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Average rating from 2 meals 8.5 / 10
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Contemporary, Spanish/Japanese


Tetsuro Maeda

Foodle Reviews

on 25 Dec 2023

Finally made it to Txispa, a relatively new addition to the Basque gastronomy scene, run by Japanese chef Tetsuro Maeda @tetsuro_tetxubarri after a decade’s training at Asador Etxebarri (which is located in the same village Axpe just a few minutes away). I expected a lot of similarities between the two restaurants, however, Chef Tetsuro delivered a completely different experience combining Basque techniques and Japanese philosophy using ingredients from both places (Txispa even has its... More

on 19 Oct 2023

Woodfire @txispa_restaurant

- Boletus, xixa hori, jarusalem artichoke flower -
- Longfinned beryx with chard -
- Beef chop -
- Cherry blossom pudding -

Pure products with Japanese techniques by @tetsuro_tetxubarri 🙏

on 18 Oct 2023

Woodfire @txispa_restaurant

- Crispy rice & tuna -
- Chestnut sandwich -
- Kabu with butter -
- Caviar -
- Oyster, cucumber, goat butter -
- Tomato & eggplant -
- Beef tongue & green pepper -
- Schrimps at his best -

Pure products with Japanese techniques by @tetsuro_tetxubarri 🙏

8 / 10
on 18 Jul 2023

Txispa in Axpe is a hidden gem worth discovering! Chef Maeda's 6-year experience as a sous chef for the renowned Victor Arguinzoniz at Extebarri shines through in his exceptional culinary creations. The restaurant, nestled above Axpe in a 1700s building renovated by a skilled Japanese architect, sets the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable dining experience.

The chef's outgoing and communicative personality makes the open kitchen design truly special. Starting with snacks in the kitchen, guests... More

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San Juan Auzoa, 45, 48291 Atxondo, Bizkaia, Spain


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