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65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-2100
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
A great find

Absolutely the best sashimi I have had in years. Very generous, very fresh, good atmosphere. A good deal, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Tony R
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Gilboa, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Gilboa, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Absolutely the best sashimi I have had in years. Very generous, very fresh, good atmosphere. A good deal, too.

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Boston
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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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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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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16 reviews
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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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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Large groups, Romantic
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?