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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Very good sushi

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
californiaheart
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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