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“Amiable maitre d', but horrible sushi”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Momoyama - CLOSED

Momoyama
Price range: $1 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Denver, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Amiable maitre d', but horrible sushi”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Several years ago, on a visit to Puerto Rico I ate at the Momoyama Restaurant and had one of the best sushi meals I've ever had. I am a sushi addict and connoisseur, and have eaten sushi all around the world. So, I was very excited to go back to a restaurant I had held with good memories. ALAS, Momoyama is no more that restaurant. It is not worth eating the sushi there. The yellow tail was old. The eel was dry and rubbery. The fotumaki was completely tasteless. The spider sushi was also very disappointing because the rice was not fresh and the condiments were completely lacking in flavor. The drinks were good, but expensive. Given that the meal was so terrible, the drinks were not worth it.

I must say that the maitre d' at the restaurant was especially amiable, was very supportive of his female staff, and worked hard to keep up the spirits of the waitresses. However, he completely ignored the dour and incompetent sushi chef. That chef clearly did not have high standards for himself or his work.

We ended up paying $100 for the meal, and felt completely ripped off. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT for sushi!!

The chef should be replaced and the maitre d' needs to pay attention to the quality of sushi coming out of the sushi bar. During this visit, he failed completely to do so.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Awilda M
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New York City, New York
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Poor choice for a restaurant in such a nice hotel.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a Japanese style with a sushi bar and steak house grills.
For main course I ordered a vegetable tempura and my wife had shrimp tempura. They were served luke warm. The shrimp tasted like they had been frozen and were very fishy and texture was mushy. The vegetables were in large pieces and not hot through, for example, about a third of a zuccinni cut lengthwise, The mushrooms tasted old, etc., etc. One of the items my wife ordered did not come. Service was confusing as at least three people waited on us (place was not very busy) and we did not know who to flag if we needed something. All in all, very disappointing.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank organic13
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ohio
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Visited 10/24/12 for dinner. Had a great meal. I had steak and shrimp and my husband had chicken and shrimp. Food was fantastic and sitting at the hibichi grill and watching food being prepared was fun. Great choice while in San Juan!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank jmarie3
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Sushi is not the most popular dish in Puerto Rico, but this is one of the better ones, in the Intercontinental Hotel in Isla Verdi

Visited October 2012
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Thank Mortalsby
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Dorado
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Japanese treat in theTropic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Service and food very good, but as any expensive one if you eat plenty need to order from apperitiff to dessert because portions are for that purpose.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Lesbia A
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