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“Well worth the trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wazaaabi

Wazaaabi
Av. Bonampak Plaza Peninsula local 9 y 10, Cancun, Mexico
9988899263
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Ranked #32 of 564 Restaurants in Cancun
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Well worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

While being out of the hotel area it is well and truly worth the trip to Wazaaabi's for the best Japanese we've had on our travels and a fantastic overall experience! We ordered the Wazaaabi Love for 2 platter, the salmon and tuna was so fresh we cleaned it up in no time, and it was a perfect size for two. The staff were brilliant, particularly Eric who went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our experience. Highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bensherriff,

Thanks for your review, im very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit as it was a pleasure to have you over for dinner, look forward to your return!

Kind regards,

Eric Fontaine
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Japanese iv had ever!! And amazing service 10/10 !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Just amazing!! Fabulous service beautiful restaurant and the food is to die for!! (Heading back again tonight just cant get enough)
Highest recommendation !!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thanks for your review Mr. and Mrs. Ashkerford, it was very nice to have you back for another night hope you enjoy the rest of your amazing travels, all the best and look fwd to your return!!

Kind regards,

Eric Fontaine
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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wowzaaabi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This place was great and they were very accommodating to our group of 8. The menu was extensive and even offered shared meals to get a better sampling of their wide variety of rolls. The fish was excellent and the drinks were fairly priced compared to resorts and their affiliates. They even offered a martini special for the ladies. The service was fantastic, venue great and to cap it all off there was even a very talented female vocalist performing with a drummer. Definitely worth the short cab ride from anywhere in Cancun.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you and your party over for dinner, glad you enjoyed our Wednesdays promo with live music, we look forward to having you back again!

Kind regards,

Eric
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Kansas City, KS
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“Unique, Welcoming, and Delicious: A perfect Cancun combo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

While in Cancun, it is quite possible (and sometimes quite tempting) to stay for a week and never leave your resort, much less the well-trafficked Zona Hotelera. But doing so at the cost of not trying some of the more unique culinary offerings, especially away from the posturing pseudo-glitz of the hotel strip, would be a mistake. Wazaaabi, situated just west of the lagoon in Plaza Peninsula, is certainly a restaurant that is worth venturing out for. Their extensive menu and high quality sushi could easily compete with the sushi houses of San Francisco or New York in all categories but one: Wazaaabi's prices are probably half of what you'd find in those larger cities. Their citrus-spiked house soy sauce and spicy edamame are just a few of the many pleasant variants that give their sushi a unique twist, and the patio seating, live music, and outdoor bar make for a surprisingly enjoyable ambience despite the lack of any real scenery to speak of aside from the adjoining restaurants. While the indoor part of the restaurant is currently under construction (they are adding private karaoke rooms), it did not interfere with the dining experience. The generosity and graciousness of the manager, Eric, are on par with the finest restaurant service I've received in any city, and if your Spanish isn't perfect he is more than happy to help with English translations or any menu questions. This level of service and personal attention came despite the fact that every table was full. He even had a personal printed sign awaiting us at our table, which was ready immediately on our arrival for our reservation. The fact that we had a large group didn't slow them down a bit. If you're in Cancun and hungry for Sushi, this should definitely be your first stop. It may not be as familiar to your hotel concierge as Margaritaville, but don't let their blank stares, or your cab driver's, deter you (have the address ready). Wazaaabi is a great and authentic Cancun experience, as unique as it is spelled.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Bernark, thank you so much for you review and your kind words, it makes us very happy and motivates us to make a better job with each guest, we look forward to having you back again as it was a pleasure to serve you!!

Kind regards,

Eric Fontaine
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

On our second day in Cancun my daughter and I decided to try Wazaaabi based on the reviews. Our expectations were exceeded in both quality of the food and the service. The waiter made some recommendations as well as Eric, the manager.

We had the spicy tuna roll, the tuna and mango roll and the shrimp and crab roll. They were all beautifully made and presented and we also had two specialty soy sauces that went really well with the rolls.

Eric also helped make some recommendations of things to do in the area and made us feel really welcome. At the end of the meal we were so full but were served a complimentary dessert as well. We had deep fried Oreos with ice cream. They were lightly battered and warm and gooey inside....really yummy and a nice surprise.

To top it all off, we asked Eric to call a taxi for us but he insisted on driving us back to the bus stop that runs along the hotel strip.

If you're in Cancun and a sushi lover, you won't be disappointed!

Thank you Eric for a wonderful meal and such warm hospitality!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mrs. Eileen,

It was so nice to meet you and your lovely daughter and was a pleasure having you as our guests for lunch, hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays and look forward to your return!

kind regards,

Eric Fontaine
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