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Matsuri, Baltimore, MD
Matsuri, Baltimore, MD
Matsuri, Baltimore, MD
Matsuri, Baltimore, MD
Matsuri, Baltimore, MD

Matsuri

4.4
4.4
122 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thurday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 752-8561
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

122 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time going here. I was going to meet up with some friends and we all wanted asian cuisine. It’s hard finding a good restaurant with good food and service. I’m not from Maryland so I was a little hesitant not knowing if I would like this restaurant. The servers were really nice. The food was AMAZING. Would 100% go back.

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  2. ChrisEats

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to see Matsuri open again after their reconstruction. They seem very happy to welcome guests again. We were warmly welcomed, and enjoyed an excellent selection of appetizers and sushi. I especially recommend their Dragon roll and volcano roll.

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  3. EricW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was not even open. It was closed for renovations. How does open table allow and even confirm my reservation for a restaurant that has NOT been open for 1.5 months. TERRIBLE

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  4. Jessica

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate ramen and sushi, and both were very good! There were so many choices on the menu we wanted to try that we will definitely be back!

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  5. HungryOleNeighbor

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always fresh here. Service was a little slow Despite only having two tables the whole time we were there.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Even so this restaurant is on open table, they don’t honor reservations through this app. Call in reservations only.

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  7. MVStephen

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was solicitous whether ordering sushi or kitchen entrees, all of which were delicious. I ordered the pork cutlet with curry, which came with two filets of tonkatsu, enough that I saved almost half of it for lunch the next day. My son's katsudon was equally generous and had the sweetness of onions and eggs. My wife stuck to nigiri sushi, just beautiful fish on a ball of rice. Gorgeous.

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  8. RC1701

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated our son’s 21st birthday with wonderful sushi meal at Matsuri. Small restaurant but food was very fresh and delicious. We really enjoyed the speciality rolls. The Flaming Dragon roll, Monster roll and Matsuri Eel roll are outstanding. A well earned reputation as one of Baltimore’s best!

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  9. MoreBigCat

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Bill made it a very special birthday and anniversary. A memorable meal. Thank you.

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  10. Saeed

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect date night spot with great sushi variety and service. Definitely coming back again

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  11. LuisFC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great small sushi place, at a great location. Great sushi, friendly staff

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  12. BenB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good sushi, very fresh fish, hosts/waiters were very helpful and worked with us. The location of the restaurant creates a lot of noise but that’s nothing the restaurant can help. Overall great experience!

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  13. eataroundtheworld

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a cute little Japanese restaurant, definitely gives out a little authentic vibe even though it isn’t run by Japanese. Sushi, sashimi, tako salad were very fresh 😋 Teriyaki and curry dishes also pretty tasty! Uni + quail egg was my favorite. Sake price was a bit pricy but they do have sake cocktails selections. Service was attentive. Street parkings filled up fast. The nearest garage parking is the West st garage.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were told Matsuri no longer takes Open table . We had to wait 40 minutes . You have to remove them from open table so won’t happen to others

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  15. LeonardS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the service was good. They however had a busy night and it took sometime to get our order. Will definitely go back

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  16. Carpediem

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far our favorite new Japanese restaurant in the region well done we had a great experience Sunday night and will be back

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  17. KendallG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I made reservations for eight to celebrate to celebrate her birthday. Our waitress greeted us with sushi menus. When I asked for a pen or a pencil to fill out the menu she proceeded to throw them at us. It seemed a little aggressive but she seemed overwhelmed by the amount of tables she had. We all ordered drinks however the two warm sakes took well over 15 minutes to arrive to the table after everyone else was served. What are the people in our party ordered teriyaki chicken however he was served would appear to be chicken tenders on a bed of spinach. He told the waitress he did not order this however he would keep it. This was his entrée yet the rest of us were not served our food until over 45 minutes later. The service was subpar, our waitress was rude and short and every time we asked for some thing it was as if we were bothering her. I do not recommend this restaurant. The food was bland and subpar. Go somewhere else

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  18. JonB

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to dine here because both the service and food are very good. This is one of our favorite spots!

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  19. LucasV

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went there for Valentine’s Day. Great atmosphere, service in general. The sushi was very tasty, the rolls were tastier the more I ate them. The costumer was on point, will definitely be back

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  20. HowardW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never fails to deliver!

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  21. NYCsnob

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We are sushi snobs we are from NYC and LA and for the most part we dont enjoy Baltimore sushi . This is an exception. The Hamachi collar was outstanding

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  22. Star

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Sushi place with a large menu for much more than just sushi!

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  23. Ashley

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for the first time for lunch on Friday for restaurant week! The restaurant appears to be Cantonese-owned. Very friendly staff. Interior is cute and has about 5 four-seater tables, so I'd recommend making a reservation on OpenTable at popular times just to be safe. For the better sushi, if you're choosing between Brothers Sushi and Matsuri (they are 300 ft from each other), pick Matsuri. Both have Happy Hour sushi roll prices; I think Brothers is cheaper, but their rolls are definitely not as good as Matsuri's. I had the crispy spicy tuna roll, Ocean Breeze roll, and Volcano roll. I was satisfied and enjoyed their sushi, but honestly none blew me away. I thought the crispy outer coating on the rice in the crispy spicy tuna roll was unique. The Ocean Breeze roll had abundant mango sauce that tasted a bit like a mango smoothie if that's your thing. Volcano roll was baked and creamy, which I enjoyed. The amount of rice was too much. Good green tea mochi ice cream. Standard miso soup at nice temp. All in all, decent sushi for the city. $15 restaurant week was a deal considering the original prices (which are high in my opinion). I probably wouldn't come back because of the higher sushi prices, which may be standard for Baltimore City. I'd say it's worth the drive nearby to Ellicott City, Elkridge, or Catonsville for better priced and better quality sushi.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was very good. Only downside was the club music/atmosphere at the bar next door.

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  25. joey

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood spot. Great sushi and cooked items. Bento box was great

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service, delicious sush

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  27. MoreBigCat

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good sushi. The octopus balls had a mushy texture and little flavor.

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  28. MattF

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing food. So much fun. Nice little sushi place that had everything you could want. Menu is very extensive and very tasty! Can’t wait to come back for more.

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  29. BillR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matsuri never disappoints. Ever. The Happy Hour menu is a great way to take care of that sushi-vice itch w/o breaking the budget, on your way to a happy Buddha-belly. The owner (Bill), his experienced rollers/kitchen/staff are always eager to make your night out exceed your expectations. No wonder they've been going strong for 20+ years in such a competitive environment.

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  30. Nadine

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Japanese food in Baltimore. Great, friendly service.

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  31. Boonsheka

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive and fast. The food was good.

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  32. AliceG

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There is enormous variety on the menu but it felt as uf things were ore prepared and not made to order. It was about 4 stars but certainly not 5

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  33. Nadine

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, delicious and fresh sushi and sashimi. Favorite Japanese restaurant in Baltimore. Frequent diner of Matsuri.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Taste was good

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  35. Nadine

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I am a frequent diner here. Fresh food. Always leave satisfied.

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  36. AdamM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I love it here! Great food, great service, great atmosphere! 5stars all around!

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  37. Alib

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated upstairs and were actually the only people up there for a bit which was nice. Unfortunately, a table of four drunk folks were seated next to us. They were cursing and being quite inappropriate. We had children with us and were celebrating our daughter’s birthday. The evening turned out to be a disaster, as my husband asked these young men to watch their language and one of the men was being antagonistic. Since the rest of the upstairs was open, I’m not sure why they needed to be seated right next to us.

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  38. HughT

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Small neighborhood restaurant - good food with interesting selections

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  39. djcine

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great small gem 24 seat restaurant that is a fabulous find.....

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  40. VicG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always outstanding food, presentation & service along with warm hospitality.

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FAQs

Matsuri does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Matsuri is rated 4.4 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Matsuri

1105 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Federal Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thurday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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