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“Exceptional variety of very high quality food. Well worth the trip out of town”
Review of Donde Johann

Donde Johann
Ranked #22 of 123 Restaurants in Playas del Coco
Price range: US$6 - US$40
Cuisines: Sushi, French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Monday tuesday close
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The variety on the 3 different menus (gourmet, sushi and general) is perfect for a larger group with varying tastes and satisfied several different palates in our group of six, from children to grandparents. The quality of the food and presentation was superb for every dish ordered. I don't think you can go wrong no matter what you choose. Service was excellent, cocktails very good and no complaints at all. It's a small restaurant, around 8 to 16 tables depending on seating arrangements and we waited easily 30 to 40 minutes for our main dish, but we didn't eat appetizers and we had a couple of drinks each whilst waiting - it really wasn't a problem waiting, the atmosphere is lovely. The food for everyone arrived at the same time (seemingly impossible in many restaurants serving larger groups, but not a problem here). Apart from one of the kids who ordered a pepperoni pizza they were happy to customize, we all chose a variety of seafoods from the sushi and gourmet menus, and it was all delicious and perfectly fresh. The portions were generous without being overly large and we ate absolutely everything, which was a first. Easily the best restaurant we went to in the Playas Del Coco area for the week we stayed there and well worth the trip out of town to get to it (it's about 5 minutes drive out of town). If you have a car and can get to it, you will not be disappointed eating here.

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Thank 295Jane
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Johann will talk to you personally if he is there, which he seemed to be every time we passed. Excellent food. Excellent sushi. Good portions, good prices. We will be back

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and ordered the fish trio roll and a few smoothies. The smoothies were very nice. Ingredients were fresh as opposed to frozen, and the ice to juice consistency was perfect. However, the sushi we got was over mayonnaised and the fish did not taste fresh. The fish to rice ratio leaned toward the rice side. If we would have only eaten sushi, I would have given this place a 2. However, the smoothies were very nice.

Thank James R
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johann1972, Propietario at Donde Johann, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016
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Don James,
Primero quiero agradecerle de su comentario, es necesario para mejorar.
El unico inconveniente que este comentario es para Johann Bistro y no Donde Johann.
Pero como dueño de los 2 negocios yo tomo carta en el asunto y espero recibirle de nuevo y servirle un sushi como se lo merece.
Normalmente tenemos buenas notas con el Sushi pero a veces puedes pasar algo y es buena que lo diga.
Muchas Gracias
Johann

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great Pizza and Sushi, nice ambiance and excellent service. The Sushi is excellent and is a good size roll compared to most other offerings around the area.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great food, nice ambiance and excellent service. The Sushi is excellent and is a good size roll compared to most other offerings around the area.

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Thank Mauricio R
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