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“Great Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Koi Beach Restaurant - CLOSED

Koi Beach Restaurant
100 Meters Norte Del Hotel Diria | Right Next to Iguana Surf on the Beach!, Tamarindo 00000, Costa Rica
+506 8705 7638
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Sandwiches, Mediterranean, Pasta
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Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Thats Amore is located on the main street, right in front of the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica(formerly known as Koi Beach Restaurant. We serve lunch everyday but Tuesday from 12-5pm with a delicious selection of panini's, pastas, salads, hamburgers & more! Dinner starts at 5pm and is served till 10pm with specialties in Pasta, Seafood, Steaks & More! Everyday from 5pm-6:30pm we offer an amazing sunset happy hour which includes 2x1 cocktails & Wine on our outdoor patio overlooking the ocean and beautiful sunsets. We look forward to serving you and hope to see you soon!
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We visited Koi on our trip to Costa Rica in January 2013. The sushi was terriffic! The fish I had was not anything special. I was expecting the main course to be better. It was plain and not really seasoned well. BUT the sushi was great! We went fairly early, around 5PM and the place was empty. The service was good. The frozen drinks were great also.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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surf83, Owner at Koi Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review of Koi Beach Restaurant. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the sushi. I wish you were just as satisfied with the main dish as you were with the sushi, and I apologize that this was not the case. If you have time or care to if you could please email me at pitbest11@gmail.com and let me know exactly which fish dish you are referring to I would greatly appreciate it. We take customer feedback very seriously and use it to better serve our customers in the future. Again, thank you for your review.
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English first
London, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Awesome place. Great food. Excellent beverages!! Beautiful scenery and excellent service from all of the staff. No complaints here.

  • Visited January 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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surf83, Owner at Koi Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed our beverages:) If you make your way back down here please stop in again and say hello!
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Turin, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

i'm back in Tamarindo, and like last year I went to this nice restaurant where i've been a lot of times during my christmas vacation in 2011 and the big surprise was that now is better than ever, a wonderful terrace with ocean view, easy price and the amazing italian home made pasta menu that completes the big offer of sushi, fish and meat...i've been there yesterday and I already booked for tonite...my suggestions are : meat lasagna, gnocchi in cheese cream and specially candies ravioli filled with shrimps and tomato fresh sauce

  • Visited January 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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surf83, Owner at Koi Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of Koi Beach Restaurant. We are so happy you came back to visit us again, return customers are very important to us. So you have noticed the changes! Our new ocean front patio, tropical decor, new chefs with a delicious new menu are just a sample of some of the changes Koi has gone through this past year. We are so glad you like the home made/hand made pasta, our new Italian Chef is amazing and has influenced the menu a lot. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the pictures by the way, they are great! It must have been one of our four live music nights we have here at Koi, glad you got to experience it. Till next time!
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Chicago, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
“Best restaurant in Tamarindo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited Koi 3 or 4 times for lunch and dinner during our stay in Tamarindo. The servers were great, the owners were incredibly friendly, and the food was delicious. My absolute favorites were the lobster pasta that was recommended to us as the current special and the passion fruit mojitos!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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surf83, Owner at Koi Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
We are so pleased to hear you visited Koi numerous times on your vacation. Repeat customers are the best compliment/feedback we can receive. The lobster pasta and the passion fruit mojitos are quickly becoming are best sellers! Thanks again and hope to see you again if your travels bring you back down this way!
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tori was great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Tori made the evening. We were seven and she was great. Food was good and we enjoyed Matixando. The young boy with them was a joy to watch as he played along with the group. Had an interesting conversation about auto racing with one of staff. A pleasant time was had by all.

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surf83, Owner at Koi Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of Koi Beach Restaurant. We are very happy to hear Torian made such a great impression with your group. We pride ourselves in hiring the best staff, not just great servers, but servers with personality that can really add to someones dining experience, and Torian has not disappointed! We offer live music 4 nights a week here at Koi, and Matixando has been a great addition to the line up. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your evening here and we look forward to serving you in the future if your travels bring you back our way.
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