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581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0507
(781) 647-7977
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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Macro Start

My husband and I ate a meal from Masao's Kitchen on a recent trip to Boston. It was such a good experience, we decided to start eating a macrobiotic diet at home. If Masao's was closer we would eat there every week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Lara K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I ate a meal from Masao's Kitchen on a recent trip to Boston. It was such a good experience, we decided to start eating a macrobiotic diet at home. If Masao's was closer we would eat there every week.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I am first and foremost a meat-lover. My husband knows that and yet for my 30th birthday, brought me there with my mom. a party of 4 (our 3yo daughter was with us too) I must admit him telling me that he had plan on making me eat vegan food (and not just vegetarian) got me a bit anxious. The... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

masao is an exceptional chef I wouldn't exactly call his place a restaurant it's a serve yourself buffet or you can opt for a noodle dish, noodle soup, also does strudel cookies and cake without eggs extremely difficult to do. you can eat there or take out. He also has a great cookbook available at the restaurant or on amazon.... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

One of the least positive reviewers here, who said he wasn't vegan, said this was kind of like mom's homemade vegan cooking when she wasn't expecting company. Well, I agree, but I would call that a positive, not a negative. Not having grown up vegan, this is wonderfully delicious food from the vegan mom I never had. The place is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Masao's is incredible - I would travel many miles for this place. Affordable and always fresh. He puts a lot of love into this food.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This macrobiotic eatery has been around for decades, and the food continues to be fresh and delicious. The barbeque tofu is my favorite, and I get it whenever possible. The cost is really reasonable given how carefully prepared everything is, and while the atmosphere is basic, it's great for take-out or eating in.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant is really great. The buffet is what I always get. One of the hidden gems in the Boston area. I'm only upset that I didn't learn about it until I was about to move from Waltham. The owner is also very friendly. One of the few places with truly healthy food.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Came here for lunch on a weekday; a friend, carnivorous but willing to please me, in tow. The tiny restaurant filled up soon after 12:00. Buffet service with a good choice of very tasty vegan dishes, some of which were labeled with meaty names. I was very happy. The carnivore ordered a "bbq" sandwich with which he was very happy.... More 

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

A treat to find a restaurant that has macrobiotic fare. One has much to choose from, my favorite is Noodles and Broth. The restaurant's cafeteria style but the choices are excellent. Not your typical vegetarian food; brown rice, beans, barbecue tofu, seitan, miso and on and on. We were not disappointed and have been back several times.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Masao's kitchen remains the only authentic macrobiotic restaurant in the Boston area. Very simple fare you can count on. Get there early, however, because he often runs out of food. Yesterday my macro platter included samplings of the following: tempeh with red cabbage, BBQ tofu, chick peas and French lentils, butternut squash, mushrooms with wine sauce, roasted potatoes, seaweed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0507
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: (781) 647-7977
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

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