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Matuba - CLOSED

4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-652-7449
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Aug 25, 2016
“R.i.P. Matuba”
Jul 20, 2016
“Fantastic Lunch at a Great Price!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
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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
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...More

Thank 37TM
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
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
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 reviewResponded October 18, 2015

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

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...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
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...More

Thank opolis50
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...More

Thank MichaelNate
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...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Matuba Sushi has been a fixture in Bethesda for quite some time. The sushi has always been excellent and the prices extremely reasonable (not just relative to Bethesda which is an expensive area but regionally). They have a traditional sushi bar, a western seating style...More

Thank Jose G
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Restaurant Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4918 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
    (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)  >  Montgomery County  >  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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