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All 34 Hanga Roa Restaurants

Kotaro

Av. Hotu Matua | (across from Aeropuerto Mataveri), Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 6644 3068
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Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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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 and for this month (october) also wednesday, because we'll in reconstruction so make a reservation 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Santiago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Nice place and good service. A little bit slow but you are warned with the sign in the front of the restaurant..^__^ The portion is quite large. Variety of food to choose from menu.

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's a totally different restaurant than all the others in town. Nice atmosphere and a very entousiastic chef. The food is delicious. A must-do if there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Maybe the most memorable place I've ever eaten. Run by a Zany Chilean, who lived and cooked in Japan, and speaks fluent Japanese. It's a one man show, he does all the cooking. The ambiance is 5 star. Great chill classic rock and jazz, it's a surreal island shack decorated like a dive bar in Tokyo. The food is very... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is the best restaurant I've been in years! It was a real pleasure. Amazing food, the chef and his wife are super friendly and the environment, music and decoration are beautiful and warm. We tried a raw fish sushi and teriyaki chicken, simply awesome!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We loved this place so much that we had to break our cardinal rule of never eating twice at the same restaurant while on vacation! The seafood is fresh caught that day! The soup and sushi were beyond amazing! The salmon, fish with ginger and fish with curry were cooked to perfection! The chef and and his sweet, lovely wife... More

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AREQUIPA, Peru
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Close to the airport, so if you have some time let before your flight leaves, go to Kotaro. The chef is kind and quite original. He proposes a kind of menu. Consisting of soup, rice (the best on the island) fish/shrimps/ meat. It takes some time to get served, but is is worth waiting. The cost is normal, according to... More

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Additional Information about Kotaro

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

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