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Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 7255 7533
Mon - Wed 19:30 - 22:00
Fri 19:30 - 22:00
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Warwickshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had travelled to Japan regularly on business so know a bit about the cooking. The owner is Chilean but worked as a chef for 10 years in Japan. Nice food well prepared and great service. Excellent choice.

1 Thank 1468VX
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had our final dinner here before departing the Island after a lovely 6 days of exploring. Interior is set up Japanese style, hence sitting on the floor on comfy cushions. The chef comes to your table to personally explain the menu - an added touch that we really appreciated. The fish is fresh and every dish is prepared with... More 

1 Thank tawnygama
Montevideo, Uruguay
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251 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Really great food with great presentation. Recommend you do the set meal. Chef Kotaro will ask your preferences and then prepares and delivers truly wonderful culinary delights. He's currently just down the street from the airport entrance towards town, but is moving in February. On Feb. 23rd, he'll open in his new spot which is the other direction from the... More 

3 Thank In4itt
Beijing, China
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is definitely charming and the owner was most friendly. The wine (it got a glass of Chardonnay) was very good, too. It was a lovely experience after a hot day of hiking on the island, and I'd definitely visit again had I been a meat eater. But as a vegetarian, the food (i got braised tofu) was not... More 

2 Thank sandmandala04
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Was on Easter Island for 3 nights and ate here twice. My only regret is I didn't eat here three times. Chef Kotaro prepared some of the best Japanese food I have ever eaten. I've eaten all over Japan and it's very rare to find food of this quality outside of Japan. The fish in a miso reduction was absolutely... More 

4 Thank dragonmann
Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We are Japanese descendants and we love Japanese food (and we are picky about it). Even so, this restaurant went way beyond our expectations and it was definitely the best restaurant in Easter Island!!! Very authentic and very very good sushi and sashimi!

2 Thank 2012_CEH
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great value and fabulous food especially compared to the rest of the island. The owner was the chef and he was wonderful! Such a great host! We had sushi that was probably caught earlier that morning. The inside of the restaurant is really cool

1 Thank Janejk24
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I visited Kotaro after trip advisor recommendations, it is a reservation only restaurant slightly outside of the main bit of town. On the owners recommendations I went for the set menu with a shrimp curry as my main course. The food was excellent, the owner was very friendly and spoke excellent English, reasonably priced for Easter Island - I would... More 

1 Thank Emma B
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted to eat in the local town so checked Trip Advisor to see what was on offer. This place jumped out with superb reviews. Kotaro couldn't have been nicer and is great fun. He helped us pick the food and we were not disappointed. Japanese cuisine at its finest. Every dish was yummy.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We ordered a set menu after the owner and chef (which is an amazing guy by the way, your can really feel his devotion to give you a great food experience) talked to us to figure out what we were after ( there is also a menu of course but we found this was a much nnicer and more personal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 9 7255 7533
Do not eat at this restaurant without reading the rules found in the blog before. This is a restaurant owned and run by one man. If you have the time, I promise you'll enjoy the food, music and ambience, if you are in a hurry, best to make a reservation. OPENING TIME Dinner time 18:00 - 22:00 Sunday Dinner time 18:00 - 22:00 only with reservation Thursday DAY OFF. ++We don't serve any desserts ++We only serve wine,beer and soft drinks, because we think is the best choice with your meal ++and by the design of the restaurant, by the other clients, by the type of food and by their parents, we prefer not to accept children. Except educated children know how to behave in a restaurant. I hope you understand.

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