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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

#126 of 1,831 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Historic Ybor
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1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-6688
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing server - knowledgable and shared lots of info on the types of saki available. Delicious food as fun atmosphere.

Thank Lettie D
South Florida, Florida
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting an outstanding display of non-seafood items on the menu, but before going was told that it has "something for everyone". It does, as long as you don't mind not having a choice. There aren't many non-seafood entrees: Steak with mushrooms (I don't eat fungus) Teriyaki chicken with pineapple rice (less pineapple chunks than come in a small... More 

Thank Somebodytolove
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just cool. The menu selection is fantastic. Fresh fresh fresh. The staff is friendly and the ambience is fantastic. If you're close and love sushi, go!

Thank jeff441
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant. Everyone here is super nice and the food is top notch. I had a roll with salmon, cream cheese, avocado and sesame seeds, mmm! Also had some chicken with pineapple rice, delicious!

Thank LordBeeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great!! Best lunch deal !! Great prices !! Clean and friendly Go for the Tokyo Roll...simply yummy . Its nice casual. good menu and space

Thank Heather L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a fabulous sushi dinner here for my husband's birthday. Because we were celebrating, we ate mostly from the house sushi menu. Our favorite was the Spontaneous Combustion roll. Keep in mind that it's all pretty rich so plan accordingly. Also, make sure to make a reservation, as they can get a little busy around dinnertime.

Thank stacey5150
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite sushi spots, but I have to admit, it gets four stars to Zen Bistros 5 for me. The food is good, but the drinks atmosphere leave just a little something to be desired.

Thank Ashley B
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

A visit to Samurai Sushi is a must. Very fresh and tender sushi an sashimi are served daily in addition to cooked specials. The Bento boxes are filling and worth the value. Service can be a bit slow especially when they need to prepare large take-out orders.

Thank evefrSI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Nice spacious room, well furnished, in an old cigar warehouse in Ybor City district. We had dinner last week at SBS, and mostly enjoyed it. The Sake list was very good, and inexpensive. The service was a little slow, but cordial. The seafood ceviche was really lovely, and not too spicy. The nigiri was excellent, though the squid had a... More 

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

From the moment we walked in we knew this was going to be a great dining experience. And it was are waiter was knowledgeable and took his advise on a GREAT Sushi dish. Loved the atmosphere also

Thank Cijpaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 242-6688

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