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#171 of 828 Restaurants in Cancun
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Av. Bonampak Plaza Peninsula local 9 y 10, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 889 9263
13:30 - 23:00
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

This was the first time we went to this restaurant thinking that it was an excellent oriental cuisine non the less we found that it does not compare at all with others. The menu is not in English and it is confusing. Once you order you do not receive what you expected and as a whole it was not the... More 

Thank Silvia L
Cancun, Mexico
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

I have been to Wazaaabi like 4 times in the last month and it is excellent every time. You can get the standard Nigiri Sushi and basic rolls but they have tons of tasty specialty rolls. We like to start off with some Edamame. One thing I try to remember to do is to order the red wine at room... More 

Thank TJMexico
Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We visited Wazaaabi based on reviews from Trip Advisor and the recommendation of the person who owns the villa we rented. We were not disappointed, it was very good. If there was any issue, it was the fact they didn't have any menus in english, which others have mentioned. Our server said the english menus would be there in two... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

Came here on Valentine's Day for some sushi. We were staying in the Hotel Zone and took the bus to Nader Ave, and from there caught a cab which only cost 30-40 pesos. Really easy and cheap way to get there. Yes, the entire menu is in spanish so we spent a good half hour trying to figure out what... More 

Thank Natalie C
Osterville, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

If you'd like to skip the review and get to the directions, please scroll down to ☼DRIVING DIRECTIONS☼ Review: I visit Cancun every Winter to visit my mother. I've become less touristy and more local over the years. Over the past couple of years, there's been an increase in sushi places. I've tried a couple and they've been very disappointing.... More 

Thank J L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Bit hard to find (mostly because of the google maps app- confused with the place across the street) but totally worth it!! The food was super fresh and delicious (muy rico!), the best sushi I've had in a while... the staff is really nice and very friendly, our nice waiter Carlos translated the whole manu for me and had great... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

I have to disagree with some reviewers saying that this restaurant is difficult to get to. If you are up for a stroll, you can get to Plaza Las Americas in about 20 minutes, especially if you are like is pushing a prams. From there are buses to the hotel zone or another 15 minutes through the park will take... More 

Thank Pavel K
Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review

Dear Mr, Padelkhodak, It was very nice to meet you and your family, thanks for your wonderful review, as you mentioned it very easy to get to Wazaaabi, the easiest direction is: on the first roundabout from the hotel zone take a left then follow on Bonampak avenue till you reach the Ferrari dealership on the right side, its on... More 

Victoria, BC, Canada
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

The reason I call this restaurant Japanese "fusion" is because Wazaaabi offers traditional Japanese dishes fused with creative twists. My partner had deep fried sushi, for example. Yes, the roll she chose came breaded and deep fried. There are many traditionally prepared options available, such as agedashi tofu, but the stars of the show are really creative dishes. Overall, the... More 

Thank PaulKurucz
Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Paulkurucz, It was nice to meet you, really enjoyed our chat with your wife, thanks for your review, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed our menu, i am following up on the lighting issue inside and the candle idea is very good, thanks! We look forward to your return, kind regard! Eric Fontaine More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews I expected sushi as good as I find in Manhattan, LA, or Santa Monica...not so. 5 of us shared the "friends combo" and 4 of us were ill within 8 hours; we don't know if we had a bad piece of fish, or the ice cubes weren't filtered water, but whatever reason- we were sick. The... More 

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Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. sptopper, Im very sorry we didn't meet your expectations regarding our food, we thrive on staying on top by making new and original kinds of sushi, some are classic rolls other are exotic fusions but each with different tastes for different likes that's why we have such and extensive menu. Regarding you not feeling well i can assure... More 

Malmo, Sweden
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

A lot of diferent plates to choose from. Food tastes very very good. Good wine and extraordinary service. The owner tried to get us a cab but unfortunatly without any luck. He then offered to drive us back to our hotel in his own car without any charge. He did that only because he obviously has a great heart. Thank... More 

1 Thank lalinber
Ericfontaine, General Manager at Wazaaabi, responded to this review

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lalinber, It was a pleasure to meet you both, very glad you enjoyed the dinner and wine, wish i would of had live music for you that night but the weather was not cooperating am the musicians had to cancel. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the holiday and also look forward to your return!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Bonampak Plaza Peninsula local 9 y 10, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 889 9263

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