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398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
617-277-3100
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Sushi!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Sasha S
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English first
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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.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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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 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: 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

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