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“Fine Sushi in a not very good sushi city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

Matsuri Japanese Restaurant
5759 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-5335
305-663-1615
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Ranked #60 of 3,699 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Miami, Florida
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57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fine Sushi in a not very good sushi city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The place in a strip mall is very well decorated. The sushi of fine quality, though nothing comparable to Los Angeles or new York. The sashimi is too thinckly cut, the wine list not very good. But from our experience, the best sushi place we've been to in Miami.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Located in an unattractive strip-mall, away from all tourist destinations... I must admit that when approaching the parking lot, the idea of turning around my wheels and change my plans, did cross my mind... but It didn't take me too long to understand that Matsuri was the real deal! The modern and sleek dining room was full early in the evening and a good percentage of the clientele seem to be of Asian descent. The entire evening was pleasant from the warm greetings to the punctual service... the highlight being the freshness of the ingredients and the authenticity of the execution. Matsuri may not be your South Florida hip cool place... but if you want a great dinner worth every penny, Matsuri is a winner.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Oishi...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

One of the best japanese eateries in town. Edamame , hage tofu and sashimi ososukuri (thin sliced) were great last time I went there, the service is excelent and prices are not bad at all.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good, yet not perfect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We had a reservation for dinner on Sunday, came just on time, but had to wait another 45 minutes to be seated (they kept saying 'just a few minutes, please' every 5-10 mins). It seems they practice regular overbooking like AirFrance. The food was good, but I would not risk waiting such a long time again.

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Miami, FL
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“By far, the best Japanese in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

FRESH, high quality sushi and sashimi in Miami - the only place in town. Melts on your mouth fresh. They also do many other favorites like yaki ika better than anyone around. Well rounded, authentic menu, and if it's not there they might just make it for you anyway (They make a mean chawanmushi that is not on the menu. Real izakaya goodness, not fusion with a side of attitude.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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