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“Perfect for Sushi Lovers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarine Restaurant

Tamarine Restaurant
At JW Marriott Guanacaste | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Perfect for Sushi Lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is the only restaurant at the JW Marriott I recommend. Unfortunately, it is limited to Sushi Lovers.
I tried several items on the menu, I recommend the following:
Rainbow Roll
Unagi Roll
Niku Roll

Scallope Sashimi/sushi
Mackerel Sashimi/sushi (very acquired taste)

(Consider also the followings: Dragon roll, spicy roll, salmon sashimi/sushi)

For a drink, I highly recommend the “Shu Aladdin” Cold Saki… $40 for 300cc bottle ( if they re-stock it).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“excellent sushi; mostly good food; service uneven; best choice at JW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We ate here three times. Had sushi, a selection of appetizers and a duck entree. The entree was so-so the seaweed salad wasn't great and the chicken salad was terrible (very dry). The chicken dumplings were just ok. On the other hand the sushi was excellent, the spring rolls also great (chicken and veggie), the chicken dumpling soup superb. Service was strange - sometimes very nice and attentive; sometimes we felt as though we had fallen off the edge of the earth - flagging down folks to remind them of requested drinks. All in all though - your best choice at the JW - we enjoyed. Request an outside table - very pretty.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

This is the best Restaurant at The JW.
The Sushi was delicious as were the fish dish and the service was awesome, and it had better be since the other Restaurants at The JW were NOT up to The JW standards.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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