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Ibanez De Bilbao 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 68 18
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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20:30 - 00:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Good sushi, price OK. Unfortunately bad WiFi I don't need 100 letters so I have to tell you the wether here in Bilbao is scattered but warm ;)

Thank E349YUmichaell
Bilbao, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The quality of the sushi is excellent. Try the sashimi de salmon and the tunapoki!!! The service is very friendly and effective. It fills up quickly at lunch time, so it's better to go there early. It is not a traditional Chinese restaurant, so don't expect miracles, but the food quality is good, everything is freshly made. Tastes are good.

Thank Tiffy24-7
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I'm from Bilbao, and due to coments on TA I decided to try it out. We went there for lunch, we chose the menu, perhaps they cook better when you order à la carte... the sushi was....not sushi, some really cheap rice overcooked, with no rice vinegar sticked to some seaweed that unrolled as soon as you tried to pick... More 

Thank chandraviolin
Bilbao, Spain
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I was looking for a Japanese restaurant in Bilbao, and decided to try out Mao. The interior of Mao is gorgeous, modern and minimalistic. I can appreciate when a restaurant has ambiance, and Mao certainly does. We were immediately seated around 9PM on a Friday, and got in at a good tiime--the restaurant was filled up by the time we... More 

Thank cmedina
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

This place looks better than it is. With a name like Mao, we should have known better, but it is not, I repeat not, Japanese. It is, at best, sloppy Asian, with the service to match it. Although the menu listed starters and main courses as separate entities there seemed to be no logic in the order of arrival of... More 

Thank BaldwinNL
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217 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2011

I got sushi which was fresh and well made. Husband got chicken dish which he really liked as well. great service and ambiance. Little bit out of the way from the main central city but worth the wandering to find. We were dressed very casually but others in the restaurant were dressed business casual / dress for dates.

Thank Traveler8Colorado
Helsinki, Finland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2008

Looks like a designer fusion restaurant, tastes like a slightly expensive and mediocre sushi restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Chinese
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ibanez De Bilbao 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 68 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?