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1671 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6235
518-388-9222
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12:00 pm - 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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Why cramped in the back tables?

Let's start with the food. It's good, not great. Don't expect top cuisine. The problem they have is that they want to seat everyone close to the kitchen and register, while the front (close to the windows) is empty. They lose customers that way, because people walking think the place is empty, big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Javier O
via mobile
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the food. It's good, not great. Don't expect top cuisine. The problem they have is that they want to seat everyone close to the kitchen and register, while the front (close to the windows) is empty. They lose customers that way, because people walking think the place is empty, big mistake. That place should be looking full... More 

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Thank Javier O
Manassas, Virginia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Have eaten at Mr. Wasabi a few times when in the area. On our recent trip my son and I stopped in for lunch. I loved the variety of choices on the lunch special and ended up getting the tofu curry lunch special which came with a salad, four dumplings, four pieces of california roll, rice and a sweet and... More 

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Thank Pakrat47
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Miso Soup came out hot, very good, salad crisp and cold, service good. Went down hill from here. Sushi was warm and a little dry, slightly bland. Partner ordered Teriyaki Steak, came out cold on a cold plate, tasted ok, just cold. Only two other tables occupied on a Saturday evening, not a good sign to begin with. Atmosphere was... More 

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Thank K9gsd1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Friendly, quick, convenient, delicious Asian dishes in Upper Union St. in Schenectady! Sushi, box lunches, take out the food is tremendous anyway you dine.

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Thank Michael S. B
Niskayuna, New York
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Thank Alice S R
Niskayuna, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank BCPNisky
Niskayuna, New York
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168 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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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Thank Adam M
Niskayuna, New York, United States
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank Deborah F
Albany, NY
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Photogirlusa
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?