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Konichi-Wa Sushi y Asian Gourmet
Ranked #410 of 1,182 Restaurants in Montevideo
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We fancied some Asian food and there are not a whole lot of options in Montevideo.

This place was a bit hard to find as the map in tripadvisor had us down the road.

Once we found it we were treated to a good selection and huge serving sizes. The service was helpful and in English which we appreciated greatly.

Would recommend

Thank MDFerg
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's around the corner from my place so we go quite a lot. Much of the Sushi is made for takeaway so they have a good choice of Sushi at ok prices.

For some reason most Uruguayan Sushi places use Philadelphia cheese to keep their Makis together, which is a shame; Konichi-Wa doesn't which is why I love them. Also, the staff is very friendly.

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1  Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We just had a great experience eating sushi at this place, to the point that I am inclined to give it a "best sushi in Montevideo, as of today" nod. (I've given an unqualified “best sushi in Montevideo” nod to other eateries before and it turned out to be a flash in the pan. Montevideo is just not the place to go looking for consistent world class sushi, but it will deliver an impressive performance here and there.) This restaurant is a small venue (about 5 tables) but it’s decorated with some flair with in a Japanese motif. One wall serves a as a blackboard with specials in colorful handwriting. There is a small sushi counter and behind that lies what must be a small kitchen. The place serves not only sushi but various Japanese dishes like a tuna steak, plus Asian dishes from other locales (e.g. Phad Thai.) The menu sheet is fun and colorful and the choices can be overwhelming in a good way. We ordered a dose of fairly traditional sushi: tuna nigiri/sashimi, salmon nigiri/sashimi, shrimp nigiri and an Unagi (eel) nigiri. We also ordered the menu’s “Unagi roll” (it’s similar to a caterpillar roll) and some vegetarian rolls. The salmon and tuna fare was quite good. Finding tuna at Uruguayan sushi restaurant raises it a notch above the many Rio de la Plata sushi joints whose only piece de resistance is salmon. The tuna offered here was good, though they did run out of it on a not very busy night. The shrimp nigiri was world class – a big succulent shrimp impeccably presented on rice. The Unagi slices on the nigiri were small (probably a small specimen) but just the fact that it offered Unagi put this sushi joint in the top 5% class for fish variety in Montevideo. The place would have been completely off the charts if it also offered real kani (as opposed to fake kanikama) but in my experience that is a bridge too far in Uruguay. (I’ve only gotten real crab sushi once at a place in Punta del Este but it wasn’t the freshest tasting crab either.) For drinks we had some beer and sake. The sake was relatively expensive (u$s 10 for a 300 ml flask of ok sake) but you get to keep the porcelain flask. For desert we had some sweet sushi (with Tempura banana) which was too sweet for us, plus some ice cream in a crunchy shell which was par for Japanese restaurants (where desert rarely stands out.) Service was informal but good, though there were times when no waiters were to be seen around the dining room. Bottom line: This is far from a high faluting dining venue that will impress a date, but the sushi is authentic enough that it stands out in today’s Montevideo.

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2  Thank RalfSouth
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

They know absolutely nothing about Japanese cuisine. The landlord actually said to me - out loud - that sashimi is a kind of sushi. The fish could as well be green, it tasted as if it were. The spicy temaki was as hot as any avarage tomato sauce.

Thank MarceloHanoi
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Christian S, Owner at Konichi-Wa Sushi y Asian Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your opinion. i am the Chef / Owner, Unfortunately i didn't have the opportunity to speak with you directly. I am sorry you had an unpleasant experience with us. Our staff is young and energetic and like everyone always learning. I assure you we always use the finest and freshest ingredients possible. We make everything to order and with the highest attention. I will say we do use less spice in our dishes due to our customers "taste" However, we have no problem spicing things up!
You probably didint notice but we do have a temaki challenge, 3 spicy temaki's each one hotter then the next. If you can finish all three we give away a $200 coupon towards your next visit. I would like to invite you back to give us another chance and if your interested the temaki challenge and a cold beer is on us!

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

For diner they should improve the closing hours and maybe the flavor of the food. But it was really great and the lives are just in point.
Recommended to go but before 22:00 hrs

1  Thank Glenda S
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