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“Average restaurant” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Matsuhisa Vail, CO

Matsuhisa Vail, CO
141 East Meadow Dr., Vail, CO 81657
970-476-6628
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Ranked #27 of 101 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
California,USA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Average restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We were looking for a japanese restaurant in Vail and we went to Matsuhisa. The food in general was pretty uninspiring and the sushi especially looks like plastic sushi. Big disproportion between price and quality

Visited November 2012
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I want to go back now.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have been so lucky as to dine at the Matsuhisa in Aspen and Vail, and both experiences were amazing! I can't wait until I get to go back again!! Definitely reccomend!!

Visited July 2012
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Edwards, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We went off season to this restaurant. The food was excellent and more affordable (slightly) than we were anticipating. We had yellowtail/jalapeno to start, endamame, sashimi, and black cod - I'm not a huge sushi person. The only thing wrong with the evening was that the server somehow mistook sashimi for sushi, so the timing of the meal was off while he corrected his mistake. Desserts were also very good. The sommelier steered us well, pairing an Austrian wine with what we ordered. We plan to return, but I will watch the bill as we had an additional charge I never figured out and the sashimi/sushi issue.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Our favorite Japanese Chain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have tried 6 affiliated restaurants matsuhisa/nobu. No matter which one we go to the food and service has been great. The must order dishes for us are the miso cod, rock shrimp, and jalopeno yellowtail. Then we usually just order other dishes to try. The omakasa is amazing if you want to taste their menu.

Visited October 2012
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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Grossly over-hyped, and extremely dissapointing!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Let me start by saying that my wife and I are sushi fanatics, and we've eaten fantastic Sushi in many great cities like Huntington Beach, Dallas, Denver, etc. After hearing out trusted "foodie" friend lavish praise on Matsuhisa, we had high expectations. Unfortunately, we found it to be a massive disappointment. The atmosphere was amazing, but that's were it abruptly ended. We found the menu to be odd, and sparse. The waiter recommended the salmon skin roll, which was utterly disgusting. The creamy rock shrimp was descent, but not great. We were with a big party, so we got to sample several of their signature dishes. We felt they were all average (or below) tasting, overpriced, and under portioned. I feel that everyone leaving 5 star reviews, is partaking in the "emperor's new clothes" syndrome. All of the wealthy socialites say its great, so it must be.
Bottom line, save your money, and go to any of the other sushi places in Vail. They are probably all better, and cheaper. Matsuhisa was a grossly over-hyped let down.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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