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1105 Massachusetts Ave # 3, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-1188
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only highbrow fish

It's within walking distance of MIT and Harvard and I guess that has something to do with it. We see sushi being cosseted by chefs wielding tweezers. We have kama that comes with the head, shrimp tempura with spicy mayo that's my new favorite maki. And the music, it's jazz with a '50s vibe via New... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It's within walking distance of MIT and Harvard and I guess that has something to do with it. We see sushi being cosseted by chefs wielding tweezers. We have kama that comes with the head, shrimp tempura with spicy mayo that's my new favorite maki. And the music, it's jazz with a '50s vibe via New Orleans. Summer or winter,... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been coming to Cafe Sushi for a few years, ever since moving to Cambridge. Best sushi in Cambridge, excellent food and service. I recommend a seat by the bar for best results.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I was visiting Boston for a week on a business trip. Being a big fan of sushi, I had to find a popular place in the area I was staying (Cambridge). Although I had to wait 40 minutes for a seat, it was well worth it. Their unagi nigiri was probably one of the best I've had ever. I would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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123 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is really good - but I don't think I'll be back - there are some amazing options to have brilliant sushi around Boston which are not as expensive.

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South Yarmouth, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was introduced to this restaurant by a client of mine and was blown away. I love sushi, but most options in the Boston area are for the usual selection of rolls, maki, sashimi etc. Unique sushi is available, but at very high prices so Cafe Sushi fits the need for great sushi at reasonable prices very nicely. I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My girlfriend treated me to Cafe Sushi's omakase for my birthday. It was excellent, unique and delicious. The chef was polite and friendly. It's also a relative bargain compared to some really high end omakases (for example, Sushi Yasuda in New York). Cafe Sushi is a place we have been coming to regularly now for about a half a year... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a very good choice for high quality sushi that is fairly priced and unpretentious. You won't get a $450 Kobe steak here, but you will get very nicely prepared sushi and sashimi, from the basics to some very good specialty rolls. The service was friendly and efficient, and the whole place had a casual neighborhood atmosphere.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went to dinner here recently to celebrate my mom's birthday with the "omakase" dinner. She is Japanese and a very picky eater. Although the restaurant is in a drab strip mall, we were on notice that something special was about to happen when we saw that 4 sushi chefs were behind the sushi bar. One appeared to be devoted just... More 

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our first visit to Cafe Sushi left us oohing and aahing about how fabulous the sushi and everything else was. We have been back 3 more times, and each time it is a wonderful experience. I especially recommend their vegetable sushi - 5 different vegetables elegantly and deliciously prepared, and which are ordered individually. We order one of each of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It was a cold night and I was dressed very casual so I didn't want to go to a fancy sushi place. However it ended to be good because I don't play around with raw food. According to boston magazine, this one was one of the good places nearby. It off the main square and trains but maybe a 10minute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1105 Massachusetts Ave # 3, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 491-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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