Masa Restaurant

4.5
357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Located in trendy Midtown, Masa is venerable Tallahassee restaurateur Lucy Ho's upscale enterprise. The Asian-fusion menu offers a creative, modern blend of Eastern and Western cuisines. A dinner favorite is the Chilean sea bass. In its casually elegant space,
the restaurant's sushi bar also is popular.
Try the tuna tartar with avocado on crispy wonton skins for lunch.

Masa is a great Asian-inspired seafood and sushi restaurant. Masa offers an elegant and stylish
dining experience in a serene setting that reflects its Asian influence.
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TK
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place. We visit every time we are in Tallahassee. The sushi is fresh and flavorful.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server was incredibly slow. We were seated at our table 10-15 minutes ahead of diners sitting around us. We were last to get drinks (no ice on a warm night), last to order and last to get food (not hot). We would have loved some sauces to go with our meal and none were offered. We would have loved ice in our drinks even if it was just water.

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Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Masa remains my favorite restaurant for everyday dining. I have never had anything there that was not delicious. Prices are reasonable and the Honey Walnut Shrimp is my all time favorite. Keep up the good work!

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sooo good! Our server was the best!
My daughter, son and grandchildren were thrilled with their sushi!
My Thai curry was delicious.
The portions are very generous . So much so I had leftovers for lunch next day!

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The service was slow but the server was nice and the food was great. Took way too long for the food.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

good experience with a lunch get together. recommended location

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was clean and elegant. The environment was lovely and service was amazing. Food was great. Would definitely eat here again.

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JW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service. The Masa calamari is exceptional.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious as always! The service was great too. My only complaint that day was it was hot in the restaurant.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. Loved the duck with red curry!

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W
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Lucy does a good job.

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t
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Masa has become my favorite local restaurant. I treated a friend to a birthday dinner and they were thoughtful enough to present us with vanilla ice cream with "Happy Birthday" spelled out on the plate with chocolate sauce. Both dishes ordered and my favorite Honey Walnut Shrimp were
simply delicious as usual. Keep up the good work, Masa!

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A
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good variety of food served in a welcoming environment. Wait staff was attentive and kept my water glass full( a pet peeve of mine) Lots of food choices and the portions were good.

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good experience. It was a holiday, so I’m sure the crowds impacted our service.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love masa and it was no different with a large party. Same great service and food as always.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our food was horrible. Hot and sour soup was cold, miso garlic salmon had no flavor, and we ordered the duck which was supposed to come with fried rice and a curry sauce. There was no curry whatsoever and the rice was white rice with soy sauce

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P
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant which I visit every time I travel to Tallahassee. I'm a big fan of both Thai and Indian curry food and Masa serves up some of the best Thai curry I've ever eaten. Great service, great new location on Monroe. Can't wait to come back soon! :-))

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J
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately at a great table. Although it was busy, the service was still excellent. You get a lot of food for the price, and everything we ordered was fresh and delicious.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi and entrees. Service is on point.

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TW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a great place to get dinner. The sushi is always fresh and never disappoints. By far the best sushi restaurant in Tallahassee.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Staff was amazing and so was the food. We enjoyed our meal.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster roll was excellent

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D
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Sorry I was a bit disappointed. I remembered eating at Masa twice when it was at another location and it was outstanding. I did not enjoy my meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, service was fantastic, wait staff, bar staff very friendly, very prompt service. Thank you for making this a special occasion!

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t
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Masa delivers great food and service. I took a friend here (it was her first visit) as a thank you for a favor she did for me. She was obviously impressed and could not believe she had never been. She had what looked like a delicious salmon dish and I had my favorite, the honey walnut shrimp. Keep up the good work, Masa!

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KH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was inedible and the service was horrific. I had ordered a second glass of wine and 25 minutes later the waitress showed up with our check no wine and not asking if we want hung anything else. Do not eat here. Our worst meal of the trip.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to eat. Been going to Masa’s for years.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I have eaten at restaurants owned or managed by the owner of this restaurant on average one time per week since 1986. I have had the same dish I had tonight many times but this was my first time here. It was the best I have ever had . Most places seem to start off with good food but go down hill with time. Masa has done the opposite, his good continues to improve

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j
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, as always. Apps, sushi, mango shrimp, molten cake....all delicious. Split the entre' and it comes to less than $50. Can't beat it.

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AK
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried vegetarian lunch options which were provided in bento box. Food was great, server was extremely helpful in giving us an overview of all vegetarian options and also clarifying any doubts we had. Food was served within 15 minutes. Love the ambience and looking forward to visit them more often.

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W
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I really enjoyed this restaurant. We went for my 22nd Birthday and the staff was great! Our waitress was fantastic!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Parents weekend

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MN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty sushi as well as drinks! Would highly recommend

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I
Panama
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is good and consistent. The one who ordered sushi at our table said it was excellent. Reasonably priced. Nice presentation on salmon dish. Service was a bit inconsistent. As the restaurant got busier, the waiter had a little more trouble juggling. But we were in no hurry and enjoyed ourselves. Would go back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We took our son and his friends out to dinner for their first meal away at college. The service was so slow it was non existent. They never cleared our appetizer plates. They didn’t bring us our second drink. They basically ignored us. The food was surprisingly pretty good though. Just took 2 hours to have our meal - with a reservation.

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m
Miami
103 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The staff were very nice although they forgot to check us in, our table was not nice as it was by the door literally. The food was mediocre at best, we had the spring rolls pretty decent, warm duck salad very average and over priced at $14 and then some curries and pot stickers the fried rice was horrible just over cooked stodge ... A decent wine pour though and attentive service, if they would just clean the tables better and up the food game to the next level , this place could be decent

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AL
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must when in Tally! Also love that they take reservations.

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j
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some friends. They loved it. We always do. Get apps and split the entre.

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R
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Masa and staff are very accommodating for special occasions! The restaurant needs a bit of acoustical engineering, it’s a good place for loud dates or groups.

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at 4:30 PM to get in and out. Was greeted with kindness and we were taken right to our table. Our food was great and our server Victoria did a great job and even helped us pick what to order. We need to go more often.

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