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About Masa Restaurant

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.

1650 N Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:300pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 727-4183

Website:
http://www.masatallahassee.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Masa Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
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Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Masa does not disappoint; the room is attractive, and the food excellent. We had a dinner reservation for five on an FSU football weekend, when every restaurant in Tallahassee (including Masa) was packed. Arriving a few minutes early, we were cheerfully greeted by the hostess who told us "Your table is all set up, please follow me." Outstanding! Full bar, easy parking, a great range of authentic sushi, and plenty of other choices too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took my wife and daughter to Masa for Parents Weekwnd dinner and was very pleased. They have a broad menu to please our varied tastes and the food and service we're top notch. I would definitely return for another meal with my student and family.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food, great service, good prices. By far our favorite spot in Tallahassee now, can't wait to return! Our dinner was $65, and it included appetizers three rolls (two of which were chef's specialty) and desserts. We didn't drink anything alcoholic, though the menu is quite extensive. The place is really huge, but somehow managed to feel very cozy. I think the best indication of how good it is was the amount of people eating or grabbing take out (dates, friends, families with children, college students)

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Some of the best sushi I have ever had! The smoked calamari was delicious. Good wine selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was delish and our server was great! will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food is always good at Masa. Good happy hour and great service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Business trip from out of town. Was busy with groups and couples but well managed. My meal was very good and vegan. Menu was extensive and interesting. Wine / beer list was decent. My server seemed inexperienced and not well organized.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amy our waitress gave very good suggestions. Food was delicious.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Special attention was given to my daughter for her 21st birthday. Server was attentive and efficient- very good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The old Masa was a much more intimate spot, I guess, since your business has moved down the street, well the attention to detail has moved also, the quality of the food has slipped and last night (FSU vs Bama game) all I and my date heard were the cheers and jeers about the game. Now I understand that Tallahassee is a football town, home of the Noles but I didn't come to a sports bar for my evening meal.

Also the note hung on the door closing early might turn off any potential customers they were on the edge of whether to frequent your business

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our experience was amazing!!!!! I booked this restaurant for my daughter's 18th birthday because she loves this place! The staff was exceptional!!!!!! The Manager worked his magic when our party of 10 became a party of 15+. I recommend this place to any and everyone!!!!! The atmosphere, the food, the service was absolutely perfect for the occasion we were celebrating!!!! And not to mention, after dinner, one of my daughter's balloons flew away & the manager made it his priority to get it down from the ceiling when he didn't have too!!!!! MASA I'd definitely my favorite hands down!!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, People Watching, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

You can't miss with the Spicy seafood rice bowl. The orange beef was delicious also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service. Great food. Next time you’re in tally be sure to stop in.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our group of 7 went there to celebrate our daughters graduation from FSU. Food was excellent and prices not bad. We did make reservations and had to wait about 15 minutes before getting the table. I was not surprised that they automatically charged us 20% tip, but it would have been nice if it had been stated as such on the menu ( I looked before hand, it was not there).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Another terrific meal at Masa. Wonderful food, attentive service - really great overall experience. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The original reservation was for 2 but friends fro out of town stopped by. I called the restaurant and easily updated the reservation. Table was ready on arrival and in a quiet location as requested. Service was quick and efficient. All orders arrived together and the food was great! We appreciated the non-disruptive attention from our waiter (Larry) who was attentive but not cloying as in some restaurants. Everyone was totally satisfied with his/her meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food is creative and excellent. I would call it non-traditional asian. Service was good, although it took some time after the first entree came to the table tie the last one arrived, but we were with twelve.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great place, the manager came over and asked about our experience and brought us a slice of key lime pie. Had three different tastings and all were great.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Rivers
Was amazing... when you have the chance to eat here JUST DO IT.... make sure you ask for Rivers...

Thank you for FANTASTIC sushi BAM

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This meal was incredible, we had several different items including drinks and were extremely happy with everything! We had the Volcano Oysters, Calamari, and Tuna tartar for appetizers. We ordered the Sunrise in NY, KC Cucumber roll, Seared scallop cucumber roll, and my boyfriend had his go-to Spider roll. Several pieces of nigiri including Sea Urchin (glad I tried it but not a fan) finished off the meal. We will ABSOLUTELY come back!

Tags: Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Dinner was a birthday occasion and we enjoyed our meal very much and the service was the best I have had in a long time. Definitely recommend the place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We were visiting Tallahassee, FL for the first time, and wanted to go for a nice dinner. Masa exceeded our expectations! Excellent service and food and perfect atmosphere! Trendy and popular place but not too loud. We also loved our seat in a private booth. Would definitely return and would definitely refer to others!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 19, 2017

As soon as you enter you are greeted with a smile and our table was being held. We git there a little early so it was very nice to be seated right away. The waiter was very attentive and we were taken care of quickly. The sushi was fresh a bery good. The main entrees like the chicken teriyaki and mongolian beef were very good. Will go again if in town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had lunch for our daughter's graduation celebration. We had a cute little private area with a round table that allowed us to talk and see each other, it was super great. Also our server was wonderful. The food came out quickly and it was delicious and hot.. a biggie for me when there is a larger group and it is very busy. Would recommend for everyone and every occasion.

thank you Kathleen and family

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Food was fantastic! Always great food.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great service and food overall. It's more quiet than most places and the lighting is dim, great for romantic occasions. The only downside was that it was a lot colder inside than most other places I've eaten at, and I was already wearing a long sleeve top.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We've eaten at Masa before and have enjoyed the meals. However, this was our first attempt at lunch. Nothing extraordinary about the meal to speak of. We ordered some simple sushi rolls and the Honey Walnut Shrimp with Tuna Tartar as an appetizer. Could have spared a few more chips with the tartar--only 4 were served. The shrimp meal was served as a bento box, which there was no indication that is how they serve the lunches off the menu; and it was unappealing. The interpretation of honey walnut shrimp was not what I expected. Essentially it was praline walnut halves sprinkled in among the shrimp prepared tempura style. The spring roll was mushy and the steamed rice just OK.

Service was average; again, nothing great. It took several attempts in hailing anyone to get some soy sauce.

May try again for dinner only as that has been a better experience for us. There are better Asian restaurants within a few blocks where the lunch meals a far superior.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Awesome place, love it. Great food and service. Will always pick this place over others

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Never misses. We always come here when visiting my daughter who goes to FSU

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 1, 2017

This restaurant has moved from it s former location and the move is for the better. Food and service is still outstanding and now an even nicer ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 23, 2017

I was expecting some quietness to chat but I fond my self having to speak louder above the noise level on my date. We were seated as soon as we arrived. We ordered our food which came out pretty fast. We were very surprised but my meat was under cooked. The waitress was very nice and brought another serving well done this time. We both ordered Thai Cuisine because am accustomed to eating this type of food. The food tasted very bland. It lacked spices. Will I eat here again probably not.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Off night for Masa. Drinks were super slow. Got out appetizer before our drinks. "Spicy" entree was very bland.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Love Masa! Amazing food, beautiful ambiance, attentive wait staff -- what's not to love?

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great experience. Masa is a reliable restaurant with great food, busy atmosphere and excellent service. The Coconut Curry is a favorite of many. The tuna tartare was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food was excellent. I had a tuna steak and the portion was huge. The cook seared it perfectly. The best Tuna steak in town. The fried cheese won-tons were big as well and excellent taste. The only downside was the desert. Had key lime pie. The slice was small. Good flavor but not good quantity for the price. Will not be having desert again here. But will definitely be back for the Tuna steak.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Awesome food and service! We love the new location and will be back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2017

This is one of my wife and I favorite eating spots. Comfortable, customer friendly, great management and ownership. Great place to entertain family, friends and network. Nice for a date out with the significant other. Food is fantastic.

Tags: Fun
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