Matsuri

Matsuri – http://www.matsuri.com.au
Cusine: Japanese
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.

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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.

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1 Comment on Matsuri

  1. You are confused, on a bunemr of counts:-It is North Korea and China who are actively seeking resumption of nuclear talks. The Obama administration’s position, restated almost daily, is that they’ll talk when North Korea indicates it will do things that would give the talks any value. Without that unlikely action by North Korea, any talks are likely to revert to the rinse-and-repeat cycle of North Korea reaping awards for the crises that Pyongyang manufactures.-As Thanos notes, beginning with food and status, the U.S. has plenty North Korea wants. I would add cash and an export market. I’d say North Korea wants to diversify its pool of sugar daddies away from a suffocating China whose designs on northern Korea are unknown and suspect in some quarters and a South Korea that has questioned the value of its 2000-2007 largesse. (And in any case, as others above have noted, too close of an embrace of NK by Seoul presents an existential threat to the Kim Family Regime.)-Any threat to North Korea from the U.S., nuclear or conventional, takes the form of retaliation for North Korean attack although since 1953, this has been theoretical as a long line of North Korean attacks and outrages against South Korea (and occasionally against the U.S. ) have gone unanswered in military terms. Since June 25, 1950, North Korea = offense; US/South Korea = defense. You are correct that North Korea is unlikely to give up what it sees as its survival card. That is why I expect more serious, focused and concrete discussion of regime change in 2011 and hope for more fruitful efforts to make that palatable to the Chinese.

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