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Matsuyama Sushi latest Manteca dining option
Ke Wang and Steven Wu put the finishing touches on a customer’s order. - photo by JASON CAMPBELL
After more than a decade of serving valley families, Steven and Jean Wu have expanded their popular Japanese eatery into Manteca.

Matsuyama Sushi is officially open for business.

Owners Steven and Jean Wu decided on a Lodi location when they decided to branch out from the restaurants that their respective families owned in the Bay Area almost 15 years ago – focusing on building a strong customer base through flavorful and authentic Japanese cuisine.

After expanding into Stockton several years ago, the couple decided that the time was right to look for another location to the south of where they currently operate, eventually discovering the commercial property in Spreckels Park that they now occupy.

And it’s keeping customers happy that has been the backbone of the couple’s business plan.

“When somebody comes up to you after they eat and tell you how much they liked it – that’s what we’re in this for,” Owner Jean Wu said. “To have a place where people know they can come with their families and have a great meal is a nice thing.”

While most people equate the concept of sushi with eating raw fish, Wu is quick to point out that the menu offered at Matsuyama incorporates mainly cooked fish and seafood – providing those who might not be versed in the world of Japanese cuisine with a safe chance to try something different.

Other offerings include the tempura as well as miso soup, and traditional dishes are also available.

Thanks to the recent focus on healthy food, Wu said that people lately have taken a closer look at Japanese food and some of the seafood offerings because they’re significantly healthier than the greasy products that come from many fast food restaurants and even some sit down establishments.

“Sushi is something that’s becoming more mainstream,” Wu said. “It’s definitely becoming more popular and it’s great for people who are looking for something that’s lighter and healthy and don’t want to give up the flavor or enjoying what it is that they eat.”

Matsuyama Sushi is located at 293 Spreckels Avenue, and is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, or to call in an order, contact them at 825-0688.