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About Matsutake Sushi & Steak

Matsutake Sushi & Steak was established in 2005. Our goal is to provide customers with fine Japanese dining experience using carefully selected ingredients. We would like to be unique and innovative. Welcome to the most memorable journey to the Japanese cuisine.

5225 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm.

Cross Street:
Crestwood

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 631-5060

Website:
http://www.matsutakerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We are located inside shopping center with ample parking spaces.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Matsutake Sushi & Steak Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.4

ambience

3.6

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (46)
Kid-friendly (36)
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Hot Spot (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Note: we did not actually dine at this restaurant. When we arrived for our reservation and told the host (who turned out to be the owner/manager) that we had an open table reservation, he scolded me for making a reservation on Open Table. He said they have been trying to get off of it for months and it is bad for them. He then said they didn’t know about our reservation and would “try” to seat us soon. Again he said I should have called for a reservation. It was my husbands birthday dinner and I felt embarrassed for being told off, so we left. We have never had a negative Open Table experience, and I was very disappointed. Needless to say, we will keep using Open Table and not return to Matsutake. ☹️

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Checked in for our 8:00 reservation for six on a Saturday night. Was told they no longer accept Open Table reservations and that they've tried to get off the Open Table site. They were nice enough to honor the reservation and seated us promptly, but be aware that might not be the case in the future.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The chefs are always great. The wait staff is also great. The hosts are ok.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vegan, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My son wanted to celebrate his birthday here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very good. The experience is exactly what we expected due to previous visits to Matsutaki. The chef was great, however this time the waitress seemed to be off her game.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Looks like they never got my reservation from OpenTable.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It's always a great evening with good food, drinks and friends!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food tasted great and servers were nice, but it took WAAAY too long for a chef to come out and start cooking. If you take kids, take a snack or something for them to do, bc its too long for kids to wait.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

My daughters birthday was never acknowledged even though I wrote in the notes of OpenTable. We told the waitress but still nothing happened. The chef was amazing though

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

First time here and I'll say I loved it! Our chef was beyond entertaining and the food was outstanding! Good for special occasions!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2017

looks like they do not take open table reservations because when we got there we were informed that they did not accept them anymore. Fortunately, we were seated right away (even though there was a wait)

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I was not please with the food at all!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Made the reservation but still had to wait for a table for 15 minutes. Other than that, the experience was very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The food was good but the portions have become smaller. I reserved online however when we arrived was told they don't get the online reservations. The manager was very helpful and sat us right away and gave me a card to call for reservations in the future

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Great service with great dining experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

We eat here often, but onight was bad night. We I'll never go there on a Friday night again .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Seated immediately, waited 10 to place order and another 10 to get soup. Soup was flavorless,salad was watery. Server was never around. Hibachi food portions were large!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2016

reservations were for 6:30 but our chef didn't arrive to start cooking until 7:50...that is 1 hour 20 minutes of waiting....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Went on Saturday night even with a reservation we had to ask them 5 times to get us seated and it took 30 minutes to do so. Food came an hour after we ordered. Drinks weren't refilled. Asked for silverware 3 times. Wait staff kept dropping off our appetizer to other tables then back to the kitchen so didn't come until dinner. It was busy but just could have been helped with some organization. The check took 25 minutes to come.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Third year going here for V-day date and again everything was great. Took us in right away, even when we were alittle early. Cook was good, had a great personality and interacted well with kids sitting at table. Food was excellent as always and service was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2016

First time here. Something different for Valentines Day. Very entertaining, good was good. Would make for a great family experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2016

As good as any Japanese hibachi show restaurant. We all enjoyed ourselves and our food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2016

In the spectrum of Hibachi Style Japanese Steakhouses, there are better choices to be had. The food was bland by comparison of similar competitors like Benihana (Bethesda) or Sakura (Germantown). The service from the at table chef was very good, but the remainder of the service staff left a lot to be desired. To be fair, they were slammed for a Saturday night, but with a 6:30 reservation, not getting seated until 7:15 is pretty unacceptable. If you can't keep a reservation, don't make one. The wait staff had trouble keeping drinks filled, a table patron had a specific allergy based request that the waiter completely ignored (but thankfully the chef caught). Overall it wasn't bad, and on a quieter night the service might be better, but in my opinion, it was just ok.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Upon arriving, we were "greeted" by a rather unfriendly hostess that took our name (why? We had a reservation) and we sat in the waiting area. 20 min. after our reservation, she asked the crowd if there were any parties of 4. Ummm...yes, there were several, where was the list? I proceeded to the hostess stand to inquire about what was going on and a server (?) ended up helping me and had us seated. After being seated, we waited 10 min. for someone to come take our drink order. Another 5 min. went by before she returned with our drinks. Our soup/salad came out in a timely manner as did our chef. The chef was having a bad day or something though. He dropped egg after egg (on the floor) and forgot several portions of our orders. The food was decent though. While it was not a great experience, it was even worse for the people across from us, they waited an hour between soup/salad and their chef coming out to cook!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2015

As always hibachi food and service was great. We booked a table via open table, but the restaurant couldn't or didn't have our reservation. Despite that we were still seated within 15 minutes of our original reservation time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2015

It was Christmas and this was what we were left with having to choose. They were way under-staffed and way over crowded. The wait staff tried to do what they could, but please, stop seating if your staff and kitchen can't keep up. We made reservations for a Hibachi table and upon getting there on time, it was going to be another 45 minutes until we could be seated, so we chose to do the regular seating. We arrived at 5:00, didn't get seated until about 5:30 and then didn't leave until after 6:30, when our movie started. Much of that was mgmt's fault as they should have stopped seating when the kitchen fell behind. However, the kitchen....the food was dry and not the least bit tasty by the time it finally arrived to our table. We won't be doing this again next year or any other time of year. This is when Matsutake had a time to shine and they were dull to say the least.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2015

The foot is excellent and it's fun to watch the food being prepared in front of us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2015

We were a large group there for the hibachi grill. Overall we were pleased with service and quality of food. The only constructive feedback I would offer -- while our chef was good and friendly, looking around at the other chefs they didn't seem to have the visible enthusiasm and energy of what I am used to seeing of chefs at other Hibachi restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Meh. The hibachi chef was a nice guy but not much entertainment. Just cooked food that was bland & left. As soon as he left, the server was handing us boxes to get us to leave.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This is the second time we had our V-Day date here and it was ok, first one was better. Made a 6:30 reservation but got sat at 7pm which was not a big deal. I guess the staff was not expecting so many people that day. The grill guy we had was kind of a rude in the beginning to everyone because we were talking to other couples, but he warmed up after that. It was a good night and looking forward to going back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

despite having a reservation, there were no seats at the main tables available. instead we were (eventually) shuffled off into a corner where we could order the same food (at the same prices) you could get at the main table - without the cooking "show".

huge disappointment in the evening for me, wife, and kids. and the attitude of the front desk was horrible. like they were doing us a favor.

won't be back

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2015

We had eaten sushi here before and thought it was excellent. This time we ate at Hibachi table because our son was with us. It is loud and very slow progression dinner. Entertaining for kids. Overall a good dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Making Japanese style dining a NYE tradition, we made a reservation the day before for 8p New Years Eve and the place was hopping. They were not able to clean away and prepare to seat people fast enough therefore about 25 people were waiting to be seated. As we were waiting over 15 minutes after our reserved time, we decided to call the same style restaurant in the area and a restaurant where we ate last NYE, they were not crowded, seated us by 8:30p, and we had a lovely meal. I would absolutely try Matsutake again on a less popular evening.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2014

Very busy night & server/staff were slammed when we arrived. Initial drink orders came sporadically if at all, but once the hibachi chef started cooking, all was well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2014

As it was Christmas day we expected it to be busy and it was. As a result our server was stretched very thin. Unfortunately this meant a forgotten salad course and frequently empty water glass. We did enjoy the food and camaraderie of our table mates plus our chef was excellent but the experience would have been improved if the service was better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2014

Good thing: Children are entertained when the chef cooks right at your table!
Not so good: All the food appears to be cooked in the same sauces so everything tends to taste the same.
The "appetizer" was either served with the meal or not served at all - I really don't know if I ever got it.
My beef tasted good but the seafood could have tasted much better.
The scallops were not properly cleaned: the tough side muscle had not been removed. This is so easy to remedy and part of scallop cleaning 101!
There were three mistakes on my bill all of which were more expensive than what we ordered. I had to send the bill back for corrections each time!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2014

We had an outstanding dinner for ladies night and the staff was absolutely great. We stayed until the place closed laughing and joking and the staff never rushed us but continued to check on our needs throughout the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Great dinning experience. Entertaining chef. Great food and large portions .
Great for families and children. Enjoyable

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

My latest visit to Matsutake was not up to par. Our party of 5 was seated quickly, however, the fellow who came over to take our drink order was also supposed to turn the hibachi cooking surface on so that it would be at the proper cooking temperature when the cook was ready to go. This service error caused a 15-20 minute delay for us as we waited for the table to get ready. Our cook was not very personable (sort of flat instead of engaging and entertaining). He did not interact with us at all, neglecting to even do the "catch the whatever in your mouth" and the sake squirting. It'll be a while for us to return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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