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Radial Santa Ana, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tico sushi????

We went there only once and it was because we were looking for another sushi place that used to be in its place. They try to do sushi with Costa Rican taste. Well... didn't do it for me. I have had better sushi and frankly don' t mind if pay a little bit more and get the right stuff. Service... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
Mike B
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been here four times. Review is considering them all. Interesting flavors and combinations. Attention was nice. Menu is wide and all options I've tried have been delicious. Sangría beverage is remarkable. Parking lot available in front. They have love music on some weekend days. Some people criticize roll's names, but I think focus shouldn't be this one. When you go... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were looking for a sushi place in Lindora and decided to try Yakijama, monday night 2x1. It was a good and funny surprise. It is not your traditional sushi. Everything has a tico twist, even the name of the rolls. Overall a good experience.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

PROs - Nice environment - Good service - Good sushi menu - good Security and in front parking CONs - Rules>you can not share, you can not leave a single roll on the table or you get charged the full dish - It may take a while between orders FOOD - small sushi with below than average quality. Avoid Tuna... More 

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Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Its advertised as all you can eat, of course this is only with selected rolls and does not include drinks. They also offer a cheap buffet, and is cheap in every way, in price, in flavor and in quantity. Not really worth it, the chicken was cooked to death, the offering is not really Japanese food, its simple food but... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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140 reviews 140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The prices were outrageous.. $22 for a small fillet of chicken... $22 for 6 tempura fried shrimp that were halved with rice... Really??? Not where I eat...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went there only once and it was because we were looking for another sushi place that used to be in its place. They try to do sushi with Costa Rican taste. Well... didn't do it for me. I have had better sushi and frankly don' t mind if pay a little bit more and get the right stuff. Service... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Definitely not the best sushi. I've found in Lindora better quality to price places. No particular issues, but they seem to use cheap ingredients, so won't be there again.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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140 reviews 140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Interesting creations for those who are not particularly a Sushi "purist".. The incorporation of ripe plantain into the rolls make them something that I had not experienced before.. The service was good, the establishment clean, and the food quite tasty...

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  • Address: Radial Santa Ana, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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