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Mari's Japanese Cuisine

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2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
518-381-4881
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Japanese Food at its Best

We have eaten many times over the years at Mari's and it has consistently been the best Japanese food, or any food for that matter, that we have had. It is a small, very sweet place with great service and a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Albany,NY
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Albany,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have eaten many times over the years at Mari's and it has consistently been the best Japanese food, or any food for that matter, that we have had. It is a small, very sweet place with great service and a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Don't be intimidated by the location, this is a family style restaurant , the staff is very friendly and attentive, sushi very fresh, try the dragon and the fire roll, there ginger dressing doesn't compare with any other other place that I have been to. Chicken Katsu , and nabeyaki udon best I ever had,

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Albany, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In Schenectady for a show, we looked for the top recommended Japanese restaurant and found Mari's. Perhaps because of snowy weather, stopping in at around 5:30pm gave us our pick of tables in a modest but comfortable dining room. Since we were the only diners for the first 20 minutes of our stay, we had attentive service from the moment... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Mari's has served authentic Japanese cuisine ever since it was the only Japanese place in Schenectady. But I haven't been there in a while. So we went early evening on a Saturday. It's not a big place, so it's easily filled, and we got the one remaining table. The menu has converged with many other Japanese restos in the area,... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For me, Mari's is the "go to" place...for lunch, dinner or takeout. The food is superb! My favorites are the salmon teriyaki and some of the sushi rolls. I love the homemade ginger salad dressing and the amazing chocolate mousse! They always offer white or brown rice, which is very nice. The service is excellent, too. ..friendly, fast, and accurate.... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I first ate at Mari's about 25 years ago, and it is still very good and going strong! Their newest location is bright and clean which is just what you want from a sushi restaurant. The menu is quite large with many items that you don't typically see in a Japanese restaurant, and the prices are very reasonable for the... More 

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Glenville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The wife and I eat at Mari's several times a year. I love sushi but the wife doesn't, making Japanese a difficult choice when deciding where to eat. Fortunately Mari's has helped solve the dilemma by offering excellent Terriyaki and Tonkatsu as well as excellent quality sushi and sashimi. The service is always good and the atmosphere friendly. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for Japanese food in the Albany area. I can't wait to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have gone to Maris for nearly 25 years and love it. Best quality sushi And delicious! I highly recommed this place for sushi lovers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Was recomended here by a chef neighbor. This is a great little Japanese restaurant in Schenectady. The ala carte sushi is super fesh and special rolls above and beyond expectations. My friend was very happy with the dumplings, an order of seaweed salad, and some other kind of roll. Highly recomended!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-381-4881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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