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Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

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Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you see japanese people eating in this restaurant you know is The right place. The fish is very fresh, I highlly recommend The ceviche peruvian style and also The octopus chicharron. Awesome place in Panamá

Thank Eskivelito
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Ambient decorated on a japan style. Menu has a lot of dishes which all of them look tasteful. I tried ceviche and temakis, both were outstanding but ceviche was the best in town till now. Looking forward to coming back asap and try oder dishes!

Thank Mariano G
Panama City, Panama
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We've just returned from Japan, and we were craving for something traditional. Matsuei was the closest answer we could think of. We've been here a couple of times and it has been the same: good food, OK sake, and OK service. Everything would improve so much if they had good service. Perhaps the owner could teach the staff a little... More 

Thank PanamanianWanderlust
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Although Matsuei has been around since decades ago, I went for the first time after experiencing several sushi restaurants in town. I can say for what we ordered: clams, octopus, algae and two rolls, everything was excellent, it has a taste of tradition, ingredients was really fresh and service was very attentive. I'll go back for sure, if my second... More 

Thank Arturo L
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I went here with my GF and we both loved it (we are happy sushi-eaters, and know what we are talking about)! Especially the special rainbow crunch roll. Will come back before we leave the city.

Thank Sophus L
Edmonton, Canada
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488 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Service was pleasant enough. By far, this is one of the worst Japanese restaurant that we've experienced. The only thing that was good...they serve nice cold beers! Go in if you need a sushi fix very, very, very, badly and you're in the vicinity. Lost for words.

Thank Richard L
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We were starved for lunch/early dinner and headed in for sushi and some warm food. The sushi was delicious and tasted very fresh. That's where the good news ends. Our main course looked nothing like the photograph or what we expected from the written description. Our waiter or any other workers were no where to be found for ages. We... More 

Thank TcKoy J
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

A little over-priced and, in my opinion, not as good as it used to be. There is still a good selection on the menu. The restaurant itself would probably benefit from a facelift.

Thank Mark H
Rotonda West, Florida
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244 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

They had a pretty good selection but seemed overpriced. No unagi (eel) on menu. Was looking for hand rolls but they also were not on menu. Went with gyoza and a spicey tuna roll. Nothing special and the sauce they gave for pot stickers was too much vinegar for me. Ginger served with tuna roll was best I have had.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

We stayed across the street at the Riande Granada and ate here two out of three nights that we were in Panama City. It's definitely more than just a sushi bar, so don't be put off if you don't eat raw fish. There was an extensive menu with many Japanese choices. Reasonably prices and the food was good! If you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507-2649562/47

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?