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Matsumoto Japanese Restaurant

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48 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
+61 3 9380 9288
17:30 - 23:00
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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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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying on upper lygon street there was plenty of dining options to choose from. We went for Japanese on our first night here. Service was super fast and efficient and the place was bustling but we got a table Straight away without a booking. Fresh, tasty high quality Japanese

Thank Tash L
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our local Japanese restaurant. Some years ago we went to Santiago in Chile and went to a Japanese restaurant. The menu was very similar. Over time as we travelled we noticed that a lot of Japanese restaurants are almost made to a template. Despite that we enjoy going here. The staff are so friendly one suspects it is... More 

Thank tomfrombrunswick
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matsumoto is a casual Japanese restaurant with friendly staff and good food. It handles groups well, and there are smaller tables for couples. The tonkatsu and gyoza are particularly good, and there are more unusual dishes like eel and tongue for the more adventurous. The wine markups are a little high and the ramen (noodle soup) was made with thin... More 

Thank Karen W
Melbourne, Australia
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It was a Friday night and I just felt like Japanese. Reading the reviews I decided to call this restaurant and book a table for two. When we arrived we noted it was busy (Good sign to quality cuisine!), upon further investigating noted it was predominately takeaway. The food menu was extensive and as it looked busy, we thought we... More 

Thank Steve S
Melbourne, australia
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017 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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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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
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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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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

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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?