We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kotaro

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 7255 7533
Website
Thursday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Wed 19:30 - 22:00
Fri 19:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

407 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 224: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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

Helpful?
1 Thank Sam A
Panama
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank UrsulaPanama
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this restaurant very interesting, as it is the only one Japanese one in the island. As Japanese, it is more than enough, and I enjoyed the rare experience!

Helpful?
1 Thank jojik745
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after it had first opened. We could tell it was built with devotion and enthusiasm for Japanese food. We spent a week on Rapa Nui and loved it so much - this restaurant was definitely the best we went to there. A funny juxtaposition with the history on the island- but a good one.

Helpful?
1 Thank Frankie8000
Warwickshire, England
Level Contributor
140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had travelled to Japan regularly on business so know a bit about the cooking. The owner is Chilean but worked as a chef for 10 years in Japan. Nice food well prepared and great service. Excellent choice.

Helpful?
1 Thank 1468VX
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had our final dinner here before departing the Island after a lovely 6 days of exploring. Interior is set up Japanese style, hence sitting on the floor on comfy cushions. The chef comes to your table to personally explain the menu - an added touch that we really appreciated. The fish is fresh and every dish is prepared with... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tawnygama
Montevideo, Uruguay
Level Contributor
253 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Really great food with great presentation. Recommend you do the set meal. Chef Kotaro will ask your preferences and then prepares and delivers truly wonderful culinary delights. He's currently just down the street from the airport entrance towards town, but is moving in February. On Feb. 23rd, he'll open in his new spot which is the other direction from the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank In4itt
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is definitely charming and the owner was most friendly. The wine (it got a glass of Chardonnay) was very good, too. It was a lovely experience after a hot day of hiking on the island, and I'd definitely visit again had I been a meat eater. But as a vegetarian, the food (i got braised tofu) was not... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank sandmandala04
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Was on Easter Island for 3 nights and ate here twice. My only regret is I didn't eat here three times. Chef Kotaro prepared some of the best Japanese food I have ever eaten. I've eaten all over Japan and it's very rare to find food of this quality outside of Japan. The fish in a miso reduction was absolutely... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank dragonmann
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We are Japanese descendants and we love Japanese food (and we are picky about it). Even so, this restaurant went way beyond our expectations and it was definitely the best restaurant in Easter Island!!! Very authentic and very very good sushi and sashimi!

Helpful?
2 Thank 2012_CEH

Travellers who viewed Kotaro also viewed

Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
 
Easter Island, Chile
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
 
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
 

Been to Kotaro? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island  >  Hanga Roa
  • Phone Number: +56 9 7255 7533
Description
Do not eat at this restaurant without reading the rules found in the blog before. This is a restaurant owned and run by one man. If you have the time, I promise you'll enjoy the food, music and ambience, if you are in a hurry, best to make a reservation. OPENING TIME Dinner time 18:00 - 22:00 Sunday Dinner time 18:00 - 22:00 only with reservation Thursday DAY OFF. ++We don't serve any desserts ++We only serve wine,beer and soft drinks, because we think is the best choice with your meal ++and by the design of the restaurant, by the other clients, by the type of food and by their parents, we prefer not to accept children. Except educated children know how to behave in a restaurant. I hope you understand.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kotaro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?