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Matsuei

#206 of 1,227 Restaurants in Lima
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Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
422-4323
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Good for:
Doing business
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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most authentic sushi in Lima

Probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Lima. The food is very good, very Japanese with a touch of Peru, as all the international restaurants in Lima. They have all the variety, all at very good quality and nicely decorated. The restaurant is in a little house with a somewhat Japanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Lima, Peru
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Lima, Peru
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Lima. The food is very good, very Japanese with a touch of Peru, as all the international restaurants in Lima. They have all the variety, all at very good quality and nicely decorated. The restaurant is in a little house with a somewhat Japanese interior, which also helps to create an authentic atmosphere.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 422-4323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?