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“Beautiful place, great sushi, great ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Saga

Restaurante Saga
Avenida Escazu, Escazu 000, Costa Rica
(506)22896615
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Ranked #8 of 104 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Saga is a modern, international food restaurant where clients can not only delight themselves with exquisite dishes, but also enjoy the tropical view like atmosphere combined with its modern architecture. In Saga, there is a prevalence of modernism in both its food and design while contrasting with the tropical ambiance of the landscape. In Saga, international food is transformed with the blending of tastes from different parts of the world. The experience is only enhanced by its already renowned gourmet bakery.
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, great sushi, great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a beautiful place with a great ambiance for casual lunch. dinner or just a quick lunch with AMAZING sushi.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Think Great California Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Saga is a default for my wife and I when were are in Escazu. It is upscale and generally excellent. Owner Simon boasts the "Best Hamburger in Costa Rica" - and he is correct, but I typically order the Salmon Sesamo which will keep me healthy enough to come back for more.

Visited February 2013
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Wyckoff New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant so far in Escazu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I travel to Costa Rica often and sometimes Escazu is my jumping off point. Escazu is an upscale town and you know there is money because the air that many people carry. (you feel like you could be in some of the wealthier areas of the U.S.) The restaurant is located in Avenida Escazu, a relatively new upscale shopping area. People were dressed up but I always went casual. The owner also owns a restaurant down the street closer to the new Imax Theatre but this one is my favorite. A lot of the restaurants are not fully stocked with items (like lamb) because of less tourist trade / the economy but I love the food here. The fish dishes are wonderful and the desserts are incredible--the owner first owned a bakery and spread out from there. The bakery is right next door and sometimes we take a dessert home. My favorite dessert is not on the menu...just go next door and take your pick and they will serve you. It is a kind of chocolate bomb. Many come in for sushi and Saga has a good wine list. It is very modern and chic. The tuna is great but I really loved the local fish called Robalo con Camarónes al Curry which is a white fish (can't remember the local name) with shrimps and curry sauce served with a coconut risotto and sweet plantains. Two of us ordered it my last meal there (January 2013) and it was delicious. My other friend ordered Penne Norma and loved it as well. There are many restaurants in Escazu and lots of competition in Avenida Escazu.but Saga is consistent. Saga is located just a block from CIMA hospital (San Jose's newest hospital) off the highway 27 exit for CIMA. All the restaurants in the area are pricey (unless you eat local food) so Saga is not out of line. There were always families with children in the restaurant as well as couples and business groups. There is outdoor seating but it was cool and windy when I was there. There is a beautiful fountain in the middle of the road across from Saga. Lovely area. Go to the Imax, eat at Saga and then go to Starbucks right across the street. It is perfect.

  • Visited January 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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Escazu, Costa Rica
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138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Good place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I come here often, I really love the deserts and the service is great. The sushi is Also good, so far the best in Costa Rica. The one thing I don't like is the buns for the burger, they are always hard and too dence. Another is the draft by the window seats

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Another fine dinning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Wonderful menu selections. Great food. Good service. Amazing desserts. This is one place where you want to save room for dessert. I love the mint lemonade and sushi!

Visited November 2012
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