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St. James's
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15 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AL, England
+44 20 7839 1101
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice surroundings, service was ok but we found the food average when we had expected to it to be very good. They also charged for two bottles of Saki instead of the one we had. We wouldn't go back ourselves but it may have been a bad day.

Thank SimonNo1
Holte, Denmark
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went to Matsuri for lunch. Have been many times both lunch and dinner. This time we had teppanyaki which was great. I also had some a la carte sushi. The quality of the food is always top. One of the few places where they have Cho Toro (medium fatty tuna) which is a must taste for tuna lovers. The service... More 

Thank Frank J
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I would not put Japanese food at the top of my wanted list, but I was a guest so determined to make the most of it. We had a private dining room so it felt premium and a little special. I was determined to make the most of the ordered banquet despite a little reticence toward raw fish courses. When... More 

Thank ferguson99
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visiting the third time we again had the same experience of delicious fresh food with so much to choose all of excellent quality. But we missed somewhat the typical traditional Japanese clothing like the kimono's of last year and before of the staff. All in all we come back next year to get another great experience.

Thank j_h_mersmann
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

"Do you have a reservation?" Er, no. Nor do you need one. It has very nice set lunches. Not cheap though.

Thank straightouttacamden
Southport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

From the moment we sat down until the moment we left, we were guided through the courses on the banquet and, to cap it all, every mouthful was an absolute delight. Over 3 hours came and went and it seemed like 30 minutes. The final presentation for my partner's birthday was delightful. Absolutely delightful and a wonderful experience - we... More 

Thank Adavem77
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

OMG the food and experience here was amazing. Lovely welcoming staff . Great for couples or groups as the chef cooks your food on a hot plate in front of you. Extensive menu choice....I had lobster tail with tenderloin steak, veg and spicy rice which was all delicious. £150 for 2 but worth it for the experience of something different.... More 

Thank lisa S
London, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had the middle menu of the three (£100 a head). The food was good with the very rich and flavourful wagyu the highlight. While I was full and the food very good, I did feel that it was pretty pricey considering the chefs and the staff we had weren't Japanese (ie I'm guessing weren't trained in Japan). Regardless, I... More 

Thank Brian L
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I had a bento box from Matsuri for my lunch and was blown away by it. Great value for money and what's more important great food. Matsuri do a different box each day. Absolutely fantastic

Thank Neil B
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous teppanyaki restaurant in St.James's. Elegant and efficient staff and really talented chefs that will keep you and the rest of your table well fed and thoroughly entertained. Really colourful decor and very comfortable. I have dined both a la carte and set menus at this restaurant and both meals were wonderful. You must have the flaming ice cream desert!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7839 1101
Matsuri St James's is based in the heart of Mayfair, offering a wide variety of Japanese food from authentic to innovative. Using top quality ingredients we create a beautiful harmony including teppanyaki - a cooking style in which a chef cooks in front of you. The Sushi bar is very popular among Japanese expatriates as they recognise the same quality as they eat in Japan.

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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