The brothers Pedro and Fernando de Leon or more famous in Spain as the duo behind the 99 Sushi bar from Madrid. This year, after years of looking, opened their first Japanese restaurant in the Catalan capital Barcelona.
The location of their locale is no other then Tenor Viña 4, next to Turo Park in Sarría – Sant Gervasi also known as a wealthy area in Barcelona.
The locale of 99 Sushi bar has an elegant and well sought out interior design which goes hand in hand with it´s costumers from uptown. The lighting is toned down, the walls dark combined with gold-plated metal. As a result gives the restaurant a luxurious but at the same time cosy atmosphere.
I visited 99 Sushi bar with my partner in crime. More known as my boyfriend, whom I drag along on my restaurant hunts in Barcelona and beyond.
We knew that this place is not cheap, but we also knew that the standard of the kitchen is excellent in both quality products and cuisine.
We tried a variety of dishes, we worked our way from the fresh Sashimi served beautifully on a bed of ice (39,40€) and the tender tuna tartar with caviar (43,80€).
Over to the warm dishes king crab au gratin (26,20€).That was pure love to my taste buds. The wild boar gyozas with chestnuts (17,40€), which is one of the star dishes of the 99 Sushi bar.
The other star dish of 99 Sushi bar is the tempura with tiger shrimp (26,30€) delightedly presented on a bed of oak leaf lettuce, which the waiter told us to use as a soft tortilla shell.
As we finished our tempura we felt the need to order another dish, even though we´re satisfied. We decided on the nigiri with Japanese butter fish topped with truffle past (4 pieces 18,80€) , they just melted in my mouth.
Normally when visit a Japanese restaurant I drink beer, and no excuse this time either, we enjoyed the Japanese beer Kirin on draft.
We couldn´t leave with out trying something sweet to end the dinner, our choice fell on the green tea Ichingo (8€). Which for my taste, they could add some more green tea in the filling.
99 Sushi bar is perfect for a formal business lunch or intimate celebration.
99 sushi bar´s opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 13.30h – 16.00h and 21.00 – 00.00h
Sunday 13.30h – 16.00h
Carrer Tenor Viñas 4, 08021 Barcelona
+34 93 639 62 17