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Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 31 12 09
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 20:30 - 22:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are so many amazing restaurants in this area and this is not one of them. Im not sure how it has 3 stars... the food was fine but the service was not pleasant at all.

Thank ivi h
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe we had very great expectations for this restaurant. The food and service were excellent but there is still something about American service that is by far better than the European. Anyway, the cobbler should stick to his last and I think European service should be rated by Europeans. We did have a great time, drank great wine and ate... More 

Thank Siliha Maria M
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were highly recommended to this 3 star high profile restaurant. This elegant building, perched high up a hill, enjoys fabulous views and was spacious with full glass windows. But!! That alone does not make for a good eating experience. Service was not personal. Most of the dishes do not deserve any mention. Bland and tasteless, or tasting of chlorophyll,... More 

Thank Haebee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Akelarre has a beautiful location excellent cuisine. With an impeccable service the classic tasting menu brings all the tradition and excellence of the chef. Others in my table had different tasting menus and loved it too.

Thank Betina D
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with Family here and the food was very nicely done. We all had a great time and You need to make reservations way ahead of time like 3 month I think it was.

Thank mirage-ult
Frankfurt, Germany
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, to start off, the crackers were slightly off. But from then on it only got better. We had our 9/13/15 year olds with us and they loved it all. To be honest our kids eat most things but they did really appreciate the food. The foie gras was delicious. We went for the 3 different menus, so... More 

Thank Hippyjane
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife here for her 40th birthday lunch and we both had a fabulous time. The restaurant is stylish and the view out across the Bay of Biscay on a beautiful sunny day is quite something. The staff were very friendly and did all they could to make the visit special. We each chose a different tasting menu... More 

Thank MattnL0u
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on the top of Igeldo mountain. The plase and the views will blow your mind. Each dish was a unforgetable experience, price was quite high but it worth.

Thank markberlin72
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to a 3 Michelin star restaurant before I promisedr an exceptional should have spotted me getting up and discreetly pointed this out Our napkins were not offered or placed for us not once was the offer of a chair be pulled or placed plates where taken while others were still eating the same course so in general the... More 

Thank stevemulcahy
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the cost and worthy of it's three stars. It was great that we could each try a different menu. Staff were friendly and efficient without being stuffy or overbearing. you could tell they loved what they were doing. The food was amazing both visually and in taste. The wine list was reasonable offering bottles from the low 30s... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 201 - USD 201
European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 31 12 09

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?