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Ema-Tei

Riffort, Willemstad, Curacao
5999-465-5890
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Ranked #83 of 126 restaurants in Willemstad
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The only Japanese owned, prepared Japanese restaurant in the island. Best sushi and other dishes.
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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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Oranjestad, Aruba
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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234 reviews 234 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Quality has a price, but in this restaurant the balance is not well. The sushi was very good (in our opinion the best in Willemstad) but so expensive that a complete dinner really costs a lot of money. So we have eaten here regularly but only a few dishes at every visit.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Pass this place. Just walk on by! You will wait over 2 hours for mushy sushi that is only a level above gas station sushi. The service was horrible, and when I inquired about the food and timey manner of the service, I wasn't able to speak with the manager because she didn't speak English. They then canceled our entire... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Decent food but pricey for what you get. Inconsistent service. This was in the afternoon, so maybe it's an evening kind of place. We were the only people there, but we did want a late lunch and if you're going to be open you ought to have service.

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Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Ate here for lunch on the patio of Rif Fort. Location was great but the good was just average, kind of bland. While it was good, there are just better restaurants nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nice, quiet, friendly restaurant. Food was delicious. Sashimi was fresh and properly served. Other dishes excellent as well.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Since recently this is my restaurant of choice in Curacao when I want to eat sushi and sashimi. I think the quality of the food is probably the best on the island at this moment. Considering this is Curacao, the service of the staff is not bad. Big recommendation from my side.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I personally did not like their sushi. The rolls are extremely big and it did not taste good. The place is nice. I must admit but the sushi not so much.

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Cornelio Procopio, PR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My family and I decided to go there because of the good location,but we were a little fearful because of the trip advisor reviews.Instead of the mentioned slow service,we had a very nice waitress and the food was tasty and fresh.We even came back there two days later and everything was like the first day.I'd absolutely recommend it for a... More

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