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“Fresh and Hip!”
Review of Temptation Sushi - CLOSED

Temptation Sushi
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This little sushi haven is a modern gem in an otherwise antiquated, small Costa Rican beach town. Refreshing and delightful, the small shop plays inviting, fun music that lures customers into a chic, modern and cool restaurant. This restaurant is perfect for the tourist or ex-pat looking for a little reprise from the "platos typicales" served at most of the local restaurants in Flamingo, Portrero or Brasilito.

And the sushi is delicious! Try the Skinny Roll or the Nevado Roll, two of my favorites. The Spicy Tuna is spiced to order - the chef (also the owner) asked how hot we'd like it - and the result was perfect. In addition to mouthwatering food, Temptation Sushi also serves red and white Sangria, perfectly refreshing for the hot Costa Rican days. Care for a sake bomb? Temptation can accommodate that too. Happy Hour is from 5-6pm on weekdays, where you can get 2-for-1 sushi rolls. What a great deal!!

Also, this place is unique in that you'll find mostly Ticos eating here, not traveling Americans, Canadians or Europeans. I like that. It's a refreshing change to the other restaurants here where you see only Ticos working, not enjoying the restaurants. When I travel, I want to experience the culture, not other tourists.

All in all, this is a great spot. The owner is friendly, the food is flavorful, and the atmosphere is, you guessed it, Pura Vida!

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1  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I'm a local resident and have tasted Sharon's sushi a few times now, and it's really delicious! The restaurant deck is the perfect place to hang for sushi happy hour (and sangria) in the late afternoon. Also, the occasional dance/karaoke parties featuring local DJs and entertainers are a great place to mingle with the locals. When you are in Flamingo, be sure check out the spicy goodness at Temptation.

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Thank J W
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Stopped there two nights ago and the Sushi was awesome...heading back there tonight again. This is definitely a "must stop" if you like sushi or need to experience it the first time.

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Thank krash760
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've driven by for over 6 months and stopped this evening. Great sushi less than a mile from the beach and my condo...epic!!

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Thank perrycarile
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I love Shushi Temptation! The service is great the and owner is super friendly, not to mention beautiful to look at! She is a wonderful person and wants to make your experience at her restaurant one to remember. She is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and can help you with any advice about the area. Not to mention the sushi is great. I love the spicy tuna roll! The owner makes every roll to perfection and had a lot of pride in her work. If you go to Temptation your meal will be delicious and your money is going to a great person with a wonderful family. Temptation sushi is a great place to have lunch or dinner anytime!

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1  Thank bigmac123cr
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