The charming, open-air atmosphere of Arigato in downtown Jaco is the perfect setting to enjoy some of the freshest Sushi and most delicious traditional Japanese cuisine available in any Costa Rica restaurant. Owned and operated by Chef Rudy Aizawa (a Japanese native trained in the culinary arts) and staffed with 3 additional Japanese chefs, the food at Arigato is 100% authentic and prepared within view of this Jaco Restaurant’s many loyal patrons.The dining room opens up right onto the main strip in Jaco, so flip-flops and board-shorts are never an issue. You can feel free to stop in after your full-day Surfing Tour before heading back to your hotel or condo. With a casual dress code, an inviting atmosphere, exceptionally friendly staff, and unparalleled cuisine, this reasonably priced Jaco Restaurant is a favorite amongst locals and vacationers alike.
Watch for the daily specials which are always outstanding and can be seen posted on the sandwich-board on the sidewalk out front.
We recommend the Crunchy Avocado, Tuna and California Rolls with their delicious house-made sauces and only the freshest ingredients. For appetizers, try the Miso Soup or a plate of delicious Edamame. The Donburi Rice Bowls are hard to beat. Don’t forget to order some delicious warm saki and the creamy Tempura Ice Cream in a Green Tea or Chocolate Sauce.
Costa Ricans are not strangers to the generous tippers from the United States, and in fact many depend upon it. Service industry workers such as drivers and guides are accustomed to receiving what their equals might receive in the US.
However, one notable exception is the Costa Rican restaurant. It in not uncommon to be automatically charged 10% for service and 13% for taxes at many restaurants in Costa Rica. Though some unknowingly tip 15% - 20% on top of this inflated amount, adding 10% for excellent service can be seen as both a gesture of generosity and understanding.