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Genki Ya

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231 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-1101
+1 617-661-8200
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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297 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sushi is very good, if not top rate. They offer an incredibly diverse range of specialty rolls. The service is very friendly and accommodating

Thank TomM1951
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My family has gotten so used to eating sushi, that we almost take it for granted. But, the quality and variety offered at Genki Ya shakes it up. Lots of interesting sushi combinations, including banana and sweet potato additions. The entrees are all beautifully presented and delicious. Everything we've ever tried has been really good. This is our "special" sushi... More 

Thank MuddyGurl
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is my place to go for sushi delivery. They have awesome 2 or 3 maki rolls menus with miso soup and salad for less than $15. The delivery fee and tip usually goes over $20 but they have a nice customer loyalty plan with 5% back. I really like their healthy Ichiban roll, and crazy maki. The soup and... More 

Thank pinacolada2017
Boston, MA
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216 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Fresh sushi and friendly. Extensive creative menu. I had the Scorpion Roll with shrimp on top of eel, avocado and cucumber served with eel sauce. Very good and reasonably priced. In fact everything is reasonably priced here and there is parking. Located in the alewife brook parkway shopping center.

Thank havingfunagain
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The restaurant is small and brightly lit but the sushi is fantastic. The lunch specials are a great deal. We have often ordered the party platters for a really easy dinner party. We love this place. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Cynthia W
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Quick service, friendly staff, and amazingly fresh sushi! Highly recommend either the lunch special (3 rolls of your choosing) or the triple spicy roll (dinner time). I've been here 10+ times and have never been disappointed

Thank Abbie G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This place is very busy so be aware of that before you go. However, when putting in an order either put in appetizer first and ask server to come back for the rest of your order. My appetizer came out a minute AFTER my entree. I don't want an excuse to why this happens, I want them in order. Appetizers... More 

Thank gnaff9093
Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Headed in here for a celebratory lunch with my work colleagues. We arrived about 11:45 while the place was still pretty empty. It was completely packed by 12:30. Both dishes I ordered were excellent. I started with the Genki Ichiban. Amazing taste. Tuna on top of crunchy fried seaweed and rice. Then I dove into the Doomsday roll. What an... More 

Thank JWC_54
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were in a hurry this time so decided to sit at the sushi bar instead of waiting for a table. Food was good but service poor....from the hostess and waiter/waitresses. Reasons to avoid sitting at the sushi bar: If you expect sushi chefs to talk to you Sushi counter is really small (5 seats only) No open area for... More 

Thank LexDC
Arlington, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I took my niece to her favorite restaurant. I let her order for the both us - Maki Rolls of tuna, salmon, and sweet potato. OMG!!! One of the best meals I've ever enjoyed. THANK YOU!!!

Thank usuallyhappyguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-1101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-8200

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