Matsuhisa Vail

4.8
1018 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
If your desired reservation time is not available online, please call the restaurant at 970-476-6628.

Featuring Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature new-style Japanese cuisine, Matsuhisa Vail is located in the Solaris Plaza in the heart of Vail Village. Our dining room is open from 5pm nightly. Takeout available nightly from 5-9:30pm.

To ensure we are adhering to the health and safety guidelines, and to reopen as safely and responsibly as possible, we are requiring guests entering our premises to wear protective face masks.

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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s fusion cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and White fish Tiradito.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1018 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBonitagirl
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food you will ever eat! And order the ice dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at all locations and haven’t been disappointed. We chose to have the Omakase and it didn’t disappoint! Every dish was amazing ,well prepared and thought out. It’s nice to sit back and relax and let the chef create the menu and experience for you!

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viptfromtex
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Vail. Prepared to perfection. Very clean eating too. Service impeccable. We had the tasting menu which allowed us to try a little bit of everything, and it was just enough food to not get us too full.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Festive place serving tried and true Japanese Nobu specialties. Great view of the slopes if you go before dark.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food as always. Deck seating was perfect to take in the mountain! By far the very best and freshest sushi in the valley!

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vipTomC
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were superb, not pleased with seating. When I made the reservation I requested a specific table which we have had before. When we arrived that table was occupied, I had not been informed that the table was not available. We were seated at a long booth type situation that I had previously rejected as unsatisfactory. We were not asked if this table was ok, it was not ok. My wife’s view was out large windows towards the mountains, my view was of the back of the bar, lined with saki bottles. We will return to the restaurant but I will never accept that seating again even if it means forfeiting the reservation. My wife did not want me to complain at the time so I did not but frankly I did not enjoy the experience.

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vipColoradoJohnR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We returned to Matsuhisa for another great meal. Our favorites include the Matsutini, the Black Cod Lettuce Cups (don't skip these), and the softshell crab or shrimp tempura rolls. We have been very fond of the full tempura softshell crab in the past, but not available at this time. Desserts are can't miss. Inside, the restaurant can be quite noisy but as the weather improves the outdoor tables can't be beat. Great views, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a table facing outdoors and Solaris and loved the views! Always impeccable service, love the group effort in that and the servers that read your needs before you can even ask. The food is the best and the servers always have the best recommendations. Love the items unique to vail and the daily menu items. Nobu beef tacos and cauliflower were to die for, white fish roll and yellowfin jalapeño and salmon roll were amazing and wagyu on salt rock melts like butter in your mouth. Matsuhisa Vail is a must whenever we are in the valley.

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ShannonK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food. Went on a few recommendations as well as seeing it in Solaris over the years. Does not disappoint and the experience is exceptional!

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vipSusan
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was very friendly, explaining the specialities. The sommelier was exceptional. The first course, yellowtail hamachi was delicious. The rest of the meal was absolutely disgusting. We understand that opening post pandemic presents delivery and food retention challenges, but in that case, the chef should choose not to serve dishes if the food is not delivered fresh (eg. miso cod, lamb chops). The king crab tempura was mostly fried balls of flour and the tempura oil tasted old. This was a very unpleasant dining experience and the manager was sincerely concerned. I made it clear to him that I did not expect to have our meals paid for. I’m writing this review for the rest of you.

I’ve been to Nobu several times and this was the most disappointing of his chains and the most extraordinarily expensive stomach ache I’ve had in 60 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot for upscale dining in Vail. The service is awesome across its entire staff, and the food is phenomenal.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly good sushi. The fish is very high quality and if you are going to here I highly suggested you center your meal around sushi, sashimi, and the special off menu sushi rolls. The food was just incredible. The entrees are also great too, and the bento box desert is perfect sized for two or three people to enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!

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vipAshleeK
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elisabeth and everyone else serving us was extraordinarily helpful and responsive, the meal was delicious!!

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CharlesW
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was very good however it was served on a cold plate and was barely warm when it got to our table.

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vippeterH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We had the tasting menu. Everyone in our party felt it was a very poor value for the price. Not special at all. We have been a few times before, ordered off the menu and shared with a much better outcome.

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RMCfoods
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful 8 course meal! Service was outstanding as was the food.

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sbeats
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Matsuhisa! Always the best. Fish is so fresh and the sushi chefs create wonderful combinations.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Dining Experience I’ve had in the Vail Valley

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vipNiccoloS
Mexico City
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Japanese food in an environment perfect for spending time with friends and family. Without a doubt one of the top restaurants in Vail.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Good service. Very lively restaurant. Not a romantic setting.

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vipSB4dining
Central Coast
99 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here. The food is great! Presentation is awesome and the wait staff is attentive and helpful with ordering. Can't miss this place when visiting Vail.

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vipGaryU
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highest quality sushi! Simply delicious! Not inexpensive but well worth the price.

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SamKappo
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great service. Would definitely recommend but be prepared to pay $350 for two people if splurging on a birthday or other special occasion.

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vipFLYoften
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Arrived early for dinner. Restaurant not busy. Open tables with view of mountains not occupied. Told they were not available. They were reserved for " people who talk to management ". Most of seating is behind bar and dreary. We said goodbye. A table with a view was suddenly made available.Too bad. Food was poor and overpriced. Wine mark-up absurd. Tempura with old oil, thick batter. Dated fish. Poor sushi rice. Nice servers though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, The food was incredible! Everything we ordered was perfect in taste, freshness, and aesthetic.

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Virginia
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The location gives an amazing view of the slopes. Service was super helpful in directing us to all the best dishes. Expensive, but worth it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food, service, location and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Fresh and beautifully prepared and served. Excellent wine selection. Gracious service. Pretty decor.

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vipcoleb
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was phenomenal. Good music. Up beat vibe

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vipMicheleC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. The best specials that were delicious. Go with their recommendations. So creative and special. The Gardner drink was spectacular. Must go!

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TanyaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal this past week. Food was wonderful, ambience great and the staff was amazing during all this craziness.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the staff was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazing along with the service & atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great

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vipECopeland
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Highly recommend - make reservations!

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MissyJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was fantastic! We had a table of eight and the service was great! We ordered a large Friday of different things and the timing at which they brought out the food was perfect! we didn’t feel overwhelmed by the food coming too fast every single thing we ordered was delicious, from the nigiri to the lamb chops. We also ordered quite a few cocktails from the bar and they were all delicious as well. We were there celebrating a birthday and ended up closing the place down, but the servers were not trying to push us out or make us feel uncomfortable about enjoying ourselves. Although it is expensive I feel that it’s worth every penny

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!!

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HaleyK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matsuhisa Vail was truly amazing and delicious. We went there as a group and had truly indulged with the menu. Beforehand, we did let them know that I have a gluten allergy and they were so incredibly careful and considerate. We started with edamame and shishito peppers for the table. From there, miso soup, all of which were delicious. Moving onto the main course, I had the black cod (which is a must-get), the tuna belly and yellowfin sashimi as well as a spicy tuna roll. THESE WERE AMAZING! Some of the best fish that I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time experience celebrating our honeymoon can't wait to come back for many anniversaries to come. Service was excellent very clean place and had a wonderful view!

FAQs

Matsuhisa Vail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 476-6628.

Matsuhisa Vail is rated 4.8 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.