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1671 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6235
518-388-9222
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Sushi Around!

Love love love Mr. Wasabi. It's fast, the service is great, and the food is delicious. The one word of caution I would like to give, however, is that as a vegetarian, the vegetable dumplings may or may not contain pork. I've gotten them numerous times, and the porkiness is hit or miss. They also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Adam M
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Niskayuna, New York
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Niskayuna, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Sometimes you want to just sit quietly with a friend and have a meal you know will be good and have the food be the background for the time you are spending together. This is a local restaurant that prepares sushi with either white or brown rice (which I prefer), with an incredibly friendly staff and sushi chefs who send... More 

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Niskayuna
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Didn't expect to find this gem so close to home. Mr Wasabi is a storefront restaurant so I never thought much about eating there. I heard from friends and family that it was worth checking out, so my son and I decided to give it a try. He actually suggested it, since he had recently had some sushi takeout. Our... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Love love love Mr. Wasabi. It's fast, the service is great, and the food is delicious. The one word of caution I would like to give, however, is that as a vegetarian, the vegetable dumplings may or may not contain pork. I've gotten them numerous times, and the porkiness is hit or miss. They also argued with me anytime I... More 

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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

OwnerJackie has created hometown warmth in a delightful restaurant on upper Union Street in Schenectady. Mr. Wasabi has wonderful handmade rolls, delicious entrees and terrifically spiced soups. If it's great sushi you want, this is your place! The fish is generous and fresh. One of my favorites in all my travels... Glad it's here at home!

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Albany, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My friend lived in Japan and became a "sushi-snot" and will only eat at Mr. Wasabi. She introduced me to this place a few years ago and we've never been able to find a petter place that compares. There are cheaper places, even all you can eat places, but you get what you pay for. The quality here is top-notch!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Mr. Wasabi is a bit of a drive for me, but when I am craving amazing sushi rolls, this is one of the places that I go. And it's always worth the drive, every time. The staff is never a disappointment; even on busy, crowded nights, the service is still good. The food is always fantastic and they have an... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My friend and I both got noodle dishes for dinner. She got the shrimp and I got the scallops for the same price. The shrimp is a much better deal since you get a good number of shrimp but I got very few scallops, and tiny ones at that. But the soup with vegetables was very good and the moon... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a very good sushi restaurant with great wait staff and good food. I have been there several times and would go weekly if I did not live an hour away!

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Clifton Park, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I came here for the first time with my boyfriend as a last minute decision. Our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered: Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon and the Peanut roll. The crunch added a great texture. The rolls were very delicate and so tasty. We also order the pork dumplings--AMAZING. As a side,... More 

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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Good service and tasty sushi and tempura. But the udon noodles were not at all authentic. THe chicken katsu was thin sliced rather than the thick pieces of meat served in authentic Japanese restaurants. This place also had Thai items on their menu - so perhaps its run by Thai people?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1671 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6235
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-388-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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