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Spy Global Cuisine & Lounge

21 Hypolita St, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
+1 904-819-5637
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Ranked #143 of 483 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: SPY Global Cuisine provides a relaxing setting highlighted by a wide variety of dining options. Our kithchen offers premium steak, chicken and pork dinners as well a special seafood dish featuring lobster, scallops and shrimp. We serve a great Teriyaki Stir Fry and Thai Cocunut Curry dish with options to add meat or shrimp. We are renowned for our fresh Sushi and Sashimi which features a number of "fusion" specialty rolls that appeal not only to Sushi lovers but first time samplers as well. Our courtyard is one of the nicest in St. Augusting and our upstairs seating is perfect for date night.
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English first
florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The best place for fresh, delicious sushi is Spy. Eat in or take out it is always delicious. Spy has a nice outside eating patio area to people watch.

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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I stopped into Spy tonight and were seated upstairs. The server brought out glasses of ice cold cucumber water...very refreshing and a great way to start the night. We ordered the calamari appetizer, and it was tender and flavorful. I had the 007 roll, which was out of this world! My husband got the bagel roll and... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was my second time here and the sushi is amazing, but disappointed that there was no liquor. Service was average but the sushi took 30-40 mins to arrive after we ordered. BUT it was worth the wait. Recommend the Bond roll. They were kind enough to put the Texas game on in the posh upstairs area for my die... More

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Manmal12, Owner at Spy Global Cuisine & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We take a lot of pride in the quality of Sushi. Unfortunately, even though we stress ticket times, sometimes both ensuring quality and balancing the volume of orders does take a bit of time. I do remember your group and putting on the Texas game. My daughter is a Texas fan as well. Although,... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I live in this town and this is our 4th trip to Spy. Each time it gets worse, but with few sushi choices, we keep going back and hoping. To say this place is passable - or to rate it excellent - is nuts. The fried calamari were soggy - makes sense to deep fry and then sit them in... More

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Manmal12, Owner at Spy Global Cuisine & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know of your experience and let me start off with my sincere apologies. We pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of our food and I am extremely upset that you did not catch us at our best. There is absolutely no excuse for it!!! I cannot tell you how extremely concerned and angry I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing customer service between Calvin and Ryan. Food was incredible. We had the gnocchi and firecracker sushi (their recommendation). Great time. Would definitely come back anytime I visit St. Augustine!

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Manmal12, Owner at Spy Global Cuisine & Lounge, responded to this review

Hi, this is Calvin. It was a pleasure hosting you the other night and I want to thank you for the kind words. Ryan is one of our top servers and does a great job for us so I'm glad you enjoyed his service. The firecracker roll is my favorite and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. Don't forget... More

Daytona Beach Shores, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I've been to plenty of sushi restaurants in the US and have had a better experience at a Chinese buffet. We sat down ordered half a bottle of saki and an app and the app took 30 minutes (extremely slow considering it was dead inside and outside). Our server never told us her name so I can't list it but... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The short version: The music was good the food was great, in this case I should have planned a longer stay...I'm a bit neutral on "Spy" simply due to service. Detail: Perhaps I caught this place on a bad night but St. Augustine's "Spy" experience was not as originally hoped. Before I continue I will say that the food when... More

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Manmal12, Owner at Spy Global Cuisine & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words on the quality of our food and entertainment. I am so sorry it had to come on the heels of poor service. We pride ourselves on the total experience of SPY and expect only the highest level from our wait staff. I feel like we do have an excellent staff here and therefore I... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We happened on this place on a Sunday night during our vacation in St. Augustine. We followed the sound of music! The restaurant was very accommodating to us as we sat and listened to the one man show out in their patio. We had beers and edamame while listening to the music. The performer (Kevin Ski?) was really good and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The manager of this place was the most amazing and caring person. This was by far the best service and most fun atmosphere. They had live music outside, and it was outstanding! Food was great as well. We will definitely be coming back.

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Corning, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

found this spot 3 years ago and returned again. Sushi is fantastic. Presentation is creative. For those willing to try something new this will not disappoint. Spy is an odd fit for St. Augustine's tourist district, but if sushi is to your liking, it's worth the stop. You'll have to go to Jacksonville, Orlando, or Melbourne to find something of... More

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Manmal12, Owner at Spy Global Cuisine & Lounge, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words. Sorry about the volume on the music. Our Manager on Duty should be checking with our guests to ensure the volume is appropriate. The dining pleasure of our guests is our first priority and we will always adjust the music down if requested. Thank you for your feedback. More

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