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Matsuei Sushi Bar Panama

Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
+507 264-9562
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, International
$$ - $$$
Cl. Eusebio A. Morales 12-A, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed April 21, 2017

They did not have exactly what I was looking form and without me asking, the chef offered to make any kind of sushi I wanted.

Thank Julia P
Reviewed April 3, 2017

If we talk Japanese cuisine in Panama, this is a well-known one, luckily survived… Ambiance, classic, same old house (this kind of houses are disappearing) This was a favorite place of Japanese executives decades ago (don’t know now) We shared a Teppanyaki ($19.00) very soft...More

Thank Tualie
Reviewed February 18, 2017

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...More

Thank solei15
Reviewed February 10, 2017

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...More

Thank Kondan
Reviewed January 27, 2017

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...More

Thank Susan S
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

Thank Eskivelito
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
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...More

1  Thank PanamanianWanderlust
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...More

Thank Arturo L
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Lunch, 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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