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“Irashaimase!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matsuya

Matsuya
Ranked #135 of 668 Restaurants in Pretoria
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pretoria, South Africa
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Irashaimase!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

Matsuya's tempura is good --- crunchy outside but soft inside (not soggy). The udon noodles I ordered was good but it should have been served piping hot. The sashimi we ordered was average (considering that fresh fish is difficult to source in Pretoria).

Price is competitive. Service is polite.

I was more happy in my first visit to Matsuya (which was last year). But I will definitely be back here in Matsuya --- to enjoy more tempura and tonkatsu.

Itadakimasu!

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
“The best place in Pretoria for quality Japanese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

We love this place, it has the best Sushi in Pretoria. The quality is excellent. Very good service. The variety of the food is outstanding and I am always trying something different. Try the Teppanyaki Grill, exciting food preparation on a Japanese grill.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Andrea P
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Fusion Fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Friendly staff, well presented servings, subdued decor, extensive menu and really delicious value for money food.

One of our favorite sushi restaurants, consistently enjoyable.

  • Visited November 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“a taste sensation, never mind the decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

The best sushi I've ever had was at this restaurant. It was amazingly fresh for a restaurant out in the middle of dry Pretoria. On the same occasion I was also introduced to Plum wine, and I've been trying to find it ever since. The decor is a bit bland and unaffecting, but three course meal we had made up for it. The Matsuya in the Carnival City Casino (Brakpan) is a bit more cosy and has better atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aria E
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in Pretoria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

We have been coming for many years, through all the moves and upheavals.
What I appreciate most is the consistent quality of their food as well as the very efficient and friendly service.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Sonia T
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