Masa Restaurant

Masa Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.masatallahassee.com/
  • Phone: 8508470003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet available Monday - Saturday.
A word from Masa Restaurant
Located in trendy Midtown, Masa is venerable Tallahassee restaurateur Lucy Ho's upscale enterprise. The Asian-fusion menu offers a creative, modern blend of Eastern and Western cuisines. A dinner favorite is the Chilean sea bass. In its casually elegant space, the restaurant's sushi bar also is popular. Try the tuna tartar with avocado on crispy wonton skins for lunch.
Masa is a great Asian-inspired seafood and sushi restaurant. Masa offers an elegant and stylish dining experience in a serene setting that reflects its Asian influence.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Masa Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)special occasion (9)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (6)romantic (5)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    3 couples found a table tucked away in the back and great food and attention. Looking forward to another trip there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tallahassee sushi
    Nole
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Pretty good with reasonable prices. 25 person party next to us was too loud, however we were seated in the side room instead of main dining room.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Dancindiva
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Enjoy the food and the fact that lunch comes out in a timely fashion for those on a lunch schedule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TerrificTasteBuds
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is great, as we'll as the service. Masa is a great spot for late night outings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But not Great
    Bills2Pay
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The lettuce in the salad before dinner was room temp; not even chilled. Food overall was average. Service and ambience were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was excellent! We had a really great itme; we were seated quicky and our waitress was great. Loved the sake sampler!!! Definitely going back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our waitress heard that we were celebrating a birthday, so she put a candle on our dessert. It was a very nice surprise and much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and Service
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our server was friendly, attentive, knew the menu, offer great suggestions. The restaurant was full, with two very large parties. However, the food arrived promptly. Good happy hour till 7:00. The black bean dipping sauce served with the edamame was delicious! The tuna tartar with the wantons was very fresh tasting, seasoned well and delicious. The shrimp coconut curry was some of the best I have ever had. Full of shrimp and veggies in a wonderful broth. The Pad Thai was a bit sweet but it is a large portion and the noodles were perfectly cooked. The beef wrapped around asparagus was also a generous portion, the meat tender and the sauce very good. I would highly recommend Masa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divine
    Mrmarvelous
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The sushi was really fresh and high quality. The appetizers and entrees were the best Chinese we ever had!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Portions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    It has been here for years but we had never gone before. It was excellent...will definitely add this restaurant to our rotation. The portions are large especially the rice combos....you will be taking a plate home...mark my words!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Service
    Anniversay
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is great. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The Tuna Steak is the best I have had. Will be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hdfollis
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We all enjoyed our dinners, from the friend who had sushi to two of us who tried something new on the menu. Two of my friends had never been to Masa; they were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Shortribs
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My only complaint was the noise level and nearness to other diners' tables. Service was great and food we'll prepared and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 147 reviews are from the Masa Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Open Table in Tallahassee
    Mark30303
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was the first time I used Open Table to dine out in Tallahassee. Dining in Florida's capital tends to southern and heavy foods. But Masa was a great find through Open Table. Incredible oriental slant to Thai and Japanese food. Will plan to go back there when I visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh sushi!
    dying2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A varied menu including Japanese & Thai dishes ensured that there was something for everyone in our party. Loved the steamed dumplings and the uniquely prepared calamari! The sushi was very fresh and delicious. My family members enjoyed the pad Thai, udon noodle soup w/tempura soup & chicken fried rice. Staff was very professional and courteous. So thrilled to find a terrific asian restaurant near my son's college. We'll definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    Moocowflorida
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First and foremost the food was fabulous. The disappointing part for me; my reservation request was not met. The service was slow. The noise level was a little high. The food prices were a little high as well... Dropped $140 for 4 people and no one even had drinks. I will say (as earlier stated), the food was really good. If you don't mind a wait, above average food prices and some good food... Then hey, head out to Masa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprised
    MilMilk
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I booked because of the range of options and prices on the menu. I was shocked at the large portion of seafood I received for the price. My food was great and tasted fresh. I went earlier in the evening because I had an infant and was accommodated. The waitress was attentive. Great experience and we plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th Anniversary
    GrizJag
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Chose Masa for our 40th Anniversary dinner. They did not disappoint. Food, service, ambience was outstanding. Great food for a reasonable price. And when they found out it was our Anniversary they surprised us with a great dessert. Continues to be one of the top five restaurants in Tallahassee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Masa scores high
    GRluvsMasa
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Second time in Tallahassee and second time eating at Masa. Just like last time, had a wonderfully attentive waitress. Ambience was great. Food very good as well. Would highly recommend Masa
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great midtown venue
    TallyLassie
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Although this is a great midtown venue, the parking is inadequate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MASA is my go to place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I enjoy having dinner with friends and frequently invite them to join me at MASA. I have a friend who visits from Britain twice a year and always indicates MASA as her restaurant of choice when I suggest we go out for dinner. The food is consistent and the atmosphere very welcoming. I also recommend the restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor reservation system
    chifan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I booked using OpenTable for 11:00 am slot on Mothers Day. Arrived to find restaurant did not open until noon. No one wanted to wait outside or in the car for an hour, so we left. Masa claimed that OpenTable changed the setting for opening time. Doubt I will trust or use OpenTable again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time out
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    During my visit to Masa I enjoyed the food very much, and the service was excellent. The only things I didn't like was the noise, there aren't really any partitions or objects in the decor that will absorb sound, so the place was a little noisier than I would have liked, but still a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Tallahassee
    BocaFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Very Nice menu with attractive presentation. Fresh sushi and interesting seafood dishes. Definitely a go to place in Tallahassee.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Chris
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food. Service was average. Didn't look like much from the outside, but was nice on the inside.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find
    Patty
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We booked a table at Masa because Open Table showed a reservation available at the time we needed. It was our first time there, and what a pleasant experience! The food was memorable, especially the Honey Walnut Shrimp, and the service was impeccable - on-going but not intrusive. We will definitely eat here again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tallygem
    Lynda
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Outstanding menu and great sushi, the best in Tallahassee
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome service!
    Tlhdiner
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    as always there service is top notch! food is very very good!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is amazing!
    Julieamazed
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a special occasion family meal at Masa and tried a large variety of dishes. Everything was seasoned beautifully and the menu covers a wide breadth of Asian flavors. This will be a new family favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food, awesome service,
    Tlhdiner
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    amazing food, awesome service, with not a high bill!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Eatingout
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Went here for my daughter's birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We ordered tuna steak, duck, and Chilean Seabass. They all were prepared superbly. Even though the place was packed there is enough space between tables to feel like you are just with your group. It was a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Masa is an asian fusion restaurant that has a little bit of everything. The food is great and the service is good also. The dining area is not large, but it seems sufficient. Anything from sushi to thai food is available. The Volcano Oysters were wonderful. I would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food was AMAZING! Best restaurant in Tallahassee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Top Notch!
    MelG
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Masa has never disappointed me. It continues to be my favorite restaurant in town and lives up to my expectations every time. Even though I went on Valentine's Day (I used Open Table to make reservations weeks in advance) and it was extremely busy, the waiter took great care of our table, the food was served promptly and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I was promptly seated at the time of my reservation. A server was with my party within a few minutes. I was there for a business lunch. The food came out quickly and it was an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Anniversay
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I had the Tuna Steak slightly seared. It was great. The flavor was very fresh and you could taste the grilled flavor. The Philadelphia roll was excellent. You could taste the smokiness in the smoked salmon. The service and food was excellent. Made reservations and got right on in. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Know that you are going to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Know that you are going to spend a little money. BUT the food, service, and atmosphere are well worth it! Parking is a little of a pain, but nothing that would ever deter me from going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food great service
    Patrick
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Soup average, noodles less than average...service great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plan on returning
    Eat2live
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Have eaten here twice and am already looking forward to a return visit. Servers are all very attractive and knowledgeable.....food is well prepared and tasty....atmosphere is very warm and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative and tasty food
    SebyQoB
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Visited Tallahassee on a business trip and Masa was recommended. Ended up dining there 2 of our 3 evenings in town. Started out with the calamari appetizer. Tasty and different from any other calamari I've had. Portion size was adequate for 3. For dinner we tried Grilled Garlic Sesame Glazed Salmon and Pad Se-ew. Salmon was great, a tad dry but very flavorful. The Pad se-ew was the right spiciness (the server took great care to guage the orderer's desire). In fact, that dish was repeated on the second night. After seeing the sushi walk by the table so many times, I tried that the second night. Was not disappointed. Highly recommend, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.