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65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-2100
Website
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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Really enjoying the weekend bento box

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Shantap
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Watertown, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Family friendly atmosphere. They will make special chopsticks for your little ones. Sushi quality and price is ok, there are better places in Boston or Brookline. My kids however go gaga for this place. Love the aquarium with the "Nemo" and also grilling salmon on a hot stone.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Tired of Super Fusion I have been going here instead. A little more expensive and worth every penny. Try the very generous and creative bento on Sundays.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is outstanding . . .fresh, flavorful, and extensive menu. Low key vibe, good service, can hang out at the restaurant as long as you want. . . Never feel rushed.

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Medfield, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I work nearby and love coming here for lunch. The restaurant is pleasant inside with good lighting, and a menu that is perfect for me. At lunch you pay around $10 for salad, soup, and an entree--I always get the salmon teriyaki, which is delicious and served with some (soba) noodles, steamed rice, and excellent vegetables. It is a healthy... More 

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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: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?