Tampa >Food & Dining > Matoi Sushi
602 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360927.949526 -82.505883
Neighborhoods: North Bon Air, Northwest
still my FIVE STAR RESTAURANT – I heard very sad story on my number one favorite restaurant...
caught on fire and closed for while...
Like in Oriental Preverb,
"when a place caught on fire, that place will go well on business"
I wish this place go well and overcome this critical moment and COME BACK~!
MATOI SUSHI, you are still my FIVE STAR Restaurant.
I miss you so much,
hopefully everything goes well and see you soon~!!!
I Still give you TWO THUMBS UP....
Innovative rolls and great service – I've tried alot of sushi restaurants in the bay area and this is one of the best. There is a great selection of specialty rolls if you are up for something out of the ordinary. They also have korean bbq with all the little side dishes you would come to find at a sit down korean family dinner. My friends usually have large parties there and the staff and owner have always been very accomodating. I found out recently that they will be closed for renovations for a few months so they will be missed. I look forward to getting my volcano and SOJ roll when they reopen! They are rolls you have to try when you go there.
Wanted to like it, but no sale – My wife and I really wanted to like this place. We ordered a couple rolls each and none of them were any better than average. I go raw and the wife likes cooked. Sorry to bust anyones bubble, but maybe we went on a bad day. We were not impressed. Try Yoko's.. it was awesome!
The only sushi worth my time. – Four years ago my best friend took me to Matoi, since then, I have never gone anywhere else for sushi.
The servers are wonderful, the ladies never fail to have my hot tea and onion soup in front of me within mere moments of me sitting down.
The chefs are all fun and interesting to talk to, learn from and joke with. I have my favorites and they know I will be ordering them, but each visit I try something new and they know what i have tried or haven't tried yet, and they know which ones i liked best, so they make recommendations based on my personal history with them. That, to me, says more than anything else. The entire staff takes the time to get to know their customers.
Let's not forget the food itself. Excellent. Fresh. With portions that sometimes I even have trouble finishing.
I mainly go for the sushi, but every once in while, I branch out to some of the other dishes, and have yet to find something disappointing.
I recommend Matoi to every one I talk to about sushi. I have even told exec chefs from other sushi bars to go to Matoi's to see what sushi should be.
When I moved back to Tampa, I made sure Matoi Sushi was within a 5 minute drive.
Best sushi in town – Eric and I have been going to Matois for approximately 1yr. Since we started going there has never been a time where we have not been greeted with a warm welcoming hello and fast service.
Since our first visit we have come to love eating there and go at least 2x's a week sometimes 3.
Now when we arrive our drinks are arriving at the sushi bar at the same time or right before us. That is what I call service. The servers and the sushi chefs are attentive to our needs, know our likes and dislikes and are always willing to explain things to us if we have any questions.
The food is outstanding. The sushi is very fresh and delicious and the presentation is inviting.
I would recommend anyone who has never tried sushi to make Matois your place to start. You will be sold as we were and keep coming back for more.
I love love LOVE this place! – I love this place! It's an absolute go-to place if you are a sushi lover, like myself. The atmosphere is comfortable & friendly, the sushi is innovative & fresh, and you get your money's worth! I frequent this place about once a week, and haven't been disappointed a single time! I highly recommend!
THE SUSHI Place !!! Two thumbs up~!!! – I usally go to Tampa, Florida twice a month for my business trip.
Every time I go down there,
I always wasting my time to find a nice restaurant which I really don't like it.
On May 25th that Memorial Weekend,
I went to Matoi Sushi restaurant and I loooooo~~~ve that place.
This is THE SUSHI Place I'd like to go to all the time.
Food is great, Servers are very kind and specially, the owner,
Mr Lim was very very friendly that makes me very special person.
Mr. Lim, the owner, tolds me they were there for 20 years.
Anybody who goes there and have a meal there will know
how they can success in this economy condition.
Absolutely, TWO THUMBS UP~!!!!!
KD from Atlanta, GA
Best sushi anywhere!!! – My wife and I have tried sushi & rolls from Tampa, New York & Vegas and just can not compare Matoi's great service and best tasting sushi & rolls. Highly recommended.
best service – How do you know when you've came to a nice restaurant?? It's not just by what you eat and how good it is. A lot of it, for me, has to do with the service they provide. It's a very important thing to keep your customers satisfied, which Sam (the owner and chef) has never failed to do. I met him while dining in his restaurant and he is a swell guy! He not only creates it into a perfect and creative dish but he takes the time to talk to his customers and joke with them, he's hilarious! Not only is he hilarious but he's a genius, his specials taste amazing! The Bucs roll, Volcano roll, Steve's special, and of course for all the couples..The Love Boat Special! How does he come up with these ideas? I wouldn't know! The most important of all important facts about this restaurant....Their fish is probably the most fresh I've had at any restaurant! Don't believe me? Go try it for yourself, I highly recommend Matoi Sushi Restaurant!
#1 – Out of the many years I've lived in the tampa bay area I've been to countless sushi restaurants. Sure a lot of them were good, but Matoi Sushi has without a doubt the best sushi in town. The quality of their fish is outstanding and very creative, as if that weren't enough their service is amazing! They try as hard as they can to cater to your needs, and not once have they failed to meet my expectations. Not only are their staff members friendly and comforting but the environment of the restaurant also keeps me comfortable. Setting sushi aside, they also have a korean menu if you aren't a fan of sushi which is also delicious. They have anything from Terryaki to grilled delights, such as Gal Bi and Chicken. The best part? Everything is all very generously priced!
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