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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 #263 of 486 Restaurants in Panama City
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cancun, Mexico
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Nagoya, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I just had dinner at this restaurant with my new Panamanian friends, hoping for decent Japanese meals. Nigiris were not bad, but Makis were a bit disappointing as the rice inside was too hard pressed (too much pressure applied inside the Nori). One of my friends also ordered Kare-rice (beef-curry with rice) which wasn't quite like the Kare-rice that we... More

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Service was prompt on a Saturday at 2pm. Moro juice was good. Sushi was OK, but expensive - $18 for 18 rolls; in other words, San Francisco prices. Nothing to *complain*, but no reason to come again.

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Ontario
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Reading some of the reviews I wonder if I was in a different restaurant? I found the service to be just fine and the food to be excellent! Especially the seaweed salad! The best I've had! And I'm a picky eater. Had a Bento box that was on a par with any I've had in any Japanese restaurant in my... More

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Torio, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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