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Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #77 of 139 Restaurants in Willemstad
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The only Japanese owned, prepared Japanese restaurant in the island. Best sushi and other dishes.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Maastricht, the Netherlands
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Chose to eat on cushions or at a table... Regardless, an extensive menu with dishes beautifully served by very friendly staff in the old Riff Fort location by Willemstad harbour. Somewhat busy when the cruise ships are there......

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. However the food is below average. Tempura should be the last one to try. Sushi and sashimi so so.

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The food was well prepared and very fresh and the waitress was attentive to our needs. There were other restaurants in the area that we tried but this one was our favorite.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

my classmate and i were doing a project on this restaurant because we were interested in learning the works behind sushi, i have heard and read bad reviews but i decided to give it a chance. my experience came out to be dissapointing and i came to unterstand why service is hardly present the workers are lovely but need more,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My daughter and I had a great experience here. The sushi was fresh and perfectly prepared. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to take their family out to a nice dinner.

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EmaTeiCuracao, Public Relations Manager at Ema-Tei, responded to this review

Thank you beachbum41! More 

Oranjestad, Aruba
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wow! like four years ago, I didn't like sushi. But since I moved in to Aruba I tasted this wonderful dish. Now in my honeymoon, i Visited this wonderful place: Emma tei, it was hidden in middle of Rif Fort. Beautiful place with japanese culture everywhere, even some seat inside of the restaurant follow the culture very good. for me,... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My lovely bride and I both enjoy sushi, so we thought we’d give this sushi restaurant a try and we enjoyed the result. We sat outside in the Rif Fort to enjoy the evening air, which unfortunately was a tad spoiled by cigarette smoke. We ordered sushi, sashimi and rolls. Everything was fresh, presented beautifully, and tasty. The only downside... More 

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

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