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“Asia de Cuba”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Asia de Cuba - CLOSED

Asia de Cuba
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Fusion
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Asia de Cuba”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

the food wasnt great, there are better places. Plus I had a friend that told me he found pieces of glass in one of his sushi rolls!

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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food with a touch of scam.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

This was by far my favorite restaurant for a couple of years, there is always room for a walk in. The menu is creative and the sushi is great. They are clearly heavily associated with Tantra, they even wear the Tantra logo uniforms. Unfortunately I have never made it out of there without being subjected to some kind of scam. The Grey Goose was mostly water once, another time after paying the bill, we were stopped by the waiter and asked to pay cash for a drink that we ordered but did not appear on the bill, when we asked for a new receipt he refused.
What starts as a good experience with delicious food ends on a very sour note when you are asked by the staff to help them steal from their employer.

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2 Thank Jacoer1
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Retiro, Colombia
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“No Asia & No Cuba”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Disappointing offerings and the most horrible drinks imaginable. Ambiance is exotic, but does not overcome less than average food and laughable bar concoctions. Waiter demanded a tip for summoning a taxi, who was probably just a friend using his own car.

Visited November 2011
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3 Thank Brson
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Sao Paulo, SP
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Asia has nothing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Perhaps because I´m descended from Eastern, I will be more demanding this type of restaurant.
The pleasant atmosphere, more than most restaurants in Guayaquil, but I can´t say the same food.
The overall taste did not please my palate, although it is not no chef, dishes adapted for cooking Ecuatoriana, are very different than I expected.
Another downside is that no waiter who speak Japanese or English, only Spanish.
The service is very slow, very slow even, another point that I disappointed enough.
it was a table of eight people, and some dishes arrived, while others waited while the others ate, serious misconduct, which generated some unease in the table.

  • Visited October 2010
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2 Thank Daniel_KIKO
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great spot for special occasions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2010

This is a trendy spot in the Urdesa Central area of Guayaquil - it has a modernistic asian flair with great fusion food - heavy on futuristic sushi offerings. It also has a hip bar scene with great music and a couple of cool conversation pits. The consulate crowd likes to meet here so you can get a wide range of languages and accents. Overall I have visited Asia de Cuba four times in the last year and I have enjoyed the food each time. The food is actually priced pretty reasonable as $10-$15 per person can get you a fine dinner - but the drink prices are high and it is not uncommon for the drink tab to be double the bill for the food.

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