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Ylang Ylang

Calle Estrellas, Ojochal, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5054
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Estrellas, Ojochal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The location of this quaint restaurant is nestled on a hill in Ojochal overlooking the ocean. The menu is written on chalkboards and is updated frequently. The serve beer, wine and soft cocktails. For appetizers we had Spring Rolls, Tuna, and Sticky Rice with beef....More

Thank MaloloLoki
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Ylang Yland serves Indonesian food. It's similar to Indian food but not as heavily accented. They have maybe 6 tables and it's a dining experience. The chefs husband greets you and offers a few appetizer options and a small table side chalk board. Dinner is...More

Thank chrisfromthecape
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Ylang Ylang is in Ojochal, Costa Rica, a small wayside village known for it's collection of very nice restaurants that range in price. Ylang Ylang is the first road to the left as you enter Ojochal on the Avenida Principal. As you go up Calle...More

Thank Molecularpenguin
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This excellent restaurant is only open 4 months, WED-SAT I believe. They only take 12 diners a night, and the start times are nicely staggered to accommodate everyone. The menu is very interesting. They only do a handful of things, but they are done very...More

Thank STL_traveladdict
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Christine and I ate here one night and it was one of our better dining experiences while in Costa Rica. Caroline is in love with her cooking and it shows in the expertly blended and married complimentary dishes she and her husband Hans presents.

Thank bruce p
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Make reservations. Only 12 people served each night. Unusual choices bursting with flavor. Great appetizers too. Unique setting. We will go back again. Try something different!!!

Thank Wulfanite1
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Caroline and Hans cook and serve a special selection of aromatic dishes representing the many tastes of Indonesia. A treat for the palate and so nice to spend the evening with such welcoming hosts

Thank dhlc416
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Indonesian restaurant tops our list of favorite places to dine, ANYWHERE. Hans the Dutch host is very welcoming and funny in a serious way while his wife Caroline, prepares the dinners in the back, custom made from a selected menu, all original.

Thank JohnRBuller
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Ylang Ylang's chef/owner Caroline is extremely talented! Every bite was an explosion of flavour in your mouth, truly amazing! Beautiful view and very romantic. Highly recommend.

Thank LisaLyttle
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was our first time trying Indonesian cuisine and absolutely loved it. Every dish was bursting with flavor and goodness, and so beautifully presented. The atmosphere was peaceful and romantic. The owners are lovely hosts that you can tell have a passion for what they...More

Thank TrinaConnecticut
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29 May 2015|
Response from Hans V | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your interest in our restaurant. In the Indonesian cooking style there is no use of wheat and yeast at all. For some items we use sweet soy sauce which contains a minimum of wheat. So our menu is for 70... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Estrellas, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5054
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Small, 10-12 pax, Indonesian restaurant with pacific Ocean view, authentic cooked Indonesian fare.
Reservations only, visit our FB page Ylang Ylang Restaurant and use the BOOK now Button.
We serve dinner (make your reservation).
We cater at your house or rental (please contact us)
We cater your party with Indonesian style tapas (please contact us)
We do Chef at Home (please contact us)
We do Cooking classes 1 or 2 persons max. (please contact us)
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