Matsuri (St James's)

15 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AL - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7839 1101

Matsuri (St James's) Restaurant In London
Overall 1.3
Food 5.0
Service 0.0
Atmosphere 0.0
Value 0.0
Based on 1 reviews

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I was very much looking forward to this as I am a huge fan of Japanese food. The food was very nice but over priced relative to the other top Japanese restaurants in London. The worst part was the service which was very slow and rude. We mentioned at the end of the meal there were a lot of bones left in one of the fish dishes. The manager was then sent over which at the time I presumed was to apologise but no he told us in no uncertain terms we were wrong and bones were normal in a filleted piece of fish.

This is a restaurant where you pay £100 plus a head just on food and it should therefore be close to perfect, which it is not. Nobu is much better and even Sushisamba beats this.

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Giles Barrett
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 5 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Monday, July 29, 2013

I have been to Matsuri several times in the past and was looking forward to going again. The first thing I noticed was the new bar area, a great improvement on the old one, even though the Italian bartender was a little hard to understand. Alas it was down hill from there. Gone is the traditional Japanese welcome at the bottom of the stairs and gone are the Japanese/Chinese waitresses. Italian head waiter, Italian manager, Italian wine waiter, if I wanted to go to an Italian restaurant I would do so.

Food was OK but a little pricey, service has been better, staff looked stressed and tired and the atmosphere was non existent.

I shall not be going back.
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Zhang Ziyan
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 5 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 3
Friday, June 07, 2013

Had teppanyaki for 2 with lobster, scottish fillet and kobe beef. Knew it would not be cheap but cant honestly say that it was worth £330. Having said that food and staff, ambience etc were really great - just not worth the money.
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Stuart Hunter
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 7 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 3
Monday, April 23, 2012

Good food, satisfactory service. Not worth the money. It's possible to get tepanyaki for less, slightly under the quality with more flair and interaction from the chefs for 50% less bill, a five minute walk away from here.
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Overall rating 5 stars
Food 8 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 2
Sunday, March 11, 2012

why cant people take into consideration the rent restaurants have to pay to have a location on St James street, its only a rip off when the food and service is poor which it isn't.

you shouldn't go out for a meal in one of the most prestigious areas of London if you're watching the pennies (by the way I am not rich myself) I just unsure I have enough to splurge.

You can see Matsuri buys top quality produce on teppanyakis all your food has to look good, each piece as well as tasting good so therefore rising their food costs or they could do it on a budget and serve you rubbish and relocate to Streatham.

Also when in restaurants always state TAP water, you will always be given bottled if not, after all they are there to make money!
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Jade Dean
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Thursday, November 10, 2011

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