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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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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 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.

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Varese, Italy
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290 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 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 grilled meat with vegetables; seaweed salad ($7.90); sushi rolls ($9.00) everything was edible, nice, no... More 

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Thank Tualie
Lima, Peru
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 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 at fair prices Go there. terrible Decor

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Thank solei15
Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 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 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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 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 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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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 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
Reviewed 13 September 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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210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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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Panama
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 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
Reviewed 26 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly
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?