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Matsuei

#235 of 1,838 Restaurants in Lima
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Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
422-4323
Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Riverside
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Maritza H
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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Thank perrogaruao
Lima, Peru
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank YTA2013
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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...

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Thank Wolfgangamadeusmarco
Lima, Peru
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank hbkm
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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....

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank wcasteline
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Eventhough it is not the best recomendad place for Japanese food in Lima, I came to this restaurant every time I'm in town. The service is very good, and their food is first of good quality, the sushi is the Japanese recipe, the rice is perfect. I would re omens anyone who really knows about sushi, this is the place... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We didn't have an reservation when we came in and they only had a place at the bar. Which turned out to be spot on! From there you can watch the susi-chefs do their magic so I would recommend sitting there instead of a table. Some of the chefs were able to talk as well so we got some background... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Peruvian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Banon 260, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 422-4323

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