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“We had a New Year's Eve feast.”

Yoshimatsu Healthy Japanese Eatery
Ranked #439 of 1,978 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Yoshimatsu and bistro SushiMatsu are under one roof. The cancer survivor owner/chef offers original healthy Japanese recipe which uses several kinds of mushrooms, and vegetables with no MSG. She tries to use organic ingredients positively within the budget. Both restaurant serves selected fresh food ingredients. We have many original Vegetarian menu. We are voted as the Best Japanese Restaurant of Tucson by Tucson Weekly 2004,5,6,7&8.
Rochester, Minnesota
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671 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“We had a New Year's Eve feast.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Eclectic and fun ambiance. Obviously the management is a big collector of Japanese anime toys and unique items because they are displayed all over the restaurant. We enjoyed Japanese beer, bento boxes, sushi, sashami, miso, egg rolls, and more. The restaurant was quiet and the selections on the menu were large. Fun place.

Visited December 2013
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Ensenada, Mexico
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Japanese food for every eating mode”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Yoshimatsu Healthy Japanese Eatery is another one of those restaurants that makes my trips to Tucson interesting, entertaining, and full of expectations. We had a diverse table, both in ethnicity and diet.
Our party of eight was difficult, sitting that many people at this relatively small restaurant took about 15 minutes, but the wait was worth it.
Everybody, the vegan, the sushi eater, and those who avoid the "raw" was pleased by the flavours and the service.
For the firstcomers, like me, plates were explained with great detail of what the plate consisted and what to expect in size.
Most of us required separate cheques, and the waiter went out of his way to prepare each cheqe, he clearly remembered what each of us had ordered.
I ordered a seaweed salad, a bowl of brown rice, and a nigri dinner, the food was plentiful, fresh, and tasty
We all were satisfied with dish size, freshness, and prices.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank lateleapagada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Yohshimatsu was a very pleasant surprise. The restaurant is a bit unique in so much as it has two eateries under one roof. One side of the restaurant is walk-up and order, fast food type of restaurant...the other side is a small (12ish tables) sit down restaurant with full service. We ate at the full service side. We arrived durinig happy hour, which offered half price on beer, sake and appetizers...nice! We ordered some sashimi along with a couple rolls. The food was very fresh and well prepared...delicious. They certainly don't short you on portion size either. Overall I would highly recomment Yoshimatsu if you are in the Tucson area.

Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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499 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Life is too Short for Mediocre Sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Mercifully, this sushi excursion was a hit. Happy Hour nibblets and sake, consistently tasty and affordable sushi, and an intimate dining area are plusses. Kazoku on Speedway is still my top spot after trying many sushi joints in the area, although Yoshimatsu does run a close second place. The service at Yoshimatsu is a little clipped/slightly cold, but this could be my own personal reaction coming from the Midwest and preferring service with that more genuine, friendly touch. Oh, and LOVED the fun chopsticks and goodies in the lobby for purchase.

  • Visited September 2013
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173 reviews
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“OK overall: good sushi, poor mains”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Confusing layout of restaurant. Main dining area (where we were) slightly sterile and not atmospheric. Edamame at start slightly overcooked, miso OK. Sushi and sashimi very good, but mains all rather over-spiced (more Korean than Japanese often) and stodgy.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank kingsgate
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