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Masao Kitchen

581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0507
(781) 647-7977
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

When my spouse and I first came here, he said "if you want to know my favorite restaurant, this is going to be it." I think it is okay. This is how I would describe it: very small restaurant, vegan, macrobiotic buffet. Everything is simply prepared (examples: salad with seaweed, barbecue tofu, brown rice, etc). This is the REAL DEAL.... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Buffet style. You fill your plate, buy by the pound, which is great in that it allows you to sample a lot. I enjoyed that. Unfortunately, I didn't find the dishes very delicious. Some were better than others. To be clear, this isn't where you would go expecting anything fancy. This is your moms home cooked vegan meal, when she... More

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Needham
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116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This little restaurant on Moody Street is a well kept secret. Masao and his helpers make the food and it is real food, not procssed food. It is a mixture of vegetarian and macrobiotic foods served in buffet style. I always feel good when I eat here. My stomach likes the foods.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

If you want a really healthy meal this is the place to go. You can take what you want from the buffet and pay by weight - getting exactly what will make you feel satisfied.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

People in Cambridge may remember when Masao's Kitchen was in the old Sears building in Porter Square. We still miss him, but he is serving lunch at his little restaurant in Waltham so if you are in the area, it is worth a visit. It is pure macrobiotic cooking with no frills. Very clean and nourishing food served up by... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

See my blog: Marty's Flying Vegan Review for complete review and pics. There were many areas that were prominent displays of water overflowing river banks and parking lots half under water. Here is the Thames River in Connecticut. Or maybe it was the Connecticut River. I don't remember when I took the picture on the way to Hanscom Field in... More

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Newton, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

If you are vegan or macrobiotic, this place is for you. A few warnings. There is no service. It is cafeteria style, but you get to serve yourself. You pick from several items, and you decide how much. You pay by the weight. It is the same as a salad bar in terms of the purchase process. There are not... More

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