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Matsuei

Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
422-4323
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Ranked #130 of 950 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Lima, Peru
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

An extensive Japanese fusion menu with amazing dishes. My friend had a Japanese take on beef brisket with the meat cooked to perfection and practically falling off the bone, while I had the "mar & selva" (surf & jungle) sushi roll with fish, heart of palm, and plantain. We went during the week for lunch and it was jam packed... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

After many days in Peru, it was a welcome change to get a Peruvian accented Japanese meal! We enjoyed the sushi as well as the spicy cucumber salad and the tempura.

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Lima, Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you are looking for quality Japanese, Matsuei is a great option. This is our go-to Japanese spot in Lima. I lived in Japan for a year and really like traditional-style maki and sushi, which Matsuei delivers. They also have lots of options that are a Peruvian take on Japanese, which will appeal to people who are more adventurous. Highly... More

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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The service was top notch, the food amazing. The chefs at Matsuei are very well trained and the dishes are so fresh and flavorful. The restaurant itself is small and did not appear to have large areas for big groups however 4 - 6 people can be comfortable here.

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Generous portions, and excellent quality. This is one of Peru's oldest Japanese restaurants, and one of the best. There are traditional Japanese dishes, plus what the Peruvians call "fusion", laying a Peruvian layer over an Asian base. The service is efficient and friendly. Prices are high, but not out of line for a quality Japanese restaurant. Reservations would be recommended.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is Great though not the very best sushi I have ever eaten. Still a place I would go to again for dinner in Lima. Very fresh. Scene was just average however.

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