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Matsu, Seattle, WA

Matsu

4.7
4.7
361 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Located in the former Girin space in bustling Pioneer Square, Matsu serves up sushi and Japanese fare with rotating wines, sakes, and a full bar. The perfect stop for Happy Hour after work or late night, or before the game.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (206) 257-4259
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chris Vilayphanh
  • Private party facilities
    We'd love to host your event! Please email junesong@stevenhanprojects.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Pioneer Square
  • Cross street
    King St
  • Parking details
    There is street parking as well as several pay lots nearby.
  • Public transit
    Take the Light Rail, Waterfront Shuttle, street car, bus or Amtrak!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

What 361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle

    Good for business meals

361 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Go during happy hour 🏃‍♂️ it’s a great value, great service. Avoid the wings but everything else was great.

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  2. MichelleL

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are big fans of Momiji and Umi. We decided to spend Valentine’s Day here and our server was amazing!! Honestly the best service we’ve ever had. Truly recommend coming, food was perfect, happy hour prices are great and larger selection for sure than the other two sister restaurants. The interior is gorgeous as well

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going there, we celebrate a birthday, and we had an great experience, food was deliciuos, sake was good, and service was great! Definitely come back

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  4. Barletto

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three couples dined together at Matsu! The food was great, as well as the service! It was a fun evening. We’ll definitely return!

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  5. RichardH

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food came out way too fast to not be prepared ahead of time rather than on demand - we got the first roll in about 3 minutes ! The food was reasonably good overall though but seemed more like fast casual Asian cuisine than how the restaurant ambience presents.

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  6. LisaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely, fresh fish. Kind, helpful employees. Sashimi and sushi rolls all good. Prices as expected for sushi downtown. Thankful they didn’t charge cocktail prices for non-alcoholic beverages! Made the mistake of not checking on sporting event schedule and our reservation coincided with the finish of a football game. I’ve been told the vibe/ambiance is much different on non-sporting event days… will plan better for return visit.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the worst sushi we’ve had. Soggy rolls, burnt/dry crab, fish was slimy and one piece was still frozen. Not at all what we were hoping for. It’s too bad, the location and space are top notch. Food was zero star.

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  8. Shawn

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and enjoyed a nice dinner. Great service, will return when in Seattle again.

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  9. Lisa

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was professional, warm and very good! The food and atmosphere just perfect. Will bring more guests of our here, thank you!

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  10. NicoleJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi here is fantastic! The rolls were delicious and unique. Our service was excellent and our food came out so fast! Our waitress was so on top of everything and was awesome! They also have a fabulous happy hour!!

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  11. EPikedine

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service, beautifully presented dishes, fresh delicious rolls and sushi.

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  12. k98122

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christa did an amazing job of checking in at just the appropriate times. Food came out at a good timing. Drinks came out even quicker!

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  13. KennethT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding and amazing food was so delicious and I give 10 stars if I could

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for happy hour and also ordered items from the regular menu. First time here and we will definitely be back. Outstanding, quality sushi, sashimi and rolls

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  15. YW12

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sushi! Great service. Parking can be a challenge. Just plan ahead.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome. Great food. Amazing service. Fun atmosphere and kid friendly in the restaurant

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've honestly had better sushi at a Walgreens in San Francisco. We made the mistake of omakase, 75% of which was past its prime. Avoid the mackarel, it tasted like cheap Russian sardines left out on a balmy August afternoon. The service, however, was surprisingly good. Probably a fine choice if you're already drunk from the game and you decide you want mediocre fish.

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  18. DmitryD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious sushi. Friendly staff. Nice interior. Like it

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  19. KathleenO

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner all around. Sushi was out of this world. Had the Matsu roll and several of our favorite ngiri. Black cod was a-maz-ing. Our server helped us choose some sake glass pours and her recommendations were spot on. Totally worth the splurge. LOVE Matsu!

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  20. Tedi

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Soooo good. Sushi? Yes, many gorgeous rolls. But so much more. Yakisoba, gyoza, chicken, spinach, seaweed salad - they've all been delicious.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Great staff & service! Beautiful place

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  22. VisitorfromCanada

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, fast, courteous service. Street fighter roll was highlight of the meal!

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  23. BlancaB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience here!! The food is so good and you cannot go wrong whatever you choose. But, then garlic short ribs SMACK!

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  24. KristyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciate them being open before the Seahawks game. Food is always very good, and service was on point.

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  25. JSharp

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! It was a bit noisy but there were a lot of Sounders fans before the game! The sushi was probably the freshest I ever had!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was working very well together and always had my drinks filled and were on top of clearing plates and adding anything we needed. Thank you for an amazing night

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  27. kahyo

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff. Highly recommend to those visiting Seattle from out-of-town.

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  28. tracir

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a variety of sushi and it was all very good, very fresh!

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  29. Hiro

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I've been to Matsu quite a few times in the past but it's been kind of going downhill. Most importantly, the quality if the fish doesn't seem as good. I remember having really great, fresh otoro here in the past, but everything the last couple of times just kind of tastes more fishy and un-fresh. The snow crab in the cali rolls is almost smashed up like a tunafish sandwich and doesn't have that sweet crab flavor. Furthermore, the last couple of times have been so loud I literally could not have a basic conversation with my date without shouting.

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  30. happydiner

    Los Angeles

    114 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated immediately. Beautifully decorated place. Servers were friendly and attentive. Food was not very good unfortunately. The fried tofu was completely wrong using the chinese fermented and brined tofu. It was stinky and I couldn’t believe the kitchen couldn’t tell the difference. The grilled shishito peppers were excellent. One of the best. Spinach salad was good but too much sauce. The edamame were actually pretty good and not over seasoned. The rolls were average, generous portion but sliced too thin. Salmon skin had mostly salmon pieces. Good salmon but not crispy. The food was unfortunately disappointing.

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  31. MBP23

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time and our server was so knowledgeable - she was able to just order for us and everything was delicious.

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  32. KateL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was friendly & helped us pick out menu items that worked with our multiple food allergies, but the sashimi tasted like it was on its last day before spoiling. Won’t be back.

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  33. Nmfoods

    Boise

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was super excited to try this restaurant for some fresh sushi. We tried the tuna sampler and it just didn’t hit, a little fishy didn’t taste super fresh. Wanted to try the crispy rice really bad but they weren’t serving it for the day. Barcelona roll was interesting but there was barely any tuna in it, one piece at the end had all the tuna the rest were basically a veggie roll. Short ribs were the highlight. Left still needing a fresh sushi fix.

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  34. AdamJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was great, food was fantastic, and our server recommended some wonderful sake and rolls for us to enjoy. However, there was a child running around the restaurant with no shoes and his iPad volume on loud. I think it would have been appropriate for the staff to ask the parents of that child to encourage their child to stay in his seat and keep his clothing on. Otherwise, a great meal and would recommend.

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  35. KimB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m not sure what I was expecting dining close to the sports stadiums. The service was good, however the food was an inside down experience. The dishes that should have strong umami flavors were bland and the dishes that should have subtle flavors had strong sauces.

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  36. LidaB

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The only knock on service was not for our server who was fantastic but on the lack of response from employees overall on making sure the restroom had enough toilet paper and paper towels. Granted is there was a huge concert in town that night but keeping the restrooms stocked just as far as health conditions should be a higher priority. I asked three times, so three different employees. There was no toilet paper or paper towels for the entire time we were at the restaurant.

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  37. PeterF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner before Taylor Swift concert and service was great considering how busy they were. Great location before a stadium event.

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  38. BecB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Matsu a few hours before the Taylor Swift concert at Lumen. Food was quick, delicious and the servers were attentive despite the restaurant being packed. We sat on the patio and watched folks walk in for the show. Perfect spot!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely , we had a pescatarian, a vegetarian, and an everything eater in our group and everyone was very happy! The Maguro was amazing

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matsu is always top notch. The drinks, food, and service never disappoint.

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FAQs

Matsu is rated 4.7 stars by 361 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 15 times today
Google Map for Matsu

501 Stadium Place S, Seattle, WA 98104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    King St
  • Neighborhood
    Pioneer Square
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is street parking as well as several pay lots nearby.
  • Public transit
    Take the Light Rail, Waterfront Shuttle, street car, bus or Amtrak!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Vilayphanh
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (206) 257-4259
  • Private party facilities
    We'd love to host your event! Please email junesong@stevenhanprojects.com.
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