Matsuzushi

Matsuzushi has been on our radar to try since we first heard that they offered omakase for $25.00. Well, it’s been awhile cause that’s no longer the price. It’s run by an elderly Japanese couple; husband is the chef, wife runs the front.

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Sign outside.

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Closeup of their menu outside.

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Even have a profile of the sushi man himself.

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Hours. Note, they’re closed on Wednesday.

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We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon with reservations (which weren’t even necessary). We sat at the sushi bar where we were able to see the chef do his thing.

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Oddly, we weren’t given any menus; he just assumed that we wanted the omakase. Service is on the slow side and we were only offered refills of our tea at the end of our meals.

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Closeup of their specials.

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I did snag a menu afterwards; the lunch menu consists of appetizers, salads, rice bowl, sashimi, nigiri, rolls and pressed sushi (oshi sushi).

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There were a couple lunch box specials ($15.00) that looked like good value along with a today’s special board.

4x Omakase ($35.00)
Chef’s choice of 11 pieces of nigiri and one temaki. We were also given a miso soup.

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Nigiri pieces consisted of kampachi, mantis shrimp, abalone, saba, ika, salmon, ebi, aburi toro, stripjack(?), uni and negitoro hand cone.

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Favourites were the last couple pieces.

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Ebi (pinch of salt and squeeze of lime), ika (not chewy), aburi toro (excellently torched, fatty/buttery texture), uni (fresh and clean), stripjack (not sure if that’s correct but this was a great bite) and the temaki (perfect ending).

Tamago nigiri ($3.00)
DSC08950Always have to try a piece of tamago. Nice touch that they warm it up but it tasted more like cooked egg than that sweet, luscious, eggy goodness that I prefer.

Some pieces were good, some just okay. Pricey for lunch! If I were to come back again, I’d opt for the lunch box specials.

Matsuzushi
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Sushi-Restaurant/Matsuzushi/
#4, 3130 Saint Johns Street
Port Moody, BC
(604) 949-0678

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