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very special place with great fish and good wine and champagne. Problem is that they accept no credit cards.

Thank MiguelYork
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Debbydu
Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Kiyoshi_Fujioka
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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242 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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
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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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
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?