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Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

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Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
+507 264-9562
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Lima, Peru
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is Good but the atmosphere is Not the best. i would NOT rate it as Fine dining and if out of choices i could go back but not likely since there are much better places (although more expensive). if you want Good Sushi at fair prices Go there. terrible Decor

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Thank solei15
Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Matsuei because my Japanese wife really wanted authentic Japanese food. When we looked at the menus of other places, they did not look like real Japanese food but Matsuei did. The restaurant was decorated as a traditional Japanese restaurant. The staff were friendly and the food was good. We had a sushi plate, a tempura plate and... More 

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Thank Kondan
Grass Valley, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for an early supper. 2 bowls of Miso soup, 3 sushi rolls and a glass of very good Chardonnay came to $60 with tip. More than enough food for two people :-) The food was good, fresh fish, good flavour. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We had no trouble with our limited Spanish making our order... More 

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Thank Susan S
Panama City, Panama
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 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

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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!

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Thank Mariano G
Panama City, Panama
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

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Thank PanamanianWanderlust
Panama
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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 

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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.

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Thank Sophus L
Edmonton, Canada
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493 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 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.

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Thank Richard L
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
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: +507 264-9562

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?