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Kaisen Sushi

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12785 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2801
+1 813-969-3848
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Tampa, FL
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The best Calamari, I've ever had. I've been going her for about 15 years. Rio is awesome. Traditional sushi, very fresh and rolls are nice size. The sashimi is very fresh. Recommend the Calamari and Geso as starters. This is a must visit spot.

Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is our go-to sushi joint and we stop in at least weekly (and have for the past 4 years). The fish is always fresh (they will refuse to serve anything that isn't) and if you want something that you don't see on the menu, just ask -- they will usually do what they can. It gets busy and fills... More 

Thank Katie M
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

If you want fresh and properly prepared sushi, this is one of the only places in Tampa. They are inventive with local fish giving this the feel of sushi in Japan. The environs are not aesthetic but not disturbing. The sake is good. The rest of the Japanese fare is good but not great. Also a good value. In short,... More 

Thank nofsingerc
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

So we moved to Tampa from Pinellas last Oct and wanted to find our Go To Sushi place. Sushi Kabuki in Seminole was that place for us. So we heard good things about Kaisen and live close by so we thought we'd give it a try. First impressions were mixed: Friendly (Non Asian) wait staff, Strange mix of Rock music... More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

OK, so yeah, I'm a sushi snob. I've been eating it for over 35 years and as with any ethnic cuisine I love truly authentic Japanese food. In Tampa Bay this is incredibly hard to find since the vast majority of places serving sushi are not Japanese. It seems like these days there is a sushi bar in every strip... More 

2 Thank Robert H
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We can't seem to stay away from this place. It is awesome! Not only are the portion sizes generous, but the staff is sooo accommodating and friendly, it really feels like visiting friends. Will definitely come back!

Thank competent_one
Marietta, Georgia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Everytime I come here, I leave happy! The sushi is fantastic and the chefs are great. Sit at the bar and order O-Ma-Ka-Se, you'll be happy you did. They have unique fishes from time to time so check on their site or fb page. Try the Volcano, Ca Roll with Cream Cheese Covered with Spicy Crab Stickol. certainly one of... More 

Thank MIssDDaphne
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Kaissen has the best sushi in Tampa. The fish is very fresh and they always have soy paper. We recommend it highly. We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

1 Thank Garbagedoctor
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

It was my fist time eating there for a quick lunch and I will go back for more. I had the Blue Crab roll and the shrimp and vegetable tempura. They were both a hit! I wish I had received more than two shrimps but I love vegetables too and they were perfectly breaded and fried. I will go back... More 

1 Thank sky_9
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

Everytime I go there I have to get there no name roll it is very good. The service has picked up over the years and the quality is still top notch.

1 Thank Foster C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12785 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-969-3848

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