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Matsuhisa - Vail

Matsuhisa - Vail Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.matsuhisavail.com
  • Phone: (970) 476-6628
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week, 6:00pm to close. Closed Thanksgiving Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Please check out our Events/Weddings page at www.matsuhisavail.com. Contact Christine Reppa at christiner@matsuhisavail.com for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony Viera (970) 476-6628

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking located at the Solaris entrance on Frontage Rd.
A word from Matsuhisa - Vail
Noted chef Nobu Matsuhisa in collaboration with Nobuko Kang, created this exquisite establishment where sushi is an art form and the patrons are famous or look as if they should be. Located in the Solaris building in the heart of Vail village this modern design restaurant is cool and urban to the nth degree. People fresh off the slopes relax and dine on creative delicious cuisine. Try our omakase- the chef’s choice menu of what's freshest and most interesting that day. Other favorites on the regular menu are the Chilean sea bass topped with fresh black truffles or the black cod marinated in sweet miso.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE! We had a group of 8 and all our dishes came out perfect."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Matsuhisa was very very very good. We had tow rounds of food and it was good. Our favorite dish is the Sea Bass Tempura in a miso broth. That was very good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "On each visit to Vail, we make it a point to dine at Matsuhisa (at least once). The food is amazing and our kids now enjoy raw fish. We are always pleasantly surprised by their amazing specials and our kids love the Nobu style shaved ice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Matsuhisa is a culinary gem in Vail. The quality of the food is incredible - as good as the top restaurants in NYC. I have eaten at Nobu many times and prefer Matsuhisa because of the casual atmosphere. People come as they are - it makes the crowd very eclectic and fun. You can't go wrong with Matsuhisa!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is always at the top of their game, every dish was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Terrific food and service and fantastic spring specials!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "sushi was cold...out of chiller or freezer...didn't taste fresh...service was mediocre"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This is the best sushi we have ever had to date (and we have had a ton). It is the best Nobu we have been to - dined at Nobu/Dallas and Nobu/Las Vegas (though they were also very good). Matsuhisa Vail has the best bartenders and we have eaten at the bar several times. The sake is phenomenal. Try the sampler as it has 3 of the top tastings. The specialty drinks are amazing. We always elect for the Omakase as it is a multi course tasting, chef's choice. We love surprises and we have loved every tasting! Off season is only $45, great deal. On season is $125 or $175 for the ultimate. They are all wonderful, but we love the ultimate. Everything is incredibly fresh! Service is always fantastic. Top notch! A must try!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Loved our off-season tasting menu they presented to us. Very good quality, excellent service, and super creative. The food is always incredible. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I had been so excited to dine here and I was so let down. 1) my unagi roll didn't have seaweed wrapped all around it so it broke into pieces when you picked it up. 2) the creamy spicy crab appetizer was too sour. 3) they will not substitute no avocado and add jalapeño if you ask. I just expected more. Everyone was friendly but I expected more from the food. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food is fresh and creative. Andreas knows his wine and has great suggestions. We sat at the bar. The bartenders were short tempered and obliviously didn't want to be there. That was a buzz kill."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a noisy restaurant so if you want peace and quiet this is not for you. Tables a bit too close together but overall a nice room. All the food was excellent from the tempura, sushi and sashimi but service from our waitress was dreadful. In fairness the place was busy and short of staff but that does not excuse the sheer incompetence of the server. Totally disinterested in our needs and getting an order to her was a nightmare, completely ignored our request for drinks. To cap it all when I asked if she would arrange for our hotel car she said yes then did nothing. We ended up calling ourselves. Still in the end it cost her a generous tip!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I continue to lack any sort of satisfaction with this restaurant. The service has always been inconsistent and the value is poor. I love paying for good sushi but this place misses the mark obviously very concentrated on high per person billing and really steals the experience. Go to sushi den and learn how to make money more subtly!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was very good. The party that sat next to us was rude and obnoxious but we didn't let it ruin our evening"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had been looking forward to dining here for weeks! Most of the food was excellent but our crispy fried rice was a few stages beyond crispy and our service was limited at best. I am a huge foodie and the food concepts did not disappoint but the execution was uneven and service was spotty. Highly recommend trying the cod, yellowtail jalepeno, king crab tempura, and shaved ice smores dessert (odd but tasty)"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The noise was terrible although the quality of the food was very good. I find the decoration very poor: It looks like a cafeteria. The noise was so loud that it was hard to hear our friends in our table of 4. The place is very expensive and in fashion now, but I don't think it will last."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Matsuhisa Vail dinner very much, but it doesn't compare well to the other Matsuhisa in Los Angeles, or other Nobu locations. The fish was very fresh, but not cut as well or generously as at the other locations, so it was disappointing in that regard. The view of the mountain is spectacular and it's a beautiful restaurant. Try the yellowtail with jalapeno, the rock shrimp tempura, ceviche Nobu style - all delicious."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was my fifth time at Matsuhisa Vail. I've been to many of Nobu's restaurants and this is by far my favorite. From the view of the mountain, to the outstanding service, every detail is so fine tuned and wonderful. Every dish was so amazing and flavorful. The waiter was so helpful in suggesting new dishes to try. I send all my friends who travel to Vail to Matsuhisa. I look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Wonderful evening. Enjoyed so many delicious dishes!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "What a huge disappointment! Birthday dinner and what a waste of money! Fish was sliced so thin you could barely taste it. Skimped on fish and price did not reflect what we were served. 8$ for a soda! Original restaurant in LA was go to place - they should not even be named the same."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Cool place and good food but very disinterested server. For the price, it should be much better."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was not that good, service was not that good, and yet they over-charge you. Price level is excessively high."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Amazing Food. Expensive. Very crowded and long wait even when you have a reservation. Excellent service though. Huge open venue, high ceilings, modern. Super rich Spanish crowd all decked out in their fur."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Waiter was very helpful with menu, although he did forget something we ordered.."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food is exceptional, unfortunately the service is NOT. The servers have obviously not been trained in fine dining service. To get any sort of service, we literally had to stop servers who were walking by to ask for typical things to which the waitstaff should automatically attend - such as enough menus for each diner at the table, water refills, chopsticks for all diners, drink orders, etc. etc. When we were actually able to flag someone down to make a request, we were treated brusquely. This has been a favorite restaurant for our family vacation in the past, but we will have to skip it the next time we are in town. We like to be treated politely and with courtesy, and Matsuhisa no longer provides that type of service."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Instead of ordering appetizers and entrees, we shared small-plate (tapas) style. All of the dishes were fantastic. Standouts included the tempura crab, lobster in garlic sauce, and the blackened cod. Do not miss the sesame fudge dessert. It's served with a smoked sea salt and a bite of the fudge with a bit of crunchy salt was perfection. Book in advance during ski season if you want a reservation within peak time on weekend. We waited too late, and openings were 5:15 or 9:00 pm, so we went early, but there were tables around us filled with families and kids (spring break), so not exactly romantic at that time of day."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Matsuhisa in Vail lives up to its name with excellent, food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be going back. They even have a gluten free menu which is really helpful for those with a gluten sensitivity."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Hip scene in Vail. Great food. Expensive but understandable, it's Vail and Matsu. Terrible hostesses could ruin business. They are not friendly or accommodating. Long empty tables do not get filled because they are too busy telling guests there is no flexibility or tables. System does not work and ladies are classic hostess snobs. Met with same attitude multiple times. Only 2 hrs free parking otherwise be prepared to pay."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I have been to many Nobu locations and this is by far the best. We had various sushi selections as well as a baked black cod dish. All really amazing! Bar was great. Wonderful shaved ice chocolate dessert. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "If you are a fan of Nobu in any form, then this restaurant is for you. We seek out specialty Japanese restaurants whenever we travel and this one does not disappoint. Everything is amazing and the fish is delicious--even for a mtn town. The service is always great, but Dorian is exceptional. Very attentive and great recommendations. If you are in Vail--dont miss the best sushi on the mtn."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "It was really really noisy, we could not hear our conversations. Food was great, but we really want to eat and leave the place"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Loved Matsuhisa for the second time last week (February, 2014). It is centrally located near the newish Solaris Hotel in Vail Village. The service was impeccable and the specialty cocktails delicious. Notable dishes to share as appetizers included the spicy tuna and crispy rice, the lobster roll, and the miso cod. While pricey, the amazing food and lively atmosphere make this place worth the splurge every now and then!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Ate here last year during ski vacation and was disappointed by service and food. Decided to come back since family wanted sushi. Thus, took seats at the sushi bar. Definitely the way to go. Sushi was delicious and fresh as the sushi bar chef that night was also from New york -we had great conversation and excellent recommendations on the freshest sushi and meal was great."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We didn't think we could get awesome Japanese food in the middle of the mountains but now we stand corrected. Everything we ordered was excellent and the best we've ever had. The hostess was a big stumble -- seemed inexperienced and a little too casual for a place with this reputation (and prices!) but the service once we sat down was excellent. We would definitely go back and have been recommending this place to friends. It is pricey, however, but if you want an out-of-body experience then save up."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Service erratic: three dishes served simultaneously with no room for plates. Next dish took 20 minutes, was served cold. Dessert also served slowly. Too noisy to think. Prior visits have been great but this was so offensive, we cancelled our second reservation for later in the week."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Is a place to enjoy eclectic food in a great atmosphere, with a vary friendly service and a beautiful decoration with warmness even the big size place"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My family and I try this restaurant for a change , We tried a special menu that has seven courses and it was an incredible and delightful experience."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Amazing appetizers!! Loved the tiraditos and the variety of sushi rolls and sashimis!! However I would have liked a brief explanation of the components of each dish. Looking forward for the next visit!!!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "If me and my girlfriend weren't arguing we would have enjoyed the place more."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is the perfect place if you need a sushi fix while in Vail. The food was excellent, service also very good and attentive. The only critique I have is once again that tables for two tend to get squashed between larger groups, which makes for a very loud dining experience (especially if the larger group next to you has already consumed copious amounts of alcohol...). Recommend asking for a more private table to enjoy the chef's creations to the fullest."
    Dined on 2/2/2014