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“Excellent sushi, but definitely overpriced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Momoyama

Momoyama
Borgo San Frediano 10r, Florence, Italy
055-291 840
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Ranked #688 of 1,983 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $45 - $64
Cuisines: Italian, Japanese, Fusion, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Florence, Toscana, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi, but definitely overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Love their spicy tuna temaki, snow white roll and yaki soba. Their food is good, no doubt about that. Service is acceptable. But the price is definitely overcharged. They are charging 50% more than other Japanese restaurants in Florence!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Florence, Italy
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It has been years since going to Momoyama. I love the entry and the ground floor! It is so disappointing that they cram all the guests on the top level that is very stuffy and really smells of fried food. Not a good sign for any restaurant especially Japanese.
The wine list is appalling choice is limited and what they offer is way to expensive for the types of wines therefore we opted for Beer which is perfect with Sushi.
The sashimi was excellent very fresh and tasty, the variation tartare selection of tuna, salmon and branzino was fresh although way to many flavors of spice and lemon added, the sushi was good although not excellent. The special sushi inspired by the chef again had to many flavors you could really tell they do not have a Japanese chef in the kitchen. The soya sauce was not even kikkoman!
The most appalling thing about this restaurant is how they clean the tables. Our plates and glasses we almost stuck to the dirty table we realized that they don't even use a sponge to clean the table just a bit of paper! yuk! for such a beautiful restaurant you really need to cover tables with white linen cloth or at least keep tables immaculate.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp, Belgium
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Friendly service - average Japanese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

First time we went for sushi in Florence. My expectancies were not very high and right I was. Almost all the fish is farmed. The story goes that it is for ethical reasons. In that case you do not serve tuna...
The wine list is disappointing.
The waitresses and the owner are very efficient.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
1 review
“Best sushi experience in my own city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Two days ago I had dinner for my first time at Momoyama and I have to say it was a very nice experience!! I've already tried different sushi restaurants and bars in Florence (my own city) but Momoyama it's absolutely the best. Fish is great and well dressed for taste and view pleasure. The owners, two real Florence guys, help me feel like at home dispite the place is quite fashon/elegant. Prices are a little bit higher than other sushi restaurants I tried in Florence but the quality of the food (even cakes are terrific!) and the pleasantness of the ambience are uncomparable. Good international wine list too! What to say more….? I am already thinking about coming back there in while ……..my new favourite sushi restaurant in town!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced for bad service and mediocre sushi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

For the prices that this place demands, we could have gone to a Michelin rated restaurant and had a much better dining experience. Regardless of pricing, food was mediocre and service incredibly slow, even for European standards. You're better off searching for a mom and pop Japanese restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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