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“Good Sushi Without Paying and Arm and Leg!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matuba

Matuba
Ranked #123 of 347 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Description: Casual, Family freindly traiditional japanese restaurant . Freshi sushi and sashimi. Full service and carry out service
Washington, DC
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Sushi Without Paying and Arm and Leg!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
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“It was ok but I wouldn't go back!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

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!

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Thank SushiFanToya
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Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“like it a lot!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Put down your laptop and try the rotary buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 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.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Decent Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

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.

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