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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

#119 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Historic Ybor
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1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605-3740
+1 813-242-6688
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I sat at the sushi bar at Samurai which is right in the middle of the Ybor action. It was a lively scene for a Friday night so reservations are recommended. I dined at the sushi bar and had miso soup, a delicious yellowtail/jalapeño/citrus roll and salmon and tuna nigiri. Everything was delicious and very fresh. Only thing to note... More 

Thank angseig
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not my first visit to Samurai Blue and likely not my last. Service at the sushi counter is much better than a booth or table. On my last visit on March 1st, my party of two was seated and then an uncomfortable long wait ensued. We had to waive down staff and eventually got a confusing service by... More 

Thank Angel R
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I walked into this place I was immediately blown away by the high ceilings and architectural details. The service was decent and the food was a nice surprise as well. I will definitely return!

Thank Ingrida619
Nashville, TN
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here while in town. The sushi was very fresh, the service was really good and just loved the atmosphere of this (at least) 3 story high restaurant. The ceilings went on forever!

Thank skoeper
Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

One of my favorite Sushi Restaurants in Tampa Bay - especially now because I can walk to it for lunch. It's simple order (for 2): Wakame Salad - Summer of Love Roll - Spontaneous Combustion Roll - Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll - Tsubugai and your Last Bite should always be Eel. Plenty of food and you will enjoy I Guarantee…

Thank Luvzog
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Went there on business and looking for a healthy alternative to the brew pubs and Mexican cantinas. Good friendly service. The edamame and sashimi (tuna and yellow tail) were excellent starters. I had a special role with jalapenos and tuna and yellowfin. Everything was fresh tasty and very well presented. No complaints here. Will return again.

Thank Craig B
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

In town for National Championship - we were looking for good sushi, great atmosphere and this place had it! We liked it so much, we ate there two nights in a row. They accommodated our large group with kids the first night. Our waitress was exceptional. The second night our kids wanted to sit at the sushi bar - it... More 

Thank kg4clemson
Riverview, Florida
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Sushi was excellent. Although not Japanese workers the presentation and quality were on par with the best I've had before.

Thank zoebird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Very good reasonably priced, a little tricky to find but well worth it !! Salmon jalapeño roll is awesome

Thank Ed M
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrating a family event. Very good! Everyone else had Sushi which they raved about but I had the pan seared scallops and they were awesome! Not a big restaurant and a little noisy but the food is incredible. I will definitely eat here again!

Thank Fred H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605-3740
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-242-6688

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