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$21 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

I visit this location a lot...for lunch and dinner. However, more for lunch as they have great lunch specials. I love the few tables right in the front window facing Moody Street. Had delicious sashimi lunch and spider roll recently. Both were fresh and very...good. The host is also always quiet friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

Are they Japanese, Chinese or Korean. Wait they’re all of them in a way. A Japanese restaurant run by a Korean with Chinese sushi chefs. Some may say it’s great “they are multi cultural” but I say they are a jack of all and a...master of none. Food - 2 The cooked food was an “easy bake oven” for adults. Most every dish we had tasted as though they were pre-made/microwave/frozen food. This led to fear of their quality and care so sushi was not ordered. It is odd that we get free Korean apps before a Japanese meal. Service - 3 The lady seeming to be the owner was very cordial and prompt. Atmosphere - 2 Like their theme, I was confused. Were we at a restaurant or a nice sports bar? Will not return. Food was just too disappointing even though the prices were reasonable. Lastly, the owner should just stick to Korean food and be confident with that.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019

There are dozens of sushi restaurants boasting how many ways to make a maki. For me, the true test comes to the harder to source and more delicate seafood. My husband travels to Japan for business and returns exclaiming how delicious Uni can be. I've...sampled the orange globes, and each time I am disappointed with the taste of old beach tidal pool. After eating at Ponzu, I thought I would give it one more try, as this dish became my litmus test for freshness. OMG. Delicious. Soooo, that's why Uni is so cherished. The rest of their sushi is beautifully made and incredibly tasty. Their newly revised menu has about 20 maki styles, and knowing Ponzu, I will just have to work my way through the list. I'm skipping the cream cheese tho. Worth several trips.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Started with sushi and stayed there - everything was fresh and well prepared. Special order nato/ika/shiso make was handled easily with great result. We'll be back

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Everything about our meal was much better than expected. What this restaurant lacks in appearance, it more than makes up with its absolutely terrific food and tremendous quick, attentive and friendly service. The menu offers a variety of Asian fare, with emphasis on Korean delights....Whether the diner is a meat eater or a vegetarian, you will find something you like on the menu. All of our meals were excellently prepared, well presented on the plate/bowl, and extremely tasty. Our meals came with a pleasing miso soup, and little dishes containing sashimi, beans, watercress, and sesame topped broccoli. For main courses, our party ordered and enjoyed bulkogi, bim-bim-bop, and a salmon plate. Everyone loved the food. We certainty will return.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Ate here for dinner on a Wednesday night. Had miso soup, sashimi regular, and Bi Bim Bop. Plus, they were offering a special of toro which was so yummy. All of our food was delicious and well prepared. It was very reasonable too. Had great...service and already looking forward to going back for our next visit. Sushi quality was excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed December 6, 2017

from what seemed like a small unassuming restaurant among the many on Moody Street. Service and food were very good, with an attentive staff that ensured all needs were met. We had a mix of sushi and Korean dishes, (bi bim bop) that were plated...beautifully, fresh and delicious. This is so far the best sushi I've had in the Waltham area.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed October 24, 2017

This place is absolutely wonderful - I am a huge sushi lover, and this place is hands down one of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been to. The fish is always so fresh. The salmon sashimi is to die for. For their specialty...roles, they keep it a bit more simple, and they offer some very creative sushi appetizers! I have quickly become a regular, and the staff is always so friendly and welcoming to me when I stop in. I never feel like I'm being rushed, and everyone goes out of their way to make sure that I'm taken care of.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Quality sushi at reasonable prices. Great service fresh fish and great atmosphere. I dine here consistently cause the experience is never disappointing. Proves you don't have to go to Boston to get quality sushi in a chic environment.

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Went with family who live in the area. My first visit. They usually order sushi but tonight we sampled a variety of Korean dishes.The scallion pancake is huge for an appetizer. Miso soup very good. Bibimbop was perhaps to sizzling; the rice got burnt. Dishes...I couldn't name were tasty. Chef and several of the waitstaff took time to explain the dishes and were clearly quite happy at the clean plates. Like anything else on Moody Street parking is a problem.More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I went on a sunday afternoon for sushi and was very pleased with the "happy hour" reduced price menu. Delicious sushi, excellent service. Really good spot!

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I went here to get some take out food. I was greeted quickly by a friendly staff. She took my order efficiently. I did not have to wait long for my food. My dinner was delicious and filling. There is a wide selection of items...on the menu.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed January 22, 2016

This is a place we go to again and again. The food is always good ,the price reasonable and the service quick and friendly. They are an Asian fusion place with both big and littlte plates and a good selection of sushi. Basically, something for...everyone. In addition it is close to a good movie theatre making it very convenient before and after the movie. Not fancy, but consistent high quality. The spicy ribs are a particular favoriteMore

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed December 30, 2015

We go to Ponzu before and after the movies or when we want a wide selection of Asian options. Service is prompt and warm. We love the hot spare ribs and the curries, dumplings and roti. The space is large enough that you can have...a reasonably quiet table even if a large group is in the back room area.More

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Went here for a business dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sushi and the rolls. A pretty decent option for sushi in Waltham. I would go here again if I were in the area.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Ponzu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4