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Seafood, International, Contemporary, Polynesian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service and an ocean view. We had garlic prawns and a salad, followed by local fish and a fish curry. The portions were generous and the food was very tasty.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

Came here for lunch, ordered a tuna steak with rice which was nicely done. Staff was friendly and services quite efficient, one of the better meals I had out of 6 or 7 meals I had on Easter Island.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

We had the most beautiful evening here! The food and service are to die for, totally delicious, the best on the island. And I can’t say enough about how great the show is, amazing dancers!! It was really a joy to watch them; thank you...so much for the wonderful evening!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

This is probably the most fun establishment and you hear authentic Polynesian music and watch traditional style dances.Please beware though that you may be asked to join the dance on the stage. I hid from that and fortunately I was not picked. Be sure to...tip your server separately from the main bill. I made that mistake the first time. Service was very good and friendly from people like Koni and Romina.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

Great view of the seashore but this is more of a bar than a restaurant. The food was good, not great. If you are looking for a relaxed, dinner experience, this is not the place. Great place for drinks and snack, appetizers.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Restaurants on Rapa Nui open and close. What was considered a hot place last year are no longer in operation or have changed owner. On the recommendation of a Rapanui friend I trust, I brought a group of 5 Americans and one Rapanui to Restaurant...Kanahau. Kanahau means ‘good’ in Marquesan. Indeed the energetic female owner is from Ua Pou. This was my first time at this restaurant and I liked the food our group ordered. I had steak with polenta. The steak was tasty and a bit tough but the polenta was very good. My Rapanui friend ordered a large plate of fresh tuna. He liked it a lot but thought it was expensive. We also liked the Pisco sour. The staff was friendly, polite and helpful. I recommend the restaurant. It is ‘kanahau.’More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Ate here several times during my stay in Hanga Roa, and sampled both fish and meat dishes -- all excellent. Good value and service, and the location on Atamu Tekena can't be beat for convenience. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

We opted for the set dinner menu and then the dance show. I had the fish option and my husband had the beef. It was so much food! And it was pretty tasty! The show exceeded our expectations! It was high energy, fun, and entertaining.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

Kanahau is in the perfect location...middle of Atamu Tekena which seems to the main street of Hanga Roa. The staff was friendly and attentive. My meal and drink was the perfect ending of my day. I believe they have a show here certain nights of...the week and it's supposed to be good too.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

We went there to have a late lunch after we settled down in hostel. The food was tasty, just a bit expensive. But everything is a bit expensive in Easter Island. Waitresses were polite and nice. We ordered some meals to share. All of them...are tasty. I especially like the fish sashimi. And the juice was so fresh!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

Please see the attached pictures. I don't remember the exact name of the dishes I ordered, but I ate some (1) sashimi style tuna with capers, limes, and cheese (2) Crab Ceviche, some small fried bread was served with garlic butter and they tasted all...good! The raw fish came with Japanese style rice (with sesami salt or gomashio) and it was pretty good!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

We both ordered the ‘fish of the day’ curry. There was a choice of swordfish or tuna. We had one of each and both were really tasty. Cocktail was nice but ice to drink ratio favoured ice. Overall the service was good right until the...end. Took forever with the bill and when we paid (I think maybe the total was 51 including tip) we gave 60 in cash and he took a really really long time to give us our change. He even came out twice to clear tables, clean up, serve tables and eventually when we kept looking at him he returned with our change. Considering we already tipped (part of the bill) I thought this was a bit cheeky to try and get another 9,000 pesos off us. Go for the food and maybe pay card to avoid the hassle.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

We had late lunch. Our guide recommends that we have to try this restaurant. We order one fish and one salad. They both quit big for one. It was good that we share. The food was so good taste and good quality. Price was reasonable....The place at time we went was so quiet. The drink also good. We recommend if you want to try...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

This restaurant exceeded all of my expectations. Absolutely amazing. I love strong flavors and their Japanese Tuna Curry delivered. Tuna was perfectly seared. Came back the next day for lunch and was disappointed it was closed on a Monday.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This restaurant is on the main street. It also offers a folkloric show a few nights during the week. Their menu is extensive and I had the tuna which was very good, but I had the distinct feeling it was yesterday’s tuna and not that...fresh. With a lemonade and a bottle of water, the price came to 33,000 pesos (approx. $44.) This is one of the first things you learn about Rapa Nui -- it is not inexpensive! Food at higher-end restaurants like this one is imaginatively prepared, with good, professional service.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Restaurant Kanahau is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4