Blu Kouzina

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$30 and under
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Greek
Please note that the restaurant will be closed from Monday, 2nd of September through Thursday, 26th of September for renovations. We will reopen on Friday the 27th!

After the success of the first location in Singapore, the owners of Blu Kouzina opened this one in Sarasota, Florida. With a beach theme, open kitchen and decor in whites and blues, it fits right in with the Sunshine State. Dine in the relaxed dining room or enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio at Blu Kouzina.



The menu is full of authentic dishes from the owners' native Greece. All dishes are made with locally sourced fresh ingredients. The quaint restaurant is popular so reservations are a great idea. The friendly and attentive staff will be glad to help you choose from all the amazing menu options. Start with some warm Greek bread. The lamb chops are a popular dish with regular customers and come with fresh vegetables. No meal at Blu Kouzina is complete without some baklava for dessert.


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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM

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SR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Poor service despite there only be a few tables occupied. The first seat we were offered had spots all over the cushions. When I asked about it, the waitress said “it’s probably olive oil.” We had to ask to move to another table. Service was very, very slow. We had to ask for water three times. Dirty ,raggedy menus. The food was only ok, and pricey. Disappointing.

P
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere and decor. Service and general interest was lacking. We have enjoyed Greek food in many restaurants. However, this experience fell short. Food was presented well but just did not taste as well as it looked. Based on that, I would say it is overpriced for the overall experience provided.

GE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite St Armands restaurant. Service
and food outstanding. The executive chef checked on us. Waitstaff personal and engaging. Wine tasting before ordering. Indoor- outdoor room was totally comfortable. Planning to return.

LB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service we had was excellent, but there was only one server on, and he was overworked, but he really went above and beyond. The food was amazing, and I love the decor. The moussaka was absolutely delicious. I will be back for sure....Give your wait staff some help though :-). Two wait staff on duty would have earned you five stars across the board. Thank you very much, and see you soon

R
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was fresh but nothing outstanding! Warm bread with olive oil was good but nothing fancy! The chicken soup was good but on the bland side. The grape leaves were average, bland. The lamb shank was over cooked, dried out and sitting in oil, Greek salad was good! Baklava was average, bottled sparkling water was $8.00 I thought the way it was presented it was free!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Super friendly staff. Very relaxed atmosphere. Really enjoyed it. Will be going again soon.

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and always consistently do....great service too

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. Best restaurant around the circle. Theo and staff work hard to please. Food is fresh and consistent. Excellent wine selection too!

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

the food was wonderful, the service, lovely, but it was very hot and the fans weren't on, so we were uncomfortable. Also, there was a loud table of six young girls next to us and they weren't getting any quieter with drinks and no food to speak of. This should have been taken care of by the staff. Otherwise, a good experience with great food.

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

v
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very very slow service today

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious!!!

b
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good quality food. Little pricy, but it is St. Armands. Wine's were much too pricey at >$40 per bottle.

We had the foul (boiled and crushed Fava beans) that could have been more spiced and the chicken kebabs which were very good/

One nice touch- they have gluten free pita bread so people with gluten allergies can have hummus and other mezze.

MJ
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL! Could not have been better. We brought 6 guests and they were so impressed. The service and food could not have been better. I had many things on the menu from starters to desert, whole fishes, lamb several different ways, traditional Greek dishes, scallops and the prime rib special. The whole evening exceeded our expectations including the Greek wine.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Food is very fresh and excellently prepared!

DM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an early pre-concert dinner. Great service. Food was wonderful! Will definitely go back!!

V
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service have been outstanding every time we dine here.

t
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Prawn was overcooked, but the cornish game hen was perfect. We got 2 appetizers and again we were split one good one just ok. For the price, we would have expected more consistency with food quality. The atmosphere was nice, and we because of the holiday we did not expect a quiet dining experience. I would recommend it, but I would also let them know about the issues we had.

m
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great. Best salad in town and we love the squid and prawns

t
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a very pleasant experience here. The food is superb! The freshest, flavorful food with outstanding service. We love the grilled octopus, pork chop, lamb chops, stuffed spicy peppers and so much more. The olive oil is the best you can imagine, straight from Greece. It’s our favorite place to dine. It’s too bad we live in tampa. I wish they had a restaurant there. I’d be there every week! Thank you Blue Kouzina, we love your restaurant!!

PB
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner! The cocktails- (Manhatten and Long Island Tea) were delish, and the food was incredible....a wonderful evening we will be back!

OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Chef/general manager was very attentive. Food was excellent. Very busy so service was slow at first however then improved once food was ordered. All in all an excellent experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On. vacation at Lido and had a dinner on last night. Food is all made fresh so don’t be in a hurry. It is worth the wait

HC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant. Love the appetizers especially saganaki cheese with figs. Chef offered us a new dip on the house. he was trying and asked our opinion.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great alternative to the big bustling restaurants that prevail in St Armand's Circle. Small, but not too small, and very nicely decorated to give it a residential feel. Service has been excellent both times we've been here. Chefs are visible and very involved, and food came out quick. We ordered family style, and that worked out great. I liked the fact that they only serve Greek wines and Greek beers, but the staff are very well educated on both, and they can help you find something that would be similar to what you have from a typical US/ European wine list. They do have regular mainstream liquor brands for cocktails.

EE
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great as usual. We were there at a very busy time and waiting time was longer than other times. Over all very good experience.

s
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was attentive until the restaurant got busy. Wine was ordered to have with the meal, but did not arrive until we were almost finished. Food was good but a bit overpriced.

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food ever!

s
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here often. The staff treats you like you are family. the food is healthful and Mediterranean. Atmosphere like being in Greece. A wonderful and consistent dining experience

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good choices of Greek style foods.. Octopus recommended

RB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Over on holiday from the UK and we have eaten here 3 times. We had 5 in our party including 3 teenagers, 1 of whom has a nut allergy and 1 who is coeliac. Food is well presented and decent sized proportions. Staff are chatty, friendly and efficient.
Will visit again when we next come over

RM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you think you know Greek food, think again! Dining at Blu Kouzina takes you away to a family kitchen, somewhere in Greece, where you will experience specialities that you never dreamed of! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but I recommend that you trust Executive Chef Chris and any recommendation he makes! Just make sure you do not leave without having the Baklava Cheesecake!

KM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was very accommodating and attentive. No hassle when we decided we were too hot outside to move inside. Food and drinks delicious. Especially my fish special. Ambiance could use a little work. Lighting is too bright and not inviting inside. Gives a cold and impersonal feeling.

KA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way....service, food, wine pairings and atmosphere. We enjoyed the patio dining and chatting with the chef.

F
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with simply prepared fresh seafood. My favorite restaurant with friendly staff.

KS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss this place! Chef Chris shops daily for the freshest ingredients and creative cuisine. Our table enjoyed pork, seafood and a vegetarian dish and all were fabulous. PS: Don’t miss the white sangria on a hot Florida day.

c
London
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous fresh fish. Great preparation.helpful staff.Whole eggplant delicious. Fresh sardines amazing. All 4 of us very happy.

E
Tampa
63 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first, but not my last, visit! My friends both ordered the Greek Salad lunch entree which looked plentiful and delicious. I had the Grilled Calamari Salad which was so fresh and lovely. The service was impeccable. I am delighted to have eaten here.

2
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem of a restaurant is fantastic, such a great environment, super-cute outdoor eating area, and over our long-weekend on Lido Beach we ate here 3 times! Thanks for a wonderful experience Chris, we look forward to seeing you and your staff again soon!

MA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an authentic experience. Scratch cooking - every meal. love it!!