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Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
5999-465-5890
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good - Japanese staff loved it

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Patricia R
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Panama City, Panama
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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
2 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Haiti
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Curacao
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

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

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