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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4031 0271
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Sydney, Australia
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200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had chicken katsu with rice and the chicken was fresh and crispy. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal. If you are not too hungry you could share one main course with someone.

Thank insidebackpack
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a small eatery with outside seating..so I am a little reluctant to say how great the food and ambience is...but I will...this is the best Japanese in Cairns..SO popular and for good reason!

Thank malabar-coasters
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If your in cairns on holiday or you live here. You must eat at Matsuri. Absolutely the best food in Cairns. The lunch menu is diverse and very reasonably priced. Matsuri is licensed and have a large selection of local, interstate and international beers to choose from. I always get a Plum Wine because it's delicious! There is a chef... More 

Thank cosmiss
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The fish was pretty blah. The 8piece nigiri and sushi that we ordered was lackluster. There was two double pieces, and they put too much rice, and the fish quality was mediocre. My wife got ramen which was a little bland. Plus for having great support for our gluten free friend and the staff was nice. There are better mid... More 

Thank Evan C
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

While the sushi at this restaurant is not inexpensive, it is definitely worth it. The fish is incredibly fresh and well prepared. Not the most scenic as it is not on the water, but it is right near the night market.

Thank Mike C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Previously I raved about this place. But after last nights dismal and extremely sad meal which had to be taken back to the kitchen as the avocado was black in places and the meal was not what we even ordered. On receiving the meal, the sushi was not presented in the way it used to be , ( a drizzle... More 

Thank Rae-rae D
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Very Good Japanese Cafeteria Very Friendly Very Good Food, Would take all my family and friend there.

Thank Sum G
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Little place full of people, high turnaround, freshly cooked food, sashimi fresh, California rolls fresh, we had the chicken yakatori don and karachi not sure if the spelling but it was No. 21 on the menu little pricey to Melbourne but we're in holiday highly recommend bring a fan I don't think there was air cond. why don't all restaurants... More 

Thank Wopens
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Quality sushi served with enthusiasm. As a special treat to myself I shout myself Matsuri sushi as it outstrips regular sushi places in presentation and flavour.

Thank Rae-rae D
Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

simple, fresh, honest food. Love every mouthful .... and wow has been 2 years since last here but basically everything was the same! Great fresh sashimi, dumplings to die for and maki rolls... the bento look fabulous but we never seem to make it past the sashimi etc... one day maybe. Must do for any lover of sashimi when in... More 

Thank DonnaMN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 0271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?