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65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-2100
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My Happy Place

Best sushi in the area. I've been a regular customer for about 10+ years, which demonstrates that it's worth revisiting again and again. Sushi, cooked meals, you name it...all great. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
JoannaLovesBoston
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Boston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Best sushi in the area. I've been a regular customer for about 10+ years, which demonstrates that it's worth revisiting again and again. Sushi, cooked meals, you name it...all great. Highly recommend.

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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The absolutely BEST hot appetizer is the HOKKAIYAKI (Scallop or Squid), we get it with scallops. It is so good and we never come here without ordering it. The sushi is fresh and well prepared and the Udon noodle soups are excellent. The only complaint is parking can be tough on the street if you don't go early. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

New Ginza has become the go-to place to take my girlfriend on a romantic, yet affordable date night. The sushi always tastes fresh, and their presentation cannot be beat. The style of the restaurant itself is quaint, yet modern, creating an authentic atmosphere that causes you to forget you're dining in downtown Watertown. The staff is attentive and friendly, and... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We treated ourselves to the sushi Boat and had shumai and yakitori for appetizers. While the sushi was good, the appetizers were not. It's not easy to find parking near the restaurant. Better luck after 8:30 at night.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Rumor is that the main chef is leaving. That would be such a crying shame for New Ginza because he is what makes this place really sing! The weekend bento box is a joy to eat. A huge box, including soup and ice cream, is a steal at $20. On weeknights, I love to eat the duck special dish. Strongly... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is by far my favorite Japanese restaurant in the Boston area. It is well worth the trip! The staff is warm and friendly. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing. The Ramen Bowl (which is a weekend special) is decked out with pork, meat crumbles, hard boiled egg, veggies, etc etc etc. It is a truly unique dish. Whenever I... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I dined with my parents and daughter Sunday night. My friends and I used to come here a lot but our favorite manger left and we missed him so much, we were reluctant to visit. But we've eaten here on occasion, nonetheless, because it's so darned good. Sunday we ordered the Gyoza and Shumai (both pan-fried--otherwise they're soggy). The shumai... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our favorite "neighborhood" sushi place. You can't compare it to the high-end places like OYa or Oishii, but as a regular "go to" place, we love it. The rolls are perfectly made with not-too-much, not-too-little rice. Fish is fresh and our kids love the Udon noodle soups. Our favorite appetizer is the HOKKAIYAKI with Scallops...so YUM!

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Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Kids and I found this place on trip advisor. We were not disappointed We were served promptly, efficiently and professionally. The food was fresh and we loved. Poking on the stone slab. We found 1 plate of steak can feed an army so be mindful of such. 1 plate could have easily fed 3 of us. Although we cooked our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I went here for lunch with a bunch of coworkers and was pleasantly surprised by the delicious bento box- a ton of food but totally worth it to try a bunch of different food. Everyone else enjoyed their sushi and basic meals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (617) 923-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?