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Amimoto Japanese Restaurant

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Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
+1 941-505-1515
17:00 - 09:00
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Tonight was maybe our fifth time to visit Amimoto since moving to Punta Gorda one year ago, and we were inspired to write this message after having yet another interesting, very pleasant, dining experience. We have been working our way through the menu, while revisiting favorites. What we especially like about this restaurant, besides the food, is the intimacy of... More 

1 Thank Katie D
Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

One chef get there when they open. It's worth it but it took an hour to get our appatizers. You can not be in a rush here.

Thank DeltaSlave
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to what used to be our favorite sushi place. It was 545 and we were told unless you have a reservation there are no seats available. There was one server and she looked overwhelmed and panicked. Usually we tolerate the VERY slow service but in a town that only gets busier as the winter is... More 

2 Thank Gina W
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Always crowded but servers and appetizers come out quickly. As fully 80% of what heads out to tables is sushi, expect a little wait. Knowing this, order appetizers when ordering drinks and you won't be dissapointed. Tony is the only sushi chef at the sushi bar although there are two in the kitchen prepping the likes of tempura and mainstream... More 

1 Thank Chris H
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Hesitated because other reviewers stated service was slow because they only have one sushi chef. However, we did not think the service was slow at all. Everything was fresh & very tasty. The only complaint we might have was their lack of accommodating our specific order. We specifically do not like two common ingredients (cucumber & fake crab) & it... More 

Thank freightbug
Port Charlotte, FL
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We have visited here quite often because the food is that damn good and the staff is wonderful. The owner heads the sushi bar and he can literally roll out dishes as quickly as needed but with culinary precision. We often get the miso soup and salad with ginger dressing appetizers and occasionally the Panko oysters when in season. Menu... More 

Thank BearKat84
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258 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

OK... I read the reviews about how crowded it gets, and there's only one sushi chef, and it takes a long time to get served.... so, I went on a Thursday. A Thursday in early September when it was 90 out - and there's no snowbirds coming down to Florida. And.... I sat at the sushi bar and was the... More 

Thank Dfcameron
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Make sure u get at opening time cause it's small & fills up fast. Lot of locals get carry out. It's one spot my wife makes sure we get there when coming back from up north & make we do it before we head back north. Try the ahi tuna dinner!

Thank Patricia G
Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome place if you're looking for some fresh sushi. Everything was prepared perfectly. Highly recommend this place for sure

Thank SSherb1476
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Aside from the occasional wait that is often associated with top-quality food, I have never had anything less than an amazing experience at Amimoto. The sushi is excellent, and the environment is traditional as it gets. I love this place!

Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-505-1515

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