In the last ten years, the great capitals of the world have seen a large amount of Japanese restaurants appear on their streets. It is a phenomenon that is still growing and in this article we will narrow it down to six of them, of different styles, prices, atmospheres and location.
In the heart of the Malasaña district, on the lively Espíritu Santo street -just a few hundred yards from our hotel- we come across Banzai, a narrow restaurant with a simple and modern decoration that offers some of the tastiest salmon nigiris in the area. Less formal is the other Japanese restaurant located just a few years away, on the neighbouring San Ildefonso square: Maki, an ideal restaurant to buy food to take away and eat it outside. There are trays that are varied and complete that only cost 10 euros. You can also eat them with an Asahi beer or buy one in the many Chinese supermarkets in the area.