Blu Kouzina

4.7
744 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 744 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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luv2dine
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 7 dined here and everyone enjoyed what they had. We tried a whole Branzino fish, octopus, pork chop, beef skewer, moussaka, and cheese skillet with fig and dolmades appetizers. They offer excellent cocktails and wine selections also. We had great service and loved the atmosphere. They are also family friendly. As you can tell we tried a wide variety of menu selections, and highly recommend them all. This restaurant is a great choice for an evening out at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the outstanding restaurants of Sarasota.

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vipKatman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are always amazing. One of our favorite places to dine in Sarasota.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Large family table next to us with kids was super loud playing video games and banging silver ware together. No fault of the restaurant but definitely took away from an otherwise great meal.

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PamelaO
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ordered the sardines, rolled grape leaves appetizer and the roasted lemon chicken with potatoes. I had trouble with the sardines because of the bones but my hubby liked them. The grape leaves appetizer was good and the chicken was delicious! It is marinated for 24 hours which makes it so juicy and flavorful. Service was great. It was noisy inside but mainly due to one loud group.

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The9thDoctor
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food we've ever had in the Sarasota area. Done beautifully, great selection, great daily specials (hope they put the Big Beans on the main menu), wonderful service. Really good wine selection too. Also has many good options for vegetarians.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, terrific service, fun atmosphere.

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NicoleT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate here a couple years ago and thought it was very good. Ate last night again and it did not disappoint! I would definitely recommend.

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vipGerardS
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was Exceptional. Hummus and Scallops were great. Will definitely return.

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KathrynO
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to this area a couple times a year. We always eat here a few times each stay. Love it !!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff very friendly and accommodating. Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Went here for dinner
No fig vodka for drinks even though half their cocktail menu includes it

Meatballs were good
Eggplant dip was nothing special
The lamb fell off the bone but the lemon was very overpowering
Could be better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Greek food I have ever eaten in my life.....and I have eaten a lot of Greek food.

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Zoran
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Florida! Thank you!

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vipGrammy
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I shared the meat platter with a friend and it was wonderful. We were a party of four.
and my husband was disappointed in his eggplant meal. We all loved the eggplant appetizer.
Service was a bit slow but the waiter was very skilled except for getting our check in a reasonable amount of time.
The ambiance of this restaurant is terrific and we had a great table under cover outside.
If you like Greek food, I would say that you should give this restaurant a try.

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Happy
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

A one time delicious Greek restaurant has lost its quality. Would not recommend.

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SteveM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek food! Everything was delicious and enjoyed by our Greek family vacationing in Long Boat Key! Attentive waiter and loved the atmosphere! We’ll be back!

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viptampaghost
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great service. We look forward to going back as often as possible.

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KenW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the grilled sardine appetize. Grill fish was excellent.

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vipssb82
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest seafood. The best service.

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vipdebbiet
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the staff are friendly and efficient. A favorite restaurant of ours for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, sat outside under the overhang where you are not on the sidewalk with passersby right on top of you. Food excellent and I would definitely return.

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vipLoveFood
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for well-prepared Greek food in a relaxed setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING restaurant! One of the best we’ve been too in Florida and Sarasota particularly. Incredible FRESH food, amazingly cooked, and just beautiful and elegant beach ambience. Service was FANTASTIC! Friendly, professional, and just outstanding staff. Thank you for the amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! The food is delicious ! Authentic Greek Food and I am Greek ! Atmosphere is lovely . Server was friendly and we had great conversation ! Saganaki .... yummy ! The lamb chops were delicious ! I can’t say enough great things about our dining experience! This will be a must go to whenever we are in town .

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Daniel
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place. Great food and a fun staff

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vipFaMiller
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I found portions were very small. If you looking for authentic Greek restaurant this would not be it. Overall it was fine place to dine.

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vipMEB3535
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place in Sarasota. Terrific menu and food. Although there are other good options in town, the service at Blu Kouzina is definitely the best in town. The staff is happy and engaged and pleased to see you again. They all act like owners, not employees. They seem to genuinely love working there. Such a great experience.

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vipBrianC
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Place is very loud sitting outside. Waiter was attentive, but not enough wait staff, in my opinion. Varied selection of dining options. Great greek salads.

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margaretb
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the BEST I’ve had in ages! Especially the baked cheese with figs and the Greek Salad and the lamb chops! Amazing! Wonderful service, perfect night! Don’t miss this one!

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HospitalityService
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Let's just say right off the bat the food is excellent we are met by the owner I believe a bald-headed man in red shoes who is very proud of his food (as most good chefs are), unfortunately service was not up to par of the excellent food and $130. (Pre tip) for two dinners with appetizers you'd expect better service. We had the octopus, excellent (better than I had in Greece, but not Astoria, NY) the Branzino was very nicely presented and tasty. The special fried artichoke hearts excellent; but once again the service failed as we had to wait over 25 minutes and then had to ask if they had any desserts only tried their little baklava cigars (do not get those, the flat version is so much better with a little more honey on it!) very disappointed with the service overall but would give them another try next time we're in Sarasota. Better Greek food than anywhere in Fort Myers,FL but not Astoria, NY.

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vipNatashaK
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Age discrimination is illegal in this country. This is exactly what happen to my 20 year old daughter and her boy friend when they went to this restaurant on Friday May 14th.

I reviewed Blu Kouzina before several times and always given it a 5 star rating. This time, unfortunately the experience was not a good one. I made their reservation for 7pm on the patio. When they arrived, hostess took one look at them and led them to the inside table right by the kitchen. When my daughter pointed out that her reservations clearly stated outside, she still refused to sit them claiming no availability of the outside tables, while one was standing unoccupied and the other was being cleared.

When they finally were seated and their order taken, it seems the wait staff decided it was acceptable to ignore this young couple. After 40 minutes wait, appetizers came out together with their entrees. Food was delicious, outside table definitely worth waiting for - the overall experience extremely disappointing.

P.S - the outside table that was available when they arrived, was still empty when they were leaving...

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StephanieR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is really good. Nice Greek wine list. Definitely will return.

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Flynne53
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Blu Kouzina. Our server was friendly, attentive and delightful and the food was excellent. We had several appetizers that were delicious (the saganaki is highly recommended) and very good entrees. One of our party lived in Greece for 17 years and knows her Greek cuisine. She gave our experience and the food an "A".

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vipFazio55
New York Area
234 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit here and it was just as great as the first time. Tomato salad is incredible, the hummus is amazing . The filet mignon is easily one of the best I’ve had anywhere. Friendly service and a nice vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was cooked to perfection and the flavors of
each dish were mouth watering! In addition, our server provided us with fantastic recommendations and entertained us with his humorous banter! We can’t wait to be back again!

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vipBCMMR
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very popular spot in St Armand’s circle..deservedly so! Our server Moi started our exceptional experience with his enthusiasm. We split the freshest greek salad (no lettuce version), of a generous portion. I asked for pepper out of habit, but at first bite, it needed nothing..perfectly seasoned as served. My whole fish was cooked to perfection and also needed no additional seasoning. My husband had perfectly prepared scallops. Their olive oil is family farmed, and the secret to their seasoning in my mind...peppery flavor. My only disappointment was they don’t sell their olive oil! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Blu Kouzina! The outdoor seating is perfect for a beach town with a nice breeze, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food is what really makes this place amazing! Everything is so fresh and flavorful, our favorite was the Greek salad - who knew a salad could be so good?? We loved it so much we went back the next day.

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vipcharmingdiner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and delicious. The octopus is extremely well prepared as is lamb shank. Great vibe and terrific service and staff.

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Robert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was very tasty and well prepared ... I waited too long for my entree after I had appetizers... waiter could have communicated better.

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You can order delivery directly from Blu Kouzina using the Order Online button. Blu Kouzina also offers 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 4.7 stars by 744 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.