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“Best in Sarasota” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kazu's 2.0

Kazu's 2.0
6566 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231
941-922-5459
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Ranked #93 of 794 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Bar, Sushi
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Sarasota, FL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Best in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I don't need to go into too much detail. Simply put....fresh food, knowledgeable friendly staff and good prices. Highly recommend!

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  • English first
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Man, I love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I didn't even like miso soup until I tried it here, and now I order it every time. Of course I have some of my favorite generic rolls that I would get anywhere, but anytime I try a new one here I absolutely love it, and it has become hard to order just a couple rolls instead of the whole menu. The staff is awesome and totally sweet; they all look happy and relaxed in their environment. I loved this place on Siesta Dr, and I love it even more in gulfgate; it is completely and extremely worth the longer drive. Absolutely love this place.

  • Visited September 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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Sarasota
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Food is Outstanding...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The sushi is outstanding which is why we have gone back for a few meals. The service is lacking... don't expect to get in and out quickly.

Visited June 2013
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“Tastey Small Plates and Great Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I love the kind of place where you can enjoy a variety of small dished and a variety of beer. Kazus 2.0 hits that mark very nicely. The prices are reasonable adn the qualtiy very good. Great place to stop in with a small group and grab some bites and a couple of beers. We ordered a large variety of things and shared. There is something for everyone een if you are not a Sushi lover. We need more places like this in Sarasota!

P.S. They also have a late night happy hour where draft craft beers are just $3!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Kazu 2.0 - A Great Place For Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I ate at Kazu 2.0 for the first time last week (May 25,2013) and I'm extremely happy that I tried it.

The location is in the Gulf Gate area in Sarasota and the inside is relatively small but putting that aside it's a fun place to grab some amazing fresh sushi without spending a small fortune. My experience was really good minus the sushi taking kinda long to make because of everyone in the restaurant placing large sushi orders. This wasn't a major problem for our table or the majority of everyone in the restaurant since we were helping ourselves to some good beer and sake but to my surprise the servers handed out free appetizers to the entire restaurant (even to people that already got their sushi) to apologize for the delay (**note that we got the free app and then about 5 mins later we got our order - total wait time was about 20-25mins, not terrible for good sushi in my opinion).

So here's the break down:

Pros:
+ fresh and great tasting sushi
+ inexpensive prices for sushi rolls and drinks
+ fun, relaxed atmosphere (set up is more of a bar setting instead of standard restaurant)
+ friendly staff
+ good selection of beer and saki

Cons:
- small dinning area and limited seats available
- restaurant can get a little noisy and not very personal / romantic seating available
- only wine, beer, and sake - no liquor available (personally not a problem for me)

Overall:
I personally love this place. If you're looking for a very romantic sushi place to bring a date, this might not be the right place for you - depending on your or your date's personality. Also if you only drink liquor and/or don't like a relaxed "bar" atmosphere and you're looking for a more upscale experience then you might not like it here either. BUT, if you're looking for a fun and inexpensive place to eat good food and have some great beers or sake then you NEED to try out Kazu 2.0 if you haven't already.

I will definitely back again!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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