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“Our favorite Sushi!” 5 of 5 stars
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Goichi Sushi Cafe
4563 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL
(941) 342-7711 ‎
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Ranked #389 of 890 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Sushi
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Sarasota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Our favorite Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We live in Sarasota and have made it our mission to try every sushi restaurant in the county. Having come pretty close to accomplishing that mission, and combining it with several decades of sushi experience thoughout the southeast, we have to give Goichi's our stamp of excellence. We've been going there for close to 8 years now and have always gotten the best and freshest qualtity fish (we seldom eat anything that isn't raw), and with our most recent meal, we decided that we need to share. The preparation and presentation are fantastic, and the service is perfect. We have NEVER had a bad experience at Goichi's. If you want a sushi / sashimi meal, treat yourself and go to Goichi's.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great quality everyday sushi. So glad we found this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Goichi is one of those tiny little local places that deserves positive attention, but makes you reluctant to write a review lest more folks find out about it. Small place. Lots of regulars. Very friendly servers who really accommodate their guests. The sushi menu is extensive - several hundred items. The value is outstanding. We regularly get the $9.99 "three roll combo" for dinner and are plenty satisfied. Quality is great; particularly the tuna. There is fancier, more cuisine-oriented sushi in town, but for a low-price, no fuss place the quality really stands out. Service is fast since the restaurant only seats about 20 folks max. The owner makes all the sushi himself; working 7 days a week up to this month when he's starting to close Mondays. We feel great about healthy food from a friendly & hard working small biz owner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“When in the mood for Sushi...It's Goichi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We have been to Goichi for over two years pretty regularly, it is a little place that seats maybe 15-16 people including 4 at the bar and sometimes you have to wait a little but the wait is well worth it. Goichi himself must be a mad scientist that hides behind the back curtain and prepares fabulous food for his customers as we are yet to see him. The food has consistently been excellent, the combination rolls are splendid, It may not be what a "Sushi snob" from San Francisco would expect but it certainly is a great little local place where Sushi is fresh and tasty. At Goichi, one will find a large assortment of Sake's and beers. Service is prompt and efficient. So we keep going....

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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