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Ylang Ylang

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Calle de las Estrellas, Ojochal, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5054
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: During low season May thru November only catering at your house or rental...
During low season May thru November only catering at your house or rental available. Call for reservations! Small, 10-12 pax, Indonesian restaurant with pacific Ocean view, authentic cooked Indonesian fare. You can make reservations online.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing!

On our fourth trip to Ojochal, we finally decided to check out Ylang Ylang. We were blown away! What an amazing blend of flavors in a lovely setting with great hospitality. I've been all over the world and this was one of the most memorable meals I've had - for all the right reasons. This will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Gloverparker
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On our fourth trip to Ojochal, we finally decided to check out Ylang Ylang. We were blown away! What an amazing blend of flavors in a lovely setting with great hospitality. I've been all over the world and this was one of the most memorable meals I've had - for all the right reasons. This will be first on our... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were lucky enough to be invited to a small party at a friends house that Ylang Ylang catered....Hans and his wonderful wife Caroline who own Ylang Ylang put together the most wonderful family style meal featuring almost all of their Indonesian delicacies......it was a magnificent evening.....the food was to die for and the service incredible .....

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I try to dine at Ylang Ylang at least once per year as it is one of my favorite restaurants in Ojochal, Costa Rica! Hans and Caroline are lovely people and Caroline puts a lot of care and attention into the food she prepares. You can taste all the layers of flavors and every dish has been excellent. Hans also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Never expected to find an Indonesian restaurant in the middle of Costa Rica, but there it was, run by a lovely Dutch couple. The food was very good, though some may find some of the dishes a tad sweet. They catered very well for my wife and daughter who are both vegetarian.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food at Ylang Ylang was amazing and authentically cooked. The location is fantastic too and it's worth arriving early for the sunset. There are no cocktails on offer but wine and beer are available. The concept is excellent - you choose the starter then one of four mains, each of which includes two main dishes plus sides and is... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The owners are Dutch and the restaurant specialized in Indonesian food. Never had Indonesian? Don't miss out any longer! Hans walked us through our options and explained everything in detail. Everything is meant to be shared family style. The food was just incredible tasty and fresh. The bill came out to be 80$ for the two of us which included:... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

An amazing Indonesian restaurant in the hills of Ojochal, Costa Rica. A delicious and satisfying meal, served in a beautiful and serene setting. The co-owner and server helped us by explaining each dish, how it was prepared, and with what ingredients. The flavors were subtle and elegant. A memorable meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our recent stay in Ojochal was greatly enhanced by dining at Ylang Ylang, the only Indonesian restaurant in all of Central America. Hans was especially helpful describing a meal he and his wife Catherine would prepare (with advanced notice) for our vegetarian son and daughter-in-law. From start to finish, each dish was distinctive and delicious, infused with a variety of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner due to the fusion of various spices that completed the fish and chicken dishes that we ordered. The owner, Hans, explained that they use up to 18 different spices in some of their entrees. Exceptional food and pleasant atmosphere

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

very nice setting, wonderful service and food, had dinner there with daughter and husband and the four of us agreed that the food was good but was it worth the price?

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Hans V, Owner at Ylang Ylang, responded to this review

Hi Gary Thank you for putting us on top of Ojochal saying "very nice setting, wonderful service and food", but ... you gave us a rating of 3 (average) out of 5. We do not understand because you did not mention what we could approve or did wrong...just raving our food and restaurant....doubting if it was worth it????? I invite... More 

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Additional Information about Ylang Ylang

Address: Calle de las Estrellas, Ojochal, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2786 5054
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Indonesian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de las Estrellas, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5054

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic

Description

During low season May thru November only catering at your house or rental available. Call for reservations! Small, 10-12 pax, Indonesian restaurant with pacific Ocean view, authentic cooked Indonesian fare. You can make reservations online.
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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