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Kiku Japanese Fine Dining

483 Mandalay Ave, Pelican Walk Plaza, Clearwater, FL 33712
(727) 461-2633
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Ranked #275 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Park City, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel as an "authentic" Japanese restaurant. I'm half Japanese and used to work in a Japanese restaurant during the summer in high school. This place is OK for rolls (if that's what you like) but not much else. They have a chalkboard with specials. I ordered Toro from it and the waiter says "sorry,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We turned up and there was a family group with small kids waiting. I had to seek out the server but she seated us immediately. Meanwhile the family group left. After 10 mins sitting with not even a glass of water, we followed suit.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Tucked away up the spiral staircase is a great missed gem Kiku... Sushi was fantastic and mains were superb. My daughter who is a sushi nut got her dream and we nearly ended up rolling her out as she ordered so much. The starters of Softshell Crab Tempura the Gyoza and Jumbo Prawn we very well done and to be... More

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Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

If you like sushi, you'll like this place. Go for the lunch special which is 2 sushi entrees and soup for $9.99. Great value and it will satisfy your palate.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Took take out as they were about to close. The sushi was good but not the greatest. Good if you need something 'healthy' and you're hungry. At a prime location in that strip mall. *Note: on the second floor

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Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

While staying at a nearby resort, we decided to try this place for lunch. We each ordered the two roll lunch special to go. We only ordered rolls that were cooked, nothing raw. The sushi was very bland. You can get better tasting sushi from a grocery store. The only positive things I can say are, it was cheap ($9.95... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I went here with my husband and a few friends this past weekend and was absolutely appalled at how horrific the service was. I have an egg allergy so prior to ordering I asked the waitress if there was egg in my meal. She told me there wasn't so I ended up eating most of my meal. AFTER I was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We settled on Kiku after one of our party was craving sushi and the "Lobsterpot" across the street had high prices. Kiku is upstairs in a small outdoor mall. Apparently, this restaurant has won some dining awards in the past. The Host was on the ball. He accomodated our request to sit at a table on the side of the... More

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Kiku has the freshest and most delicious sushi in Clearwater Beach!! Right across the street from the Sandpearl Resort, this is our favorite place for sushi!

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Marysville MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We have been here several times while on vacation. One of our favorite items is the Blondie Salad. We live in Michigan and have a favorite sushi bar here. Kiku's beats our favorite here hands down. I think we would go to Clearwater Beach just to be able to eat here! If you like great sushi, this is the place... More

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