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Matsuri Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matsuri.us
  • Phone: (410) 752-8561
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Matsuri
Voted “Best Japanese Restaurant” by Baltimore Magazine and the Baltimore City Paper year after year, as well as the recipient of the highest rankings from the Baltimore Sun and Zagat. Matsuri opened in Federal Hill in 1996 as the culmination of Bill Tien’s vision for Japanese cuisine in Baltimore. Matsuri is frequented by Baltimore’s many sports celebrities as well as visiting filmmakers and political figures. His chefs are routinely hired to prepare sushi dinners for customers and their friends in their homes.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was wonderful. The outdoor seating exposed us to panhandlers. Indoor may have been a better option. Waitress was efficient but in friendly. Great happy hour menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Yea seems I had about the same experience as most people who eat here. Place is really understaffed, only one server for the whole place when we were there for lunch. Once you get the food it’s above average, prices are reasonable, not a great value, but no a rip off either. Restaurant is very cramped and loud. I would go back if I found myself near, but it’s not worth a special trip."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Uncharacteristically bad service (multiple ordered drinks and food never arrived or had to be asked for again) didn't mar our evening as the food was extraordinary as always."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very good Japanese food! Nice array of choices. Great for a sushi craving."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were in the restaurant almost 2 hours, nearly an hour waiting for our food AFTER we ordered!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I always have a great time when going to Matsuri. Anytime I go out for sushi in general, I always compare my meal to Matsuri's sushi and it is quite hard to top. Definitely one of the best sushi places in town!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Well priced, excellent tasting food. Seating is tight though, but service is good and quick, we were there a little earlier then dinner rush time"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Had high hopes due to the "best in Baltimore" rating, but we were disappointed. The sushi wasn't great--the tuna, the staple of a sushi plate--smelled and tasted way too fishy. The salmon, though, was delicious! The miso soup, teriyaki, and tonkatsu were good, but there was something a little off about most of the sauces. The dumpling dipping sauce, salad dressing, etc. were not what we'd expect at a Japanese restaurant. Add to that the impossible parking situation (not the restaurant's fault, I know)… I don't think we will be returning."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Small, yet very comfortable dining spot with delicious food. I will definitely be going back to have some more sushi."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Walking into almost cramped front room leads to a quiet, personal upstairs that is much larger than it seems yet still intimate. Quality ingredients prepared immaculately combine to create an enjoyable meal. Helpful service and a diverse menu to boot. Do yourself a favor and try Matsuri if you've got a taste for Asian cuisine or are looking to give it a first try!"
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "I live in the neighborhood and have only been to Matsuri a number of times. It's not my first pick for sushi but the sushi isn't bad. For some reason this place doesn't have any thrill to keep me coming back. If I'm around, I'll usually get sushi not Nicks in the market because of the environment and I prefer the rolls there. I'd also suggest trying out Sushi Hana or Sticky Rice."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "The food and portions for the Restaurant Week menu were excellent. Service was good and although it is a small space, it was a good dining experience. The 1st courses were generous as starters /appetizers (I had the grilled chicken salad with ginger dressing), the maki rolls were tasty and great for sharing (Sea King Roll and Volcano Roll) and the Tempura Cheesecake was interesting and delicious! Nicely done, Matsuri!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013