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1065 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2409
+1 626-844-2900
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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167 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family owned and run restaurant and everything shows it. The chefs are fantastic and the sushi is the best. My grandson (age 7) gobbled down 16 Salmon sushi at one sitting. Just let them give you what is best. But Dynamite is my favorite.

Thank Randall W
San Mateo, CA
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our daughter found this gem while she was a graduate student at Caltech, and it immediately became our favorite restaurant in Pasadena. Great Japanese food, friendly people, and reasonable prices. We have eaten at a a lot of Japanese restaurants between San Francisco and San Diego, and this is the best.

Thank Caliber01
Redwood City, CA
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The sushi at Matsuri is excellent, the service is knowledgeable, very helpful and friendly. This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants.

Thank FlyinPup
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I visited this japanese restaurant with some my Friends, We had take 1 boat of sashimi and one dish of mix rolls nagiri with 2 beers at price 90$. I Think is too expansive. Is True the quality is better But is impossible pay many money for eat few pieces....

Thank giuseppe p
Boulder, Colorado
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73 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Although the food is not consistently excellent, some of the dishes are and none of it will be less than good. The atmosphere is hard to beat6: there will be two CalTech PhD students on your left, a Japanese family on your right, and two Korean undergrads from Pasadena City College behind you......... The fish at any rate whether in... More 

Thank juhaszj
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I visited this place twice and sampled their nigiri sushi offer quite extensively. This is really top quality. Service is friendly and efficient. The only downside is the price as I have had equally good sushis at a cheaper price in the area, especially considering that the setting is not particularly fancy.

1 Thank Voyager059
North Hills
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587 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

My girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to have sushi for dinner. I recalled that I had been to a place in Pasadena near Caltech several years ago and I really liked it. Hence, we wound up at Matsuri on Green St. in Pasadena. We sat at the sushi bar and really enjoyed everything from the sushi to the... More 

2 Thank Robert L
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167 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Matsuri is the best. It is not a large restaurant, but that is not what you want with sushi. This is a famiy owned and family run restaurant that provides the freshest sushi and Japanese food. Sitting at the sushi bar is ideal, but the table service is excellent.

Thank Randall W
Saint Charles, Missouri
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258 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch with colleagues during the week. The server didn't understand English very well, so it was difficult to communicate. Good variety of sushi and rolls. Good flavors as well. The service was very slow. It's worth trying, perhaps they wer short a server?

Thank barkwood66
Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We've been to Pasadena many times, and our most recent visit may likely be our last for some time, so we wanted to make sure we visited Matsuri once more, as it is one of our favorites. On this visit we took along another couple from back home who just happened to be in the area at the same time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1065 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-844-2900

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