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$30 - $30
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews sushi rolls soup great sushi sitting at the bar saturday evening appetizers platter presentation takeout yummy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was staying at the Hilton close bye so I ordered takeout. The Sashimi Platter was good but fish pieces were small for the price. My wife had the Ramen Soup with chicken and Tempura she loved it.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2020

Had a bad experience last time, but they are still the best sushi option in town and we wanted to be "served" instead of takeout again, so we reserved a table on their "sidewalk" (really the alley from the street to the parking lot, but...it is clean and bright and wide), and had a delicious sushi dinner. Server remembered us from "before times" and kept our glasses (water, hot tea) full. Service was quick (when you're the only party on site . . . ) and food was very good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

We stopped in Needham for the night and were very pleased to find such a pleasant restaurant with a long menu. We opted for noodle soups with many choices. Appetizer of rolled spinach with ginger sauce delicious and usual. Good selection of sake.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

the staff is friendly, the food is always top notch, and everything is yummy! not much else to say except that it is a really good restaurant

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

Pleasant service sitting at the bar. Convenient location with town parking lot out back. Great sushi for a reasonable price.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

A place for Japanese food with decent quality and reasonable prices! Environment and service are great.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

While in Needham, Mass, we stopped for dinner at Gari Japanese Restaurant. We had reservations for Saturday evening and were seated immediately upon arrival. The dining room was small but comfortable. We started our meal with orders of miso soup and Tom yum soup. I...order Tom yum soup wherever I go, if it is on the menu. This soup was tasty, a broths go, but not one of the better versions of Tom yum. It was very light on the fillings as well as the heat. We then shared an order of stir fried soba noodles with shrimp. I am not a lover of soba, but these were okay. For our appetizers, three of our party had various sushi rolls. Some looked and tasted good, some not so good. The Volcano roll was an especially messy presentation. It was not what you would expect to see in a Japanese restaurant. Two of our party had the tempura platters. My wife had all veggies and I had the traditional fish and veggies. They were quite good. Nice light batter. My biggest complaint is one I have with most Japanese restaurants, and that has to do with how the food is brought out. The Japanese bring out food as it is ready, regardless of whether or not you are ready for it. When my tempura was brought to me, I still had a plate of soba noodles and a bowl of Tom yum in front of me. The same for everyone at the table. Very awkward to find room for all the food. Makes you feel you are being rushed. Overall, they could have done better.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

Great sushi and nice variety and value; however, the Bi Bam Bab is what I get every time, no matter what. Just the best dish, every time. Trying to limit how many times I go so I don't burn out, but it is really, really...good!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

I hope so! Stopped in for dinner tonight, 1 hour after being seated our food had not come. This was 15 minutes after being told "it's on it's way". Well, it turned out our order had been "lost", and somehow it did not become the...first priority. After all, there were To Go orders that had to be made before ours was made! 5 more minutes later and it came. Was tasty as usual although some of it really seemed to have been thrown together. Requested something taken off of the check, and they did take about 20% off. Not enough to make us eager to come back again any time soon. Too bad, as the sushi is good and the service is usually pretty good, too.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

My son and I eat here once a month. Never been disappointed. Prices are reasonable for Japanese food and better than most of the other Japanese restaurants around. Staff is accommodating and helpful; sometimes not too friendly though. It's one of the few quiet restaurants...in the Needham area.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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