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Gen Restaurant

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659 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3605
+1 718-398-3550
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:15
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:45
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Gen for almost 15 years. The menu is always evolving. Sake menu now offers a flight that lands all over Japan. The food is nothing like your typical American Sushi fare. A combination of Authentic Japanese ingredients combined with the best local fresh organic where possible ingredients. You will definitely get schooled on items many... More 

Thank E-Bombs
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Near to where we stayed at Brooklyn.So.we try it and we never sorry. Excellent food.Grilled fish,Triyaki,Vegitabls.Amazing Miso soup and rare taste for short bone beef rib cooked slow. 1,st visit served by nice guy.2,ed by young lady blow air in my face after asking about meaning of dishes names (very rude).iI asked her if we are wasting her time ?????

Thank kamalmoneir2014
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is not your typical American restaurant Sushi joint. If you want thoughtful food. Good atmosphere. Honest to goodness Japanese cuisine. Gen is my favorite place to eat in Brooklyn. I've been eating there for years and it never disappoints. Fresh food. Serious sushi with a light touch. Great vegetarian options if you don't like meat.

Thank E-Bombs
Pelham, New York
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328 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Went here last night for my son's birthday. Party of 5. Had reservations at 6. Seated immediately. Pretty empty when we got there but was packed when we left. Very attentive wait staff. Had some interesting beers in bottles and draft. Had a nice selection of sake. Started with some dumplings.....shrimp, pork and tuna. All were very good. Nice miso... More 

Thank John B
New York, New York, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I'll start by admitting that I'm not a fan of sushi, however this isn't a problem as Gen features an extensive menu. I've had the gyoza and yakiniku, both of which were delicious. The gyoza was cooked to perfection, and the yakiniku was very flavorful. There's also a pretty nice selection of a Sake, though I usually just go for... More 

Thank Nikos M
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

If you are a vegetarian/vegan sushi lover Gen is for you. This restaurant has numerous options that go far and beyond the typical "vegetable roll" that other places serve.

Thank Simoneilana
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

My mother always accuentated the positive before the negative and I will do my best to follow. Convenient and new to the bloosoming Prospect Heights a few years back. We tried it and like it and we were particularly fond of the green tea ice cream for dessert. But on our fifth/six trip, we observed the sushi chef coughing repeatedly... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. I have been going here for years and it's the best! I do not eat meat or seafood so I have only had the vegetarian dishes but I am always pleased with whatever I order. I usually get the sweet pumpkin roll and the agedashi. I love coming here for brunch!... More 

Thank linzany
Norwalk, Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I LOVE IT when simple things are done sooooo well that they become special. That's Gen! Had deep fried Salmon in a Pita with cabbage and arugula. Salmon was crispy on the outside, moist and succulent on the inside. Shouldn't have been something to rave about, but it was. An instance of a chef making every aspect of even a... More 

Thank Roger B
New York City, New York, USA
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

It is a small place so if you have a large crowd it may be inconvenient to seat all together. Also it get very warm inside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3605
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-398-3550

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