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

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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
A Meal at Kaisen is Like Visiting Osaka

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
padi89
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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sky
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22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I make sure to visit Kaisen every time I'm in Tampa. It doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is where all the goodness happens. Food is delicious, and service is good without being over the top. Obviously they have standard Japanese fare but 2 of my favorites dishes are the stuffed mushrooms and spicy sea bugs which... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I was sitting at the sushi bar eating when along comes a german roach (the kind you can never get rid of.) When I blanched and called over the chef, he killed it with a napkin. I then recommended an organic pesticide company. Since I lost my appetite, I left. Also, ambience: I like a sushi restaurant to be an... More 

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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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