9 of the best restaurants in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is one of the reference cities within Spanish cuisine and more specifically in the Basque gastronomy, which has international fame. The capital of Guipúzcoa has magnificent restaurants of the highest level, many of them awarded with the so desired Michelin stars.

So if you find yourself strolling through this beautiful capital and you’re a foodie who enjoys good food, then you’ll be amazed in this wonderful culinary city and you’ll have the opportunity to get a unique experience. 

Here you have 10 of the best restaurant in the whole city:


With three Michelin stars, this restaurant is located on the slopes of Monte Igueldo, with a spectacular view of the Cantabrian Sea. Its strong point is the creative cuisine that together with its chef Pedro Subijana has led the restaurant to be internationally recognized.

In its tasting menu, which is a pleasure trip for the diner’s palate, always includes new recommendations in the menu. Try their Poro de Foie with toasted peanut bread, the lobster salad with cider vinegar, the rice with snails and don’t forget the desserts like the classic apple pie.


Another well-known restaurant with three Michelin stars to its credit. Chef Juan Mari Arzak, accompanied by his daughter Elena Arzak, present a constantly evolving author menu with Donostiar roots.

They have a laboratory in which they verify flavors, textures and the processes of elaboration. It’s located on the Alcalde Elósegui Avenue.


Located in the heart of the old town, 50 meters from the Bay of la Concha, it’s a comfortable restaurant with a small living room and a unique stylish room.

Its cuisine is traditional but at the same time updated with two delicious menus, one daily and another one just for tastings, made by Chef Daniel Lopez. Awarded with a Michelin star.

Miramón Arbelaitz

It’s located in the technological park, with a small bar at the entrance and a single room with a minimalist atmosphere.

Its chef and owner, José María Arbelaitz, makes several menus and an elegant menu of innovative cuisine with traditional techniques. He also was awarded a Michelin star.


Magnificent gastronomic choice with French and Basque cuisine with dishes like baked hake loin with virgin olive vinaigrette and fried vegetables or grilled sirloin tacos with roquefort sauce. 

Located in the center of San Sebastian, just 50 meters from the Bay of La Concha.

La Madame

Pork dumplings in black vinegar sauce, Thai style hake, tempura prawns and a delicious dessert list that you can accompany with wines, cocktails and beers from your extensive selection.

This is just a sample of the menu of this lounge-restaurant with retro style that is located on San Bartolome Street and thats more than recommended to visit.

Rojo y negro

If something is famous in San Sebastian, it definitely is the pintxos and in this bar-restaurant they prepare the best ones in whole city: mushroom skewers and shrimp, duck magret and mushrooms, toosta a la catalana or prawn skewer and emmental in tempura.

Located in the street of San Martzial Kalea. 


Located on General Artetxe Street in Barrio de Gros, it’s a restaurant dedicated to small cuisine where you will find exquisite and creative pintxos that you can try with some wine or cava. 

Grated scallops, cod ajoarriero and lasagna are some of the names of their creations that are either cold or hot and you’ll surely want to taste one of each.


It couldn’t be missed a Japanese food restaurant which are so popular nowadays. In here you’ll be able to book a private tatami to enjoy with your partner or friends. 

With a touch of Japanese style, the portions are generous and full of flavor that will make you a sushi fan if you aren’t yet. They’re located on San Francisco Street.