91. KOY SHUNKA
Barcelona, Spain
92. AQUA
Wolfsburg, Germany
93. KITCHEN TABLE AT BUBBLEDOGS
London, United Kingdom
94. ALKIMIA
Barcelona, Spain
95. PERBELLINI
Isola Rizza, Italy
96. LE DUC
Paris, France
97. TANTRIS
Munich, Germany
98. LA PAIX
Brussels, Belgium
99. LE CHAMPIGNON SAUVAGE
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
100. AKRAME
Paris, France

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Koy Shunka
Barcelona, Spain

COPONS, 7
934 127 939
WWW.KOYSHUNKA.COM

There is a good reason sushi restaurants have not caught on in Europe to the extent they have in the United States. Unlike the U.S. market, where the demand for high-quality fish is strong, it is not cost-effective for European sushi restaurants to import fish from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market. Slowly but surely, the Europeans are beginning to figure out how to deliver a top-notch sushi experience while relying solely on locally sourced fish. This attractive 17-seat, counter-only restaurant in Barcelona’s Barrio Gothic has done such a good job of adapting classic Spanish ingredients like espardenyes, kokotxos, calamari and baby eels into the kaiseki experience that it has become the first European sushi restaurant to make our list. “Don’t miss their take on ramen,” says one reviewer, adding that the broth made from Iberico ham and topped with thinly sliced espardenyes and shredded Secreto de Iberico is easily the “best bowl of ramen” in all of Europe.