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Ocean Blue Sushi Bar
Ranked #1,592 of 2,367 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff
florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Would not return”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We went there for lunch after receiving a Groupon for half price. There was no one eating there except us. It did not look like a restaurant; but maybe a night club. We heard about how great it was at night with 1/2 price specials on food and drink and loud music. But we wanted to try the sushi. The waitress was either new or disinterested. Since we were the only customers we thought we would get good service but didn't as she either disappeared or was observed on her Smart phone. I shouldn't have to drink my husband's water because mine wasn't refilled.The sushi was only so-so and we couldn't really order from the Lunch menu as we had the groupon, so it wasn't worth it and we won't go back. The delivery man apparently ignored the entranced designated for him and walked through the restaurant with a dolly full of food. Never saw that happen before. Oh, and then the waitress tried to charge us 18% gratuity which was not specified on the Groupon. When we questioned this she removed it. I've never not left a tip but was tempted to do so. If my daughter wasn't working as a waitress I probably would have done so but left a few dollars in sympathy because with her attitude she most likely doesn't get much.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Tampa, Florida, United States
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Not our favorite”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We went here after seeing a show at the comedy club Side Splitters in the same plaza. Would not go back. There was shells still on our shrimp in the shrimp tempora rolls, and the $16 pricier rolls were not worth the higher price. Just so-so. They don't even have the small bowls for your soy sauce, they give you small plastic condiment to go cups. (What a mess). There are a couple of very good sushi places within a few miles, this place just wasn't for us.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Randi W
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Tampa, Florida
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Late Night Deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

If you are looking for a quiet spot to dine and unwind, this is NOT the place for you! But the food is solid and their after 10 pm deal offers decent half priced sushi and drinks, plus loud techno music and a house packed with twenty-somethings looking for good cheap eats and a beverage -- or five.

Visited February 2013
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Thank 1morefoodie
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