Tag: Sushi

Review: Tokai Sushi Japanese Restaurant Brandon

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review: Tokai Sushi Japanese Restaurant Brandon

Tokai Sushi Japanese Restaurant has long been a popular stop for my family and I since probably about 2005 when we moved out to the Brandon area. Although I have since moved out to the University area, I still visit Tokai Sushi pretty regularly with my Mom and family members. It took me a long [...]

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Yelp Elite Event: Samurai Blue

May 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Yelp Elite Event: Samurai Blue

The first Yelp Elite event at Samurai Blue in Ybor City under the new Tampa Bay Community Manager, Brett Nehls, was a smashing success. I already had a good feeling after my last great experience at Samurai Blue after a David Choi concert during my food blog beginnings. The menu was extensive and full of [...]

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Soobak

February 6, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Soobak

I went to Soobak with some friends last month was impressed with how good the food there was. Arriving early (for friends who always arrive late), I decided to order a California Roll to start my meal and was surprised with the generous portions and fresh taste of the roll. All the sushi rolls were [...]

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SoHo Sushi North

June 25, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
SoHo Sushi North

I have been by SoHo Sushi North numerous times, but never stopped in until this past week. It is the same plaza as the fantastic Wood Fired Pizza, and these two restaurants really do make this plaza boom with foodie activity. I first heard of SoHo Sushi when they became a sponsor for the Japanese [...]

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Wasabi Food Challenge @ Yamato Japanese Steakhouse Wiregrass

June 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Wasabi Food Challenge @ Yamato Japanese Steakhouse Wiregrass

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7qOK7Qn7cY]T.B. tackled the Level 10 Wasabi Oil with Fish Eggs Food Challenge at Yamato Japanese Steakhouse at Wiregrass this week. People can tackle this challenge at the sushi bar, but be warned that Level 10 is just the beginning. Restaurant Name: Yamato Japanese Steakhouse Cuisine: Japanese Address: 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Neighborhood: New Tampa Phone Number: (813) [...]

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The Rack (Brandon)

June 4, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
The Rack (Brandon)

The Rack has been in Brandon for quite some time now and although I live near it, I haven’t made it a point to stop here…visiting the location in South Tampa more often. Before visiting I grew a little concerned when I read online that The Rack in Brandon was more like the Blue Martini [...]

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Ichiban Sushi (Gainesville)

March 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ichiban Sushi (Gainesville)

During visits to Gainesville I am never quite sure where I should eat. About 3 years ago my friends and I discovered Dragonfly Sushi and it quickly became the default sushi spot to visit during trips to the University of Florida. However, my last visit to Dragonfly was less than satisfactory and prompted us to [...]

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Joy of Tokyo

January 31, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Joy of Tokyo

Joy of Tokyo is a new restaurant in New Tampa by the University of South Florida. I dined there by a twist of fate when a friend and I found Soho Sushi closed at 2PM. We found Joy of Tokyo to be open for lunch still (they are open from 11am-10pm daily…you won’t find many [...]

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The Rack (Hyde Park)

January 8, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
The Rack (Hyde Park)

The Rack has long been one of my favorite spots to grab some sushi and chill. The food is consistently good, the bartenders are chill, and there is a crowd there from evening to close. Although they have billiards there, I have never played there. My last visit there was on a Tuesday night. It [...]

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Tomo Sushi

December 21, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Tomo Sushi

My friend and I have been planning to eat at Tomo Sushi for months, but something always comes up. We finally had a chance to have lunch yesterday, and I really enjoyed my first visit to this sushi restaurant. It’s located near USF on Bearss a short drive from Campus Lodge or Collegiate Hall. We [...]

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Jackson’s Bistro-Bar-Sushi

December 17, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Jackson’s Bistro-Bar-Sushi

Two exchange student friends I made from South Korea recently finished up their semester here at USF in Tampa. I wanted to take them to a nice restaurant before their trip back home, so I took these friends out to Jackson’s Bistro on Harbour Island by Downtown Tampa. I have been visiting this restaurant since [...]

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Sushi Ninja

December 15, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Sushi Ninja

Sushi Ninja, located in the Bell Shoals shopping plaza off Bloomingdale Avenue in Brandon, is a quiet little sushi restaurant and bar that we decided to visit yesterday. The restaurant was empty at around 3pm and we made our way to the bar. All you could hear was water falling from their little waterfall. The [...]

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Hiro’s Tokyo Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

December 4, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Hiro’s Tokyo Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Hiro’s Tokyo Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is a popular spot among many people because of it’s late night half-off sushi special. It’s open until 2am from Sunday-Wednesday and 3am from Thursday-Saturday, which is pretty late for a sushi restaurant. Many of my friends frequently drive from Tampa out to St. Petersburg to enjoy some late [...]

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Origami Sushi for Jason’s Birthday

November 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Origami Sushi for Jason’s Birthday

I dined at Origami Sushi on Waters Avenue for my friends birthday a weeks back. The place has a great ambiance, it was so dark that we couldn’t read the menu correctly until they turned up the lights a little bit…plenty of couples were in the restaurant. The restaurant had plenty of space so our [...]

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Izziban Sushi (Orlando)

November 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
Izziban Sushi (Orlando)

I have a friend who is a sushi guru. He eats sushi every single week, multiple times a week and one of his favorite places is Izziban Sushi. After hearing about it for the longest time, I finally had a chance to come to Izziban Sushi after the Orlando Japan Festival. My time at Izziban [...]

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USF Dining Guide

October 26, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
USF Dining Guide

Hungry by USF and wondering where to eat? Then check out my Dining Guide! A list of some of my favorite restaurants within a few miles of the University of South Florida Tampa Campus. Don’t waste money at disappointing restaurants again. Enjoy! http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/10/22/dining-guide-university-area-eats/

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Samurai Blue after David Choi Concert

October 22, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Samurai Blue after David Choi Concert

Five friends and I stopped by Samurai Blue after having a good time at the David Choi concert. It was around 11:30pm so the place wasn’t busy. We were seated promptly. It took about thirty minutes to get through putting in our orders because the waitress kept going into the back…after that it took about [...]

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Samurai Sushi (Samurai Japanese Cuisine)

October 17, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Samurai Sushi (Samurai Japanese Cuisine)

My most recent review is about Samurai Sushi, a small Japanese restaurant in Riverview that has fresh sushi for cheap prices. This is one place I high-recommend you check out. The menu is diverse, service is great, and there’s so much to say about it, a short summary will not do the place justice so please [...]

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Pacific Grill: An Asian Fusion Experience in Brandon

October 10, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Pacific Grill: An Asian Fusion Experience in Brandon

Spicy Pork Bulgogi I recently went to Pacific Grill with some friends. I was pleasantly surprised with the authenticity of their food and the low prices for Korean cuisine. You can read more about my experience on my Creative Loafing article here: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/10/07/pacific-grill-brandons-asian-bistro-experience/ Restaurant Name: Pacific Grill Address: 3452 Lithia Pinecrest Rd Valrico, FL 33596-6301 Phone Number: [...]

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Dinner @ I Ai Sushi

September 30, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Dinner @ I Ai Sushi

My Japanese friend from Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Hiroki-san, and I went to dinner a few weeks back at I Ai Sushi. I wanted to take him somewhere where he could look at a Japanese menu and maybe have something a little closer to home for an affordable price. No other place but I [...]

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Food Adventures #001

July 7, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Food Adventures #001

Last week was full of all kinds of food adventures. Sushi, burgers, and pizza were on the menu for this jam-packed week. It started on Wednesday with the Tampa Mashable Meetup at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. In the middle of all the socializing and new people being met from all kinds of backgrounds and [...]

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Tokyo Sushi: USF Japanese Festival After-Party

April 4, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Tokyo Sushi: USF Japanese Festival After-Party

Yesterday I dined with some friends at Tokyo Sushi, a USF-area sushi restaurant located by the intersection of Fowler Avenue and 56th Street. It is a favorite of many good friends of mine and very convenient for college students and local employees, providing some good deals with a lunch special and early bird special (starts at [...]

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