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The Surfing Buddha

| Beside Cerveceria SJDS, in the Mercado Zone, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
+505 7632 0099
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  • Very good10%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (15 reviews)
“spicy pork” (2 reviews)
“kimchi” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Healthy, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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| Beside Cerveceria SJDS, in the Mercado Zone, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner here of three different types of sushi alongside delicious cocktails. The service was fantastic and they really know their stuff about coeliac disease and we’re very accommodating ensuring everything was gluten-free!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Laura J
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Excellent service and interesting menu. We ate Korean inspired food as well as sushi and it was all excellent. Wonderful vegan options.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank The Winter B
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. The first time I had a Bagel with cream cheese and salmon it was beautifully garnished and delicious. I came back another time and had the red snapper sushi it was awesome. And recently I had a spicy pork and that...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Greg B
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Buddy and I went here for lunch - he got the cali role and i got the special, curry with pork. He loved his and mine was the best meal i had in sjds, very flavorful, meat was melt in your mouth, veggies firm (they...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mortgagebroker3
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Went twice recently and the first time was early evening and the second at lunch. Ordered more or less the same things and the first time it was excellent and portion size fair and the service attentive and pleasant, so I went back. Only to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank guerrerot
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Our daughter was craving for salmon rolls, but unfortunately they didn’t have either salmon or tuna. Definitely not your typical sushi place for sure. Although my dragon roll was interesting, it did not really hit the spot. They tried to make fruit sorbets for dessert,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank stran2016
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I met a lovely woman from Toronto, Canada while we were shopping for fish in San Juan Del Sur. She invited us to visit her Surfing Buddha restaurant downtown during our stay. We checked it out of course.....it was uniquely decorated with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Rudi P
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I have food issues and Arry completely understands and I can almost all of the food which is a miracle. Arry is so knowledgeable and creative with her food that its always a pleasure to go. My kids say she has the best pancake in...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The sushi fusion food hit the spot but the rum chai blended drinks will keep you going back for more. Arry, Chantal and the staff will welcome you with smiles,and will look after you like it's their home.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank tequilawitch
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

My friends were interested in a breakfast treat, in a town where it is abundantly available on every corner. We stopped at The Surfing Buddha and they were very satisfied with the selection and quality of food. I however, ordered the kimchi and spicy pork....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Bigboop
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Beside Cerveceria SJDS, in the Mercado Zone, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 7632 0099
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Fresh and healthy Asian/Latin Fusion with options friendly for all diets, specializing in sushi made with locally caught black cod, Korean BBQ and homemade condiments. Family style themed meals are held every Wednesday (reservations required, also available). Private parties and catering requests welcome. Authentic Asian food in the heart of Central America complete with a warm and welcoming vibe!
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