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43 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5406
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Ranked #8 of 66 restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Sushi
Most recent review
- Feb 27, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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English first
Winchester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

When my wife and I lived in Japan, a steaming bowl of ramen always hit the spot on a cold winter day when out in the neighborhood. It was bitter cold outside when we left the theater yesterday, so we chose Daikanyama for dinner. We both ordered the Daikanyama Bowl (chicken for me, tofu and vegetables for my wife) with... More

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended to us so we drive 15 mins to next town to try it out for take out Sunday dinner. The food was fair quality/taste, the portions were surprisingly (shockingly) small and it was very expensive! We will NOT be returning to Daikanyama!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

....we were there for lunch and ordered off of the special kitchen lunch menu. Both dishes-when they came out-were excellent, the problem was one came out in 10 minutes, followed 10 minutes later by the other dish, and that is unacceptable. However, as noted the food was excellent, a chicken katsu was amongst the best that I had ever had,... More

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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I dine at Daikanyama at least once a week. Always get great service with a smile and a fantastic meal. They recently renovated their space and created a new and richer than ever menu. If you're into sushi and Japanese food, don't miss this one.

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167 reviews 167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We often visit Lexington to go to the excellent cinema. This past weekend we unexpectedly ran into friends at the theater and they suggested we try Daikamyama after the show. We were happy to oblige as we have wanted to try the restaurant for awhile. The entire experience was excellent. The space is very nice with clean lines and comfortable... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Daikanyama is consistently very good. We eat there at least once a month. The sushi specials are creative and unique. Food from the kitchen is also quite good. Service is friendly, but not always fast. Best sushi in town, but better can be found at Toraya in Arlington.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Sushi is one of my all time favorite foods. I'll confess though that after eating it often in Japan, I've become more than a little selective when it comes to American Japanese restaurants. The better U.S. restaurants, like Daikanyama, offer a good mix of authentic dishes plus some American creativity with original and unusual maki. I like the daikanyama maki,... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Good location in central Lexington, rather spartan interior so lacks atmosphere. However, the service is good and the food is very good. My friend had the katsu and he is very fussy about that and was impressed and enjoyed. I had a bento salmon lunch special. It was really good and quite reasonably priced. Look forward to a return trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We tried Daikanyama based on Tripadvisor reviews. The Sushi was very fresh. They have an assortment of roles. We love the Spicy Girl Maki. Big plus for me is that they carry Choya Plum Wine. Some Sushi places do not carry this. There are a few Sushi places in the Concord/Waltham area but the Sushi here is comparable if not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This restaurant has wonderful sushi, and lots of special touches, fresh fruits, seafood and veggies in their specials. Unusual soups, and the box lunches are an incredible value. The tuna is one of my favorite boxes

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