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“No Food and Terrible Service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue
South Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33139
9543361016
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Ranked #1,233 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Move over Sushi Alive, there is a new awesome new sushi restaurant in Carrollwood!
Tampa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“No Food and Terrible Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Heard that this was a good sushi restaurant and that they had half price after 10 PM.
We went there around 11 on a Saturday night with a group of friends. We were stopped at the entrance and asked whether we were there for food only, or if we were going to have drinks. We said we were undecided about the drinks, so they put a paper bracelet on our right wrists in case we decided to drink, [I suppose to separate us from the underage kids], and instructed us to find a seat and a waitress would take our order.
When we went in we were surprised. It didn’t look like any other sushi bar I have seen.
It was very large dark club with non-stop Techno Rock at ear splitting volume and packed with very young people in disco costume. We found an outside porch area, but could not get to open seating because it was very narrow with no place to walk past the seated people. Everyone was drinking and there was no sign of food.
We went back through the restaurant and found another entry to the outside seating area, where we found a table and sat down. There were no menus on the tables, so we waited for a waitress. After about a half hour, we spotted a waitress and asked her about the menus. She told us that we were supposed to sign up at the door for food, and that it was unlikely that we would be served, even though they supposedly serve food and appetizers until 2:00 AM.
We walked over to Chili’s where we were immediately seated and had a great meal and excellent service.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Sushi Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We tried Ocean Blue when it first opened in Carrolwood and we saw their Happy Hour sign. Now we go almost every week. From 4:30 to 7 they have a 1/2 price sushi menu and drinks. The sushi is already reasonable but that makes it a real deal. Most of the sushi is cooked so that even our non sushi loving friends enjoy it. Their chicken wings are also terrific. They have another deal from 10pm to closing where everything is 1/2 price but that's too late for us.

Visited July 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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132 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“What a find in carrollwood!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a great restaurant and found one in Tampa Florida. We walked in and our waiter was great. Very helpful and attentive. The restaurant was comfortable and relaxing. The sushi and shrimp yakisoba was very delicious. Wow we were very happy with this restaurant. We recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Tampa.

    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Fl
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Way to End Your Work Week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Ocean Blue offers a relaxing experience at the end of a work week. Sushi is great, terrific happy hour prices, and an awesome jazz band on Friday nights during happy hour. It's nice to go somewhere on Friday after work and be able to enjoy conversation and live music.

Great way to start your weekend!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“horrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

hate hate this place. horrible service and sushi is mediocre. The only compliment I have is that their drinks are good. If you want to try this place, definately order a few drinks to help you pass time because you will be waiting for a while for your sushi.

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