Akashi Gallery is a sushi bar and japanese art gallery located on the street Rossellón 197, between Enriç Granados and Aribau.
The owners Tina Bagué and Toru Marimoto, both photographers, decided to open a locale in Barcelona after travelling over the whole of Japan during a year carrying out the “Japan photo project”. In the small villages they found cafés with different characters from the ones that can be found in their hometown Barcelona. Inspired by their finds they decided to open a locale.
The space first opened its doors back in 2012 then as Japanese café and gallery, but shortly after they also started with food and it became a restaurant and gallery.
The concept is to be able to enjoy the art exposes on the walls as their clients eat healthy japanese food and drinks.
On the menu we can find dishes like mixed Onigiris 3,50€, Sake steamed clams 9,60€, spicy tuna Uramaki 12,90€ or sashimi Donburi 19,80€.
I visited Akashi Gallery for lunch with a friend, we decided to share two different daily menus. Each menu includes Miso soup, salad, dessert and the main dish you decided upon. The price depends on which main dish you choose.
We ordered the Nigiri 12 pieces for 19,20€ and spicy tuna Donburi for 15,90€. Both dishes were good in both taste and looks.
In the miso soup they added both onion and carrot, which is a new thing for me. In the green salad they mixed both japanese and spanish flavours. Japanese dressing, topped with Ensaladilla rusa, an unusual combo for me.
The dessert we had a spongy warm carrot cake and green matcha tea ice cream, very taste both of the sweet treats.
Akashi Galley ´s opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 13.30h -15.30h and 20.30h – 23.00h
Saturday 14.00h – 16.00h and 20.30h – 23.00h
Sunday and Monday closed
Carrer Rosellón 197, 08036 Barcelona
+34 93 125 08 77