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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07-4031-0271
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always good

I ate here last night having arrived in my former hometown for the week. The food was good as always. Matsuri is next to the nightmarkets on abbot street. It is a small homely type restaurant with the owner working himself most nights. Matsuri has been in the same location for years which is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Jason M
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Cairns
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Cairns
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I ate here last night having arrived in my former hometown for the week. The food was good as always. Matsuri is next to the nightmarkets on abbot street. It is a small homely type restaurant with the owner working himself most nights. Matsuri has been in the same location for years which is a testament to his business as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My fav Japanese restaurant in town. Been eating here for years and never fails to please, they do the best agadashi tofu I've tasted :)

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A superior sushi chef prepared chirashi and various unique sushi rolls while we enjoyed our drinks on at sidewalk table. The fish was so fresh and the rice was just like we were in Tokyo. After a visit to the Great Barrier Reef....this was a treat to cap off the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a lovely meal here. The Japanese was bout outstanding but was very nice for the price. The staff were excellent and the house wines went well with the meal. A great place to go for a quick bite to eat or a meal with friends.

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Weipa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We dined as a table of 4 and 2 kids and even though it was busy we got a table. I'd recommend booking. We had the special boxes which came with an assortment of dishes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited here after a friends recommendation, and I will definitely visit again! I had the miso soup, small fresh tuna sushi, and seaweed salad. Everything was presented beautifully, and was all so yummy!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Japanese food is our favourite and we are always looking for new Japanese restaurants to experience new tastes. Last week in Cairns we went to Matsuri because we once had a Japanese Restaurant in Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast called Matsuri which we loved until the owners retired. Matsuri Cairns is very popular and we enjoyed the Bento Box... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Authentic Japanese, we had bento box, tempura Veges, sashimi plate. All were excellent. It is only small but the night we were there was full, tables outside also. Definitely not as crowed or noisy as some other places, prices reasonable. Wished we had found this place earlier in our stay as we would have returned.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The staff are friendly and quick service. Good sushi and very good udon noodles, prices are competitive with other restaurants but food was very good.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We love this authentic Japanese eatery in the centre of Cairns but with the freshest seafood and brilliant presentation. Definitely to return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07-4031-0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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