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Kotaro

Av. Hotu Matua | (across from Aeropuerto Mataveri), Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 6644 3068
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: See the rules of the restaurant before coming you will find in the blog 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 - 22:30 Sunday Dinner time 18:00 - 22:30 only with reservation Thursday DAY OFF SUGGESTION: Make a reservation, Best make your reservation personality, Trust chef's choice ++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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: See the rules of the restaurant before coming you will find in the blog 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 - 22:30 Sunday Dinner time 18:00 - 22:30 only with reservation Thursday DAY OFF SUGGESTION: Make a reservation, Best make your reservation personality, Trust chef's choice ++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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Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Kotaro has become my favorite restaurant in the world. I'm not stating this lightly as I've dined at world class restaurants many times before. It makes sense as the chef is world class, himself and his ability to create a divine meal leaves no mystery. The food is absolutely incredible! Each ingredient, whether it's vegetables, fish, pork, chicken or beef,... More

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London, England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've spent a few months in Japan, but genuinely this was better Japanese food than I had the entire time I was there! The chef was lovely- incredibly friendly and helpful. It does take a little while for the food to come but that's because the chef focuses on one table at a time, giving each the care and attention... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I were recently discussing our top 5 favorite travel meals... all of them aren't gourmet but were good and had a unique touch. Kotaro definitely qualified. The food was excellent and prepared before our eyes after the chef asked us brief questions to help us pick our meals. There is only a few tables and a few... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Francisco - Thanks for the fantastic meals! . We loved this place so much that we ended up going twice. The chef, Francisco has a fantastic personality and it really is a one in a million restaurant. I think it is because it is so unique! - Firstly the rules - hard case ;) we took our 10+12year olds and... More

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dallas, texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This food is as good as any Japanese meal I've had in New York, la or San Fran. The vegetables are excellent, flavorful and fresh and sashimi and fish curry is delightful. Also, love the ambiance and chef recommendations. A must try for those who go to the island!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The food is delicious and carefully prepared. It is totally unexpected that one would go to a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific and have such a wonderful meal. The chef/owner/maître d actually comes to the table and helps you decide what you really should have from the menu. Since he is the one who is going to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Made with love - this is the best way to describe the place. The owners attention to detail, from the restaurant decor to the fantastic home made food, makes for a great dining experience which would stand out in a major city, let alone on one of the most remote islands on the planet. Prices are comparable to other restaurants... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a really lovelymeal here on our 2nd night on Easter Island. Francisco the chef is quite a character. Originally from Santiago, he has lived, trained and worked as a chef in Japan, China, Italy and San Francisco. The food is tasty, well prepared, excellently served and not too expensive (the island is an expensive place after all). The... More

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Zittau, Germany
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great chef who offers amazing food. Went there twice and enjoyed it a lot both times. Super friendly guys working there and wonderful location. Btw: Tee is for free, and if you're into green tea, you'll appreciate the choice he makes - at least I did. Standard menu is a bit pricy, but a fair deal after all as you... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is some of the most delicious food we have ever had. You need to make a reservation before you arrive.. I would highly recommnd it!

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