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Genki Ya

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398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
+1 617-277-3100
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here with a friend who lives locally in Brookline, whilst the sushi is by no means cheap, the quality and portion sizes of the Sashimi are great value. the service was friendly and the overall experience was great. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Ricwood16
Lexington, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is primarily a small local restaurant for sushi. They have a large variety of choices for sushi and maki either individually or combination plates. The sushi was good but nothing exceptional. The bill was surprisingly high considering that we only had miso soup and modest quantities of maki.

Thank Michael M
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Expansive menu of Japanese favorites, including sushi, sashimi, rolls, teriyaki, & Katsu. The portions are large, justifying the price. Pure delight!

Thank anniesullivan714
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Admittedly, the place was empty when I arrived for an early dinner but outside of the two chefs in the open kitchen, the entire floor staff was stretched out on empty tables catching 40 winks. The chef alerted a waitress who brought me a menu. She never said a word or acknowledged my thank you's throughout the hour I was... More 

Thank Joseph A
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Having grown up just outside of NYC, I've struggled a bit with finding tasty since moving to Boston. Genki Ya has it figured out! I'm so grateful to finally find a place where I can routinely order my sushi.. And I eat a whole lot of it!! My family came to visit and I took them here. Everyone enjoyed their... More 

Thank ItalianDoc85
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I cannot get enough of the sweet potato tempura roll at Genki Ya. It's topped with eel sauce, and it's just oh so good! All of the other makimono I have tried were also delicious. On this strip of random businesses between Coolidge Corner and Allston, this is hands down the #1 choice. The food is fresh and they even... More 

Thank Lisa C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I love the sushi from this place, it is always fresh and they have quite a variety to choose from. They are busy during the dinner rush. The staff is always friendly and usually quick and reliable, sometimes you have to get their attention during the rush. They have dine-in and takeout. Let's just say I love their sushi and... More 

Thank Brian N
Brookline, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I am a creature of habit, and usually go to my "usual" sushi restaurants in Brookline. However, I had an out of town guest who was an Asian food aficionado, so I wanted to make sure I got it right. I had passed by Genki Ya many times, but had never stopped in. We got there when it opened, at... More 

Thank 346foodie
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have eaten here once before - this trip did take out. Order a couple of sushi entree dishes Teriyaki salmon and a few a la carte sushi rolls. Everything was delicious. Even though it was take out service was great. They were happy to make substitutions on a few of the items that come standard with the dishes we... More 

Thank kbcanton
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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293 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This branch of the Genki Ya chain is a bit larger than the one on Tremont street in Boston where I had been previously and that is also very good. It is specialized in sushi rolls. Very reasonable prices for good quality sushi. Their spicy rolls are recommended, e.g. the one with scallops was my favourite. The boston red sox... More 

Thank Herman S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-277-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?