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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605-3740
+1 813-242-6688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605-3740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation, this place is usually packed. It's awesome. They have some interesting twists on some traditional rolls.

Thank Q9501WPmichaell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is nestled inside a quaint historic building. Food is good but not great. Service excellent. Prices higher than what you actually get. Did not like the plastic plates and bowls.

Thank FirstClass001
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stop by Samurai for a quick bite to eat before catching a matinee. Well, the "quick bite" turned into a delicious feast of fresh flavors and delectable treats. The sushi was well-prepared and beautifully arranged. We have no doubt we'll be...More

Thank Francine L
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The sushi was beautifully presented, fresh and just plain delicious. The bento box meal was also extremely well prepared and worth the price.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My wife, her daughter and I went there for Mother's Day this year and all three of us were completely blown away. The atmosphere is warm and beautiful. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The recommendations were spot-on, and we enjoyed some of the...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went with a friend on a Friday night. Grabed a Tokyo Mule - I really liked it, he got a cucumber drink (Martini maybe? It was also very good). We then sat at a table and ordered the blue crab ragoons - VERY good. 4...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely creative rolls. All presented beautifully and all with their own unique sauce. The Nigiri was below average though. Wine list is also ok. Menu didn’t explain what kind of fish they used. If you are a sushi fan, you know there are multiple kinds...More

Thank vacationaddictDenver
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I took my wife here and had a very nice dinner. The sushi was very fresh and quite tasty. Service was good, portions were fine and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this spot!

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 22 February 2018

My husband and I have been dining here on our trips to Tampa ever since we discovered this gem in 2004. The Shumai starter arrived quickly (and was eaten just as quickly!). The rolls are creative and delicious and the sushi pieces are a good...More

Thank soupiemac
Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you visit Samurai, ask for Redren, he is the BEST waiter at Samurai. Efficient, professional, caring and he is very knowledgeable. Everything that he suggested was great! We visited Samurai for the very first time and we are looking forward to visit again. We...More

Thank Ivbp68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 33605-3740
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-242-6688
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