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“As good as the best NYC sushi!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koji's

Koji's
400 mts south of Hermosa Valley School, Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0815
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Ranked #4 of 61 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
new york
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“As good as the best NYC sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I hesitate to write a review since it is already so popular, but when a place is so good and service is wonderful one has to say something!
I did not expect to eat so well on a beach in Costa Rica, this sushi is world class and I am a fussy New Yorker.

Visited January 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

this restaurante have the 3's essentials Good's : Good Food, Good Service, Good Price!!
it's a very friendly place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cleveland, ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful looking very busy limited menu.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I am not sure where all the people who raved about this place have been eating sushi at. Only 3 kinds of Nigiri. rolls mostly included cooked items. Amazing wait staff food came very quickly, in fact to fast to not have been prepped earlier. honestly I would only gaive the food 3 stars, it was very fresh clearly from that day but only 3 kinds of fish? They had other offering but they were grilled not sushi.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are coming from Santa Teresa - it is about 20 min drive and the road at times is pretty bad, but it was totally worth it for us.
The place itself is simple but very pretty.
There are no entrees on the menu, just various small plates and sushi rolls. So it might be a little bit difficult to figure out how much you have to order, but in my experience they bring everything pretty quick, so you can always order more later.
We ordered a couple of rolls, tuna tataki (the best I've ever had), sashimi salad, some nigiri and desert - everything was absolutely outstanding and fish was "melt in your mouth" fresh. My husband's margarita was great too.
All in all - amazing restaurant experience and I sometimes contemplate going back to Costa Rica just to have dinner at Koji again :)
Keep in mind that they only have whatever local fish they got that day, so there won't be 10 or more kinds of fish available like at a regular US sushi place. So if you are very particular about the kind of fish you want, just call them beforehand.

  • Visited December 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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Los Angeles, California
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“A sushi restaurant with no fish!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I'd been craving sushi the entire time I was in Cost Rica. Finally went to Koji. Sat down and ordered our drinks, and noticed there was no sushi or sashimi on the menu. When we inquired, we were told they had no fish, and that someone should've called us. Well, no one called. Apparently their fisherman were too drunk after the new year to go fishing. That was the explanation we got from the unfriendly and stuck up waitress! Awful experience!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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