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“Great Sushi, Terrible Parking”

Hook's Sushi Bar & Thai Food
Ranked #208 of 908 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Thai
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Chandler, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great Sushi, Terrible Parking”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

My wife and I love Sushi and although we have lived in St. Petersburg for more than six years we have never tried Hook's - until last night.

We arrived on a Friday evening at about 7:45 pm to find the parking lot - a very small one - full. However, we were able to find on street parking.

First, we perused the menu and noticed that in addition to Sushi the restaurant has a smattering of Japanese, Thai, and Korean dishes. However, we were interested in sushi and that is what we ordered.

We started by having some miso soup. This was probably the best miso soup I have ever tasted. Fresh, not overly salty, and not artificial tasting. Rather, it was tasty and was perfect for preparing us for the sushi that would follow.

We ordered two different kinds of sashimi: tuna and salmon. Both were fresh and tasty. The serving consists of three pieces of sashimi ($5 for the salmon and $7 for the tuna).

We also ordered some rolls that are a much better buy. We had the following rolls: Crunchy, VIP, Dragon, and Spyder rolls. All were excellent - about the best we have had in ages. The VIP was a particular favorite with just about the right "kick" to it to make it stand out.

Service was very good and this place offers incredible value. The one thing I would like to see as an improvement is a special dish, such as a boat that other places offer, that contains various pieces of Sushi, Sashimi, rolls, etc. to have more variety.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Seriously... so good!”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

If you haven't tried this place put down what you're doing and go! Wednesday night is dollar sushi so either go early or plan to park in a lot down the street. We sat at the bar so didn't have to wait for a table. Everything I had was delicious!

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Thank Stephanie M
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lack of parking space ”
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Wanted to try, unfortunately lack of parking space or no parking. Not even more than 5 parking spaces for the customer.

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Thank William J
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Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Our second review, things have changed”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Briefly we have always made it a point to go there whenever we get to St. Pete, about a couple times/year. However, things changed last time we were there. Food was good, just not as good. On the positive side they condensed their menu that was WAY to big (actually given 3-4 different menus I felt obligated to read in case I was missing something) so it was easier to order. Just as clean, prompt, & courteous service. However, it is no longer a "must do".

  • Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Saint Petersburg!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

My family and I visit Hook's at least two or three times a month, and it is by far the best sushi in the area. We love that it has local historical ties, and that it is a small quaint restaurant that has good "couples" atmostphere. There aren't a lot of small children and loud crowds. They have flat screen tvs with sports being broadcast, and low soft music playing also. Nothing about the atmosphere is intruding on the food and conversation. Service is always fast - although not necessarily overly friendly. That is the only negative comment I can make, because besides that, the quality of food (fresh, great presentation, and GREAT taste) and price can't be beat!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Elizabeth M
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