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Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
422-4323
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Ranked #126 of 1,081 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Love Matsuei, over the years it has managed to stay as the best sushi spot in lima. Favorites are the Alessio, tartar maki, and when toro is available have it, its a steal! The decor is the only thing that is a bit depressing....

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Famous sushi chef Nobu started this place, but it still is a great sushi place to eat. Alejandro prepares great combinations as the the Alaska roll in a butter sauce and the sea urchin with rock hen egg are awesome. The Salmon sashimi is ultra soft and fresh, as is the tuna

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Eventhough it is not the best recomendad place for Japanese food in Lima, I came to this restaurant every time I'm in town. The service is very good, and their food is first of good quality, the sushi is the Japanese recipe, the rice is perfect. I would re omens anyone who really knows about sushi, this is the place... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We didn't have an reservation when we came in and they only had a place at the bar. Which turned out to be spot on! From there you can watch the susi-chefs do their magic so I would recommend sitting there instead of a table. Some of the chefs were able to talk as well so we got some background... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Each time I come to Lima we go to Matsuei and for many years it stays excellent - the food and the service are kept on the highest level! I recommend it to everyone visiting Lima.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went twice with my family of five to try proper sushi for the first time. It was absolutely delicous with a good range of dishes and sushi even being able to cater for my incredibly fussy brother. Really enjoyed the maki with a sweet sauce (cant remember the name but it was amazing).

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The hotel concierge recommended us this Japanese restaurant near the hotel and told us we wouldn't regret it! Not only loved, but want to go back every day! We sat at the counter and Akira, a very friendly and gifted sushiman, made us exquisite sushis with local sea food! For brazilians price standard, it was an excellent option cost wise!

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New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lima has many excellent restaurants. Of course this is where Nobu got his start. Its a nice place - traditional setting. Never sat at sushi bar. Order different roles. Was very good and tasty. Typical beer selection - japanese beers. Would certainly good back and try sushi bar - would like to see what their omakase would be like. While... More 

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New York City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We decided to eat one of our two dinners in Lima here after reading a review in the NYtimes and we were not disappointed. We ordered the sashima tuna salad (our favorite) three salmon maki (second favorite) steamed dumplings, sashimi special (possible the most boring but that's to be expected) a seafood butter dish and the chef nigiri special. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Coming from Los Angeles I heard good things about the sushi in Lima, and this restaurant confirmed them. I walked in without a reservation and the staff was very friendly; I put myself in the hands of the sushi chef (omakase), and he was friendly and helpful. For those who have shelled out major bucks for this kind of service... More 

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Address: Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 422-4323
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Japanese

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