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Matsuei

#164 of 1,217 Restaurants in Lima
#172 of 1,282 Places to Eat in Lima
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Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
422-4323
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good sushi, not extraordinary , just good and fresh ... I enjoyed it ...

Good sushi, fresh, english spoken , nice place , safe. Have tried better sushi for sure, for way less money than here. It is , from my point of view and the city where is located, very expensive. This is not Tokyo o Seattle. However, you cant fail at Matsuei. I

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Caracas, Venezuela
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  • Doing business
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Caracas, Venezuela
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good sushi, fresh, english spoken , nice place , safe. Have tried better sushi for sure, for way less money than here. It is , from my point of view and the city where is located, very expensive. This is not Tokyo o Seattle. However, you cant fail at Matsuei. I

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Lima, Peru
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Peru is known for its fresh and delicious fishery, due to the colision of 2 currents near Lima. Matsuei is a small and quiet restaurant that you go to eat one of the best japanese food.It may not be the most romantic place but the taste compensates for that. Try the asevichado - A maki dipped in sort of leche... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Must say that I had here probably the best Miso soup ever... birthplace of world renowned NOBU's Peruvian-Japanese fusion... after working in Japan at Matsue chef Nobu Matsushita moved to Peru were adapted Peruvian ingredients and dishes to his menu... later on he moved to Los Angeles... became partners with Robert De Niro... started NOBU... and the rest is history...

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Lima, Peru
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 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
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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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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?