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Ken Restaurante

#1,676 of 8,129 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Benet Mateu, 53, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 03 20 44
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
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166 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Japanese restaurant. Very cosy space and atmosphere. The food is outstanding and the menu has got a wide range of courses. Very good quality indeed! Reasonable price for a Japanese restaurant.

Thank Gonzalo M
Barcelona, Spain
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The best we got... the tunna tataki. We could have eaten a tone. It was weird they brought the edamame mind dinner. The spice tuna it's not really spicy, I think there's room for improvement there, plus the maki pieces were too big too it all at once. They kickd us out of the restaurant on a friday, and we... More 

Thank A M
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of those cases in corporate world where no renovation leads to a downward spiral. It used to be a good place really, with good food and a clear attention to detail. However, barça players and other jetsetters started to visit the place and that was its end. Service is awful. From one side ventilation is inexistent so... More 

Thank mcubus
Barcelona, Spain
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Average food, ridiculously expensive and tiny portion sizes too. Bad on all counts really. Very disappointing place.

Thank Joh2008
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

For many years Ken has been the Japaneses reference in Barcelona. Few tables, long bar to observe the cooks how they prepare your dishes. Menu of 13 or 18 euros but also delicious specialities.

Thank Joan B
Cham, Switzerland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Ken has been a classic in Barcelona for Japanese restaurants, but now there are better. Food was ok but just that. Service was fine. The cooks at the griddle were abstracted from their customers despite being within 30cms from them. Zero interaction. Which seemed odd. Overall, an average experience

Thank Alex S
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Awesome!!! I've been away from Ken Restaurant for more than two years and I was a bit nervous going back after long time. My memories and expectations about Ken Restaurant were very high. Again we had an excellent lunch experience. We asked for two places in the bar. Service excellent as always, we ordered Yakisoba noodles, Gyozas and Salmon Sashimi... More 

1 Thank Francesc P
Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Overpriced food, nothing special compared to other restaurant of the same kind in town. The poor ventilation system makes you carry along a staunchy smell on your clothes and hair. Poor service, almost stealing dishes away and putting pressure to go fast. Poor selection of teppanyiaki stuff available that night.

Thank Marcononolet
Vienna, Austria
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

It's always tough when one has good food but a poor experience. One eats in a restaurant for good food, but the experience is important, too. Ken is in a sweet part of Barcelona called Sarrià and would have been a lovely option for us since it's near home. As true lovers of Japanese food, we were really looking forward... More 

Thank Emily S
Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Small but great! We sat in the bar and we saw the cook while he was cooking everything and we could appreciate the good quality, it was crazy, awesome experience, coming back

Thank PaulsMarVar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benet Mateu, 53, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 932 03 20 44

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?