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Blvd. Kukalkan Km. 9.0 | Centro Commercial, Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #69 of 549 restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I promised the chef I would write I have been here before and was impressed, but was more impressed this time! Not only is the staff very friendly, not much English but the chef understands completely. The sushi here is very very fresh. I give this restaurant five out of five stars. I stayed at the Fiesta Americana Coral Beach... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food very good, service fantastic, sat down stairs, quite small but not a problem, they do have a larger upstairs.Nice choice on menu, if back in Cancun would definetley visit.

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

So, that's clearing a low bar. There's not much of a view (the restaurant currently overlooks a construction site), but the decor isn't bad and the food is reasonable for Japanese food made in a place with few Japanese people. The service is very attentive without being pushy. If you want a light meal for under $25, this is a... More

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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We found this restaurant from one of the travel guide books and it was a great pick. Food is so delicious! You can tell this is the old restaurant from its interior but we kinda liked it. That made me feel that it has long history and tradition.

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Scamander, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If your traveling from Japan I would recommend trying somewhere else. :( The food is double the price with half the taste than in Japan. Staff were very attentive, friendly and always had a smile.

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Hamilton, NJ
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239 reviews 239 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to Hanaichi after reading all the recommendations on the TripAdvisor and Fodor's, with the latter claiming that the restaurant "has some of the best sushi in Cancún, and is frequented by Mexico's best chefs." The location is indeed unimpressive, a veritable hole in the wall. The interior design is very average. The service is good though, polite and... More

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Miami, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What an experience!! The chefs Gama and Pablo are creative and can serve you experiences in sushi like in Japan (sitting at the sushi bar). Ask for Chiles Toreados (spicy sauce) to go with your Nigiris, cones,rolls etc Nigiri of caracol, of prepared clam, of salmon, of Albacore...endless

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Washington, D.C.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed nearby and walked to this restaurant 4 nights out of the 7 of my stay. Definitely some of the best Japanese food I've ever had. It's a small location but the service is fast, and the food is absolutely delicious. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of food. I'll be coming back here soon!

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Walked past this tiny restaurant in an alley off the main pathway several times enroute to my hotel in Cancun. My curiosity finally got the best of me and I tried it. I sat on the main counter and was pleasantly surprised! I had a sashimi set plus extra Unagi and it was as good as any Japanese restaurant I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were walking along and saw this restaurant. Who would have thought we could find a Japanese restaurant in Mexico. We thought this cannot be good. But the more we looked at it, the more our curiosity drew us in. We were pleasantly surprised as the food started arriving. It was all very fresh and tasted fantastic. I will admit,... More

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