Tempura Matsui invites you to experience the fine art of cooking tempura. Within a serene setting, guests have a seat at our counter or tables and can view the delicate preparation of lightly frying fresh fish and vegetables. Tempura Matsui is designed to emulate a Japanese cottage with warm woods, slate floors and round and square windows. A five-seat bar allows guests to wait for their seats while enjoying a glass of wine, sake or beer.
You may make a reservation one month ahead.
We require all patrons whose age 12 and older to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for Indoor Dining.
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Seasonal Seafood and Vegetables
Dinner was VERY costly, with a set menu, which was not worth the price of $160.00
Chef’s preparation of each tempura was timed perfectly. Food was delicious and staff was very attentive.
I found a hair in dessert course. One word sorry that was it. Never going back.
I will be back for this dedicated delicacy very soon.
Authentic and delicious. A truly amazing dining experience.
Excellent tempura, the best in NYC. Very attentive services, excellent. A bit pricey. The dinning room is a bit small. Will definitely go back for the food. Love it!
Server claimed the more expensive omakase set has lobsters, plus more items than the cheaper set. We were told they didn’t have lobsters at the end of our meal. We also noticed we didn’t get many items other guests who ordered the cheaper set received. Speechless. Their tempura is decent but absolutely not Michelin level. Don’t waste your money here.
Tempura Matsui is the place to go in New York for a real tempura-counter experience you'll not find very often outside Japan. Delicious and memorable!
A truly unique dining experience. Everything was perfect. I recommend sitting at the kitchen counter.
Great !! Very cool experience non other!
Best host, best tempura!
I recommend to everyone to go there!!!
Amazing food, service, and experience. Tempura was shatteringly crisp and was served piece by piece as soon as it was ready. Foie gras chawanmushi was one of the best bites I've had in a while.
Fantastic! Can’t wait to come back. We are already plotting our return
One of if not the best meal I've ever had. At the value of the lunch menu it does not feel like anywhere else can compete.
Excellent food and impeccable service. Highly recommended.
Excellent tempura - comparable to that I find in Tokyo!
From Chef Chikano to the manager, everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable about the food they prepared. They were also able to accommodate our request and last minute change of schedule. Great experience and definitely the best Tempura restaurant I had in my life.
It's very difficult to find Good ”Tempura” restaurant.
Everything was absolutely amazing during my visit for the lunch omakase. The service and food were exceptional. Will try to come back to experience the dinner omakase during my visit back to the city. A++++++ the best tempura set I’ve had outside of Tokyo!
Friendly and all the food were delicious.
Wonderful dining experience.
This Japanese tempura omakase is extraordinary and somehow I like it more than those in Japan. Of course the service is good as well. Let the pictures explain the details.
My sister and I had a very pleasant dinner. Really nothing to complain about.
Food is just ridiculous great! Cannot imagine tempura could be so tasted like what they have done! Well done!
Honestly I wasn’t expecting much but went with it because my Dad wanted to try. It’s tempura omakase, like it’s probably tempura. But after the first several tempuras I can see why it’s worth the price and the overall experience was very refreshing. At first you might think it isn’t filling but towards the end of the omakase, I was feeling full. Ahhh so good! I recommend this place!!
Wonderful place - you've never had tempura before unless you've eaten here!
Have been wanting to go for years and the experience far exceeded my very high expectation. A perfect, exceptional meal, attentive staff, beautiful surroundings-- a delightful evening with not one false note.
Perfect dining for Japanese authentic cuisine and mood.
Really beautiful food, and loved the unassuming frontage and interior!
Always fresh, and delicious food. They never disappoint me.
Amazing experience. Wonderful food with great hospitality. Lunch set is unbeatable value. Top notch of everything. Must try out the sea urchin/uni, it’ll blow your mind.
Tasty interesting tempura served slowly without rush. Fun enjoyable experience. Loved it!
Best Tempura in NYC...if you're looking for authentic Japanese Tempura, Matsui is the place. Everything from service to decor to presentation is top notch. And obviously the food is amazing. I've had the pleasure of visiting the restaurants several times and each time has been well worth it. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone.
Perfectly done tempura, light battered assorted seafood with veggies. Enjoy the appetizers as well.
Extremely authentic, delicious and with the highest standards from start to end. Too bad we have to pay 250$ for this experience in NY.
We loved our food and the staff was very friendly. highly recommend!
Excellent experience, we went there for my husband's birthday. I called a couple of days before asking to push our reservation by 30 minutes later and ask for the best table as it was my husband's BD. We were given an imcredible table, we were basically had a private space just for us. The service was impeccable warm, not overwhelming, the timing for each dish was perfect. The food was simple and flavourful, yet the taste was an incredible experience of perfect chemistry in the mouth. The quantities were just right not too little like many starred restaurant where you feel starved after the meal, yet not too much that you feel uncomfortably full.
The foie gras entré, the Uni tempura and the baby peach were the highlight of my day. Best Michelin starred restaurant I have been to so far in the world. Michelin guide should definitely reassess Matsui for a second star!
Incredible experience and great wait service. Truly no complaints
If you love tempura, this is the place for you. Everything is fresh, inventive and delicious!
Excellent food preparation and nice ambiance. Staff took all precautions during COVID. Explained food served. Special occasion that they made even better.
Tempura Matsui is rated 4.8 stars by 376 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.