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1114 Beacon St., Newton, MA 02461
(617) 527-7888
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Ranked #94 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Korean
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2013
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60% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife and I come here often when we need a break. Very good food, reasonably priced, and on the quiet side so we can actually talk. The interior is a bit rundown, but we take that as a mark of eccentricity. Get the kimchee and scallion pancakes, the Snow Mountain maki roll, a cold Kirin Ichiban, then maybe take... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I came here with some coworkers on afternoon for lunch and had never heard of the place. The menu overwhelmed me at first because of how much food it displayed, as well as being a combo of Korean and Japanese food. I ended up ordering the Bibimbap in the hot stone bowl and had no idea what to expect because... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Went here with a large group for lunch; there were only a few other people having lunch. We got a few appetizers to share - scallion pancakes were very oily and had huge chunks of scallion in them which made it hard to eat. I got a beef teriyaki bento box - it was't that great. The beef was fatty... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I'm really surprised that this place isn't packed every night. The food is great, the atmosphere is calm and comfortable, and the service is personable and friendly. Even the prices are attractive, especially for the truly fresh, handmade meals. I almost don't want to tell the world because I love always getting a good table, but they work so hard... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Nice place. Eaten there twice, with a good experience both times. Sushi was fresh, though the "kamikaze" was nothing like you would expect from the name. Plenty of parking, and lots of tables inside.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food here is not limited to Korean. Also has other Asian but the Korean food is excellent. The bibimbab is great, every version. Also the shamui appetizer is terrific. This is one of my locals and I love it.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I went her because we had a goupon and took with some family visiting from out of town. While I liked the variety on the menu, most of us were not impressed with our food. The food was bland in some cases. The restaurant also seemed a little decrepit and disorganized. We only had a group of 5 and the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We decided to try this place since I had just purchased a Groupon for it. Overall this is a decent place but there are so many other ones that are better that we won't be going back anytime soon. Pros: The atmosphere was nice and definitely family-oriented on a Friday evening. Plenty of on-site parking. Service was friendly and attentive.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

I am Korean and I went there with non-Koreans, who all enjoyed the bibimbap...but it was a pale version of the real thing. I saw someone else's noodle dish - also looked like a shortcut version of the real thing. My spicy-tofu stew was quite good. The side dishes were weak. No Korean soju - I asked the waitress why... More

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The sushi is average... although they have some interesting ways of presenting and putting them together. The Korean food is quite good. There is a bar area that people go to unwind after work. But not cool/hip people, more like middle age to old drunks. The restaurant is a bit dark and it soft of gives me a sticky feeling...... More

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