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Matsuri - Benicia

Japanese, Noodle Shop, Seafood, Sushi
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920 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 747-1585
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 15
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great sushi in a small town

I was happy to find such a great sushi place in small-town Benicia. The place is tiny and there was a line waiting for a table. It was well worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was happy to find such a great sushi place in small-town Benicia. The place is tiny and there was a line waiting for a table. It was well worth it!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Executive Summary. This is good restaurant with excellent food. Among the vast number of Americanized Japanese restaurants, this has a certain authenticity about it you don't often find outside of Japan. While the food is of high quality, the support facilities leave something to be desired. Review. Matsui is in the back of a building on Benecia's main drag, First... More 

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Benicia, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The restaurant features a Sushi Bar and dining room seating. Space is limited but the atmosphere is good. The food is very delicious and plentiful.

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Benicia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a nice, small restaurant in the lovely town of Benicia. The food is good but the wait can be really long (in fact it usually is). The service is usually good. The portions have gotten smaller in the Bento boxes but are still adequate. They have a sister restaurant in Vallejo that is the same food and more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Matsuri is the best Japanese restaurant in Benicia! They have all the sushi you would usually order plus some things you would never find in a strip mall Japanese sushi place. Good service and outstanding food. My favorite.

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Napa Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We always enjoy our food here. They have a ton of options and the fish is always fresh. It would be nice if they were a bit friendlier.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Good sushi, friendly service. We were in and out quickly. Place was quite busy. Waitress kept checking on us and encouraged us to try different dishes.

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Seattle, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stopped in here for take out and boy was I surprised. I saw the sign on the street (hidden) and thought what the heck. I ordered various sashimi and nigiri and was very pleased. Better than some of the stuff I get at home in Seattle at some places. They have a nice patio outside, a small sushi bar... More 

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Benicia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

I went there twice within a month & both times I absolutely loved it! The pink lady roll was so delicious as was their Taro French fry appetizer with aioli sauce! The restaurant is very quaint so definitely more of an intimate place to dine but absolutely worth the trip!! Plus they serve my favorite cupcake Chardonnay:) A must try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went early in the evening on a Saturday. Had a short wait to be seated in the dining room. The small bar probably sat about ten diners and was already full. Service was expedient and Friendly. The food was excellent! Well worth the wait and price. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 920 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Benicia
  • Phone Number: (707) 747-1585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Seafood, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?