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Review of Kotaro

Kotaro
Ranked #1 of 53 Restaurants in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20,000 - US$70,000
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Attention from the first of December until the thirty-first march we will be attending to all our reservations at the hotel Hare boutik since the restaurant is in reconstruction, same chef same hours the same rules but this time with much more style, for the first time with an incredible sunset in the mountains and right next to my new restaurant so please inform yourself about the rules on the web site and make a reservation
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Whilst on the island went to Kotaro based on what we found on TA. Food, ambiente and chef are simply great. Everything freshly cooked and unique in its taste. Yes, the music is loud, but an important part of this master piece of gastronomy.

2  Thank pilot1953
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

After reading the signs outside the restaurant and the rules on his website, we just had to eat here. The owner and the food did not disappoint. The food is truly of the highest quality, and he is truly a mad scientist. If you are turned off by bold flavors and an even more bombastic owner, this is not the place for you, but if you love when people embrace their own genius, you are in for a treat.

Like most islands, Easter Island is extremely expensive, so $20,000 for soup, a small appetizer, and main course was well worth it.

Make sure you get reservations at least the day before through email. He currently has two sittings, 7:30 and 8:30. Also don't order off the menu, just tell him what meat you want, and he will take care of the rest.

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4  Thank APChi
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews, the restaurant blog and the 'rules', my friend and I weren't sure what to expect from Kotaro, but we knew it would be an experience. It was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The service was friendly and attentive, the ambience relaxed, and the food delicious. The owner/chef could not have been more delightful. He explained the menu and recommended the set meal. That night, it came with miso soup, a raw fish starter, rice and our choice of protein. We were both given two options for how our protein could be prepared. I ordered fish with a miso glaze and my friend had curry prawns. The food was incredibly fresh and tasty. It is a little pricey, but I thought it was reasonable when comparing the quality/taste with other options on the Island. Trust the chef's recommendations and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

4  Thank Happy_hol_tripper
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. Great Japanese food and really good service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

2  Thank Sam A
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The place is ugly from the outside during the day but as it turns dark the golden glow with the black works great. I was surprised to find the best restaurant in Easter island was Japanese, but since the island was full of Japanese tourists, then it kind of makes sense. The owner is from chile but he speaks Japanese and lived there. The kitchen is open and it's fun to see him cook. The menu is him speaking giving you options depending on what type of meat or seafood you want. He was very accommodating to my family that was more picky on the options. I had the ginger pork and it was amazing.

4  Thank UrsulaPanama
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