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Genki Ya

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231 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-1101
+1 617-661-8200
11:30 - 22:30
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the simple but mostly delicious sushi special lunch today. Simple, because the special is simply 5 pieces of nigiri sushi, one tuna roll and one salmon roll, along with miso soup and salad. The nigiri sushi pieces were tuna, salmon, shrimp, halibut, and "white tuna", which wasn't real tuna, but the fish actually known as escolar, which is... More 

Thank yoginiliz
Twin Cities
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My wife and I took my son and his wife to Genki Ya for dinner. I was amazed at the variety of rolls that they offered. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We went on a Thursday evening at 6:30 and did not have to wait for a table. We will... More 

Thank Steve00
Hartford, Connecticut
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300 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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220 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 33 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Good for
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?