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

Very nice japanese restaurant with Japanese owner. Simple interieur, very yummy food. Service normally very efficient. Food has great quality and the prices are very ok for what you get.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Half an hour wait for a California roll? No thank you. Sorry but that's just ridiculous. I understand that you have a full house but the place isn't even that big. I ordered the chirashi bowl ($22) and even that was a half an hour wait. How long does it take to slice a few pieces of fish and throw... More 

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Switzerland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very nice japanese restaurant with Japanese owner. Simple interieur, very yummy food. Service normally very efficient. Food has great quality and the prices are very ok for what you get.

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Pune, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This Japanese café style restaurant is in the quieter section of Cairns and has outdoor café style seating as well. It has a sushi chef and I had a super sashimi platter of very fresh salmon, tuna and various other fish prepared by him. It takes time to prepare this but it is worth the wait.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have dined here a few times now and have never been disappointed. I like it here as it is generally not as noisy as some other restaurants:) There is a great selection on the menu. The curry is so tasty, as is the teriyaki. The dumplings are great, sake is lovely and I absolutely love the miso soup! Each... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Quick feed with delicious food served in traditional manner and presentation. Tasty and generous serves. Recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Expected much more after seeing some positive reviews. Service was poor, waited 5 minutes to get served at the order counter, 20 minutes for my meal and a further 15 minutes for the second meal. Also we were not served water like the Japanese visitors.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As we are English speakers, it's often hard to communicate vegan food requirements to non-native English speakers (it's hard to even get it across to native English speakers sometimes!), but once we'd breeched the communication barrier, the Masturi staff offered us a wide selection of appetisers to create a wonderful vegan meal. Food was delicious, cheap, and came out very... More 

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Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have eaten at Matsuri over the past few years, and go there whenever I visit Cairns. I'm surprised at the recent negative reviews, so at my last visit, last week, I was very pleased to find that nothing has changed. The food is good, authentic Japanese. The gyoza, sushi and seaweed salad were all good, and their agedashi tofu... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I were a bit unsure at first about going to Matsuri or not since some of the reviews from Tripadvisor here were quite concerning in regards to hygiene. Anyway, we at the end went to Matsuri and did not disappoint! It is definitely not high class fine japanese restaurant dining, more like a cafe style as you... More 

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

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