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“Delicious sushi!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matsuri Sushi

Matsuri Sushi
24 King Street East | Unit #36, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1B8, Canada
905-628-0133
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Ranked #14 of 43 Restaurants in Dundas
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Matsuri Sushi is in its new location now in Dundas. The restaurant is small and intimate - seating about 30 people. Its comfortable and tastefully decorated Japanese-style.

The service is very attentive and very friendly. I had take out and while I was waiting for my sushi to be prepared they served me tea.

I had the Bento dinner box - including soup, house salad, Gyoza dumplings, sushi and chicken teriyaki. I upgraded to salmon and tuna nigri sushi (from the California roll which was to be included in the dinner). The house salad - yum - their dressing is amazing! Love it! The fried Gyoza dumplings were good, though there was no dumpling sauce provided. (You can also get them sautéed - but they didn't ask my preference)

The sushi was clearly the highlight of the dinner - it was simply delicious - fresh, cold - very tasty! The sushi pieces are much larger than other restaurants - almost to the point that they were difficult to eat in 1-2 bites!

The chicken teriyaki was average, though. The meat seemed to have a lot of tendons/grit in it. It could have had more sauce.

The prices are more than other sushi restaurants I have visited - the sushi, however seems to be superior.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“shockingly good sushi, wonderful atmosphere, worth every dollar (which is a few!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

in a nutshell this is easily the best sushi restaurant in ontario, way better than anything in burlington, toronto etc. and frankly some of the best sushi i've had, NYC, Miami, Tokyo included. Simon is a master, and very friendly. sit in front of him and say "its up to you" and he'll bury you in the best fish until you beg him to stop. dont miss the butterfish, or white tune in ponzu. also try the american dream roll. it's ridiculous. all that said it is a 'little' expensive. think a really filling dinner with 2 including drinks and probably too much sushi was over $100 before tip. so just be careful, order rolls not nigiri, and go slower on the sake and you'll have a budget friendly amazing meal.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Ontario
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The former Matsu Sushi has now relocated to 33 King Street East, Dundas, and it is now called Matsuri Sushi. I was pleased to discover that it's still the same owner, who is probably one of the most talented sushi chefs I've encountered. The decor in the restaurant is simple, beautiful, and elegant. The freshness and quality of the fish, and the spot-on sushi rice is superb as always. The waitstaff are polite and friendly, and service was prompt. Whenever I have a sushi craving, I head to Matsuri Sushi. The atmosphere of the restaurant, the great staff, and the amazing food will have me returning for sure.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“My favourite sushi place fullstop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

I've been to many sushi spots around the globe, and even though Nobu is prized for its black cod and popcorn shrimp (although very expensive!)....I always find myself salivating for the "butterfish" nigiri with chef Simon's chili, lime and ginger topping...melt in your mouth!
all I can say is....try it! that dish alone makes this place stand apart from any other sushi joint.
I only wish there was one in London uk!
It is very worth what you pay for as all fish is high quality and good filling portions.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Phenomenal quality sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The price is higher than other sushi restaurants in the area but is reasonable for the quality of sushi, which is outstanding! No better sushi restaurant in the area.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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