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.
Closeup of their menu outside.
Even have a profile of the sushi man himself.
Hours. Note, they’re closed on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Closeup of their specials.
I did snag a menu afterwards; the lunch menu consists of appetizers, salads, rice bowl, sashimi, nigiri, rolls and pressed sushi (oshi sushi).
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.
Nigiri pieces consisted of kampachi, mantis shrimp, abalone, saba, ika, salmon, ebi, aburi toro, stripjack(?), uni and negitoro hand cone.
Favourites were the last couple pieces.
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)
Always 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.
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Port Moody, BC