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French, Belgian, European, Asian, Fusion
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

A meal at Noam's comes with a beautiful setting, an open air seating amidst the rain forest, and multiple courses. Each course comes with a story, and you'll experience a breadth of taste and textures

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 18, 2021

The food is delicious and the service goes the extra mile. Janif was the one who cooked for us and her food was so delicious, I even ate food I never eat, because of the way she presented the food on the plate, the combination...of ingredients, textures and flavors was so goood! 100% recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

What an epic experience! The amount of love poured into each dish is beyond what you can imagine. The flavors are so unique - you will not find this anywhere else. I’m in love with this food and cannot wait to come back with more...friends and family! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 10, 2020

It is not just a restaurant with good company and for a good cause- it is an experience to behold, with Noam at the helm, and one that will live with you for a long time. The night we went there was a fashion show,...and there are always new twists to the experience with Noam. Go, breathe it in, and enjoy.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere, seven course meal to remember! Local flavors combined in a creative way, Noam’s table is a must in San José. I forgot to take a picture of dessert, but it was the most challenging since we asked for no...sugar, and we were treated to great ice cream with pineapple flambé over ying yang tangy fruit sauce. Hope to come back soon!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

Where else can you enjoy great and innovative cuisine with thought provoking conversations? A relaxed and very intimate setting right here in San Jose where Chef Noam will challenge your senses. Far from the ordinary, it is a must when visiting San Jose as a...tourist, or a great occasional destination if you live here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

My boyfriend and I went to Noam´s last night for an extraordinary meal experience. In San José there are very few high-q French or fusion restaurants, and we were surprised when we saw this page. We had a 5-dish meal, starting with my personal favourite;...a squash soup with a twist. Squash soup just sounds like the most mundane dish, but with Noam it was an impeccable mix of flavours. All of the dishes were fantastic and the space was very cozy. Noam explained each one of the dishes - which to be honest sounds like they take years to prepare, and the flavour was great. I quite enjoyed the experience, but I sure recommend to go in larger groups as well, as the space is appropriate for it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020

It was an amazing experience that is a must! All of the dishes were something that we never tried before and on top of everything, it’s a zero waste dinner!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020

With HiR and Noam it is just endless amount of care, love, talent and passion that I receive every time I enjoy his gourmet and art creation. Highly recommend. Thank you so much for your work!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

I’ve waited four years to eat at HiR and it was everything I’d hoped for and more! After closely following Noam’s journey online and reading the glowing one five star review after another, I was of course anticipating something special, but this experience really blew...me away. The food was not only delicious, but plate after plate was an intriguing example of the philosophy behind HiR Fine Dining which Noam shared is to ‘integrate opposites’. I love how Noam uses his food to take his diners (or as he calls them ‘clients’) on a kind of philosophical journey. My group of five left not only having enjoyed the food and experience immensely, but also thinking about our lives in new ways. Because of how ‘outside the box’ and ‘contrary to the rules’ Noam’s cooking is, our conversation was inspired about how we could bring more of that way of being into our own lives too. The idea of putting fish scales as a topping on ice cream is absolutely insane - and yet it works so well! Who does that!? Normally when my wife and I go to fine dining restaurants (and we frequent many) we drink wine but our group choose the no-wine option and let the food be our focus. I am so glad we did as it stands on its own. I also appreciate how Noam serves the dishes very quickly at first and then slows down. He has a keen attention on how his dishes impact appetite. He remarked that being both the table service and the one cooking gives him a unique perspective that allows him to see and adjust things a chef normally wouldn’t. As always with fine dining, it’s the little things that count. It also felt very warm and welcoming at HiR, as if Noam was having us for dinner at his home. (Which since he lives there, he was!) I like that we paid in advance and no requests for money were made at the end. I’m glad we included a tip though. Being a one man job, it sounds like he worked all day to prepare our dinner. Highly recommended and worth traveling to Costa Rica for! ❤️More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Noam offers an unusual culinary experience in San Jose, very creative food full of flavour. A great choice for special occasions or to enjoy with friends/family.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

Delicious and beautiful food, it is definitely a place to go for a special night/lunch, Noam is a talented artist and a fine host, the place is cool, don't miss this culinary experience!

Date of visit: July 2020
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noamkos, Owner at El Mundo de Noam, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you Ana!! i can't wait for your next visit at the end of the month :) I'll have some new and exciting dishes to share with you :) sending you big hugs

Reviewed August 16, 2020

I really enjoyed the HiR in guanacaste and was excited to try it again in San Jose. I was not disappointed. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: August 2020
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noamkos, Owner at El Mundo de Noam, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you Brandy!!! I can't wait to see you soon, in Guanacaste or here in San Jose :) Sending you big hugs :)

Reviewed August 14, 2020

It's our fourth time at HiR, we used to go to the Pinilla location. But now in San Jose it's closer than ever! It's always delightful to eat at HiR. Noam is an amazing chef that has a unique style full of innovation to amaze...your palate. Definitely the place you want to visit if you are an adventurous food lover who likes to try out new flavors with local ingredients. Thanks Noam for our long conversations about food and wishing you lots of success now in San Jose and with the new projects ahead!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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noamkos, Owner at El Mundo de Noam, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you soooooo much!!! I love having you visit me, and I love talking with you about food :) I feel so proud that you rate my cooking so highly and I can't wait to create more magical things for you!!! Sending you lots of...More

Reviewed August 13, 2020

I’ve never experienced anything like this. When Chef Noam came to California for his US your, I had the privilege of watching him create not only the dishes, but the whole evening. He is a true artist and his preparation is worthy of an opera....Each bite is filled with love and intention. His energy is infectious and his boldness is to be desired. If you want to experience creative genius, you’ve come to the right place. I cannot wait to visit his new location in San Jose!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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noamkos, Owner at El Mundo de Noam, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2020

Thank you Jamie!!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the seeing the cooking process and I can't wait to serve you once again :)

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