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1065 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2409
+1 626-844-2900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
2 Apr 2017
“Best Sushi”
5 Dec 2016
“Best Japanese Restaurant We Have Found”
All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
1065 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2409
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank Randall W
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...More

Thank Caliber01
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank giuseppe p
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...More

Thank juhaszj
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...More

1  Thank Voyager059
Reviewed 11 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....More

2  Thank Robert L
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...More

Thank Randall W
Reviewed 9 April 2014

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
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...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
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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