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Kotaro

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Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
972557533
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19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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245 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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1 Thank In4itt
Beijing, China
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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3 Thank dragonmann
Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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1 Thank 2012_CEH
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Janejk24
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank DRM69
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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1 Thank arbi_72
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Followed the chef's suggestion. Red snapper and tuna nigiri - yum! Miso soup and red Snapper with veggies was a great first meal on the Island. Would definitely recommend eating here. It's a little harder to find as it's not on the main road but not far and worth the trip. :)

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My girlfriend and I had read about many of the restaurants in EI, and this one was always consistently ranked in the top 3. On our first night, we wanted to see what all the hype was about, so we ventured out. Since it was a national holiday there, many places were not open (and Mondays are not universally good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 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: 972557533
Description
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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