Matsuri – http://www.matsuri.com.au
Address: QVI Building, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Matsuri seems to be quite popular with Perthians, there’s rarely a time I go on the weekend that isn’t busy buzzing with patrons. The location is very good, walking distance to the main strip of city night life. The food is always enjoyable and staff friendly though not always efficient. Service is especially bad if you are around the corner and busy staff don’t see you.
I think the food itself is generally pretty okay, just a few dishes which I am no big fan of. Their teriyaki beef is too thick and chewy which makes it difficult to eat, the udon is large but wasn’t cooked long enough, tataki needed more sauce. Add to that, my green tea never arrived until after all the dishes were eaten and cleared away.
Personally I find the standard is below what you expect for the price paid, you used to get good value from this place but now there are more Japanese restaurants available to compare with. Restaurants like Sake Bar, The Bonsai Restaurant and Cafe Lounge or even Yuki is worth a try.