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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

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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
Most recent review
Pleasant and delicious

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Kate R
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Albany, New York, United States
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Albany, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Albany
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39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Schenectady, New York
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143 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a neighborhood Sushi Bar in the wrong neighborhood. The people are nice enough, but I always feel a distance by the staff and the food is only good, rarely great. Prices are the usual full boat for sushi. No bargains, but completely reliable.

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Schenectady, New York
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I love Mari's. This restaurant has been serving up wonderful Japanese food for many, many years. It is a family run and operated business. Mari and her husband go out of their ways to make each and every meal perfect. I have had almost everything on the menu....the sushi is top-notch...the teriyakis are tasty....the tempuras are tempting...even the SALAD is... More 

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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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