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“Creative distillation of Southeast Asian/Asian and Latin American flavours!”
Review of Hawker 45

Hawker 45
Ranked #413 of 10,193 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: USD 13 - USD 29
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Neighbourhood: Eixample
Description: South East Asian and Latin American street food, redefined.
Reviewed 15 May 2017

As an Asian travelling through Spain, I am a little skeptical of Asian-anything, but Hawker 45 was a really surprising and wonderful whiff of southeast Asian flavors distilled into fine dining formats - every dish we had here was really creative and delightful. It took the familiar flavours I know and elevated it into really delightful experiences! It's easy to use Asian flavors in a straightforward manner but this restaurant actually transforms and creates new textures and flavor profiles with it - there is a distinct sense of respect and playfulness around each ingredient (for example, the cold tom yam tofu and the laksa rice!). The cocktails were also stunning, we were amazed at how harmoniously the taste of familiar and savoury southeast Asian spices came together in a magical gimlet. This meal was truly different from everything else we had in Barcelona. A real breath of fresh air and the friendly staff make the experience truly good fun.

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3  Thank Weiffen
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Been to this place many times as it's just next door. The food has always been surprisingly creative, great quality and amazing flavours. The space recreates a street environment very well although it can be improved in terms of lighting and atmosphere but the food and staff really are top quality and worth a visit.

2  Thank Rita J
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were walking back to our hotel and just happened across this little gem. While I do speak Spanish, some of the items listed on the outside menu were a bit difficult to figure out so we went in to ask further questions. Firstly they do have the menu in English and also we were lucky enough to meet the owner. What a sweet person and made us feel right at home. We were there about 7pm so had to come back a bit later when the restaurant opened. We sat at the bar where we observed the cooking of the food. The staff was so friendly! The food was a bit Spanish yet also with some Asian and Indian influences. I would call it more fusion. I had the carrot turine and the Naan. The Naan was so good, I had to order more. My partner enjoyed his meal as well.

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2  Thank 357stacies
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Owner was very friendly and works hard to please. The food is great and the staff was helpful and courteous. We sat at the counter and could watch them make the dishes. Very cool. A must stop in Barcelona.

2  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

The food here is an amazing combination Spanish and Southeast Asian. The creativity is beyond compare. In addition, the service and ambiance make this a truly special experience. Had more than one meal here and was enchanted each time. Don't miss this highlight on your visit to Barcelona!

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2  Thank Ruth T
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