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Best Japanese Restaurant

Matsuri

1105 S. Charles St., (410) 752-8561

Posted 9/18/2002

Matsuri means "festival" in Japanese--and this bustling Federal Hill joint keeps on giving Japanese-food fans reasons to party. Try tender, juicy beef negima-yaki, scrumptious shumai, or crisp tempura after a crunchy salad with creamy sesame dressing. Hearty bowls of katsu don erase major appetites; sweetly grilled chicken teriyaki quell smaller ones. And the sushi--Matsuri's infamously thick, fresh slabs of tuna, salmon, and yellowtail draped over rice will reduce you to sushi-loving goo. The sea urchin is fresh, salmon-skin rolls are tasty--and if these nummies don't make you mumble and melt, the eel certainly will. Top that off with red bean ice cream or hot mugs of green tea. Matsuri's food is always something to celebrate. Kanpaii!

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Other Awards for Best Japanese Restaurant:

Matsuri, 9/19/2007

Matsuri, 9/20/2006

Matsuri, 9/22/2004

Kawasaki, 9/17/2003

Sushi Hana, 9/19/2001

Edo Sushi, 9/13/2000

Matsuri, 9/15/1999

Sushi Ya, 9/17/1997

Matsuri, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Matsuri:

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/19/2007

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/20/2006

Best Sushi, 9/20/2006

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/22/2004

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/15/1999

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/18/1996

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