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Musashi Japanese Restaurant

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Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

There are tons of dining options in Santa Elena, but there seems to be a lack of quality options. We were hesitant to go to Musashi after reading mixed reviews on this site, but were pleasantly surprised and had a great meal. Yes, it is expensive, but getting sushi ingredients in a town this isolated is inevitably going to mean... More 

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Thank Matt R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Hands down by far the most incredible tasting sushi i have ever eaten in my life! I was in Monteverde 3 yrs ago and loved it then, and went back and was only impressed even more, great service, couldnt get enough of it! I highly recommend it to anymore who likes sushi or who is hesitant to try - you... More 

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Thank Mixy68
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

I used to like this place but my last 2 visits have been truly disappointing. Everything from the Miso soup to the shrimp tempura has gone down hill. The service has tanked and the prices have almost doubled.

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Thank Cristian Z
Icheon, South Korea
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

The food was pretty good but it's also a lot more expensive than sushi I've had anywhere else. Service was friendly.

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Thank Cy_roar
tallinn
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

By the look of the place it did not even occur to beware of the prices - so I ended up paying about three times as much as in Tallinn and the food is only a poor average. Service was friendly though.

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Thank hhelen
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

The sushi was pathetically over priced and unless you love filling up on white rice with a smidgen of fish walk on and choose another restaurant in the village. It was an insult to pay an over priced bill for mediocre sushi or shall I say rice without all the healthy tasty culinary delights you would expect! An insult to... More 

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Thank jamesandbianca
Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

We love sushi, so decided to give this place a try during our stay in Monteverde. It was a little slow because there was only one person making the sushi, but the wait was worth it, the sushi was beautiful. It was a little pricey when compared to the US, but the ingredients were very fresh.

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Thank Sussex_nomads
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Jesus is the real deal. This may be his livelihood, but he treats his customers more like friends he's excited to share his food with. Don't let this unassuming location for sushi fool you. His best stuff is not what you're used to ordering in the US or Europe. He knows what's fresh and local. Just ask him for what's... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We had an early dinner on a rainy afternoon and decided to try sushi. First we ordered a sushi boat, which was very nice. Then, after a brief talk with the chef about the house specialty we decided to have the Volcano Rolls instead of a desert and it was very delicious. The nori on the rolls is battered and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

This was a nice place to eat. The server gave us a free appetizer which was delicious. It was a tad pricey for travellors on a budget but the food was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?