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    ( 13 reviews )

2741 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 85719

Serves meat, vegan options available. Billed as healthy Japanese eatery, this casual place is attached to a full-service dining restaurant. Offers an extensive, separate vegetarian menu with several vegan choices. Order at the counter, and your server brings you the food. Very authentic Japanese decor. Also sells some Japanese gifts and things. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-9:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

13 Reviews

First Review by maxinerz

not just sushi - Edit

We had a great meal at this truly healthy Japanese restaurant. Vegan options are clearly marked on the menu, we had a great bento box and the veggie poke bowl (that we thought was a salad but it is a delicious rice and veggie bowl). We also had dessert (a red bean cake). Worth it for vegan travelers!

Pros: vegan options clearly marked , vegan desserts , extensive veg menu

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Excellent vegan options - Edit

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent. The selections are abundant.

Pros: vegan selection , friendly staff , ambiance

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Why do people love this place so much? - Edit

Okay, the little gift shop in the front is super-duper cute... But, the food. Well, it's overpriced for what it is, and there isn't all that much variety for vegans. We've been three times because one of our good friends LOVES this place. For four of us, we always spend around $100 and are hungry an hour later. It *is* all healthy. I'll give it that, but I don't plan on going back. We get better vegan sushi from our grocery store (Fry's) and it's 1/2 the price.

Pros: Healthy food, Cute gift shop

Cons: Expensive, Nothing special, LOOOOOOOONG wait

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Yoshimatsu! - Edit

I have been to Yoshimatsu on several occasions and have always enjoyed my experience there. The menu is very clearly marked with both vegetarian and vegan options, which are plentiful. I usually get a vegetarian bento box when I go - I really like the veggie gyoza and veggie tempura. One thing I will say though, is that the ginger tofu and orange tofu are both very squishy and the flavoring is almost a strange skin-like covering - could be done much better in my opinion but I tend to prefer fried... My friend Dana loves it though! Would definitely recommend to anyone craving Japanese food!

Pros: Clearly marked menu, Tons of veg options, Tasty

Cons: Squishy tofu, Service can be slow

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Very vegan friendly - Edit

This place has two separate dining areas - one order at the counter and they bring it to you and the other completely sit down with wait staff. The sit down area you can order anything offered in the restaurant; the counter area you can only order the from the counter menu. The sit down area contains the make-to-order sushi and can be extremely unfriendly to vegans due to the dead fish lying there.

All vegan items ARE labeled on the menu!

Sometimes when we eat the vegan sushi we're hungry shortly afterwards so the food doesn't have good staying power. If we eat from the counter menu the food is more filling.

Pros: Filling cooked food, Well labeled items on menu

Cons: Fishy smells, Can be hungry shortly thereafter, Sit down area very cold temp-wise

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Ok food, nice waiters, but under-staffed - Edit

I got the avo roll, cucumber roll, and a plum/herb roll. They were all just ok flavor-wise. I wish they had more options for vegans. Their tempura batter is not vegan, and there's fish sauce in the kimchi roll (major bummer!). The waiter was nice but completely overrun with tables, they need more waitstaff for busy nights. We had to wait a while to even place an order. The strangest thing was the miso soup--it was completely flavorless, I've never experienced that before. Wouldn't recommend.

Pros: Nice staff, Good atmosphere, Seemingly good fish rolls

Cons: Bland miso soup, Limited vegan options, Under-staffed

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Excellent for vegans and non-vegan parties - Edit

This is a wonderful restuarant with great food. It has actually two restuarants under one roof. We had nine in our party, mostly non-vegans, and had dinner in the Sushi Matsu side with full service tables. The atmosphere was very pleasant with Japanese decor and soft lighting. Although the room was small and they only allow large parties of six the waiter went out of his way to accomodate us.The service was fast and pleasant and the food was fantastic. You can see their huge inexpensive menu online... separate menus for each side of restuarant... with many choices for vegans and non-vegans with pictures of each item. No msg and they use fresh organic produce. This is now one of our favorite restuarants.

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, inexpensive

Cons: small parties only

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wonderful vegan sushi! - Edit

The menu clearly marks vegetarian and vegan options. Lots to choose from. Very fresh and tasty.

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Yummy - Edit

This was one of my favorite restaurants before going vegan and the only one I still frequent. This is a great option for vegans with omni friends or loved ones, because there is something for everyone. Vegan sushi? Yes. Vegan noodle bowls? Absolutely. Vegan desserts? You betcha.

Pros: delicious, good value, large selection

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Ummm... I'll give it another try! - Edit

So I went there last night for dinner. I must say I sincerely appreciate the menu being marked clearly as to what I could eat as a vegan. This made is very easy to choose my meal. Also the staff seemed very knowledgeable when I asked questions. For instance when my miso soup arrived, I asked just to be sure if it was vegan. The girl very politely said yes, then described the ingredients that go into their miso soup. I felt reassured and appreciated her knowledge of what comes out of the kitchen. It isn't often that someone goes out of their way to take someone else's diet seriously!

My food though was not as great as I had expected. Honestly this maybe for two reasons. One, perhaps I'm still stuck in the meat eating, deep fried expecting mind set (I've only been vegan for about 2 months) or maybe it is because I am not too familiar with Japanese food? I'm not sure. I wouldn't discourage anyone from going there as it is well priced, offers several vegan options and from what I could tell, has a very friendly and smart staff. But I'll go back and try some more of the food before judging too harshly. So I say try it out!!! It's also great for taking non-vegan folks in your circle because there are so many options. I know this place has great sushi... I ate it about a year ago!

Pros: Well Priced, Staff knows their food!, Great Variety for all eaters!

Cons: Menu not very descriptive

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Great place! - Edit

I used to live in Japan, so I am picky about my Japanese good. As a vegan, I find it to be one of the easiest places to order in Tucson. Sometimes I just go for the seaweed salad and the veggie gyoza off the happy hour menu. My favorite is the udon soup with lots of veggies. The ginger-tofu is super yummy, and the bento boxes have a lot of variety and flavors. The good is always fresh. i love this place.

Pros: vegan options, fresh food

Cons: no table service, only one copy of happy hour menu

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Disappointing - Edit

I really want to like Yoshimatsu but my husband and I have been disappointed here on two occasions. Both times our meals were bland and not what we expected. Honestly, we make better food at home. I really appreciate that they have the separate vegetarian/vegan menus but this place just doesn't do it for me.

Pros: prices

Cons: bland, boring

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Yummy! - Edit

Yoshimatsu is absolutely my favorite restaurant in Tucson! It's really the only place where I can go with my (all omni) friends and we'll all be completely satisfied with our meals. Everything I've ever eaten has been amazingly delicious. The vegan and vegetarian options are very clearly marked on the menu. There are a lot of them! My favorites are the ginger tofu bento,the veggie soba soup, and the tofu and mushroom curry. Pay the extra bit for the takikomi rice. It's yummy!

It gets really busy in the evenings, so you might have to wait a while for your food, but it's worth it. :) The staff is very friendly and happy to answer questions you might have.

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Pros: great food, awesome atmosphere

Cons: not all vegetarian, it gets busy

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