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Matsu

483 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.784611 -73.973503
nr. 83rd St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-799-7847 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri, 11am-midnight; Sat, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History

Prices

$10-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

74th St. to 92nd St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

The Upper West Side has no shortage of sushi and tiny Matsu does little to stand out from the pack. But the fish is fresh enough and their black ceiling and trippy décor beat sitting in a cramped apartment eating takeout. Warm appetizers are more interesting than the chilled seaweed salad and numerous tartares. Crispy duck, composed of shreds of dark meat and skin, is tossed with hoisin sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The sushi chefs, who operate behind a glowing red bar, only offer only a small selection of specialty rolls. The winsome inside-out angel roll features peppery tuna encased in avocado and grilled eel. A tightly curated menu is sufficient for the clientele—a mix of college students and loyal regulars who appear to have been in the neighborhood for decades. Filling, reasonably priced combo plates dominated by standard salmon and tuna-topped nigiri, are in higher demand than individually ordered pieces of sushi.

Recommended Dishes

Crispy duck, $8.50; angel roll, $13

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