Tampa >Food & Dining > Matoi Sushi
602 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360927.949526 -82.505883
Sat: 12pm-12am, Sun: 12pm-11pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm, Fri: 11am-12am
Neighborhoods: Northwest, North Bon Air
best area sushi – I have been going to the Matoi for over a decade and I have to say that in my opinion it is the best sushi restuarant around! I have tried many other places when traveling or with friends who claim to know the best place for sushi, but honestly none of them even compare for freshness and quality of food. The service has always been fantastic and everyone is very friendly. Try the lobster roll or the volcano roll, and the fried calamari is excellent, tru thfully I have never had anything that wasn't totally wonderful! ENJOY
hands down best service!!! – I frequent matoi sushi often and I must say that this is the finest sushi restaurant around. What most people dont realize is that most sushi places offer fish that is not fresh without you even knowing it. I have been looking for fresh fish in tampa and found it at matoi. This is the freshest highest quality fish you will find in tampa. The service is fabulous especially sook who is extremely nice and fast service.
THE BEST SUSHI PLACE IN TAMPA – I have been going to Matoi for quiet some now.
I think this is the one of the best quality place in town. I think sushi rolls are superb and fresh. Granted, the place can use more fashionable decor, but I have never had a bad meal here. I travel to NYC alot. I have been to some crazy expensive places in NYC but Matoi beats it every time with just a good food. I dare to compare this restaurant to some of the zagat's top japanese restaurants in NYC. Good place to impress your date for your foodie IQ..
Best sushi in Tampa, possibly all of Florida – Hands down THE BEST place for sushi in Tampa. I was down in Pompano beach and had sushi at a restaurant down there that my friend said was pretty good. The food there was nowhere near as good as Matoi. I suggest you sit at the sushi bar and have Sam make something for you off of the menu. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. When they have it, the fatty blue fin is extraordinary, as well as the octpus head. I know... sounds weird but it's excellent as well as everything else.
Great Sushi In Tampa – I come to visit my family in Tampa near Westshore and everytime I am in the area I always go out to eat at Matoi Sushi. Sam, I think that is the owner, is always so friendly to me and now knows me by name. He also knows that I love his Dynamite Roll, which is now my favorite item on the sushi menu. I always order sashami when I am there and every time that I have gone the sushi is always fresh and tastes great. I treat my friends out to a dinner at Matoi when I can, and they have come to love the place as much as I do. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for a quiet place to eat fresh, tasty sushi in Tampa.
Fresh, Yummy Sushi - Not overpriced – What can I say...I like this place. It's relaxed and not over done so your not paying extra for the "special" decor. The sushi is fresh and I love the rolls. The wait staff is a bit relaxed, but that is one of the things I like about this place to begin with...it's not uptight or super expensive. Sometimes I'm just tired after work and want so good sushi!! This is the perfect place.
Excellent Sushi and Excellent Service – Visited Matoi this evening and thought it would be good but it was fantastic!!!!
First off Sam the manager greets you at the sushi bar with a smile and a big hello. He's personable and very friendly. He's more than happy to answer any questions you have.
The sushi was the best I'd ever had! It was fresh, light and really tasty. I had the spicy tuna, salmon skin roll and some tuna. It's the kind of meal that tastes very good and doesn't leave you stuffed. The spicy tuna was not over powering, just right. Sam put a special touch on the salmon skin to make it extra tasty. The maguro (sp) was the best I've ever had.
The atmosphere is warm and friendly. They have tables, booths and plenty of room at the sushi bar. The restaurant is well kept and clean.
If you're in the mood for fantastic sushi Matoi is the place to go! Have no doubt
Try it . You'll go back.
Simply Amazing – 3 Years ago I discovered Matoi with some friends while working in the Tampa area. That night was AMAZING!!! It was among the best Sushi I have ever had. And the staff was as top notch as the food. It made such an impression I went back before I left Florida. The following year I went back hoping to have some of that sushi again only to learn that there was a fire and they were closed to rebuild.
So, that brings me to this year. I went last night. They were open for business. I found a place at the sushi bar and ordered. And again, it was AMAZING. The second order was also AMAZING. So much so I got lost in the bliss of what I was eating and left without a very important item.
I called today hoping that someone might have found it. I talked with Sam and he searched and searched. no luck. So we hung up. A few minutes later I get a call back. HE FOUND IT!!! And was able to make arrangements to ship to me (since I had already left town).
This is one instance where the service went really far beyond the food...and the food was (again) AMAZING!!! And I imagine many people have had experiences like mine at Matoi.
Bottom line. I WILL BE BACK. Hopefully soon!!!
Best sushi – I Was in Tampa area after an appoinment. We were going to go into perkins but decided not to. Went to Matoi instead. I got to say the sushi here is great. I loved it. The staff was very friendly and very informative when we asked questions. The place is very nice and quiet . You would never know that you were on a busy road. I would definetly recommend this restaurant. I live in Spring Hill and i plan to make the trip for lunch often. Keep up the good. I can see why you have been there for so long.
My first time in Tampa and I came across Matoi Sushi, excellent sushi, a family run business the staff is very friendly. They also had very large and fresh portions of sashimi.
Certainly Recommend this place if your in Tampa you should definitely stop through.
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