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Jiutepec, Cuernavaca, Mexico
+52 (7) 353055
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awful food, lousy accomodations but great gardens

This place is everything USED TO BE: it used to be good, it used to be great, it used to have great rooms, it used to have great buffet, USED TO. Not anymore. Even weddings have lost their angle since the food is soo bad. When you finally manage to find a place that makes lousy quesadillas you... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is everything USED TO BE: it used to be good, it used to be great, it used to have great rooms, it used to have great buffet, USED TO. Not anymore. Even weddings have lost their angle since the food is soo bad. When you finally manage to find a place that makes lousy quesadillas you know there... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I didn't like anything at all from this restaurant. I'm a japanese food lover and I've had the luck to eat great japanese food prepared by expert hands, but this place is a real insult to japanese restaurants. They just throw diced vegetables with meat to a pan (I doubt they even use a wok) put some soy sauce on... More 

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San Diego, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place used to be fantastic. To be fair, the appetizers and desserts were quite good actually. The rest of the food was barely eatable and served cold. The service was tremendously slow. The waiters were friendly but very forgetful and disorganized. We went for dinner and had an awful night; one of my friends and I got very sick.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Probably the best recognized hotel in town, settled in a former Barbara Hutton's mansion surrounded by green areas. Feels like you traveled to Japan in a second. Just beautiful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The quality of the food is decent, not bad but nothing to write home about. However the service is painfully slow, some of us were on our second course while others were still waiting on their first one. Some dishes were cold and didn't arrive when expected (eg. My soup got to the table AFTER my main course). All of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We had a lunch and a dinner at the place. The location is great, the service excellent, the selection and quality of the dishes is very good. Both experiences were awesome. I was most impressed by the very reasonably priced sake selection.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This place was adapted from a private residence into a hotel. Its main restaurant is Sumiya, and it is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been at. The building is a traditional Japanese construction, surrounded by breath-taking gardens, the food is delicious, and the service is outstanding. This is a MUST while at Cuernavaca, and I think that’s all... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you visit Sumiya during the day, prepare yourself for a quick visit to Tokyo, Japan. Sumiya is an enchanting Japanese Palace with lush gardens, ponds,, creeks and fountains. In the morning you can choose from having breakfast at the Buffet or at the Brunch area. I recomend the second option. Inside a Japanese house with great views of the... More 

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London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had lunch in the Sumiya restaurant. I think it is fair to say that it is not good value for money. We paid a bill of $130 US dollars for four people and didn't even have wine, every dinner had only one course and only one of us ordered a sweet. We were not particularly full at the end... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Our family took us to Sumiya for a most elegant and delicious breakfast buffet. After eating we strolled the grounds and we were captivated by the beauty of this place. We also took a tour of the Kubuki Theater and were amazed at how detailed and perfect everything seemed, not to mention the serene meditation garden. I enjoyed every second... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jiutepec, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Morelos  >  Cuernavaca
  • Phone Number: +52 (7) 353055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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