SAMURAI BLUE SUSHI AND SAKE BAR
Not impressive. This is our usual date night spot and to our surprise the food was sub par compared to what we are accustomed. It was definitely disappointing, but won’t stop us from coming back again to be sure that isn’t the new quality of food.
Samurai Blue is always such a treat!!! Our server had great sake recommendations!!
Great food, best suchi in town.
Loved the place..I was a little disappointed in the tables...they could use a facelift or maybe some tablecloths
Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere and great drinks
I love eating here every time I go. Rolls are outstanding and always consistent
My wife and I had a great experience. Our server Kyle was great, the sushi and cocktails were amazing. We really loved the ambiance and the cleanliness of the dining area and the bathrooms. We can’t wait to go back with friends.
table wasnt available for reservation, was very disorganized and a terrible date. can not order food at bar when was redirected there because table was not available.
As always, Samurai Blue is rock-solid, energetic, fast, and the best sushi in Tampa. We have gone there since it opened, and it always delivers!
A great family reunion. Thank you.
The sushi was great and the service was excellent. Our waitress did a nice job of recommending rolls that fit our taste buds.
Food and service were great. Highly recommend for the quiet ambiance and simple and sleek decor.
This is a lovely place right over the Improv Comedy Club. They are behind construction barriers so it was hard to find and had only a few diners.
Good menu, great service, nice ambiance. The sushi was very tasty. My only issue was that I didn’t feel too well after eating and had a few gastric issues that lasted until the next morning. I normally don’t have that reaction to raw fish.
We actually went after telling our friends how good it is. Absolute favorite for the past six years or so.
The sushi makers have been there a long time, most excellent! Sad to see the movie theater leaving, was the perfect date night!
Food is really good and the price is reasonable. There is a comedy club on the first floor which has terrible food so we usually go here before or after a show. You do want to make reservations for anything near the lunch or dinner hour because it is pretty full especially if you want a booth. The standalone tables are pretty close together and the noise is much greater than in a booth. Overall it is a nice restaurant.
The service was phenomenal! The food was delicious and our waitress couldn’t have been better.
Great atmosphere good sushi
Great sushi...smallish portion. Slow service for lunch
Beat sushi in Tampa. Great service!!
Our sushi was amazing. I did add a note on this reservation through open table that it was my husbands birthday and would like a dessert with happy birthday song and no one acknowledged it at all.
Samurai Blue is always amazing!
We LOVE this place and highly recommend it ! Get the summer of Love roll , you can’t go wrong ! My only complaint from our last visit was it was really hot in the restaurant ... maybe the AC went out that evening ? Other than that it’s our favorite sushi spot in Tampa By far !
Great restaurant, food is great too. The only thing is that this location has an odor that needs to be worked on. Their Westchase location does not smell bad.
Very warm inside
Not great experience. AC not working, service super slow...love their sushi but will hesitate before going back.
Food was great but service was slow
Service and location are great. Food was okay but it could have just been my selection.
1st class place, very nice staff, great place for a business lunch.
The hostess was very accommodating when I stopped in and asked to move my reservations to watch the musician performing live at the adjacent Mexican bar. I was seated immediately (Sunday night) at the requested sushi bar.
I enjoyed a ginger dressed salad, salmon sashimi, row egg sushi, a sweet potato roll as well as two of the specialty rolls. The fish and combinations of ingredients in the rolls were fresh and delicious.. unfortunately, as pleasant as the wait staff was to me, I never received soy sauce throughout my meal (meaning I wasn’t checked on until almost being done w everything) and then had to get up and ask for both a glass of water and my check. I did hear a couple other people ask for their check or cancel a drink that took too long. I was also unable to get a ten split into two fives to to tip the sushi chefs. After ten mins, I left.
I’m hoping this is attributed to short staffing ... by mgmt or an illness... as again, the servers were sweet. And attractive.
It took almost an hour for us to be seated. The service seemed quite frazzled. The food was delicious.
Always amazing here! Though we do miss having Pedram (Red) as our server, we luckily get to dine with him now. :0)
Disappointing performance by a restaurant I typically enjoy. Hot in the restaurant. Service was really bad. Sushi was delivered and tasty as usual but the entre came out very slow. Only thing I can think happened was it was forgotten. Termites were also flying around our table.
The fiancé and I love this place. It’s our go to sushi spot in Tampa. The ambiance is really what does it for us. The exposed bricks from the historically preserved building gives you a cool feeling.
Outstanding food and service. Honestly best meal my wife and I have had in recent memory. Sushi was amazing, so fresh and delicious. Short ribs and chicken amazu-an were to die for. Great atmosphere inside with brick walls and high ceilings. A++
The sushi was amazing, the presentation the technique, definitely a must if you're in Tampa looking for fresh sushi
Great place in an excellent location in Ybor!! Friendly staff and absolutely amazing food.
Food was incredible and Carlos and Jodi were outstanding!!