NoName Bar definitively has a great concept. Located in the heart of el barrio de Salamanca, Madrid, it mixes the traditional Japanese cuisine with the American one. It definitely sounds weird, at least to me. Nonetheless, it is worth trying out.
The menu goes from hot dogs and burgers to sashimi and bao buns (definitely worth trying). You might think it is a weird combination. and it definitely is. Peronsally, I believe that in a restaurant they should try to focus on one type os cuisine. Furthermore, when looking at the menu you can se also ingredients from Korea, Spain and Jerusalem. They really have challenged themselves opening this restaurants.
My opinion is as follows:
One one side, it is too much of a mix. You could notice some things were too weird to combine. Or for instance, I would not like to eat a Spanish Rice and sashimi together. I also believe it must be too complicated for the logistics within the restaurant.
On the other hand, if you cannot decide on what to eat, just go there. You’ll find anything. Moreover, the food is good. You could sense they were not specialized In Japanese food, nor Spanish food. But the good taste combined with the great ambiance makes this restaurant so popular.
Lastly, I wanted to talk about the location. As many of the restaurants in Madrid, they have a nice covered terrace. Inside, the place seems smaller than what is actually is. We were lucky and went on a day where it was less busy. I would recommend making a reservation beforehand, since it gets filled quite quickly.
We were seated in the inner back area which was quite pleasant since there you felt like in a cave with a lot of intimacy. The eating room at the entrance is more exposed, but great for celebrations. And the terrace, is probably also great to just have a drink. They serve a wide range of cocktails, each for 11€.
To summarize I will rate the restaurant as follows:
Have you already been to NoName Bar? Let me know in the comments what you think.