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4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 (Old Georgetown Rd)
Matuba is accessible both via Ride-On and Metro. We are located within a ten-minute walk from the bus bay at the Bethesda Metro station. There are also many Ride-On bus stops scattered about in the area.
301-652-7449
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go for the California lunch box

I've only been to Matuba for lunch to get the California lunch box. It's a good deal for miso soup, chicken teriyaki, white rice, a california roll, veggie and shrimp tempura and pickled vegetables. The service is good and the food is fresh. I'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
laysadc
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Washington DC
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've only been to Matuba for lunch to get the California lunch box. It's a good deal for miso soup, chicken teriyaki, white rice, a california roll, veggie and shrimp tempura and pickled vegetables. The service is good and the food is fresh. I'll be back!

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Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

how can you go wrong for a 12.95 sushi lunch buffet? Of course, bad food wouldn't work...but Matuba is very good. Freshly made sushi and an extremely attractive price. They will have you seated and out before you remember what you ate. Fantastic lunch spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I go there for lunch often. Inlike their salad bar because it has steamed broccoli, mushrooms, tofu, etc. Excellent foods that keep you healthy. They always have a special for less then $10. I do not always get it but that is a bargain. The service is excellent and if you like sushi they have a variety of dishes on... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I love Matuba. I have been going there for 5 years now. Lunch Sushi at the rotary buffet is definitely where it's at, I always feel like I get my money's worth. They have fried rice and chicken, dumplings and shrimp as well, so it isn't just sushi if you're looking for something for the kids or a break from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Matuba has been in Bethesda for over 25 years, and it pioneered the rotary sushi bar in the DC area. There is better sushi to be had within a few blocks, but Matuba is Bethesda's neighborhood sushi restaurant. Like Cheers, everyone knows your name (or at least recognizes you).

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Rockville, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go there for lab lunch many times. I always ordered the box. It is include a lot of thing - all taste good and not expensive. I tried dinner once, I have to say, same thing but double the price... Go lunch!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I grew up in Bethesda before the Subway was built. The first time I visited Matuba was on a cold winter day during the early 1980s. I had spent two years studying in Japan and was learning the language. The Japanese person behind the counter looked over at me when I walked in and said in Japanese, "This guy looks... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

When I went go to Matuba (I've been there about 3 times) I usually sit in the area where they have the revolving plates move around the sushi maker. That food is good because its fresher. The sushi maker is very very nice, depending on who it is. Fair price, and pretty good sushi. I like it- not love it-... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

THE SMELL! It bothered us from the minute we walked in up to the very last second. There is no getting used to it. I tried to ignore it and waited for my food with a positive smile on my face. The server seemed nice and efficient. I had gone to specifically try the Yakiniku dinner only. Here are the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I went to Matuba the first time and I really didn’t like it, I felt rush and very unfriendly, my friends convinced me to go back so I did. The sushi maker was a different guys, he was very nice he would serve different kinds of sushi and recommend his favorite ones. The third time I went I fall in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
    (Old Georgetown Rd)
  • Public Transportation: Matuba is accessible both via Ride-On and Metro. We are located within a ten-minute walk from the bus bay at the Bethesda Metro station. There are also many Ride-On bus stops scattered about in the area.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-652-7449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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