Kokka / Palosanto
Nikkei Bar / Mediterranean & Peruvian cuisine
OFFERING: Located in the Arai Aparthotel; Kokka (in the basement) is the first Nikkei bar in Barcelona, with dishes such as oysters, causas limeñas (type of potato dish), tiraditos, ceviches, makis, nigiris, pisco-based drinks and sakes. And Palosanto (on street level) a restaurant serving tapas and dishes typical of Mediterranean and Peruvian cuisines, such as the Tuna Tacos marinated with quinoa and Figueres onion and the Iberian pork ribs with criollo sauce and sweet potato. The wine list, created together with Wineissocial, includes surprising Spanish references at good value for money.
HIGHLIGHT: The Kokka bar format, where the entire kitchen as such is simply a searing plate, means that all of the dishes are prepared freshly in front of the diner, resulting in a culinary spectacle. The gastronomic formula of Palosanto on the other hand, quality ingredients and characterful, and its location, on the George Orwell Plaza, have made it popular with foodies visiting the Gótic Quarter.
INTERIOR: The Kokka lounge is warm, comfortable and intimate while Palosanto is more urban and modern.
PRICE: Kokka: 35-45 Eur. Palosanto: 25-35 Eur.