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#251 of 2,004 Restaurants in Lima
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Los Caobos 380 | Raul Ferrero, Lima 09630, Peru
997 837 735
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lima, Peru
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love japanese food and when it comes to it I'm particularly demanding. Although Matsuei handles a rather expensive menu, the experience has no match. Good old fashioned japanese cuisine without many pretentious fusion twists. My favourite by far.

Thank Andres B
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116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This japanese restaurant never get's out of fashion, it is allways elegant and good never disapoints: do not skipe dessert! The ice cream tempura that they offer is incredible!

Thank ValvaMG
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Good food, excelent salmon, the cocktails were small with full price, don't mind paying but give me a full glass.

Thank Maritza H
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132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you want bona fide Japanese-Japanese food, this is the best place I know in Lima. Expensive and not especially innovative, but definitely fits the bill if that is truly what you are seeking. But then, why come to Lima for that? A city which one listing gives as having 2 of the top 20 restaurants in the whole world?... More 

1 Thank MJS1944
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good sushi, fresh, english spoken , nice place , safe. Have tried better sushi for sure, for way less money than here. It is , from my point of view and the city where is located, very expensive. This is not Tokyo o Seattle. However, you cant fail at Matsuei. I

Thank perrogaruao
Lima, Peru
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Peru is known for its fresh and delicious fishery, due to the colision of 2 currents near Lima. Matsuei is a small and quiet restaurant that you go to eat one of the best japanese food.It may not be the most romantic place but the taste compensates for that. Try the asevichado - A maki dipped in sort of leche... More 

Thank YTA2013
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142 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

Must say that I had here probably the best Miso soup ever... birthplace of world renowned NOBU's Peruvian-Japanese fusion... after working in Japan at Matsue chef Nobu Matsushita moved to Peru were adapted Peruvian ingredients and dishes to his menu... later on he moved to Los Angeles... became partners with Robert De Niro... started NOBU... and the rest is history...

Thank Wolfgangamadeusmarco
Lima, Peru
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015

Probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Lima. The food is very good, very Japanese with a touch of Peru, as all the international restaurants in Lima. They have all the variety, all at very good quality and nicely decorated. The restaurant is in a little house with a somewhat Japanese interior, which also helps to create an authentic atmosphere.... More 

Thank hbkm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love Matsuei, over the years it has managed to stay as the best sushi spot in lima. Favorites are the Alessio, tartar maki, and when toro is available have it, its a steal! The decor is the only thing that is a bit depressing....

1 Thank Bonvivant10021
Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014

Famous sushi chef Nobu started this place, but it still is a great sushi place to eat. Alejandro prepares great combinations as the the Alaska roll in a butter sauce and the sea urchin with rock hen egg are awesome. The Salmon sashimi is ultra soft and fresh, as is the tuna

Thank wcasteline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Peruvian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Caobos 380 | Raul Ferrero, Lima 09630, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 997 837 735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?