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“Great Sushi” 5 of 5 stars
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Matsuri
1065 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 844-2900
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Ranked #174 of 591 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great sushi at great prices. Centrally located in Pasedena. The premisis has a nice decor and appears to be well kept. In addition to what you're going to eat, you gotta add the SPICY YELLOWTAIL SASHIMI (W/PONZU). The service is outstanding, and everybody that works there have a special greeting both when you come in the door, and when you leave.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Pasadena, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Red Snapper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

There is a reason why this place always has a line of people waiting to sit down. Its the amazing fresh seafood that they offer. My wife loves the salmon sashimi with lemon and sea salt, she downs at least 3 orders. I love the red snapper. If you want a fine dining sushi restaurant with a scene, do not come here! This is a relaxed family owned place where they care about the quality of the food rather than ambiance.

Visited May 2012
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San Clemente, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Love the salmon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Went here for dinner on a recommendation and it was very good. The salmon is always my fave and it was fresh and delicious. I will come back next time I am in town.

  • 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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Houston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Some of the better Japanese food I've had in a while. Had a variety of great apps, all were great. Sashimi boat was full of fresh, quality fish, and sushi rolls were fantastic.

Will go back next time I am in Pasadena.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“We love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

This is a family run restaurant with a lot of pride in their food. The mom beats the Taiko drum when you walk in which is so charming! She also invents new dishes such as "Shiso hot" a fantastic tempura invention NOIT to be missed, The brothers at the sushi bar are funny and attentive and NOTHING beats the freshness of their fish. I cannot understand how anyone would rate this place less than 5 stars. I just wish I could eat there every 2 days or so! They use only the freshest and best ingredients. The tempura is crunchy and perfect.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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