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Best Japanese Restaurant


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

Posted 9/15/1999

Oh Matsuri, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love thee to the depth and breadth and height of your noodle bowls. Our chopsticks can reach, when feeling hungry for the ends of teriyaki bites and ideal fried shyumai. We love thee to the level of every day's most quiet appetite, by sun and overhead light. We love thee freely, as people strive for satiation. We love thee purely, as your chefs turn from praise of another splendid unagi roll. We love thee with the passion put to use in satisfying our hungriest cravings, and with our childhood's love of katsu don. We love thee with a love we seemed to lose with other sushi joints; we love thee with green tea on our breath. Smiles, tears, of all our lives! And, if the editor chooses, we shall but love thee better after our next meal. (Sincerest apologies to E.B. Browning, but if she could have eaten there, she would agree: Matsuri puts pure poetry on a plate.)

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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

Matsuri, 9/18/2002

Sushi Hana, 9/19/2001

Edo Sushi, 9/13/2000

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, 9/18/2002

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/18/1996

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