Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Matuba for sale in Bethesda

Matuba, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar at 4918 Cordell Avenue, is for sale...again. And once again, the real estate listing is touting it as a turnkey sushi bar business opportunity, with all kitchen equipment included.

At the time of the original sale offering, the restaurant's owner was expected to retire after decades of success in Bethesda. But Kunio Yasutake surprised everyone by returning to a revamped Matuba last September, after a 6-month "retirement."

The restaurant temporarily closed for about a week last month. Matuba, a Bethesda fixture for 36 years, is one of the longest-operating restaurants in town.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like we have a future Greenburg property with a cheesy mural of some other city.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile Smashburger is still open.

Anonymous said...

I gave them a try after their latest renovation, where they added in a take-out part of the restaurant (to the left). It wasn't what I expected. They still hand you a nice restaurant menu, and you take a seat while they make it, and pay the hostess.

I was expecting more fast lunch like walk in, order at counter from menu on the well, and you have your stuff 5 minutes later -- like Hinata one block over.

Anonymous said...

I guess installing a cashier set up for ordering first would have required more extensive reconstruction. Or maybe there wasn't really a good space for customers to line up.

Elm said...

36 years? It's almost been around as long as your old raggidy ass boy!

Anonymous said...

Robert would you consider buying this location to serve all of your favorite foods that you have reviewed?

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Anonymous said...

Robert censors frees speech, just like the Chinese Government! Robert is a Communist!

Anonymous said...

The comments on this blog are frequently so nasty and/or immature that I'm surprised that Robert does not delete more of them.

Elm said...

When the negative troll isn't blogging about sports, he's posting weird stuff here.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Kumar Barve should have been sent to North Korea for his transgressions.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, Dyer really needs to clean up his nasty and/or immature blog posts and comments!

Anonymous said...

No, he doesn't. It's his blog. And if the commenters would stop acting like jackasses, he could stop treating them as such.

Anonymous said...

11:11, you are right it is Dyer's blog and by publishing publicly he puts himself and his opinions out there for public consumption and comment. He's not asking for ridicule and people to treat him like a jackass, but he's not helping the situation either.