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Musashi Japanese Restaurant

Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
18 Sep 2016
“Halfway decent sushi...”
5 Jun 2016
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 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 &...More

Thank Jenny H
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....More

Thank Mari2U
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank StineMilla
Reviewed 13 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:)

Thank rspar9000
Reviewed 22 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...More

2  Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
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...More

Thank DaveKelshaw
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.

Thank swdrower
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank dgm77
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 9 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!!!

Thank CRMariela
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
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