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Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
507-2649562/47
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Ranked #238 of 453 restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Japanese, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I went there as I was staying close by. The beer was okay. How can you go wrong with beer other than it took 30 mins to be served and only after I asked where it was. So service well below average. Food mundane and not very fresh. Food was slow and tepid. Tempura greasy and limp. Shashimi came without... More

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Panama City, Panama
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Matsuei used to be one of the best Japanese restaurants when the original owner, who was a Japanese, ran the place. This was my favorite sushi place about 15 years ago. I stopped going to this place since the service went down hill, but I decided to give it a try after many years. The service has improved, but it... More

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Panama City, Panama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The waitresses are wearing kimonos, great atmosphere, great japanese food, sushi is amazing, fair price. I Love it.

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Ilhabela, SP
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was in this restaurant, bad reception, too much expensive, terrible quality in all aspects, do never go there if you in panamá. cheers

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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

I have just come back a couple of mintues ago from Matsuei and am overwhelmed by the urge to hit something. This place is an average sushi bar, compared to the fare available in larger, more cosmopolitan cities such as NYC or Mexico, DF. The sashimi is just ok, and the nigiri sushi is similarly unremarkable; you wouldn't know by... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011 via mobile

The decoration is a mess, the staff never smile and the sushi is the worst I had in my entire life. Even in Africa I had way better sushi!! Nothing to say man, it's bad don't go there. Trust me on this. I went there first and thought maybe it's just me being demanding but the second time Gosh it... More

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Duras, France
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111 reviews 111 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

The food at Matsuei is OK but not the best in Panama.

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Fort Frances, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

We had heard a couple of people say they really liked Matsuei so we went there looking forward to a good if not brilliant Japanese meal. We did not get it. There were 6 to 8 other customers in the restaurant as well as my husband and myself, on a Saturday night. It took quite a long time to get... More

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Sneek, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

Been there 3 times 'different s years' but still needing the `Customer´s Service Class` ..Shame. Not trying going there anymore. By the way, Good sake, tempura, etc.. and of course Sushi but not the best.

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Roswell, GA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

The sushi at this place was good. We have had better. We eat sushi frequently and have had better, but, this place will definitely get you your "sushi fix"!!!!

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