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Matsumoto Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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48 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
+61 3 9380 9288
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Melbourne, australia
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in at this place on the spur of the moment. What a great place. Japanese food is normally real expensive but this place was reasonable. Had a softshell crab dish which was excellent, as was the seafood pancake. Only thing that was expensive was the sushi/sashimi platter at $52. Only problem is parking around the restaurant is restricted, so... More 

Thank abundy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Sushi boat is well presented and fresh . Variety of Entree to choose from. However Bento is quite dissappointed with the quality and flavour. Overall food is average. However Staff very friendly and nice, made us feel very welcoming. Will I return? Yes for certain dishes (sashimi and unagi) and importantly the customer service. I will write... More 

Thank jfreetogo
Kyoto, Japan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Japanese decor; We had excellent service.Will go back. Japanese chef,& some Japanese staff. There were a lot of families there,even twin babies were catered for with a chair each for their carry cradles.!

Thank Patricia N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The staff are all very warm and welcoming and service is very efficient. The food looks and tastes delicious and I highly recommend getting the banquet sets! You get a good quantity and selection of dishes for a very decent price.

Thank Victoria T
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I walked in off the street knowing very little about this restaurant. Sometimes you cannot judge a book by its cover and this place is exactly that. I had just had my hair cut across the road at Masci's and I was hungry. I asked one of the stylists about a good place to eat and she recommended Matsumoto.I walked... More 

Thank Rosa H
Maribyrnong, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

One of the bests Japanese Restaurant ever. Really fresh food and dishes are well elaborated. A lot of options on menu for the next time. As soon as possible.

Thank Simone P
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The sushi is fresh and authentically prepared by very experienced sushi chefs. I adore the seafood teppanyaki; it is flavoursome with an excellent selection of seafood, stir-fry vegetables and the serving is most generous. The Bento box has a very good variety of different styles of Japanese food and again, the serving size is generous. Be prepared to drive around... More 

Thank Julie K
Melbourne, Australia
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200 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh and generous sushi, spicy salmon rolls a winner, tuna tatami excellent, tempura, noodles ... A feast with wine and sake for around $120. Nice big place with plenty of street parking. The quality food and lively atmosphere is what you come here for. Never disappoints. Takes all credit cards but will slug you a surcharge, especially on AMEX. Great... More 

Thank ShaneABurke
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place, its not a very glamorous place inside but ive always found the staff to be nice and the food is always fresh and delicious. Great value for money and of course the sushi boat is a must for sushi lovers, a mixture of sashimi, sushi rolls maki etc is very filling for 2 people. Great local... More 

Thank salvm82
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

After struggling to find anywhere in Sydney Rd for a late Sunday lunch we were pleased to see Matsumoto was open and serving lunch after 2pm ✔️ The staff were friendly and very welcoming ✔️✔️ The food was delicious, presented beautifully, inexpensive and very generous in portions ✔️✔️✔️ It was meant to be. Will be back

Thank GlobeStepStiletto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moreland  >  Brunswick East
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9380 9288
Family friendly dining in an authentic Japanese ambience

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