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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Panama

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Panama? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Azahar Panamá restaurant
4.7
4.7 (389)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Panama City
About the restaurant
Un moderno y chic restaurant. Gastronomía única y servicio a la altura de nuestros más distinguidos y exigentes clientes. Entre la propuesta culinaria se encuentra una exquisita combinación de estilo fusión y cocina mediterránea clásica, siempre cuidando crear platillos de excelente calidad y brindar una gastronomía versátil. Se deleitará con pastas hechas en casa con los más finos rellenos, risottos, cortes de carnes, variedad de platillos a base de pescados y mariscos finamente preparados, ceviches, tiraditos, sushi, así como pastelería de primera, donde se conciben los más exquisitos postres que deleitan a nuestros comensales. Gozamos de una exclusiva bodega de vinos y espumantes con más de 90 etiquetas, permitiéndonos brindarle el maridaje perfecto para cada ocasión. Encontrará el perfecto equilibrio entre una cocina gourmet de altura, un servicio único y un selecto ambiente.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 22, 2024
Super dinner. Loved the Theatre room. Great service and food.
A photo of La Vespa Vistamare restaurant
4.8
4.8 (190)
$30 and under
Italian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
This restaurant did not disappoint. It exceeded our expectations! The waiter service was phenomenal. A great place to go with someone special. The views were beautiful.
A photo of Mahalo Cocina y Jardin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (56)
$30 and under
International
Panama City
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mahalo, created by Canadian sisters Emma & Brit, located in the heart of Casco Viejo, what began as a dream, became a reality. Mahalo Panama, opened July 1st 2016, and the concept was simple, healthy food, promoting healthy living, and providing a space for people to feel comfortable, as if in your own backyard. Mahalo has since branched into two locations, maintaining the original location as a juice bar under the name of Snack Shack, and the new Mahalo Cocina y Jardin with a slightly more intimate cozy setting offering an international menu with the same healthy base. Since opening Mahalo has been seen in Vogue, GQ, Conde Naste Traveler, Lonely Planet and more.
Top review
AnnabellaV
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
Very nice friendly staff in a very welcoming setting. Food was very good and I would recommend the restaurant.
A photo of KAANDELA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (87)
$31 to $50
International
Panama City
About the restaurant
We invite you to join us for our playful exploration of flavour, that is equal parts: intuition and experience. With often primitive methods of concoction such as fermentation, smoking, raw dishes, curing, pickling and the magic and unpredictability of cooking over wood fire – all coming together with elegant execution in dishes designed for sharing and pairing. Purposefully a little disruptive, we take an approach to dining that is fun, and encourages looking at traditional ideas from a new angle. This can be anything from getting stuck in with your hands, to rehashing recipes with funky local produce. We never stand still and continue to evolve – just as fire refuses to hold a single form.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing food, great taste, try the clams !!!! Sea bass was a highlight
A photo of La Barbara x Aki Sushi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (65)
$30 and under
Sushi
Panama City
About the restaurant
Dedicated to craft cocktails and fresh sushi, La Barbara x Aki was created to bring a social and intimate but comfortable lounge to the community of Casco Viejo. Originally from LA & Toronto, Canada, we are two owner-operators who truly believe in creating a unique experience for every customer. Pass by and say hi!
Top review
LaurieSvip
Dined on May 24, 2024
We *loved* everything about this place! The food was OUTSTANDING! Enjoyed every single thing we ordered and would do it again if we were staying another night. We ordered the seaweed salad, edamame, pork gyoza, tuna crackers (outstanding!) and spicy tuna roll. Drinks were excellent too. Great value and we loved our server, Boris! What a little gem!
A photo of Mai Mai restaurant
4.6
4.6 (84)
$31 to $50
Panamanian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Rooftop Bar - Sushi Izakaya por Maido y Maito
Costa del Este, Panama Design Center, Piso 6.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great drinks Great food Beautiful place The terrace is a must for afternoons
A photo of Makoto Panamá restaurant
4.9
4.9 (505)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Panama City
About the restaurant
La oferta de Makoto son una verdadera delicia para los sentidos. Cada bocado es una experiencia que despierta tus papilas gustativas y te transporta a un mundo de sabores exquisitos. La cocina de Makoto es una sinfonía de ingredientes frescos y cuidadosamente seleccionados, combinados con maestría para crear una explosión de sabores inolvidables.
Los platos de Makoto son una celebración de la comida japonesa en su forma más auténtica y refinada. Desde el sushi fresco y delicadamente elaborado hasta las carnes a la parrilla con una capa crujiente y marinadas en sabores únicos, cada elección es un viaje culinario que te transporta a Japón sin tener que salir de tu asiento.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Makoto is always excellent . Last night exceptional! Ingredients felt fresh than ever. It was delicious, as always..
A photo of Tantalo restaurant
4.4
4.4 (85)
$30 and under
International
Panama City
About the restaurant
Tantalo Hotel has a casually elegant food and beverage program under the supervision of Chef Gabriel Rodríguez. Chef Gabriel brings his global experiences to the Tantalo menu, fusing flavors from around the world while honoring the local dishes that are distinct to Panama.

Tantalo Roofbar is the pulsating heart of Panama City’s social life. Open 7 days a week, featuring musical performances from around the globe, the bar is an inviting space to mingle with locals and guests alike. With the sparkling Panama City skyline as the backdrop and panoramic views over the Old Quarter’s architectural gems, you’ll soon see why this is THE place to be.
Top review
carolsuevip
Dined on Mar 7, 2024
Four of us — two senior couples — discovered Tantalo during our visit to Casco Viejo and agreed it was a terrific experience. My meal was among the best I’ve ever had. The Cabra and Berries salad is a must; I’m not sure I left a leaf on my plate. And the Cashew-Encrusted Salmon was perfect. There are many good restaurants in Casco, but this one should top your list!
A photo of Santa Rita - Casco Viejo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (200)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Panama City
About the restaurant
Fusionamos lo mejor de la gastronomía Española y Argentina, con una propuesta exclusiva para ti! Visitanos en la entrada del Casco Viejo
Top review
MicheleKvip
Dined 5 days ago
We loved our dinner here, food and service were both amazing!
A photo of Popino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (20)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Panama City
About the restaurant
Experience a gastronomic fine dining at Casa Popino, a refined restaurant located in the modern Wanders and Yoo building in Panama. With a contemporary culinary perspective, Popino blends signature cuisine with modern touches, selecting the finest local products to create exquisite flavors using modern techniques. The blend of jazz sounds completes an unforgettable experience at Popino.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 30, 2024
Food was amazing the Denver wagyu steak was better than any steak option back in the U.S and provided tons of different flavor palettes. The octopus was cooked perfectly, as we sat down they gave complimentary yuka bread and it was amazing/ the sauce for it was amazing. The yuka fries were perfectly greased and crisped. The chocolate dessert was excellent, the fudge was sooooo rich and light and the icecream with it paired so well.
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