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Kotaro

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Av. Hotu Matua | (across from Aeropuerto Mataveri), Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 6644 3068
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: See the rules of the restaurant before coming you will find in the blog...
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 - 22:00 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.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Unexpected gem

From the outside I have to say it looked quite unprepossessing but you step into another world. It is very atmospheric. He has made the building and even the tables inside which has a koi carp image on top. I am allergic to seafood so was slightly concerned that I might get short changed in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From the outside I have to say it looked quite unprepossessing but you step into another world. It is very atmospheric. He has made the building and even the tables inside which has a koi carp image on top. I am allergic to seafood so was slightly concerned that I might get short changed in the food department, but my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've been to numerous restaurants around the world and live in NYC, surrounded by top restaurants. Kotaro in Easter Island is by far the best restaurant I've ever eaten at. The owner, the ambiance, the music, the food…all perfection. It's rare to find a place in this world where the owner takes such pride in his trade. Thank you from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited few days ago. When we arrived at the place, we felt like being inside a movie of Miyazaki. The atmosphere is SUPER: from the furniture to the music playlist. Everything is top notch for an excellent experience. Let's talk about food.. Well, first we had a quick chat with the chef and we decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The owner told us he lived in Japan for many years, so that can only mean amazing japanese food! Also he is very kind and courteous. Totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hard to imagine you end up in the middle of the Pacific and find such an excellent Japanese restaurant. Good size serves, great sauces and personal service. We read up on most of the reviews and were certainly curious to see what the service would be like - but it was fantastic and very personal. Loud music yes, but good... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Everything is amazing at Kotaro: the ambience, the owners, the music and the food. When you get inside you know its going to be great. Really authentic, with all the forniture hand made like if you were in some Kyoto bar. The food was really great and we let the friendly chef's wife choose our plates. Later the chef came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I grew up in China and I am so grateful I can have such authentic Japanese food on a very remote island! Led by TripAdvisor, we showed up at this place with no reservation (it's a reservation only restaurant), but the owner made an exception for us that night. We ordered Teriyaki chicken and pork ramen, both were super authentic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

And...at the end of the Earth! What an experience this place was, from the music, to the food, to the interior, to the owner - who is a character! From the off, you must understand that this restaurant is a one man band. He is the owner, waiter, chef, dishwasher, dj, carpenter, builder, architect, interior designer, plumber. You are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved every part of it! The hospitality and excentricity of the chef, the place, the soundtrack, the wine and of course the food!! We had the curry shrimp and the garlic beef, both delicious! Best restaurant of the Island as others said!

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Chef Francisco & his wife were amazing. Made reservations (RECOMMENDED) on our 2nd night on Easter Island & had a wonderful experience. Great food, great wine, great music, great atmosphere, great conversations with Chef & his wife. We were running Rapa Nui Marathon in 2 days & wanted to return but were concerned about carbs (pasta/rice). Explained our dilemma to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Hotu Matua | (across from Aeropuerto Mataveri), Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 9 6644 3068

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 33
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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 - 22:00 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?