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4918 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2510 (Old Georgetown Rd)
+1 301-652-7449
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Another one of our favorite restaurants has bitten the dust. Sic transit gloria mundi, so long, and thanks for all the fish.

Thank APM_01
Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Always a great Japanese restaurant that we frequently visited until moving. Decided to try it for lunch again and find it still has wonderful food in a very simple and clean environment. Can't beat the quality of food nor the great lunch specials. If you're in Bethesda it is worth a visit.

Thank 37TM
bethesda, MD USA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

We ordered Super Sushi and Bento Box Dinner. They were not the best sushi we have tasted elsewhere but when you don't feel like cooking, it's a good restaurant to come for reasonably good Japanese food.

Thank whiteheron
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

We have been back to Matuba a few times since they reopened, and we are pleased to say that the sushi is still excellent! We visited on Christmas night and had a lovely meal with great service!

Thank Andrea W
Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Sign on door says that they will reopen with a new name soon. I hope they do. That was a fun place. The service was always excellent.

Thank KathrynMG
kazuko y, Owner at Matuba, responded to this review

That is not true “ No longer open. Yelp and Google were reported as “ permanently closed “ with the wrong imformations and now corrected More 

Kensington, MD
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

I've been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years - the first time was the day my husband and I closed on our first house. We've come for Friday Night out, Valentine's day, lunch, dinner, with friends, and I brought my 87 year old father here as well. It's been consistently good and a great value. My husband loves... More 

Thank Beverly F
Bethesda, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

Matura changed management and is now just awful. Literally no one knows what they are doing. The waitresses are inattentive or clueless, or both. We waited nearly an hour for our food, and when it came the order was wrong. Instead of tuna tataki roll (a staple at the old Matura), they served us some weird roll with shamrock green... More 

Thank opolis50
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

There were waves of the sickening odor of sewerage during the course of lunch, which got more frequent and intense with time. Check it out before you are seated and don't hesitate to leave if the place starts to smell.

Thank David K
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Although the regular menu is typical Japanese (and the prices reflect this), the true excellence of Matuba lies in the back... The rotary buffet during lunch and dinner provides excellent value for sushi-devourers like myself. The fish is high quality and the experience as a whole is tremendous!

Thank mnathani
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited Matuba for their sushi lunch buffet today and were delighted! Our daughter is a sushi fiend and loved the idea of a conveyor belt buffet that is less commercial than the few others we've found in our area. My husband is allergic to fish, so we were quite happy that there are non-sushi options on the buffet as... More 

Thank Sarah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4918 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2510
    (Old Georgetown Rd)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-7449
Casual, Family freindly traiditional japanese restaurant . Freshi sushi and sashimi. Full service and carry out service

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