369 W. 16th St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Ninth Ave.
By saunique on 3/31/2010
I truly love the food and ambiance at Matsuri and I've been there a few times. So I took a friend who was visiting from out of town last week and we really enjoyed our meals and chatted into the late hours past midnight, until she spotted a mouse! I was totally embarrassed for bringing her there and we paid the bill as fast as we could as other patrons stood up in their chairs shrieking with fear. It's probably best to eat on the top level from now on, but I doubt I'll ever make the trip back!
By isax on 5/5/2008
Food was amazing (I recommend spicy tuna rolls, tuna tartare, and the scallops), also decoration and ambiance are pretty cool. Very Japanese experience. Enjoy the sake list!
By GCNY on 2/4/2008
The cost pp listed above for dinner at Matsuri for Valentines Day dinner is listed incorrectly - the correct cost is $150 for 2x for a 7-course tasting menu which includes a Valentine Specialty Cocktail! Awesome menu/price! In addition, the prix fixe is optional- they also offer their regular a la carte menu!
By ShibuyaDenizen on 5/20/2007
I heard that this place had a similar feel to Gonpachi (famous Japanese restaurant in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo), so I had to try it. While the decor is stunning, that's where the similarities end. For appetizers, we had the grilled scallops, tempura soft-shell crab, yakitori, baked eel, and rice hot pot. All of these dishes ranged from good to very good and recommended. Then came the sushi. Well, while decent for US sushi, it's not up to snuff for NYC sushi, especially for the price. The food is good enough (especially the non-raw appetizers) and the decor is fabulous, so recommended for a first date, the visiting parents or the friend from Cleveland, but not recommended for a Japanese food purist...
By derekzoolander on 1/23/2007
go to Morimotos, its so much better!!!!
By mbean on 9/20/2006
Matsuri has become one of my favorite, if not my MOST favorite, places to dine. I can expect the food, service and experience to always be pleasurable - & I have been going there for a good two years. The dishes are diverse & authentic - my favorite being the mushrooms, the cold & tangy oysters, & the freshest sushi I've had since Tokyo. The sake list is immense, & I usually try a new bottle on each visit. Ambience is fabulous- huge yet intimate. (I only wish there were a bathroom on the main floor instead of upstairs).
By lucky3rd on 12/16/2005
Everything was perfect
By martin_chamois on 5/7/2005
Matsuri in the lower level of the Maritime Hotel is a combination of Meatpacking district cool and Japanese cool. The food is reasonable priced and the service is very good. The customers seem to understand and enjoy both "in" food as well as more traditional fare. Overall very very good.
By DineAholic on 1/2/2005
I've been to Matsuri a couple of times and let me tell you, the service is amazing. The server was so nice and helpful. He gave us the best suggestions on what to order and what not to. The place is beauty, such a wonderful experience. It may get a little crazy in there on friday and saturday nights, but once you go on a night that it's not so jam packed, you'll have the best time ever. The recommended dishes were delicious, the specialty cocktails and the sake, all superb. *RECOMMENDED DINNING NIGHTS* tuesdays - thursdays
By socialiteequalizer on 12/13/2004
Perfect! lovely lovely lovely... The food was incredible! (GET the sirloin steak, the duck breast, the mushrooms, the seared tuna, sake black cod - the tasty list goes on and on). The sushi/sashimi fish practically swam in from the ocean, its firm suppleness is rarely found. The rolls could be a bit more varied but they are so good! - delicately soft and chewy... The specialty cocktails and the sake are out of this world, created with real japanese style. The bartenders are FUN and enthusiastic - the waitstaff was wonderful and attentive. While it can get packed Thurs - Sat it's worth the energetic atmosphere. For truly quiet and private nights go on a Sunday or Monday (slow nights means more personal attention) The decor is unrivaled in its gorgeous arched ceiling and floaty imported japanese lanterns. Celebrity watching a + and a definate new favorite of mine...