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Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

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Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
507-2649562/47
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Priscilla_Rose11
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Panama City, Panama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Kingwood, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I dropped by for my first time - for a quick dinner. The place was nice and I was able to meet / talk with the owner. Portions were very small and overall sort of expensive. But the overall conversation and hospitality was nice. Then the next morning - stomach issues. I have traveled to Panama for the past 5... 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Panama City, Panama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is one of our two favorite places for sushi in Panama. It's always good and conveniently located with parking. The ambience is nice and the staff is always pleasant. We love the spicy shrimp appetizer and several of the different rolls. Delicious!

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Almere
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

It was the Japanese restaurant close by our hotel, which is why we went. In short, it is too expensive for the average food you get. Besides the service was moderate at best, with staff that clearly did not enjoy being there.

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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

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