LURE Restaurant-South Tampa
We are crafting a unique, irresistible restaurant experience right here, 'neath the pines of Palma Ceia. Extraordinary sushi is just the beginning. Then, we stir in an array of sumptuous tapas, tacos and flatbreads. Top all that off with local craft brews on draft, custom cocktails and potent Tikis. What's a Tiki, you ask? The way we heard it is, Tiki is Polynesian for knock you on your butt, double rum drink.
The Lure is the kind of place that we like to hang out. A fun, friendly and laid-back atmosphere with five-star taste sensations and service. It’s a reflection of decades of restaurant experience, countless food-inspired travels and our passion for savoring every moment.
See you at The Lure.
Sushi is good but not great. Server wasn’t super attentive. Nice location and good atmosphere though.
Food was amazing, service beyond expectations
Food and Service was excellent, however, they need to work on the quality and mixology of drinks.
Food is excellent. Some confusion on menus by server but he was nice. Dining area management needs attention but again, the food was very tasty.
Excellent. This is my third time at the S Tampa Lure and we loved it. The manager (Dave?) and servers are very nice and the sushi was great! Good cocktails too. Will definitely go back.
The tapas were excellent but the sushi was pretty mediocre. My friends and I split the redfish tapa, scallops, Mexican roll and another roll with tempura shrimp, avocado topped with tuna, eel sauce and spicy mayo. The service was slow But friendly and the servers seemed to not know the menu very well. If I were going for tapas I would definitely go again but there are so many better sushi places if that is what I was in the mood for.
The food was very good, but the service was terrible. At first (6) of us ordered our drinks and only one drink at a time was brought to the table over a 15-20 minute period. One person ordered a Pinot Grigio, a Pinor Noir came out. Another person ordered a Prosecco and Saki came out. And ultimately we cancelled the sangria as that never came out after asking repeatedly and instead ordered a beer because it was easier. Then when we ordered our food, but three of the rolls never came out, so when we asked the server he didn't even know what the rolls were that hadn't been served and had to retake our orders. Then after reordering the three rolls, two of them came out, but the third roll was still wrong. Just very poor service. The food was the only saving grace.
Much better than the last time I went here. Excellent sushi menu. Service was nice. Not crazy about the very casual fishing atmosphere, but it’s ok. We’ll go back.
Lure is one of the best restaurants in our neighborhood! The service is always great and the food is always on par! Thank You David!
Great happy hour specials
It was our 2nd time at The Lure & we will definitely be back! It's a hidden gem!
Casual dress with a variety of tapas that provide all kinds of different tastes. We love it cause we’re foodies. We really can’t say enough about this place. Always great food and the staff just seem very sincere to have us as their customers. Manager (David) cape by twice to say hi. Off to Mother’s Day Brunch now to see if it’s the same quality as the dinner.
The food here was awesome. We tried everything from the sushi rolls, salads, and tacos. The food was delicious. We also had lots of drinks. They had great drink specials, to include bottles of wine for $16 and $18! The service was awesome too. I think we spent 4 hours here, eating and drinking. We all had a great time and will return.
Food was amazing. Waitress was the worst. Literally had to ask for multiple things three time and the waitress got an attitude! At one point we ordered a round of drinks and waited over 20 minutes and there was only one other table in the restaurant. Two wait staff and a mgr were standing at the bar, someone in our party went up and asked what the problem was and they said the bartender was gone and they were all waiting!!! Really sad they can’t get the front of the house managed properly. Customers won’t volunteer to be tortured no matter how great the food is.
2nd time. Everything was very good.
Great food and service although we sat at the bar.
The restaurant is easily accessible with ample psrking. Our server was named Serve' and she was very knowledgeable on all items and the menu even informing us that raw or cooked sushi options were available. We dined outside with a nice cool breeze and the host David accommodated every request we had. The prices are very reasonable and I would highly recommend this restaurant for a casual dining experience.
Service was awful, tiki drinks were overly sweet, unbalanced messes, starters came last, Entrees came first, the blackened albacore was mushy, cold and covered in sauce, food was mediocre to poor. Will not return, very disappointing.
Better value than expected for the quality and portions.
Our server Servy was amazing. She was very attentive.
Great selection of sushi and other dishes. Service was very friendly, and the layout of the bar / restaurant was really cool. Nice seating area outside as well!
Everything we ordered tasted fabulous. The variety of food offered was exceptional. The tapas were far from small. Loved this place!!!
Great selection of interesting tapas and sushi rolls. We ordered two rolls and 2 tapas, which was plenty of food for my husband and I.
Alex, our server, was excellent and made some great suggestions. We arrived at 5 and sat outside on a beautiful Saturday evening. Even though the restaurant is on Macdill you hardly noticed the cars driving by because of the plants and shades. We can't wait to go back!
Went there for Valentine’s Day and ordered their 3-course special.
Excelled food and service!
Great place to go for sushi and other dishes....service, and staff are excellent and engaged with their customers...always busy with a great crowd...might want to get reservations. Very loud so not a place for quiet conversations...may be an idea for management to consider some sound deadening ....but doesn't stop us from being regulars there. They have a free quality pool table so after your meal and while you are still working thru you drink...can shoot a game or so of pool
I love this place! The red fish and filet small plates are ahh-mazing, the sushi is delish and the drinks are the highlight of the whole meal. And the manager David Green is extremely welcoming and kind. Highly recommend this to anyone. Very family friendly place as well.
We never got waited on; we waited for 20 minutes as tables seated after us were waited on. We finally let the Manager know and left.
Service was poor. We waited 20 minutes before our server asked for our drink order and then another 20 for the drinks to be ready even though we could see then
First time coming here and everything was great, especially the pitcher of moscow mules we got! Will be back soon
This was such a wonderful and fun New Year's Eve location. We wanted something fun,chill and great food!
I was reluctant to write a review because I don’t want anyone to know how AWESOME Lure is. The staff is friendly and the food and sushi are 5 stars.
We absolutely enjoyed the food at Lure. The taps plates are VERY generous portions. It's a bit noisy but we sat outside with a lovely patio heater and a table in the corner. I recommend visiting Lure. We ordered the seared scallops and the short rib tapas and they were both nicely presented and delicious.
Service was good. Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. I will definitely return.
The Miller and the crab cakes were great. The salmon nigiri was fresh.
I wanted to like the place. Everything was great until I realized a couple hours later and the whole next day something wasn’t cooked right and I was violently ill.
Nice atmosphere, the small plates wer good size-blackened redfish really good, sushi was kind of what you expect at a non sushi joint, ok but not amazing. cool interior and great service.
Yummy!! I wasn’t sure when we first looked at the menu. It was very eclectic but our server made some suggestions, which we went with and we were not disappointed!!
Sat at the bar and the bartender was awesome. She didn’t interrupt, but was very attentive. Food was great as well. Overall, I was glad we ate there. The key now is sustainability. Best of luck!