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Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

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Japanese, International, Sushi
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Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
507-2649562/47
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food, average service

I went to this restaurant a few times and always found the food to be really great. They have a large selection of sushis and other japonese dishes and everything tastes nice and fresh. My only advice would be to work on the quality of the service. The staff could definitely be a little bit more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
SerranoJonathan
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I went to this restaurant a few times and always found the food to be really great. They have a large selection of sushis and other japonese dishes and everything tastes nice and fresh. My only advice would be to work on the quality of the service. The staff could definitely be a little bit more friendly.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love this place. Lucky enough to be residing close-by which makes it a staple restaurant for me. They always have the freshest fish (I don't know where they get their Salmon, but it is the best I have had in town!!) and great sushi rolls. You can see the owner working there everyday which makes it that much more special.... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Many japanese dishes,even combos and very good sushi.This is like being in Japan food wise and the owner is japanese retired now but I have always gone there and was never disappointed.Service is so so, and when crowded, the food takes some time to arrive.Decor is unpretentious....but food quality is very good.One of the best traditional japanese restaurants in town... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Matsuei offers an extensive menu with typical japanese food, including combos. Just like in Japan, the menu shows pictures of the food. It was ordered a combo of miso soup, algae salad and a selection of sushis and rolls. There was more than enough food but every piece of sushi contained much rice, masking the taste of fish.

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Panama City, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

They have a ton, and I do mean a TON of traditional Japanese plates. They also cater to the fusion crowd by having an extensive roll menu (apart from the traditional ones). The owner is always around and from time to time even behind the sushi bar taking care of business! Ive never had an issue here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is close to the Toscana Inn, so a short walk to dinner. I enjoyed the sushi rolls. Very tasty and seafood seemed fresh. Ambiance is ok. Try the Volcano Roll.

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Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Order the almejas!!! Wao unbelievable. The staff is very friendly, closest thing to japan! Spicy tuna roll, sushi ebi and a saporo beer:)

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Panama City, Panama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Matsuei like the reviews in the pages before used to be incredible. They used to have amazing service since the owner was always there. Plus their famous beef/chicken in a box was so tasty. We used to order extra to take home. Went there a few nights ago and was so let down. The servers were unprofessional, no management in... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had lunch and could not find the $12 fixed price for lunch which was mentioned in LP. We had two plates of sushi, which were good, but quite expensive. Wasabi was served apart now (not inside as another review says). Service was like in other panamanian restaurants.

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Cancun, Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Service was slow to none existent whenever we needed a waiter we had to leave the table to calls somebodies attention. The food was just Ok. The sushi fell apart, the yakimeshi was good. The decor dated.

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Additional Information about Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

Address: Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-2649562/47
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507-2649562/47

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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