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“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Matsuri Restaurant

Matsuri Restaurant
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Ranked #420 of 2,007 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
Baltimore
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1,018 reviews
772 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Fed Hill area has a few big name sushi places, Matsuri being one of them. However, I'm sure that it's not my favorite.

The sushi here is decent; the sashimi is smaller than at other places. There's also a good amount of kitchen items to choose from, most of which are average at best. But the speed at which your order comes... is either at turtle speed or a rabbit taking a nap. This happens even when there aren't many customers present.

Visited March 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited here last week with the family. A really good experience! Great food, superb service, really good value for money, and ( as we sat at the sushi bar), some really good banter with the very accomplished sushi chefs. WELL WORTH A VISIT IF IN THE INNER HARBOUR AREA!

  • Visited March 2014
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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great menu and sushi choices and the service is always excellent whenever we go. The rolls are very filling. The restaurant is on the small side but they also have an upstairs with more tables.

Visited November 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have previously gone to Matsuri for happy hour as well as dinner, and I feel like the quality of things have taken a little bit of a slip. The happy hour is more Americanized sushi and food, and it seems like they are just trying to make a quick buck then when I used to go there. The service is friendly, I hope that it takes a turn for the better soon.

Visited September 2013
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United States
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282 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Did not have a good experience.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Took my Japanese mother for dinner on Sat night as the food is supposed to authentic Japanese. We were put upstairs as downstairs was full. Since we were the only people upstairs it seems we were kind of forgotten as the service was lacking. Our waitress failed to bring all the sushi we ordered, tea for my mother and my drink. We were not checked on regularly as well. The food was ok, but not any better than Japanese restaurants closer to our home and the lack of customer service made our dining experience less enjoyable. While the waitress was apologetic and offered my mother a free cup of tea, it still did not make up for the mistakes. This restaurant seems to get good reviews, so maybe this was an off night. Nevertheless we will go elsewhere for Japanese food.

Visited May 2013
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