Recently, a friend and I were meeting for dinner and wanted to try someplace new. This was a particularly rainy and cold night and neither of us felt like traveling too far for dinner. I had remembered hearing that Matsuri in Federal Hill had great Japanese options other than sushi so we decided to give it a try.
I started the meal with a miso soup. There was nothing special about this dish but it was pretty good.
My friend started with the house salad. This was topped with the ginger dressing. Again, it was nothing special but the dressing was really flavorful.
We decided to share the Fried Goyza which was a veggie dumpling. They were good, the exterior had a nice crunch while the veggies inside were cooked well and flavorful.
My dinner date ordered the Chicken Katsu. His thoughts on it: “IT WAS DELICIOUS, the chicken was very flavorful and well cooked, not dry at all, the teryaki drizzle could be a little less sweet.”
For my meal, I ordered a bowl of Chicken Ramen Soup. This MASSIVE bowl of soup came with chicken, veggies, broth and a ton of noodles. I was really excited for this dish because I’ve heard how crazy people go for a bowl of authentic ramen soup. However I think this fell short. Overall the soup was lacking in flavor and looked nothing like pictures I had seen online. But this won’t deter me from coming back and trying their Sushi or other menu offerings.
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