Matuba - Bethesda
4918 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2 and 5 to 10, Friday 11:30 to 2 and 5 to 10:30, Saturday noon to 3 and 5 to 10:30, Sunday 5 to 9:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Spicy toro and avocado roll; soft-shell tempura roll; Continental roll.
There are deals aplenty at both the Arlington and Bethesda locales. Monday nights, sushi goes for $1 to $1.50 apiece and the “buffet” in Bethesda—a conveyor belt offering a range of items—runs between $12.50 and $17.95. Beyond these bargains are well-cut sushi and sashimi and à la carte rolls such as spicy toro with avocado, soft-shell-crab tempura, and the Continental, a marriage of tuna, avocado, and crab.