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Intercontinental Hotel | En frente de Multiplaza Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
506 22082148
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Green and white hues and modern furniture signal the ultra-cool ambiance...
Green and white hues and modern furniture signal the ultra-cool ambiance in Nau Lounge, a trendy Asian inspired drinking and eating spot off the lobby. Enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi from the bar while lounge music fills the air in this chic, contemporary lounge setting
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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food

Try the cerviche! The waiters speak English and are so helpful explaining the menu to sushi newbies. We went back for lunch both days we stayed in the hotel. Don't miss it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Jody1975
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Sharon, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sharon, Connecticut
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Try the cerviche! The waiters speak English and are so helpful explaining the menu to sushi newbies. We went back for lunch both days we stayed in the hotel. Don't miss it!

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear Jody, thank you for recommending our restaurant, we are glad that our staff gave you a great service. Please be welcome any time. Manuel S. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great variety of plates! A recently renovated menu with many options in Rolls and in general great Japanese food. Service is great, you always get treated properly and it feels like home. It's very busy so get there early or with time to spare! I'm a regular and visit almost every week and never get disappointed. Highly recommended!!!

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear Caricao, thank you for sharing you great experience at our Nau Lounge restaurant. We are grateful to have you as a frequent costumer. Kind regards, Manuel S. More 

Usak Province, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The food was normal.... Is about the only good thing I can say about this place. If customer service was based on a scale of ugly to beautiful, this is the ugliest beast you would probably ever encounter.

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear Nano, we apologize for the bad experience you had in our restaurant. We can assure you that this is not the service we are trying to offer our clients. Please feel free to contact our quality manager David Mejia gteinstantservice.sj@r-hr.com to give us more feedback. Kind regards, Manuel S. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had an amazing sushi roll with anguila sauce, avocado, tempura shrimp, very good, excellent quality and taste.

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear Laura, we are glad to know that you had a wonderful experience and that you enjoyed the quality of our sushi rolls. Thank you and we hope to see you soon, with kind regards Manuel S. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You can tell when something is made out of passion and urge to satisfy the person eating rather than making something for this one customer so we can feed the next, I believe in quality over quantity. They've gotten so scattered, there's no structure. Getting entrees first then appetizer then the water + having to look anxious for their servers... More 

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear Manuel, We apologize for the bad experience at our Nau restaurant, we are sorry our service was not as you expected and we hope you can give us a second chance. Manuel S. More 

Costa Rica
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Definitely the only NY style sushi restaurant in Costa Rica. Excellent raw fish quality but I find the rice undercooked. We asked for a Miso soup as starter and it came cold. Service attentive and prices ok..

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear SBV7, thank you for your nice comment about the excellent raw fish quality, we took good note of your comment about the rice and the miso soup . We hope to see you back soon. Manuel S. More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were told to come here for the Sushi. Not the rest of food. So we stopped by and got a nau sushi roll, It was probably one of the worse ones we have had. The rice was mushy like it was old. It took the boy two tries to make it but It still didn't come out good. Not... More 

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Manuel S, Gerente at Nau, responded to this review

Dear Lopezs15, we are sorry to hear about your bad experience in our Nau Sushi Lounge, we apologize for not reaching your expectations. We hope you can give us a second chance. Manuel S. More 

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent sushi restaurant inside the Intercontinental. Eaten there several times and had a very good experience.

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Hamburg, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Nau Restaurant in the InterContinental Hotel in Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica is remarkable in multiple ways: irrespective of its top class patron hotel premisses it offers great Sushi et al. food, enough drinks and a remarkably attentive service for very acceptable prices. Their drinks manager at the bar counter Sr. Walter (good old German name) is going out... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times. The food is very good and the service is excellent. During weekends and holidays it is very crowded, but it is an excellent option for dinner or lunch in week days. They take reservations any way. I think it is a great restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Intercontinental Hotel | En frente de Multiplaza Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: 506 22082148

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

Description

Green and white hues and modern furniture signal the ultra-cool ambiance in Nau Lounge, a trendy Asian inspired drinking and eating spot off the lobby. Enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi from the bar while lounge music fills the air in this chic, contemporary lounge setting

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