This excellent Japanese-Brazilian fusion restaurant is situated on the very edge of El Born just across the road from Ciutadella Park. The first thing you’ll notice as you cross the threshold are the big fat carp swimming on the floor.
Watch as your steps create ripples in the pool and the fish scatter in all directions. Kids (like me!) love it, and it keeps them amused during the short wait for food. And, when tired of the touch-sensitive fish you can watch a large-screen projection of life under the ocean. Amusingly the undersea scenes are cut in with a live feed from the kitchen – so you can watch the expert chefs prepare your sashimis, tempuras, makis, niguris and sushis.
The food here is excellent. It has a deserved reputation among locals for excellent food, efficient service, great value and a very friendly atmosphere.
If going in the evening you’ll probably need to book ahead, or be prepared to wait a while.
If it’s a balmy afternoon, or a warm and sultry evening, or you need a cigarette … you can eat outside.
And they’ll deliver their exquisite dishes to wherever you want them – you won’t even have to leave your hotel bed to delight in a genuine taste experience.
And, now there’s another Ikibana – on Parallel.