We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
617-277-3100
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good sushi rolls

This branch of the Genki Ya chain is a bit larger than the one on Tremont street in Boston where I had been previously and that is also very good. It is specialized in sushi rolls. Very reasonable prices for good quality sushi. Their spicy rolls are recommended, e.g. the one with scallops was my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Herman S
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
185 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This branch of the Genki Ya chain is a bit larger than the one on Tremont street in Boston where I had been previously and that is also very good. It is specialized in sushi rolls. Very reasonable prices for good quality sushi. Their spicy rolls are recommended, e.g. the one with scallops was my favourite. The boston red sox... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've eaten here a few times, most recently last week, and each time this restaurant serves up great sushi in a casual, yet nice neighborhood restaurant. The waitstaff is always friendly, they'll do their best to accommodate special requests, and they have a decent wine menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Genki Ya is a great place to get lunch or dinner but only go there if you are very hungry because whenever you eat there you finish up being really full. The quality of the restaurant itself was cool, but the bathroom wasn't as clean as I thought it would be.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Framingham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
253 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I am Japanese and I am recommending this place! The owner is not Japanese but he knows how to pick the fish! Their quality of fish is great and I love the menu. They stay organic and it tastes awesome. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fresh sushi, yes please! We order always online, the 3 rolls combo (including salad and miso soup) is a great deal. We never eat the salad or soup, we don't like them, but our favorite maki are the spicy tuna, sweet potato and delicious roll. Also the handrolls are pretty good, lots of fish! And the Nigiri (spicy tuna...) is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch during the week. Couldn't help notice that the staff in the middle of heated conversation speaking in Chinese. Hard to find Japanese restaurants operated by Japanese in Massachusetts. The sushi was substandard made with soggy rice. Rice cooked with much too much water. Ask anyone who knows about sushi. An apprentice in Japan spends 6 months... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In Boston and the option was room service or Genki Ya....wow glad I stopped in. Excellent service fantastic sushi...great meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Millstone, New Jersey
Level Contributor
165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Genki Ya was great! For sushi. My family came for dinner on a weeknight (luckily, they had a table), and we opted for spider roll, super dragon roll, and king salmon tempura roll. All were really delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed them. However, my sister and dad were really disappointed with the slow service and their beef teriyaki dishes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
185 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been in very many sushi restaurants all over the world and on the international scale, excluding Japan, the sushi and sashimi are quite good. Certainly more affordable than I have ever had in the USA for such high quality. I have actually visited the restaurant at 232 Tremont Street, Boston but asume that the other restaurants in Brookline,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I love sushi and this place did not dissapoint. The restaurant is really small so we had to wait around 20 minutes to get a table. Nice casual atmosphere. The shrimp tempora is awsome. It was also my first time trying sweet potato sushi, its a must try! For 3 rolls and a beer I spent less... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Genki Ya also viewed

 

Been to Genki Ya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-277-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Genki Ya staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?