May 30, 2015

Usagui Barcelona - Japanese Cafe

Usagui Barcelona

I just recently discovered Usagui, and it's already my favorite Japanese in Barcelona. When we think about Japanese restaurants, we tend to associate this concept to sushi, and yet Japanese cuisine is so much more than this! 

We have amazing ramen in town, like Ramen-Ya Hiro, and also, luckily, Japanese cafes, my favorite. There's currently two in Barcelona, Takashi Ochiai, a Japanese bakery and cafe I must write a review on soon, and Usagui, an absolute hidden gem. 

Usagui is run by a Japanese couple and the sister of the wife, making of this a perfect family business cafe. Not only do they serve outstanding matcha drinks and Japanese desserts such as mochis or matcha cakes, they also have some dishes available for lunch and dinner. Absolutely everything is homemade, of course. Usagui means Rabbit in Japanese, and you're bound to see little rabbits everywhere: in their business card, decorating the blackboards at the entrance, on their menus, and even their  hashioki (the chopstick rest) is a cute little rabbit. 

The first time we visited {last week}, we went for tea and absolutely adored it, so we decided to go back yesterday for dinner. We had Yakisoba Omu {Yakisoba noodles wrapped with egg}, and Oyakodon {Chicken and egg with rice}. 

Usagui Barcelona

Both dishes were delicious, but I liked the Yakisoba the best. We had miso soups as well. And for drinks J had cold matcha latte, and I had a hot matcha latte with soy milk. Matcha latte is my absolute favorite drink in the whole world, and I cannot understand why Starbucks has it in Hong Kong but not in Spain :'(

Visited on: May 29, 2015
Overall Quality: 5*
 You may find matcha latte sort of expensive at 
4€ but I think it's all worth it for the quality you get. Cake slices are around 4 as well, and main dishes around 9€. We paid 31 for this dinner. They lunch set for 11€.
Value for Money: 5*
Would I recommend it? You simply cannot miss it. It feels like being in Japan!

Carrer dels Santjoanistes, 28 (next to Plaça Molina)
Phone: 93 200 55 41
Opening hours: 
Tue: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed-Sat: 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed on Monday


  1. Dear, Olivia! U look so good! I'm happy that u're mother now of such a cute biy. I watched ur last post many month ago, when u got merried, so what a nice news that u are also mom now) Happy for u. Love ur blog and ur cafe reviews!
    My best regards,


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