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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07-4031-0271
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  • 21
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Japanese food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Pune, India
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pune, India
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 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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Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of the tastiest Gyoza (dumplings) I have ever had! (Although I haven't visited Japan yet!) The Katsu curry was amazing too, such a large portion! I couldn't finish it. Service was great, food came out really quick. Like within 5-10 minutes! Would definitely eat here again!!!!

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

After I have finished my working, Going to this place. I was so starving. I have ordered "soba, noodle and Homemade dumpling" It started a problem from "Homemade dumpling" as soon as tasting dumpling, we felt that It has gone sour. (It was at 9:00 pm, was gonna be close) So I just said politely. "It tasty is sour. It... More 

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QLD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We dinned here for the first time on a whim. We ordered a Bento box and Grilled chicken with ponzu. Meals were far to small for price. We ended buying bar snacks at the pub up the road as we were still hungry.

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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

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