Utamaro Japanese Restaurant in Sarasota

Utamaro Japanese Restaurant in Sarasota
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

1900 Main St, Ste 107, Sarasota, FL 34236-5950, Sarasota

Overview

Cuisine
  • Japanese
  • Sushi
  • Asian
Features
  • Takeout
  • Reservations
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
  • Families witd children

Restaurant Hours

Monday

5:30 pm

Wednesday

11:30 am

Thursday

5:30 pm

Saturday

11:30 am

Sunday

5:30 pm

Can you get fresh natto i this restaurant?

Yes!

Review

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Utamaro Japanese Restaurant
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Tan Ting
google
11.07.2018
5/5

Best sushi in Sarasota,fresh and taste!the new owner very nice and creative!

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Holly Dennis
google
10.23.2018
5/5

Utamaro has the best sushi in Sarasota, period. Brian, the chef owner, is a very accomplished chef with impressive technical skill, engaging personality, and delivers genuine hospitality. Utamaro has now become one of our weekly standards. We have stopped ordering off the regular menu and now we only go with Brian's recommendations, based on what he's procured that day, like Queen Snapper, which isn't always available. Or sometimes he will just make us something special. I highly recommend.

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Max Taylor
google
09.03.2018
5/5

Fantastic sushi and creative rolls at a great price. Definitely worth trying, I will be back again for sure.

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Michael Reynolds
google
08.27.2018
5/5

I have been enjoying sushi for over 30 years and have learned to recognize sushi chefs who take pride in their craft. Brian takes tremendous care to serve the freshest and the most beautiful sushi for real sushi lovers. Utamaro is a true gem in Sarasota. You will enjoy a delightful experience comparable to any sushi restaurant in Manhattan or other large cities. Once you experience Utamaro, you will not be satisfied anywhere else in town. The best!

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Andrea Dallas
google
07.25.2018
5/5

Delicious food! Chef Brian is so friendly and very knowledgeable about sushi! We will definitely come back next time we visit Sarasota

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Daniel Toro
google
07.05.2018
5/5

Very good food with outstanding taste and presentation, in particular the Dragon Roll and the Lion Fish Roll. Great service and very kind personnel throughout the restaurant.

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Rone Delemo
google
06.27.2018
5/5

Only thing I want to complain is too many Choices and specials change too often!if you love sushi,you won't disappointed here!5 🌟+

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Aaron M
google
05.26.2018
5/5

Very nice restaurant,fish so fresh and taste!The King roll,big eyes and Fujiyama,they all amazing.

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Izabel Jo
google
05.21.2018
5/5

Great sushi!! The Sarasota roll was probably the best roll we’ve had, AND they gave us complimentary ice cream for a birthday!

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Ian M
google
05.09.2018
4/5

Fish was fairly fresh. Freshest sushi I have had in Sarasota so far. Atmosphere is a little dark and dated but I'd definitely do take out from here. Staff was frendly. Nigiri was tasty and the maki had big chunks of fish inside and on top which is always great to see when many rolls tend to have too much filler. Got the following rolls which were all great: Big eyes, Queen roll, Sarasota roll, Twins roll.

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Manaury Martínez
google
04.27.2018
5/5

I've never tried Ramen before, happy my first time was here. It was really really tasty.

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Don McCauley
google
04.11.2018
5/5

Shared a wonderful meal here with friends! Loved the atmosphere. Service and staff were excellent, and everything was prepared superbly! Found a new spot downtown!

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zreeder21
google
03.07.2018
5/5

For those you stuck at home during thus quarantine looking for some really good take out sushi look no further. The owner is very friendly and the food is superb. I will definitely be returning soon.

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Genevieve Pageau
google
02.18.2018
5/5

I am so thrilled that we found this restaurant. We have been searching for a good quality traditional sushi restaurant for awhile now. If you like excellent quality food and service, you have to try this restaurant. The restaurant is simple and clean. The owner was so nice. He made us a special small app and encouraged us to try some wahoo sashimi which was amazing. Our server was cute, happy and so helpful. The portions are generous and if you’re a lover of sushi that is not cooked (real sushi 😉) you will love it here. We will be back often!!!

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Jonathan McCartney
google
01.19.2018
5/5

My family and I have been to a lot of sushi places around Sarasota, but none are as good as here. The owner takes a lot of pride in preparing every dish and I highly recommend for sushi lovers.

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Monica Green
google
11.05.2017
5/5

Love this place,the restaurant was renovated by the new owner Brian,also created the new menu,its so many good things to try! This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in town!

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Matt Dallas
google
10.18.2017
5/5

Very attentive and knowledgeable staff Chef Brian was great and had a wonderful variety of fresh sashimi

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Ashley Smith
google
08.27.2017
5/5

Amazing sushi! The Utamaro roll and the Godzilla roll were delicious and Brian was great. This is my new favorite sushi spot in Sarasota!

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Jim Matson
google
07.06.2017
5/5

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, my lady friend and I had two rolls each and they were, all four, fantastic. In fact I am going back again tonight.

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Kevin Daubar
google
06.10.2017
5/5

Came in for lunch because I was drawn in by the takoyaki and squid karrage- truly delicious and not greasy, and got the steak with ginger garlic sauce which was rich and nutty- still need to try the sushi but this bodes well for a return trip!

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Valeria Lopez
google
05.24.2017
5/5

Best sushi in Sarasota!! The Lionfish Roll and the Dragon Roll are phenomenal! Great service, convenient location and very nicely decorated interior. If you are craving a GREAT sushi place, this is the place to go!!! 👍🏼

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Joseph Gonzalez
google
05.13.2017
5/5

I'm a stickler for good sushi, and I have to say this is the best sushi I've had in this area. What separates this place from everywhere else is the freshness of product. When I eat sushi the first thing I notice is the rice. Most sushi restaurants serve day old cold sushi rice. When I bit into the piece the rice was warm and fluffy and full of flavor. The tuna had a dark red color to it which indicates a high quality product. I was absolutely blown away by service as well by the server and Brian Young the sushi chef/owner! They were really nice and I left there with a sense that they care about their customers and the product they serve. I will be coming back here for years.

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Heather Victor
google
05.06.2017
5/5

Picture talk,big piece fish,fresh and tasty!best of the best,love it!

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tufrog
google
04.12.2017
5/5

Best sushi place in Sarasota, this is fact. The prices are good and the fish is quality. I took my friends and boyfriend here a couple times and have loved it. Staff is very kind and helpful too. My Favorite rolls: Bang Bang roll, Friend roll, and Alaskan.

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warren smith
google
02.25.2017
5/5

Top notch quality. ..Brian really knows his craft. Absolutely one of top rated sushi restaurants in Sarasota and my main go to when downtown .Great location behind Mc cudys and across from Hollywood theatre.

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Jackie zhao
google
02.14.2017
5/5

Love it ! New owner , great service

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Rodrigo Azevedo
google
01.19.2017
5/5

Simply the best Japanese food at Sarasota Downtown!! Excellent service.

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e46 nole
google
11.04.2016
4/5

Got takeout from them yesterday when I was on my way to a friends and in a bit of a rush. Got a spicy tuna roll and a spicy salmon roll and it was ready in about 10min. It was a little plain with just cucumber and wasabi, but the fish was good quality. It set me back about $15. You definitely can get more quantity for the price at other places in town, but if I am in a rush and am looking for quick/excellent service, I’d definitely return!

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Zhang Alan
google
10.27.2016
5/5

Beautiful and organized place,lovely people,fresh and taste food!staffs so nice and helpful,the new owner Brian is so creative!will be back again and again!thanks for the special order wonton soup,the best wonton soup ever!

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SOPHIA Ye
google
10.19.2016
5/5

Our family moved to Sarasota from New Jersey last year and we have been searching for a authentic sushi spot. All I have to say is Utamaro is exceptional and definitely very very fresh. As soon as you walk into the restaurant, you will be greet by the sushi chef/owner Brian, we are so impressed by his Japanese culinary skill and creativity. If you love sushi and Japanese food, you must give this place a try. They also have hot food so don’t worry if you are not sushi lover.

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quentin macdonald
google
10.18.2016
5/5

Great food and service last night, definitely our new sushi place!

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Devin Cahn
google
10.13.2016
5/5

First time in yesterday and I’ve found my spot. Best Sashimi in Sarasota. Brian the chef/owner created an amazing platter for me with some of the freshest and exotic fish that I have had in Florida.

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Erin Kane
google
10.01.2016
5/5

Went here for a sushi date night as out-of-town Chicagoans. Had EXCELLENT service along with some of the best sushi. Our server had great recommendations regarding the freshest selections of the day. Would highly suggest for any sushi lover!

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Bill Krysinski
google
09.27.2016
5/5

First time for dinner there.. great place to relax and the staff feels like they know you..Sushi was fresh

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Vinny Bolt
google
09.16.2016
5/5

Fanatstic, relaxed local sushi place with great rolls and reasonable prices. Brian is very friendly and accommodating.

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john palasek
google
09.09.2016
5/5

Best Sushi in town. Very friendly staff and very accommodating with special orders or dietary needs.

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Charles Willits
google
08.20.2016
5/5

I’m a lunch-time regular, but came for dinner tonight. We love Utamaro!

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Harry G. Kasanow, CFP
google
08.19.2016
5/5

Brian the Sushi Chef is brilliant and learned his crafts working under Sansei in Hawaii. His fish 🐠 is the freshest around and his Sushi 🍣 and Sashimi 🍱simply delicious! Don’t settle for anything less than the best! Convenient across from Regal Theaters! Aloha, Harry & Patti K

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Madeleine Lewis
google
07.21.2016
5/5

AMAZING! Can’t not say enough fantastic things about this place! Incredible service, wonderful owner, outstanding product. Found our new favorite and regular spot! You are missing out if you don’t go!

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Kelly Cruz
google
06.22.2016
5/5

I am a lunch regular here and the service and food is always great. The sushi is fresh and delicious and the lunch specials are fairly priced. Brian behind the sushi bar and Winnie are always kind and make sure my experience is top notch. If you haven’t tried this place out yet I highly suggest you do.

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Alicia Casals
google
06.20.2016
5/5

Utamaro is amazing! Not only was the sushi phenomenal but the sushi chef and owner is so friendly and professional. We ordered online and he called my husband for confirmation on a few things. He also sent my husband home with a few sauces he thought I would enjoy for dipping. We also ordered honey chicken which was absolutely delicious. Our daughter gulped up the wonderful miso and was super happy. Chef Brian has unique sushi rolls that pop with tons of flavor. Paradize roll is my favorite and it's so refreshing. We highly recommend Utamaro not only for the exceptional food but also the exceptional, friendly, and caring owner and sushi chef!

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Richard Paras
google
05.19.2016
5/5

The best sushi , Japanese restaurant in Sarasota! Brian is one of the best sushi chef! Excellent service ! I am inviting everyone to try and experience Utamaro!

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Mui Mui
google
05.08.2016
5/5

Finally found the best sushi in town,the restaurant very nice and clean,the owner is really friendly and creative, foods fresh and taste!The lobster roll is amazing,and they also have a very good lunch special!

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Grachel Montebon
google
04.27.2016
5/5

Awesome Sushi! My Favorite appetizer Spicy Mussels and Shrimp Tempura! Best Japanese Restaurant in Sarasota!! ❤️

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Ed Dublin
google
04.25.2016
5/5

My first visit here. I had the spring rolls and the shrimp teriyaki. It has been a long time since i have tasted such fresh ingredients. Friendly staff and amazing flavors. Try the jasmine tea too😃

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K Butler
google
02.27.2016
5/5

Surely a spot worth stopping by, the food is awesome and well prepared, the rates are affordable and it is consistently well organized there. Fantastic work.

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M lee Jassica
google
01.19.2016
5/5

Favorite place to having sushi!and the spicy mussels is one of my favorite dish!new owner,new menu,so creative,nice staffs,fresh and taste food!

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Chris Castro
google
01.17.2016
5/5

Never even had the toro so fresh and tasted,very nice restaurant and Friendly staffs!

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Jon Williams
google
01.08.2016
5/5

Cozy atmosphere, sat at the sushi bar and had a great time with the chef. Food was delicious and fresh. Highly recommend.

Utamaro Japanese Restaurant
tybeas420
google
01.02.2016
5/5

Absolutely amazing!! Best duck I've ever had!! Also the shrimp bang bang roll is out of this world! First time ordering from here and I can't wait for them to open for service!

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