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Kaisen Sushi

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12785 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2801
(813) 969-3848
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, service, and conversation

This is our go-to sushi joint and we stop in at least weekly (and have for the past 4 years). The fish is always fresh (they will refuse to serve anything that isn't) and if you want something that you don't see on the menu, just ask -- they will usually do what they can. It gets busy and fills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
KatieM1982
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is our go-to sushi joint and we stop in at least weekly (and have for the past 4 years). The fish is always fresh (they will refuse to serve anything that isn't) and if you want something that you don't see on the menu, just ask -- they will usually do what they can. It gets busy and fills... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

If you want fresh and properly prepared sushi, this is one of the only places in Tampa. They are inventive with local fish giving this the feel of sushi in Japan. The environs are not aesthetic but not disturbing. The sake is good. The rest of the Japanese fare is good but not great. Also a good value. In short,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

So we moved to Tampa from Pinellas last Oct and wanted to find our Go To Sushi place. Sushi Kabuki in Seminole was that place for us. So we heard good things about Kaisen and live close by so we thought we'd give it a try. First impressions were mixed: Friendly (Non Asian) wait staff, Strange mix of Rock music... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

OK, so yeah, I'm a sushi snob. I've been eating it for over 35 years and as with any ethnic cuisine I love truly authentic Japanese food. In Tampa Bay this is incredibly hard to find since the vast majority of places serving sushi are not Japanese. It seems like these days there is a sushi bar in every strip... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We can't seem to stay away from this place. It is awesome! Not only are the portion sizes generous, but the staff is sooo accommodating and friendly, it really feels like visiting friends. Will definitely come back!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Everytime I come here, I leave happy! The sushi is fantastic and the chefs are great. Sit at the bar and order O-Ma-Ka-Se, you'll be happy you did. They have unique fishes from time to time so check on their site or fb page. Try the Volcano, Ca Roll with Cream Cheese Covered with Spicy Crab Stickol. certainly one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Kaissen has the best sushi in Tampa. The fish is very fresh and they always have soy paper. We recommend it highly. We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

It was my fist time eating there for a quick lunch and I will go back for more. I had the Blue Crab roll and the shrimp and vegetable tempura. They were both a hit! I wish I had received more than two shrimps but I love vegetables too and they were perfectly breaded and fried. I will go back... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Everytime I go there I have to get there no name roll it is very good. The service has picked up over the years and the quality is still top notch.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I'm a huge fan of sushi and have eaten it all over the country. But I have to say, in my book, nothing tops Kaisen's ultra-fresh ingredients and thick, hearty rolls. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but the sushi is pure poetry. I truly have not found its equal anywhere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12785 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 969-3848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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