The sushi chefs shout out a greeting as you enter the teak-floored dining room of this San Isidro standout. One of the best Japanese restaurants in town, Matsuei specializes in sushi and sashimi. If raw is not your thing, they also offer plenty of hot food such as tempuras, teriyakis, and kushiyak, a broiled fillet with a ginger sauce. There's plenty for vegetarians, including goma nasu, grilled Japanese eggplant with a sweet sesame glaze. Sushi fans often sit at the bar, but there are tables spread around both floors of this former home.
- Address: Manuel Bañón 260, San Isidro, Lima, 27
- Phone: 1/422–4323
- Location: San Isidro
- Credit cards accepted.
- Closed Sun.