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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.5
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4.1
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MannyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat sushi. Been going for over 10yrs now.

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vipTracyF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby looking for a traditional Sukiyaki. Matsuya did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sushi, great value! We will return!

JM
vipJasonM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

More of a hole-in-the-wall than I was expecting. Very casual. Diner-style service. However, the fish was phenomenal. And the price was quite reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipIbmer
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Japanese meal. Fancy items like toro nigiri sushi and mainstays like beef bowl and tells don.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great value for money. Staff are very great. Even though we live very far, we’ve been coming here for years.

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vipSmile
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Agedashi tofu was tasty, and the service was kind.

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JemillexB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Birthday that night we dined here it’s very nice evening the restaurant is clean food is really good.

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vipBurtF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service (if they're not really busy) and excellent value for the $$.

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vipIbmer
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Japanese cuisine near Wrigley Field. Had nigiri sushi appetizer: toro, uni and mackerel. Ordered Eel donburi. Tasty and elegant presentation. Very efficient staff. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service- the sushi and sashimi were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing prices and great food. Will definitely be going again.

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vipRobertK
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I am so disappointed with this restaurant and embarrassed about the dinner get together that I planned for 9 good friends. (And I feel misled by the rating on Open Table).

Basically we had a sucky evening. The service was bad to non-existent. No menus for half our group. We had to beg for water. Then the great “food auction” (This is when random staff come to the table in spurts holding a plate of food asking... “who ordered the____?” If you take our order please note which person it goes to.

The food was not good or at best average tasting or bland. Skimpy on chicken in the chicken dishes, chicken quality was poor and tough, and rolls were falling apart.

There is nothing at all interesting or charming with the atmosphere or decor.

Prices seemed high due to everything that I have already mentioned.

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BernieI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matsuya never disappoints. It’s my guy’s favorite restaurant, and since it was Father’s Day it was his special treat. The food is always fresh and delicious, with many great dishes on the menu. The servers are attentive and offer suggestions if help needed with menu choices, which I appreciate. Dinner for two including miso soup, dumplings, tempura, two specialty rolls, four sushi, oyster shooters and a large saki was a satisfying and reasonably priced dinner. Yum! Yum!

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KeithD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great place. Fantastic value. Have gone many times and would go again.

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JoeT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding. The waitresses were super attentive and very sweet.

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vipHeidiJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and creative Sushi rolls.Attentive and friendly service. Looking forward to next time!

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JohnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remembered this restaurant from the ‘70s and ‘80s-was one of our favorites-excited to realize it moved a few blocks south from original location-as good as remembered and prices exceptional for the area-highly recommend if you love Japanese cuisine as we do

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BirthdayBrunch
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute reservation for 15 people to celebrate my birthday and not only did they accommodate us but they helped to make it a memorable and truly special birthday. I would recommend to anyone and will return soon.

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partyof4
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! Service was excellent. We need no problem finding parking near this restuarant.

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vipBeetky
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Matsuya is a nice, friendly neighborhood restaurant that serves good Japanese food - both Sushi and cooked foods. We always like what we order there and it is a great value. They even have Sukiyaki.
Parking is easy (except on Cubs game days.) Definitely worth visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The sushi tasted fresher than most other places in the same price range

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MenM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great except the spicy scallops and spicy salmon tasted the same.

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vipjoey
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nina, our server, always makes our experience wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming here. The food is great and the service excellent!

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vipSneeze
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We recall this restaurant from many years ago when it was one of the only Japanese restaurants in Chicago. We haven't been to its new location despite the fact that it has been there for many years. Our meal was wonderful!

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AliceL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us were there for good sushi. It was a fabulous evening with wonderful food, good service, and pleasant relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was beautiful and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Matsuya has always been a Wrigleyville favorite, and was once located at a larger space. The owner is Japanese as is the lead sushi chef. The quality of the fish is outstanding. One can certainly order Americanized sushi rolls that are good, but it’s best to focus on the tuna flight and traditional nigiri and maki. Appetizers are also perfectly Japanese, and most are home made. Few Japanese owned sushi options remain, and Matsuya is authentic and delicious. The sushi bar offers omakase. Don’t expect a trendy River North phony sushi club scene, but you will be delighted in the taste. Highly recommended.

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vipBurtF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoy sushi bar dining with Chef Takahashi-san. Great service all around and phenomenal value.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Sushi was fresh and tasty, portions were average size, not as large as others, but a fair value. Service was excellent.

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turkey
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Japanese food. Only the place I know in Chicago where I can have REAL sushi.

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vipAStLouisFoodie
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The nigiri was fresh and delicious. Unfortunately, the maki (rolls) were more “show” than “go”. While they had excellent flavor and texture, and the rice seemed fresh, there was little to no fish flavor that came through.
Sake selection was excellent and reasonably priced.
Service was also excellent.

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vipHarper
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi bar is excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hands-down the most ridiculous and terrible experience I’ve ever had to date. I made reservations for nine of us for dinner at 6 o’clock and we had to make it to blue man group for an 8 o’clock show. We got there and the restaurant only had one or two tables full. There is two younger Asian girls that waited on us but definitely struggled with the language barrier and it was really difficult ordering specific things such as types of vodka and Splenda etc. Two of us got our sushi immediately while the rest of the group waited for at least 30 to 40 minutes until getting their food. They would bring the food out one at a time but it would be 20 minutes in between each – so a few of us already done eating and the other half won’t even served yet. We asked multiple times and the Manager and waitresses kind of ran around spastically yelling at each other and never addressed the situation that half of us hadn’t received food yet. Turns out because there was two waitresses and they weren’t communicating they thought each other had put the orders in but they never got put in, so every time one person asked whether food was they would throw that in right then and there but never really figured out who was left that hadn’t received their food yet. Three people ended up not getting served at all and we all just had to deal with it and get to the show so we weren’t late. When we got the bill there was things rang and wrong and nothing was adjusted or comp’d but we didn’t have time to deal with it. The restaurant was empty except for us and two other tables the entire night until 8 o’clock; I just don’t understand but it was absolutely ridiculous. It put a huge damper on the evening, of course they apologized as we left but it was an absolute chaotic nightmare with terrible, terrible service and Management.

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vipBurtF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sashimi was very fresh & delicious. Food prices are a very good value. Service was slow as they were very busy but the food was worth the wait.

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BillV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful presentation and fresh. I'll be back.

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SteveTheCubsFan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great casual place for Japanese food. The sushi is very fresh and they have a very expansive menu of non-sushi menu items.

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vipLeslieT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Matsuya Restaurant is a neighborhood gem that I’m so grateful to have found. The restaurant features quality sushi with toro and chutoro options, for example. However, what I enjoyed about Matsuya was the approachable, home style comfort food of Japanese America: sukiyaki, tempura, gyoza, donburis. Curry was the only thing that seemed to be missing from the menu.

Like any restaurant, however, Matsuya features great dishes and not so great dishes. My family enjoyed the sushi, nigiri, sashimi. Everything had beautiful color, flavor. I wish the sashimi came out with a bowl of rice. The ramen broth as well as miso soup seemed to have too much hon-dashi leaving a fishy flavor; however the ramen also had a generous portion of chashu and noodles. The gyoza was also fried nicely but it didn’t seem homemade. The agedashi tofu was just right.

On a cold Chicago day, the sukiyaki was delicious! The broth wasn’t overly fishy or overly salty. There was a well proportioned amount of noodles, meat, tofu, vegetables. Plus, it was piping hot!

Moreover, the price for the meal was reasonable! For the amount we ordered, we were pleasantly surprised by the fair pricing. It allowed us to order more food, and try more things.

The restaurant has been around for decades with the inside renovated. It’s a small, cozy place that offers great service (tea was always warm, water filled, pacing well) and ambience (not too quiet, not too loud, brightly lit, with TVs playing sports on mute). I’ll definitely be returning when I want a little taste of home cooked sukiyaki and quality sashimi.

FAQs

Matsuya Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 477-1652.

Matsuya Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 73 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.