This is our regular Japanese food restaurant. We eat here about 3 or 4 times a month. Never had a bad meal or poor service though I always order the same thing and always eat early. Food may not be top end Japanese but the value is terrific and the service has always been solid. Their bento boxes are hugh so you won't leave hungry.
The late night menu is great when you want to grab a bite between 9pm and 12am. If there were no other options, I would definitely return. We had a few pieces of nigri sushi, sashimi, and a chopped scallop roll. The salmon sashimi was quite slimy and one of my pieces of fish smelled a little odd. I don't think we'll go back unless there's no where else to grab late night sushi. The value was great though...but I guess the explains the fish. Maybe we'll try the cooked food next time...if there is a next time.
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.
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.
Food so-so but service atrocious. First of all, there was very little service during the meal--our water was not refilled, no one asked us how the food was, etc. The Japanese waitress brought us the wrong food item and then when the bill came, we were charged for both items. Finally, when we tried to pay at the end, we asked to pay the "recommended tip" in cash while the meal was put on our credit card. The manager, Mr Ho (or simialr Japanese name), came over and started berating us, saying we must charge both the meal and tip on the credit card. He refused to let us pay the tip by cash. To start I wsanted to get out of there anyway. He said that if we charged the meal only on our credit card and paid the tip separately, we were not allowed to come back to the restaurant! It was unbelievable. and I had a night planned with my lady friend he was ruining. I have never seen such complete lack of customer service in a manager. He obviously did not care about keeping customers. A dim sum meal should be a treat. The service ruined it.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.