ABOUT TATAMI SUSHI
A TASTE OF JAPAN
Tatami Sushi BAR ARUBA
TATAMI SUSHI BAR ARUBA is a Japanese, Sushi restaurant located in LG SMith Blvd #124 To place an takeout order or if you have any question, please call the restaurant at (297) 582-9945
Tatami Sushi Bar starts the Jan 26, 2009, after 6 month of preparation to make a dream come true. Is a family business where we try to make everybody feeling comfortable in a cozy atmosphere, enjoying good and fresh food and warm service.
One of the goals of our place is that the guest can enjoy of the creativity and inspiration of our dishes and take the time to enjoy it, sometime is difficult, because in these days everybody is in a hurry and forget to take time to enjoy the good things that the life can give to us.
Sushi and Japanese dishes..
Omar Contreras Sushi and Japanese kitchen
Andri Perez Sushi Chef
Claudia Acosta kitchen Chef
Meaning of Tatami
Tatami mats (originally meaning “folded & piled”) are a traditional type of Japanese flooring, made from woven soft rush straw and of uniform size and shape. The traditional dimensions of the mats are fixed at 90 cm by 180 cm (1.62m²).
There are rules concerning the number and layouts of Tatami mats; an inauspicious layout is said may bring bad fortune. In homes, the mats must not be laid in a grid pattern, and in any layout there is never a point where the corners of three or four mats meet.
Tatami mats are associated with Japanese religious rites and the tea ceremony. Most modern Japanese homes still have at least one tatami room, the Washitsu.
In the Japanese martial arts they also use the Tatami mats for protective purposes
If you like sushi, I HIGHLY recommend Tatami. It doesn't have much of a view (it's in Portofino Mall close to Oranjestad...before the Valero coming from the hotel district) but the sushi is fan-tas-tic. We ate their twice last week and the owners are a newly married Dutch couple and the wife is SO cute and SO nice. We ordered a TON of food (and my guy eats a lot of sushi) and she kept coming back to make sure that we were okay, letting us know that it was going to be a LOT of sushi, instead of just letting us order and realize it was too big for us. It's very small, maybe 6 tables and a few seats at the sushi bar, but the sushi is comparable to rolls I've had in NY and for six really generous rolls, an appetizer, and dessert plus two carafes of sake and two Sapporos was 120 florins or something equally ridiculous. Since there were no seated tables left, we sat at one of those bench tables where you take your shoes off and we were so comfortable just lounging and eating slowly.
The second time we went in a big group (literally like 10 of us. We took up half the restaurant!) the sushi took a long time to come out, but she kept bringing us appetizers and edamame on the house even though it was really our fault since there were so many of us and we had ordered so much at the same time. Anyway, I loved it, can't wait to go back there, and hope they keep getting good business. The owners' name is Marencha and she truly is a sweetheart.