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Gen Restaurant

659 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3605
718-398-3550
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Ranked #991 of 4,427 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a vegetarian/vegan sushi lover Gen is for you. This restaurant has numerous options that go far and beyond the typical "vegetable roll" that other places serve.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My mother always accuentated the positive before the negative and I will do my best to follow. Convenient and new to the bloosoming Prospect Heights a few years back. We tried it and like it and we were particularly fond of the green tea ice cream for dessert. But on our fifth/six trip, we observed the sushi chef coughing repeatedly... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. I have been going here for years and it's the best! I do not eat meat or seafood so I have only had the vegetarian dishes but I am always pleased with whatever I order. I usually get the sweet pumpkin roll and the agedashi. I love coming here for brunch!... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I LOVE IT when simple things are done sooooo well that they become special. That's Gen! Had deep fried Salmon in a Pita with cabbage and arugula. Salmon was crispy on the outside, moist and succulent on the inside. Shouldn't have been something to rave about, but it was. An instance of a chef making every aspect of even a... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is a small place so if you have a large crowd it may be inconvenient to seat all together. Also it get very warm inside.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I live across the street and it's not just the convenience that brings me to Gen on a regular basis. I would seek it out even if I lived in another borough. The sushi and fish are always extremely fresh. The non-fish dishes are excellent as well. Their daily specials are the way to go, as they always make me... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We are pretty picky when it comes to Japanese restaurants and were psyched to come across Gen in Prospect Heights. Great variety on the menu from nabe (soups) to salmon collar to sashimi. Food is authentic, staff is really nice, and the place has a homey feel. If we lived in the neighborhood, this would definitely become our go-to spot!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

My girlfriend almost stopped me from writing a review for Gen because we want to keep it to ourselves. But Gen is awesome!! We went after a Japanese friend told us that it was authentic. It is. That and the sushi is soooo good! The fish is so fresh that it has ruined us for other sushi joints (which is... More

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