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The Group name "Itadakimasu"   literally means “I humbly receive (this meal).”   It is used to show gratitude for the food.  A more informal translation equates it with "Let's Eat!" or "Bon Appetite". 

The Itadakimasu Meet-Up Group is for all people who enjoy Japanese culture and tradition especially as it is expressed through food.  We will have lunch and dinner meetings with food ranging from very traditional fare, social foods such as izakaya (pub food) and contemporary offerings.  Sushi and Sashimi are part of most Japanese meals but there is much more to enjoy as well .  We will have themed meals, visit local restaurants and do potluck parties. 

If you enjoy Japanese food (or would like to try it) we hope you can join us at our next event.

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Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 5:15 PM

    Dinner at I Ai Sushi

    8 Japanese food lovers | 4.50

    Lets have an early dinner before it gets crowded as they don't take reservations.  Great selection of Japanese food.

  • April 23 · 3:30 PM

    After "Dinner" Movie - KIRU

    8 Japanese food lovers

    I'll set up my projector at the church after the meal!  The movie is free, and coming for the movie does not require attending the Sukiyaki meal. * * * WHAT'S PLAYING *... Learn more

  • April 23 · 12:00 PM


    15 Japanese food lovers | 5.00 | 20 Photos

    First the good news--thanks to Lita Lee we have come up with a new team to continue the church meals.  The bad news is that we can only count on three confirmed meetups... Learn more

  • March 26 · 5:00 PM

    Early Dinner at Kazu's Sushi

    7 Japanese food lovers

    A new suggestion has come in for Kasu sushi.  Owned by a Japanese sushi chef and I'm to understand that it has more authentic Japanese food than we see around Tampa.... Learn more

  • February 20 · 12:00 PM


    14 Japanese food lovers | 5.00 | 17 Photos

    We will have a Japanese Potluck Dinner.PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU MAKE A RESERVATION.You can bring a Japanese dish and there is no charge(to feed 6-8 people)... Learn more

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  • Esther (エスター) founded ITADAKIMASU Tampa Japanese Food Meetup

    on August 21

Founded Aug 21, 2011

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