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Blu Kouzina

4.6
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605 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 605 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAmeenN
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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AnneD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so very much enjoyed our evening at Blu Kouzina! Dinner was fantastic!!! Highly recommend if you are looking for genuine Greek dining! Staff and service impeccable!

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vipEliseK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The green beans were much bette than the fried thing now served with fish. Please bring back the staphylus xinomavro

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vipBobbi32
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We were seated immediately. Water and bread served. Waiter never came to table. We had to afk hostess for drinks
Waiter took order. NEVER came back
Someone else served fish. We had to ask to have table cleaned and has to ask someone for coffee
People at next table sat down and waiter was all over them Had to grab him for check
Worst service I have ever had there
Last week I was there. Did not book on open table and ate outside. Service and food was fabulous
Waiter must have thought we were tourists
We live here and have enjoyed your resturant for years
Sad experience

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DianeO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently outstanding and a great night out!

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vipAnonymous
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great octopus, service and I love your new chardonnay... Athena.

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vipfinedining
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. In particular, the fish rated like it had just been caught. It was simply grilled with a little olive oil and lemon and it was delicious. The server was very attentive and the whole experience was very enjoyable.

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vipRicardoM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by the 28 year old Colombian . Great food and great Greek wine

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. My new favourite restaurant!

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vipJrm1
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Rolls were not an appealing start, why not serve pita bread?
My cocktail was not very good. Food was better but it was not a great beginning.

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vipYOLO
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining here~

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TedR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The pre dinner roll was a rock, the souvlaki was what I can buy at Publix but here it was $20. The service was slow and noise level like a jet engine. Never again

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vip2steps
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely atmosphere and Everything on the menu is delicious. The waitstaff all are so friendly, we look forward to a return visit soon!

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Insulted
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I walked into an empty restaurant WITH A RESERVATION and was offered the noisy table closest to the kitchen. That’s insulting. I also noticed that after I refused it, it was not offered to the next 5 couples who came into the restaurant.
Teach the hostess, please.

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vipUnique
Toronto
191 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed for the most part. They grill shrimp dinner is very underwhelming. $21 for one (1) shrimp. It was large, but not at all flavourful. Just pass. Other items were very good. The Horiatiki salad was one of the best I have ever had! Staff are OK. Pleasant but very busy talking to eat other rather than being focused on customers. In the Circle (St. Armand’s) the food doesn’t need to be top notch for restaurants to be successful... high demand.

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vipveryconsistent
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food options are so fresh and delicious!

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vipCeeSee
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Although the pastichio was delicious and presented well ; and the Greek salad fresh; the humuus was very ordinary and stuffed grape leaves tasted like they were made made several days ago. Rice pudding was Ok but the baklava was below expectations and pricey.Quite disappointed. Atmosphere was very attractive. Service was good, though. Greek coffee service was nice. Was expecting better than what we experienced after having been not only to the Greek Isles but Milos in NY which is our favorite Greek restaurant with a much better value. Princeton’s casual Local Greek restaurant which is similar has much better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have a day trip to Sarasota (we live in Naples). We decided to split everything family style (between 5 people). Every since item we had was outstanding! We ordered : beet & apple salad special, spanakopita, Greek salad, fried artichokes, lemon chicken, octopus, scallops special, lamb kabob. Literally every single thing we had was amazing. We plan on coming back soon to do another staycation. Definitely recommend!

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vipToca
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Greek food. We had the Giant Beans which were tasty and cooked perfectly, the Blu Salad and a delicious Yellow Lentil Dip with pita bread. We also shared a Stuffed Roast Vegetables dish that was really tasty. Highly recommend if you are in the area

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vipNewYorkJim
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lunch meal. Very limited menu. Adequate quality and quantity but not exciting

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Arubabum
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food inconsistent portion size, I had the genie moussaka and it was half the size of the regular moussaka and more expensive

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vipMariaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!!

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vipletotherscook
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a good meal and pleasant experience at this restaurant after a bit of a rocky start, mostly because the very frazzled hostess was over-extended with large groups of walk-ins and didn't have the bandwidth to also handle those of us with reservations. However, after a short wait, we were seated and from then on all went smoothly. We each had branzino, grilled and deboned, which was delicious, along with a great bottle of a Greek red wine and a large (enough to share) classic Greek salad. It is a bit noisy inside, however, especially with big groups, so we were glad to be on the covered patio, which was a bit quieter. The service was prompt and helpful once we settled in. Definitely recommended.

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vipwaxperson
Memphis/West TN
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious find! Excellent authentic Greek food on St Armand’s Circle!

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GeorgeR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I would just say that the horitiki salad needed some additonal tomatoes and the sea bream was a little over cooked.. But the rest of the food, octopus, calamari, lamb chops, chicken skewers were perfect.

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vipvincentn
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lamb chops and outstanding fresh fish. One of the more enjoyable restaurants in Sarasota. Loved the Blu Salad and can’t say enough about the great service. Would recommend this spot to anyone who enjoys fine food and great Greek wine list

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent, great environment

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fresh fish brought to your table for choosing and then boning, skinning and cooking it any way I like. Salad, vegetables and rice or potatoes make a delicious meal. I love eating here. We were here for Valentine's dinner this past Friday night.

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vipkcajb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place, with consistently good food. Price are still moderate, even though they are slowly increasing

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KathyD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. My husband said it was the best Moussaka he’s ever had. My grilled chicken kabobs were tender and deliciously seasoned. Will return again!

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vipJOSH
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy the excellent fresh ingredients and friendly staff at one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota.

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Irahs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service, pretty restaurant. Delicious classic dishes

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vipAlfredI
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fun and all were pleasant

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JohanneL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed very much this restaurant even if it is a bit expensive.

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vipNathalieM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal!

JO
vipJOSH
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful fresh tasty food, the best salads and grilled octopus. Can't wait to return.

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vipJorie
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!!! So excited BK is back to how it was in terms of food quality!!!

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ld1153
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent, especially the lamb and fish dishes. Service is always good. One of the really good restaurants in Sarasota.

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ConnieHS
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This is my third time at this restaurant . Such s pretty spot on St Armand’s . We were hoping the food would match ambiance. Biggest problem is consistency and quality of food coming out of kitchen.
Greek salads are delicious but 2 of the 4 entrees had to be returned due to
Poor quality and food preparation . Not what we hoped for and expensive relative to quality

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vipGood
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very happy with meal

FAQs

Blu Kouzina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Blu Kouzina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 388-2619.

Blu Kouzina is rated 4.6 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.