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#270 of 2,091 Restaurants in Florence
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Santa Maria Novella
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Via Il Prato 64-66, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 282012
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner after a long trip to the Tuscany countryside. The stir fried soba noodles was quite delicious. Salmon maki was probably one of the best dishes there. Wonderful thing is they served green tea with fresh tea leaves. Overall good experience for a Japanese restaurant in Italy.

Thank gfyraw
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Had the most fantastic dinner tonight at Hoseki Florence. We had help from the very helpful Kathlyn who made some great recommendations. Having eaten at many nice sushi restaurants worldwide I must say this experience didn't disappoint. The sashimi was amazing, clearly very fresh and the rolls were fantastic quality, the flavours were just fantastico!!! Not forgetting the Japanese Whiskey... More 

Thank Kelly L
Aachen, Germany
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I went to eat at Hoseki with my wife during a business stay in Florence. We just reserved a table two hours in advanced and when we reached there, we were blown away by the nice atmosphere in there. Every table has its own "corner" so you are not presented in the middle of the room eating. The waiters are... More 

Thank RevealYourDream
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely find! This restaurant is tastefully decorated, offers friendly, efficient service and, most importantly, serves tasty and fresh food. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a break from pasta! The yaki soba is fantastic!

Thank montfelard
Palo Alto, California
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I found this place to be very disappointing. The rice-to-fish ratio for everything we ate was too high (there was barely any fish on the rolls we ate), and the food was very greasy. They used old oil to fry the tempura, and the vegetable tempura was all carrots and potatoes (we ordered vegetable tempura because the sautéed mixed vegetables... More 

Thank Irene A
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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587 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Add Hoseki to the list of excellent alternative restaurants to be found along the Via Il Prato. It's a sleek, cozy dining room with attentive servers and a first-class sushi chef. This may be the first time I'd ever seen branzino included on the list of ingredients for a special roll, but the results were top-drawer. The fish is uniformly... More 

Thank Kirk E
Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant, we went here for dinner I had high hopes and I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant had a really nice vibe and felt like I was in Japan. The beer was large = good and the food was super good. My partner and I both loved the avocado prawn dragon roll as was the crab... More 

Thank Joe F
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

In Florence is quite easy to find a good Italian restaurant but what about a Japanese one? Hoseki offers better than average japanese food and in my opinion is a good place where to stop by if you are tired of eating italian, italian and italian every day. It's a place popular with the locals as well considering that even... More 

Thank Scodeggio_official
Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were on a tour and booked for a change from the Italian food we had been having. Did not disappoint. Fresh food, reasonable prices, quick service.

Thank Canberra364
The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

- The food was below average. - The place was hot. - By the time my dinner was served, the rest of my party (4) were finished.

Thank TA-JLC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Il Prato 64-66, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 282012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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