This place has become our favourite Japanese restaurant in Lower Mainland. I'd highly recommend their spicy crunchy roll, which as shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, salmon, etc. Sooo good!! We also love their Matsuyama roll, chopped scallop sushi which is piled high with scallops! After 9:00 pm, they offer late night special and the nigiri sushi are under $1.00 a piece, which is a great deal for the quality that you're getting! And like the previous reviewer, their beef sashimi is VERY tasty! Highly recommended!
I only give a 2 for ambiance because after renovation, the place now has cushiony chairs like a western diner, as compared to a more traditional Japanese decor that it had previously. We were disappointed with the new look, but can't complain when the food is so top-notch! :)
if you are looking for all you can eat type of sushi then go there: A lot of rice, farm salmon, house rolls was one the worse one I had in long time. cheap and poor quality, the tea was smelled funny. not very clean dishes they better off to change it to all you can eat, they will earn more money. overall not recommending.
Food: my boyfriend and i ordered the teriyaki chicken and tempura hot plate. the teriyaki chicken contained so much fat (overall it was half meat and half fat) and it was also really SOGGY. the tempura was good, fresh and warm though. we also ordered a california roll which was packed with a lot of rice (yuck) and did not really stand out either.
the miso soup tasted alright, a bit sour and not even hot =(
Service: the servers did not serve the miso soup to us until we were finished eating our meal and we had to ASK for the miso soup. they said they forgot about the soups (again, the soup was not even hot) they did not even check on our table and it was not busy during that time.
Ambiance: it is kind of dark and gloomy in the restaurant. they need to renovate the restaurant into a brighter, happier atmosphere!
my boyfriend asked me, would you go back there? i said, no comment, sorry.
Pretty decent food and price only if its after 9pm. Had beef udon and beef sashimi both at 4.95 each. The udon was served in a large bowl and was definitely filling. Tried their sushi here before and just tastes like jap-wannabe sushi. Sushi itself is large but not of high quality. Nice looking restaurant though. Very clean and newly renovated. But will only come after 9pm.
This restaurant has a menu with set prices for nigiri, sashimi, and appetizers. After 9pm until 1am the prices are as follows: .79 for nigiri, 3.95 for 5 pieces sashimi, and between 2.99-4.99 for all types of appetizers.
the nigiri was very good many different choices. I was with my friend and we each had 2 pieces of almost all the kinds plus a 5 pieace sashimi each. we didnt even try all the different varieties of nigiri style sushi we wanted before we were satisified. the sashimi was GREAT, a 5 pieace set (ex. 3 salmon 2 tuna) was very generous for 3.95. it was a bit cold, like almost frozen. after only 5 minutes of us eating it was quiet acceptable. the sushi rice was delicious. i have tried other sushi AYCE places and for some reason this rice stood out as a great level of acidity for my fish.
the service was very prompt. we were seated right away at a table for 4 with a party of two and had a waiter come 2 times before we were ready to order. the food was out in less than 10 minutes. the dish they served it on was such a beautiful sight i was i had a picture. after eating all that i was very happy to come back anytime.
i didnt order anything off the normal day menu as it seemed a little pricey for the dishes, so i only ordered form the night menu. i highly recomend this place for anyone who likes japanese food. it may be even better after 9 though.
All-u-can eat has lost me... sushi has gone downhill at those restaurants. So when we were invited to eat with friends at Matsuyama...this is the place we turn to if we crave Japanese. The price is reasonable, the late night specials are good! The restaurant is pretty clean and open. My favourite is the Spicy Crunch roll.
It's hit or miss with Matsuyama. The first time I went there I really liked it but afterwards, upon trying other menu items, I was disappointed. I loved the spicy tuna sashimi - extremely tender and the sauce they use is really really good. The service there is also pretty exceptional. There is one guy who is always there (I think he might be the manager but I'm just guessing) who is very nice and accommodating. I wouldn't recommend the rolls or the tempura. I didn't think it was possible to do any wrong with tempura (all you do is deep fry is after all) but their tempura is never very good - wayyyy too much batter. However, the sashimi is generally pretty good so if you're in the mood for a light meal Matsuyama can be a good place to go. The decor is simple and nothing fancy but it's really clean and the pricing is reasonable.
One of my favourite sushi places in lower mainland, Matsuyama is an extremely affordable place to eat with very good sushi. Although place feels somewhat dirty and floors are sticky, the lighting is great and has a North American Japanese restaurant feel. And the service is friendly, Has an X factor that just keeps me coming back, not quite sure what though. Worth trying and finding out.
I LOVE this place for late night sushi. Not only are their late night prices VERY good the service and food is great. We're regulars here and have our own preferred server but ALL the other servers are awesome and food is always fast and fresh. Be prepared to wait a little bit for a seat though....they're usually jammed packed for their late night menu.
I love matusuyama. aside from the kind staff the food is excellent. i go there once a week. they have a late night special that starts at 9pm, and the quality and price of their food is fair. their beef sushimi is incedible! i recommend it. their nigiri is so soft and delicious! definitly recommend it!
Matsuyama has by far the best quality, variety and value for money of any sushi restaurant we've tried in the lower mainland - and we've tried dozens from North Delta/Surrey to Burnaby across Richmond, and around Vancouver.
This is our regular sushi favorite and where we take all our out of town guests for sushi.
We really suggest you try some of the less common rolls like the Electric, Rainbow and Canuck roll
Order BOX A and when it arrives at your table, consider what you get in the box vs. how much you're paying for it, and then eat it. You will probably love Matsuyama too.
(If you are not very hungry, order BOX A and eat everything except the Chicken Teriyaki, which you can save for lunch the next day!) I always think that this is my signature move, but I bet a lot of people do it too.
If BOX A doesn't convince you, try the late night menu after 9pm. In particular: Crab & Tobiko Salad, Agedashi Tofu, Ebi Sunomono, and whatever sushi you enjoy - they are all great.
Chawan Mushi is good too.
Had some difficulty finding a late night place to eat, luckily we found the review on Matsuyama.
They have discounted prices on some menu items after 9pm, which made the overall bill relatively inexpensive, we paid $25 for 2 people. The food overall isn't fine dining, but worth going back for.
Disliked: Terrayki Beef Roll because it was served cold
Liked: Agadashi Tofu because it was served hot and crispy
I was very pleased with this restaurant and will definately be going back. I went here on a friday night and got in right away with a friend. There are many nigiri sushi, all for 79 cents a peice and each is a very good portion of fish on rice. There are all kinds of nigiri on the late night menu but you can also order off the main menu if you like. If you order off the main menu however, it will be more expensive, an example of this is the Ikura which I ordered without realizing it wasnt on the late might menu, however that isnt to say it didnt have enough options for 79 cent nigiri. There were many options and simply getting one of each kind would be filling at satisfying. Also there are 5 kinds of sasimi and it is 3.95 for 5 peices of sashimi, each are very large compared to what I have seen at other places. The rolls where also amazing, very large and filling. The service was fast yet the mood of the place was relaxed, I was suprised that this place does NOT have all you can eat but I learned that this didnt even matter as they expect people to simply keep ordering off the late night menu as much as they like. Food comes quickly and is very cheap for the portion and quality of the fish. If you want to eat sushi late at night do yourself a favor and go to matsuyama over a horrible place such as richmond sushi where they only have 2 kinds of nigiri, each carrying about 1/10th the portion of fish as matsuyama.
Go there. If it's between 9PM and 1AM, stop reading this review and go there now. You will never want late-night All You Can Eat again.
As much as I adore Matsuyama, I wouldn't go there for anything but their late-night, as their rolls/robata are comparatively expensive
They have a huge menu of reduced-priced items available after 9PM every night. There is far more selection than AYCE places, and you can order off that menu AND their regular menu at the same table!
Nearly every item on this list is popular. It's not the best Japanese food in Richmond, but for $0.79 pieces, you can't go wrong.
I highly recommend trying the Beef Sashimi - You know you're curious! It's lovely and tangy. My boyfriend and I fight over the onions used as a garnish it's so yummy.
You can easily eat your fill for less than the average AYCE total of 11.95.
Another outstanding bonus: They deliver. YES. FINALLY. They have a minimum order of $25, but this is easy to accomplish as you can't get the late night menu prices. We order all the time (about once a week actually) and they drive all the way out to Steveston and No.2 Rd, so they'll go pretty far (unlike a lot of asian places in Richmond it seems)
first of all, their late nite menu starts at 9pm. i find their standard to be very consistent - always very good. we usually start off with the agadashi tofu, maybe a miso soup. they've never skimped out on the sashimi. my favorites are chopped scallop and toro. my bf favs are salmon, amaebi, negitoro, and spicy tuna. their beef sashimi is average. and don't forget to order the oyster motoyaki, yum yum. if you're not a big fan of "raw" food, no worried, they have a pretty big selection of cooked food too. i've experienced their california roll (huge) and beef teriyaki roll, not bad.
service is typical of most asian rest.
We eat japanese food a lot and this is definitely our favourite restaurant, we eat here at least twice a month. It fits in as the perfect weekday dinner place. Not fancy or overpriced but not cheap and low quality like most of the all you can eats. Great fresh sushi and sashimi, good sides and rolls. The vietnamese combos dishes are great as well. I frequently go with my parents and my mother still doesn't like sushi but she always finds something she loves here.
Parking sucks but hey this is Richmond so we just have to deal with it.
Check it out, you'll love it.