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Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
5999-465-5890
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Are you a Sushi-Lover?

If you are a Sushi-Lover like us and you are in Curaçao, you can't avoid going to Ema-Tei! Located at "Rif Fort" this great ambiance, excellent Sushi variety. Only minus was the service but we truly did understand. The place was simply packed! The ambiance and quality of the food compensated vastly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Aruba
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Aruba
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you are a Sushi-Lover like us and you are in Curaçao, you can't avoid going to Ema-Tei! Located at "Rif Fort" this great ambiance, excellent Sushi variety. Only minus was the service but we truly did understand. The place was simply packed! The ambiance and quality of the food compensated vastly for the waiting time.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

the 10 th of July we had lunch a wonderful experience They had 4 specials named Tokyo / Osaka / Kyoto / Nagoya we ate the Tokyo and the Osaka it was delicious The service and the food where perfect i can't tell with words how full i left afther eating mine food . We already decided that we will... More 

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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 8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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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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46 reviews
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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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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