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398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
617-277-3100
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Ranked #21 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW 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 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Millstone, New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a very small (neighborhood) place, but the sushi is unbeatable! I won't order from anywhere else.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love sushi from Genki Ya! Pros: they deliver! Sushi is fresh and delicious! Lunch prices are reasonable! Cons: I always feel like I am inconveniencing my waiter when I dine in. Service is not great.

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DelMarVA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were there on an early Saturday night, and the rest of the diners were mostly young couples. It was quiet and intimate. We had sushi, miso soup, and gyoza. All the food was great. The waitresses were very polite and attentive. For the quality of the food, the prices were very reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fresh sushi, friendly service, nice ambiance. Had a quick lunch here on Friday and found it nice, their lunch special was good and well priced.

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Additional Information about Genki Ya

Address: 398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
Phone Number: 617-277-3100
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Sushi

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