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Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
5999-465-5890
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The only Japanese owned, prepared Japanese restaurant in the island. Best...
The only Japanese owned, prepared Japanese restaurant in the island. Best sushi and other dishes.
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  • 22
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour

We stopped here after a day of sightseeing for happy hour. They had three rolls on special and we ordered one of each with drinks. The rolls were perfect! Very fresh and our waitress was very sweet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Jenn K
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stopped here after a day of sightseeing for happy hour. They had three rolls on special and we ordered one of each with drinks. The rolls were perfect! Very fresh and our waitress was very sweet.

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bergen
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You will only find better panfried gyoso in Japan! Not a reheated convenience product but made from scratch. The sushi rolls were also very tasty, after a starter and 2 rolls i had to order one more and it was definately the best of the evening: Fresh cooked shrimps in a coconut and chillie majonaise on top of a roll... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Service was really slow. Definitely on island time. Make sure you aren't in a hurry. The food was good it just took way too long to get one roll.

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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had a tempura dish, a sushi roll dish and the fried cheese cake dessert and can't complain on any of them. Very delicious. The food is made with care and it takes some time to come out but not in a way that it was unpleasant. The Japanese beer served is great but excessively priced in my opinion. Place... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I made a reservation for a large party, and the hostess was straight honest and strongly suggested that we pre-ordered, at least, the appetizers. The japanese staff coming with us made the selection: Gyozas, Edamame, Edamame, Chicken Karaage, Neptuno Salad and Assorted Sashimi. They all were good and we waited no more than 10 minutes, including them bringing our drinks.... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My maki roll fell apart. Meaning not wel rolled. Also, Sushi put on a porcelain plate instead of wood. Causing the sushi to stick to the plate. After mentioning this nothing happened, no excuse / no explanation.

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curacao
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Was there tonight with friends,7 of us,we waited well over a hour and half for the appetizer .a other long wait for the main course.it was so little,even the 9 year old was starving .i ask twice to speak to the manager,none at hand.we left,eat a bunch a home.it was really frustrating,very little food of ok quality. Go elsewhere.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great locatin right in the center of Rif Fort. Service is amateurish, the food isn't that good. Then again why choose a "Japanese" restaurant in the Dutch Antilles? plenty of nice places near by.

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Leipzig, Germany
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Not really a tradition in Curacao, but sushi is also an option. At Ema-Tei in the Rift Fort it took a lot of time to get what we ordered, but the result was worth waiting for. The sashimi special, Ema-Tei roll, and a Tiger special roll were all very fresh and tasty. The terrace is a nice place to sit... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Service was slow but friendly, the food was nothing special. The bill was hot right and much to expensive

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Address: Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999-465-5890
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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  • Address: Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: 5999-465-5890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Description

The only Japanese owned, prepared Japanese restaurant in the island. Best sushi and other dishes.

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