Brazil and Catalonia have joined forces to give us Japanese cuisine. Something so seemingly unlikely became a reality thanks to the union of chef Saul Meireles and swim pro Gemma Mengual, after several years of friendship, they decided to be partners as well, and came together to open a Japanese restaurant. On the basis of the Japanese culture in which raw purism and the pursuit of excellence are of utter importance, they decided to christen this new project as Sugoi, i.e., “The result of a job well done.”
Here you will find a wide range of sushi, maki and sashimi prepared in their own special way. For example, the surf and turf makis combine fish and foie gras or spicy tuna with foie gras. As for textures, the anemone tempura offers an original contrast with the crispy batter and an interior that melts in your mouth. Finally, with regard to desserts, ice cream and green tea mochi bring together the essence and spirit of Asian cuisine to bring a nice end to the meal. To wet the whistle you can rely on the renowned Somelier Jordi Duran, who offers a wide and dynamic variety of wines.
All of this happens inside a room lit with lanterns and origami with a central bar. Outside, there’s a terrace with bean bags, chairs, cushions and a dedicated bartender who is responsible for closing the night with cocktails. A unique and delicious alternative considering the blend of cultures.
Hours: Daily noon and night
Text and photos: Marta Parera
Translation: Brett Piron