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“Kind of expensive for Panama” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama
Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
507-2649562/47
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Ranked #249 of 557 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Kind of expensive for Panama”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Service was prompt on a Saturday at 2pm. Moro juice was good. Sushi was OK, but expensive - $18 for 18 rolls; in other words, San Francisco prices.

Nothing to *complain*, but no reason to come again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ontario
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Maybe I was there on a good night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Reading some of the reviews I wonder if I was in a different restaurant? I found the service to be just fine and the food to be excellent! Especially the seaweed salad! The best I've had! And I'm a picky eater. Had a Bento box that was on a par with any I've had in any Japanese restaurant in my life and I've been to quite a few. So whats the big deal with some of these reviews?

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is one of our two favorite places for sushi in Panama. It's always good and conveniently located with parking. The ambience is nice and the staff is always pleasant. We love the spicy shrimp appetizer and several of the different rolls. Delicious!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Almere
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Too expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

It was the Japanese restaurant close by our hotel, which is why we went. In short, it is too expensive for the average food you get. Besides the service was moderate at best, with staff that clearly did not enjoy being there.

Visited November 2013
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Torio, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Sort of Japanese restaurant!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I went there as I was staying close by.
The beer was okay. How can you go wrong with beer other than it took 30 mins to be served and only after I asked where it was. So service well below average.

Food mundane and not very fresh.

Food was slow and tepid. Tempura greasy and limp. Shashimi came without wasabi.

All in all a real zero and best to be forgotten.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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