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Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
+56 9 7255 7533
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Av. Hotu Matua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank pilot1953
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank APChi
Reviewed 12 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...More

1  Thank Happy_hol_tripper
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Sam A
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,...More

1  Thank UrsulaPanama
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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!

1  Thank jojik745
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Frankie8000
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.

1  Thank 1468VX
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...More

1  Thank tawnygama
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...More

3  Thank In4itt
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Restaurant Details

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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
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
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
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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.
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