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“Great meal & good service - be aware of cover charge which is not mentioned”
Review of Kaupe

Kaupe
Ranked #3 of 152 Restaurants in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Kanab, UT
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great meal & good service - be aware of cover charge which is not mentioned”
Reviewed 7 February 2010

Ate lunch there Jan 25,2010. We were only ones there & food was great & service was good. Nice wine list & fantastic, warm atmosphere in small house on hill 4 blocks up from waterfront. Great view. Natural king crab was excellent starter. Crab is fresh & comes from Beagle Channel. I had Chilean sea bass which was prepared perfectly. When I asked, chef told me the fish comes in frozen but I would never have guessed. It was wonderful.

What was not wonderful was the cover charge they sneak on the bill. It's a tourist town but even still, no problem paying it if they at least mention it on the menu or post it somewhere you can be made aware of it BEFORE you get the bill. A low rent way to do business for an otherwise high class establishment.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful warm atmosphere, great food and views - eat here!”
Reviewed 1 February 2010

We spent a fantastic evening at Kaupe at the start of our honeymoon. The food was just delicious - king crab - mmmmmmmm...The staff and owners are wonderfully warm and friendly and the view from your table is just great! It's good value too - not cheap but good value! Highly recommended - no other restaurant in Ushaia comes close.

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Washington
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17 reviews
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“Not worth it. No vegetables in sight. Small servings.”
Reviewed 30 January 2010

After three weeks enjoying incredible food across Argentina, we went to Kaupe based on a recommendation that it had the best food in Ushuaia. It was OK at best. Small servings, and an uninspired tomato, mozzarella salad with dry basil and unripe tomatoes. Come on -- if you are going to serve tomato and basil salad for $10 US, you can at least hire a hothouse for the veggies. The beef and crab main dishes were good, but with just a couple small spuds on the side. I ask - doesn't french cuisine have recipes for a vegetable? The king crab specialty was akin to a crab bisque - and it was pretty tasty. The desert was quite tasty.
The wine list was also expensive - markups beyond a fair level, and I am fine with restaurant bottle prices. It was the most expensive meal in three weeks in Argentina, and the Lake District, and pretty disappointing. The view is great. But I would save my money because this place wasn't worth it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice view, great food”
Reviewed 14 January 2010

A bit of a walk up the hill, and a hair pricier than the other touristy restaurants, and the portions are a bit smaller than many others, but the quality is top notch. Fantastic dinner and desserts and wine selection, and the service is wonderful.

Nice view over Beagle Channel, but you'll have to eat there around 10pm to catch the sunset in the summer. Reservations are a good idea.

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London
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“Great food at the end of the world”
Reviewed 6 January 2010

We went to dinner at Kaupe whilst staying for 2 nights in Ushaia and were very impressed. The restaurant comes highly recommended and is fairly good value. They have good access to sea food and the king crab is fantastic. The service is very good and friendly ,the wine list is good and varied and overall this is a high quality restaurant. The views over the bay are beautiful and whilst it might not win any interior design awards I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates good food.

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