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Garsfontein Rd, Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 992 6288
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A good friend wanted to try out the restaurant before we took the wives. Friday lunchtime, not that busy. We decided to sit at the table with the teppanyaki, good choice. The lady serving was friendly attentive and not intrusive. She explained the menu and what would be recommended. We settled for a bottle of Graca, R84.00 not a bad... More 

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Thank Phil1949Johannesburg
Durban, South Africa
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

my first time trying tepanyaki and I was blown away by the simplicity of the meal yet the delicious taste...our waitress was very knowledgeable and made some really good suggestions,the chef was on point and did not disappoint.a must try for anyone who wants o experience something different.

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Thank wesfel311924
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I really love Matsuya. Once you step into the restaurant, you really feel like you are in Japan. The food is amazing and the waiting staff is friendly. I especially love the warm towel they provide before your meal to clean your hands.

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Thank Marlien85
Centurion, South Africa
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

There are lots of places serving Japanese and Asian cuisine around. You try one, you've tried them all. All sell the same Westernised versions of noodles and sushi. Not so Matsuya. Although not Japanese owned, this is as close to authentic Japanese cuisine you will find in Pretoria. Where else can you order dishes like Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki, fried salmon... More 

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Thank MartinStander
Pretoria, South Africa
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The food here is really excellent. We've been to Japan and this is very authentic. The menu is enormous and difficult to sift through. The staff are terrible and borderline unfriendly. When I asked what a hot pot is she told me 'it's a pot that is hot'. I also asked for recommendations due to the lack of descriptions and... More 

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Thank RuMark
Christchurch, New Zealand
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Came hear for lunch and there was no one in hear. We wanted to eat off the tepinyaki grill. But had to wait for them to turn it on, which took some time. The food was a little pricey for what it was, and there were set menu options which was also very pricey. The food itself was ok but... More 

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Thank liverisky
Pretoria, South Africa
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Matsuya is one of a very few places that offers authentic japanese food around. One of our favourites is the buckweed soup pot with tempura. Definite an experience not to miss if you enjoy authentic japanese food

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Thank Louis H
Pretoria
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357 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Apart from sushi, Matsuya serves authentic Japanese cuisine raging from tempura to ramen to curry to green tea ice cream. Dishes are prepared typical Japanese style and it has not been adapted for the South African palette. The restaurant is good for quiet dinners. Meals sizes are typical South African size. Japanese not your thing? The restaurant also serves typical... More 

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Thank Mario1547
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Simply the best Sushi restaurant in Pretoria. Portions are generous and well presented. The price might be a little higher than most other Sushi restaurants but it is well worth it.

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Thank DC G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Matsuya is one of the few places I've found in SA which serves authentic Japanese dishes, not just sushi and take away type meals. The restaurant itself is elegant and intimate, but they do have bigger tables for larger parties. They also have a teppanyaki counter where the chef will prepare your meal right in front of you. There is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garsfontein Rd, Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 992 6288

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