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“Excellent surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temptation Sushi

Temptation Sushi
Next to Banco Nacional | right in front of Potrero / Flamingo Intersection, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
8345-0248
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Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I guess good things can come in discreet package too!
We had dinner last week, a group of 6 of us in this small but charming sushi restaurant. The food was delicious, the specials very originals. We had some rolls with mangoes, fresh fish and a touch of "spiciness".
The presentation was at the level of any great sushi places one can go in big cities, just the price was local, which was a great surprise.
Will go there again and again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Potrero, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Specialty of the House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The specialty of the house is one of Sharon's best sushi roll creations: tempura shrimp in the center, cream cheese.......wow, what a treat. Miso soup for a nice combo and filling meal. A delightful and tasty way to treat yourself in Flamingo!

  • Visited March 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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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Life of the party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Had a party with several freinds and my part was to bring some tid bits before the dinner. I had Sushi made of different types for 12 people.............It was a HIT...........We all ate until the dinner was served and all were pretty much full..............I was impressed in the presentation and the cleanliness of the resturant................Highly recommend for a great meal...........

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh and Hip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This little sushi haven is a modern gem in an otherwise antiquated, small Costa Rican beach town. Refreshing and delightful, the small shop plays inviting, fun music that lures customers into a chic, modern and cool restaurant. This restaurant is perfect for the tourist or ex-pat looking for a little reprise from the "platos typicales" served at most of the local restaurants in Flamingo, Portrero or Brasilito.

And the sushi is delicious! Try the Skinny Roll or the Nevado Roll, two of my favorites. The Spicy Tuna is spiced to order - the chef (also the owner) asked how hot we'd like it - and the result was perfect. In addition to mouthwatering food, Temptation Sushi also serves red and white Sangria, perfectly refreshing for the hot Costa Rican days. Care for a sake bomb? Temptation can accommodate that too. Happy Hour is from 5-6pm on weekdays, where you can get 2-for-1 sushi rolls. What a great deal!!

Also, this place is unique in that you'll find mostly Ticos eating here, not traveling Americans, Canadians or Europeans. I like that. It's a refreshing change to the other restaurants here where you see only Ticos working, not enjoying the restaurants. When I travel, I want to experience the culture, not other tourists.

All in all, this is a great spot. The owner is friendly, the food is flavorful, and the atmosphere is, you guessed it, Pura Vida!

  • Visited March 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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Playa Flamingo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yum Yum Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I'm a local resident and have tasted Sharon's sushi a few times now, and it's really delicious! The restaurant deck is the perfect place to hang for sushi happy hour (and sangria) in the late afternoon. Also, the occasional dance/karaoke parties featuring local DJs and entertainers are a great place to mingle with the locals. When you are in Flamingo, be sure check out the spicy goodness at Temptation.

  • Visited February 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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