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Kapi Kapi

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Seafood, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
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Kilometer 5, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family of 5 ate here on July 33rd. Lovely building and very nice setting. Service was great. The food was good too. Way too expensive. Go to some of the places where some of the locals may eat.

Thank jesm1210
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had high expectations going to Kapi Kapi after reading some positive reviews. It was a beautiful open air restaurant with friendly and attentive waitstaff. My husband ordered the snapper and it was served with eggplant and zucchini.The fish was smothered in a dense buttery sauce that was far too heavy. He had to push the sauce aside to get... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved this place. We were treated like royalty. The food was perfect and wine was perfect, the atmosphere was perfect. It was expensive but that was no different than any other good restaurant in Costa Rica. People have the misconception that everything is cheap in Costa Rica. Not so. You get what you pay for. Our waiter, the owner,... More 

Thank Anita M
Marina del Rey, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a nice romantic dinner here. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Service was outstanding. Food was tasty and properly cooked. The atmosphere was perfect.

Thank aramh
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food quality was poor, nothing sophisticated. Tropical salad with too cooked fusilli and apple... All sauces too sweet (chinese buffet style). Rice too cooked. Raisin tomatoes not fresh. Wine too cold. Tenderloin well cooked but very small portion. Overprice overall. Go somewhere else.

Thank Pascal-André V
Frederick, Maryland
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong.....the food was an OK mix of local Costa Rican and Asian/Chinese but OMG was it expensive. One starter, four mains and deserts and four drinks came to a whopping $174 (although in general restaurants do seem to be expensive in this area). The service was fine, as was the ambiance.

Thank SimonH29
Jacksons Gap, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Another beautiful restaurant with excellent service and delicious food. It offered Asian food but had steaks too. Awesome.

Thank gladysnonidavis
South Orange, New Jersey
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My husband and I wanted a nice restaurant for a romantic dinner. We read the Kapi Kapi reviews so we decided to try it. We found the restaurant to be very beautiful at night. The lighting and layout is lovely. The staff members were attentive and extremely friendly. We ordered drinks, appetizers, two mains, and two desserts. Out of all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We ate at this spot at the recommendation of our hotel. The food was amazing, we ended up with zero left over on our plates. You must get the made to order dessert, you won't be disappointed! The service was a little slow, but nothing too bad.

Thank Mia L
Waldon M, Owner at Kapi Kapi, responded to this review

Your kind review is very much appreciated,,,So glad you enjoyed your meal...our signature chocolate souffle is my favorite, too!..We do apologize your service was a little slow...We always appreciate honest feedback from our guests...We will always strive to improve the Kapi Kapi experience...Pura Vida! More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This restaurant is on the expensive side, food is quite good, service is very good also. Great menu to choose from. Very nicely decorated, worth the visit.

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Waldon M, Owner at Kapi Kapi, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for your great review of our fine-dining restaurant...Our staff works hard to make sure every guest enjoys the unique Kapi Kapi experience...we invite you to dine with us next time you are here...Pura Vida! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kilometer 5, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 50627775049
Kapi Kapi Restaurant is Manuel Antonio's choice for fine dining. Our Asian-influenced seafood, succulent steaks, and original dessert menu keep locals and tourists coming back again and again. Macadamia nut encrusted Mahi Mahi sound delicious? How about sugar cane skewered prawns with a tamarind,coconut, and rum glaze? Our fresh peppercorn-seared ahi tuna is to die for! Start with seafood cigars, our most popular appetizer and finish with the hot chocolate souffle! We are open daily 4pm-10pm on the main road to the park across from Pacific Colonial Condos and Tulemar resort.

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