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Kotaro

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Av. Hotu Matua | across from Aeropuerto Mataveri, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 6644 3068
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Kotaro after trip advisor recommendations, it is a reservation only restaurant slightly outside of the main bit of town. On the owners recommendations I went for the set menu with a shrimp curry as my main course. The food was excellent, the owner was very friendly and spoke excellent English, reasonably priced for Easter Island - I would... More 

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1 Thank Emma B
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to eat in the local town so checked Trip Advisor to see what was on offer. This place jumped out with superb reviews. Kotaro couldn't have been nicer and is great fun. He helped us pick the food and we were not disappointed. Japanese cuisine at its finest. Every dish was yummy.

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Thank DRM69
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a set menu after the owner and chef (which is an amazing guy by the way, your can really feel his devotion to give you a great food experience) talked to us to figure out what we were after ( there is also a menu of course but we found this was a much nnicer and more personal... More 

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1 Thank arbi_72
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Followed the chef's suggestion. Red snapper and tuna nigiri - yum! Miso soup and red Snapper with veggies was a great first meal on the Island. Would definitely recommend eating here. It's a little harder to find as it's not on the main road but not far and worth the trip. :)

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1 Thank Virginie W
Oakland, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had read about many of the restaurants in EI, and this one was always consistently ranked in the top 3. On our first night, we wanted to see what all the hype was about, so we ventured out. Since it was a national holiday there, many places were not open (and Mondays are not universally good... More 

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Thank Dan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A complete culinary experience. The place, made by the very hands of Kotaro; his passion to explaining all different flavors and preparations for each food alternative. And the food, a treat to our palate. We spent 4 days in the island, went to places recommended by culinary savvy friends, by locals and the internet media... we ended-up going to Kotaro... More 

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Miami, Florida
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

You know when you read a review, and you aren't sure if it's as good as it's said? Guess what, this place is better. Forget about Michelin stars, I'm not comparing to those. Kotaro has more than it. It has a chef/owner that is beyond passionate. It has fresh food, amazing taste, and could charge twice as much in NY... More 

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1 Thank stoneiam
Oakland, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The reviews are on par with our experience as well: food and service was great. I especially loved the sort of makeshift building -- so unique!

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1 Thank fairyknob
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I was exploring the area and read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It opens only for dinner. The staff and the owner himself are very nice and they do a great job on suggesting a meal according to your taste! Worth a visit!

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2 Thank Bruno B
Orlando, Florida
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2,030 reviews
696 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

After reading all the outstanding reviews on here, we decided to make a reservation there 24 hours prior and go see what the fuss was all about. The place itself looks straight out of a movie as it will transport you directly to Japan. The atmosphere, decor and music in there all work in harmony to make you feel relax... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Hotu Matua | across from Aeropuerto Mataveri, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 9 6644 3068
Description
Do not eat at this restaurant without reading the rules found in the blog before. This is a restaurant owned and run by one man. If you have the time, I promise you'll enjoy the food, music and ambience, if you are in a hurry, best to make a reservation. OPENING TIME Dinner time 18:00 - 22:00 Sunday Dinner time 18:00 - 22:00 only with reservation Thursday DAY OFF. ++We don't serve any desserts ++We only serve wine,beer and soft drinks, because we think is the best choice with your meal ++and by the design of the restaurant, by the other clients, by the type of food and by their parents, we prefer not to accept children. Except educated children know how to behave in a restaurant. I hope you understand.

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