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“One of the unexpected wonders of Easter Island”
Review of Kotaro

Kotaro
Ranked #1 of 52 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“One of the unexpected wonders of Easter Island”
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We cannot rate this restaurant highly enough. The owner Francisco is a friendly, very interesting man who has chosen his own playlist of music for the perfect atmosphere. As soon as we sat down he came to greet us and asked what kind of food we liked, he then made recommendations for us based on what we liked. You should really put your trust in him and let him serve what he recommends. The food was the best we've had on a journey that has taken us almost completely around the globe. We enjoyed so much that we ate here 2 nights in a row! This restaurant is a ten out of ten for not just the food but the whole experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Japanese with a twist”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Unusual japanese restaurant. The owner cooks in front of you and is happy to suggest a menu. Good selection of music in the background, well cooked food and very good value.

Visited November 2013
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Thank miniscot
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“spectacular food with unique experience”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

This was an unforgettable experience. Udon noodles made fresh in front of us. The chef produces flavors worthy of a Michelin start restaurant. Everything in the restaurant is made by the chef, furniture, decor, food. This is a true renaissance man. What a gem!

Visited October 2013
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Thank digitaldivaLV
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West Valley City, Utah
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Master of sauces.”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Loved this restaurant. Warm, friendly chef. Fresh fish he hand picks at the market. Thanks for another excellent recommendation trip advisor peeps!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Snknowboy
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I were mesmerized by this magical environment - we felt like characters from Kill Bill, and amazing fresh food. The chef plays an important part in this experience, with his knowledge and good manners. We liked it so much we went back again during the same 4-day trip. One of the must-do-things in Easter Island.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Mae T
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