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“Quality Japanese food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kintaro

Kintaro
Ranked #139 of 686 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fujian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Hours:Mon-Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm (L.O. 2:45pm) 6:30pm - 10:00pm (L.O. 9:30pm)
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Quality Japanese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Being the only place to get Japanese food might be dubious in most cases but not in this case! The best indicator is the fact that the cook is Japanese and menu offers traditional homestyle dishes in addition to the sushi rolls we expect in the U.S.

I highly recommend going there for a hearty lunch with donburi (rice bowls) or udon (noodle soup). I especially enjoyed the oyakodonburi (chicken meat, eggs, and sautéed onions) which comes with a small appetizer, miso soup and barley tea for just s/15. My companions had sushi rolls which are large and (per them) delicious.

The menu also includes all sorts of traditional appetizers, but just look for their menu online. Just look for "Japanese Restuarant Kintaro Cusco"

Visited June 2013
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English first
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty Donburi and vegetarian dishes available”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Lunch set includes a small starter, main and a roasted barley tea. (15 soles)

Dinner menu is exactly similar but are priced 1-2 soles more, starter + main, no tea.

Donburi tastes more authentic than udon dishes as the noodles seems homemade, which doesn't exactly tastes like udon but tastes good also as an oriental noodle soup dish.

Great selection of music and much thought put into the decor of the place. There's wifi and good spaced-out sitting arrangements to chat or hang-out.

A few dishes like trout sashimi or prawn tempura not on the menu. May like to check with the staff on what's available that day.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“If you like sushi and Japanese food you have to eat here, prices are reasonable as well”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Chatting about restaurants at breakfast with a chap from Korea (as you do) he raved about Kintaro and how he read on Korean travel forums that it is the best place in town to eat, he certainly liked it. Kintaro certainly attracts its fair share of oriental tourists as well as plenty of western gringos.

We ate at the low tables near the bar and were really impressed with the quality of the nigiri, rolls and salads with decent miso soup. Prices were reasonable with miso soup 4 soles, salads 8 soles and massive bowls of Udon soup are 15 soles. Rolls are a bit more expensive but still excellent value.

We ate late the first time, I think they must have been closing and although the food came quickly some of the drinks arrived once we had finished eating?! Still with the quality of the food and reasonable price we were very happy.

Just wish we had discovered Kintaro 3 weeks ago when we arrived in Cusco!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Authentic Donburis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Amzingly Donburis of all kinds, plus the noodle soups. I would not got for the sushi as most are made with cooked fish and cream cheese which to me is not sushi. But the best Donburi I have had in a while.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I am originally from Japan and I needed to have Japanese foods when i suffered a bit from altitude sickness. Honestly i did not expect to have a decent Japanese food in Latín America but what they serve here was amazing. I had a udon noodle soup and my partner had teriyaki don. Yum yum yum!! I wish i could go back just to try all the dishes they got. Interior was lovely. Hepful and friendly service

Visited December 2012
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