Koy Shunka Restaurant (Barcelona)

Born in Toyota (Japan) in 1972. From an early age he learned sushi and Japanese cooking techniques with his father, a sushi master and restaurant owner.

At the age of 15 he travelled to Tokyo, where he worked in various restaurants and trained in different Japanese culinary techniques.

He came to Spain in 1997 and was fascinated by the variety and quality of Mediterranean products. It was then that he conceived the idea of blending Japanese culinary tradition with Mediterranean gastronomic culture.

For a time Hideki worked at various Japanese restaurants in Barcelona, then in 2001 he opened his own restaurant, Shunka (which translates as “seasonal flavour”) with his wife, his sister and his brother-in-law. The idea was to blend traditional Japanese techniques with the products and characteristics of Mediterranean cuisine.

In 2009 he opened Koy Shunka, a spectacular restaurant with a great kitchen visible from the dining area, a cedar wood bar and a range of dishes featuring superb quality and raw materials, which has earned him a Michelin star.

From 2014 to 2016 he expanded his business. First he opened Koy Hermitage in the Sport Hotel Hermitage in Soldeu (Andorra), which opens only during the skiing season. It features an exclusive bar for 12 diners and one table for 6. In 2015 he opened Kak Koy, a robataya (Japanese brasserie), and in 2016 Majide, a spin-off of Shunka in terms of its cuisine and the design of the venue itself.