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“Great Korean Great Sushi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matoi Sushi

Matoi Sushi
Ranked #171 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Apollo Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Korean Great Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is my favorite Korean (Pork Bulgogi) and Sushi place in Tampa. I'm a regular here and the staff goes out of their way to make be feel welcome. They just recently started a happy hour, so my favorite place just got better.

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BEST SUSHI ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

I have never ever had sushi anywhere as fresh an reasonably priced anywhere!!!! The dancing eel roll is to die for along with their chicken fried rice. I live in st pete an drive almost 30 minutes to eat there. It's worth the drive. They also have huge fish tanks that keep you occupied till the food comes out. NO DISAPPOINTMENTS EVER. 2 thumbs up

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Lucca, Italy
1 review
“Buonissimo !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

I come all the way from Lucca, Italy and this is the BEST SUSHI IN TAMPA ! Food is fresh and excellent and the people are wonderful ! I love this restaurant and recommend it to everyone !!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Venice, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ho Hum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Ushered in by the hostess, we went to the sushi bar.

The sushi man promptly told us we were too early; it was 11:57 a.m. A Japanese sushi chef would never say that to customers. This is a Korean joint.

No oshiburi. The "service" dish was laced with red pepper spices - again, Korean, not authentic Japanese. The Korean chef spent a full ten minutes complaining to his waitress about his working conditions within our earshot, as if we could not understand his language.

Just another Ho-Hum sushi shop masquerading as Japanese.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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197 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Unexpected, as in, it looks like the restaurant is in a former night club. Very dark inside, neon lights, lit up fish tank, etc. Walking in...looked pretty grunge. Pleasantly surprised by both service and food, though. Sushi was above average. Korean was very good. Not the best I've had, but I'd go back. The bimbibop was expensive, in my opinion.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ben P
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