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4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
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Ranked #81 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Old Georgetown Rd
Transit: 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.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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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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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
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22 helpful votes 22 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have been dining fairly regularly at Matuba for several years, and have never been disappointed. There are several Japanese restaurants in Bethesda, and some are quite good, but in my opinion, having spent a considerable amount of time in Japan, I consider Matuba to be the most authentically Japanese in both cuisine and ambience. Every dish I have tried... More 

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Additional Information about Matuba

Address: 4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone Number: 301-652-7449
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
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
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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