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“Good Sushi Without Paying and Arm and Leg!” 4 of 5 stars
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Matuba
4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
301-652-7449
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Ranked #81 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
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.
Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good Sushi Without Paying and Arm and Leg!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Matuba has been around for decades, but they still do it right. Family owned, they are one of the few sushi restaurants with actual Japanese sushi chefs!

The sushi and sashi are quite good and fairly priced, and the other Japanese dishes are also very good. Their tempura is authentic and tasty, and their salad is dressed with house-made authentic dressing (and really good).

The staff and owners are very friendly, and the ambiance, while not fancy, is fine for couples, friends or family.

Parking can be tricky. Use one of the parking garages as street parking is iffy and expensive, if you make a mistake!

Visited November 2012
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“It was ok but I wouldn't go back!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We did the weekend dinner buffet..was not impressed. It felt like we were walking to the basement to be seated, we had to keep asking the sushi chef to make more! Taste wise food was good but overall exprience was poor! Will not go back!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“like it a lot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

i live in the area. i eat there once a month. i like going there. the buffet is cool. people are nice

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Put down your laptop and try the rotary buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

I hesitated writing this one because didn't want to share my guilty pleasure of Matubas rotary buffet. You won't get a lot of the fancier rolls especially on the lunch one but what you get is all you can eat not priced per plate color and really good tasting sushi. He prepares it in front of you. Staff is very nice. It's a fun date too.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Decent Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch, ordered the Sushi Lunch plus edamame and tempura shrimp. Miso soup was good as was all the food. Sushi was well prepared and tasty. Decor is a bit worn and tired. All in all a good lunch was had.

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