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Musashi Japanese Restaurant

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Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ko Yao Yai, Thailand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The owner works very hard & was very friendly! He spoke spoke virtually no English which was challenging since we speak very little Spanish but I consider that our issue, not his. The sushi selection wasn't that great as they only had salmon, tuna & Marlin that day, but it was decent for where we were. The tea was easily... More 

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Thank Jenny H
Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had dinner here one night when we wanted something light to eat. Had the Miso soup, which was very tasty, as well as some sushi and sashimi. It was all made right there. The fresh drinks (jamaica tea, lemonade with mint) were very good. Service was good. The only down part was that the floor was being mopped with... More 

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Thank Mari2U
Tromso, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were the only ones in the restaurant this night, so the fact that only one guy was working there, taking orders and making the food - worked out okay, but I can imagine it can be a problem with more people. The sushi was good. Not amazing but quite okay. A little on the pricy side.

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Thank StineMilla
Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We enjoyed our lunch, a bit pricey. needs a happy hour with sushi pricing to get more business. Very polite. Happy hour would really help and keep it simple. Tidy pleasant place needs some boost of energy:)

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Thank rspar9000
Suffolk
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363 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Expensive place with a well read menu but unfortunately the food does not come up to standard. The temaki handrolls poorly put together, gyozas taste horrible and ramen soup just a joke full of fried pork cauliflower ,carrots and broccoli and overdose of sesame-true Japanese chefs would be committing hari kari if served this stuff!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The waiter was also the cook apparently, so everything took ages, (taking orders, bringing drinks, bringing meals etc), luckily it wasn't busy that night. The gyozas were horrible, but the salmon skin and avocado roll was fantastic. The tempura was overly battered and took ages to arrive. And the portions were US-standard huge. And although the menu was totally in... More 

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Thank DaveKelshaw
Seward, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Slow, slow service. One guy was working the front and kitchen. Tempura was horrible. Over breaded, tempura shouldn't seem breaded. Greasy. Over charged on our bill, he did correct when it was brought up. One positive, the yakisoba was good.

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Thank swdrower
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

While not quite as refined as what you'd find in a Japanese or Western Capital city the ramen I had was chunky and tasted awesome. The more country style cooking complements the local environment. As a lover of Japanese food I was pleasantly surprised by this establishment. While I didn't order any sushi or sashimi, I did notice others did... More 

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Thank dgm77
Portland, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Jesus is an engaging dude who knows his stuff inside and out, and it shows. Some of the best sushi that I have ever had was made here, and the choice to combine plantain with yellowfin was a very good ethnic spin on sushi. The freshness of everything is more than... More 

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Thank Alex A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to eat in Monteverde! It was delicious, very tasty and the service was very pleasant. I recommend the Volcano, Tsunami and Samurai roll; sure the place is a little expensive but it is totally worth it!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?