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New Ginza

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65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472-4503
(617) 923-2100
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The best quality sushi in the area. Great sake and easy take out The only issues I have are with the lack of parking and the restaurants atmosphere is somewhat sterile and generic

Thank Bradley S
Belmont, Massachusetts
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232 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

we have been dining here for many years, but on our recent visit it seems that the restaurant has been sold to new owners. the menu is completely different, the staff is new, and the food not as good as before. gone are the pre-dining hot hand towels. our dinner was okay, but nothing special. we will probably look for... More 

1 Thank Michael W
Watertown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We recently moved to Watertown and tried New Ginza because it was walking distance from home. We found the staff to be friendly and the food was great. We enjoyed a variety of sushi and other dishes. We will definitely be returning to this neighborhood gem!

Thank ms0716
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor, skip this restaurant if you're looking for quality food. Not going to waste the effort to type more to the review because this is all it deserves. Sushi it's graded a D on taste, calamari was a straight Fail, price was also an F! Go somewhere else, there are other great options, not only 10 minutes... More 

Thank Lefter
Watertown, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Although I think they are a bit pricey, for a special occasion or just because, go here!!! The food is outstanding and some dishes are very unique from other sushi restaurants I've been too...worth the additional price! I love the light in this place also; very enjoyable ambience!

Thank alicedi11
Watertown, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Luckily, there isn't great parking available or else this place would be mobbed. The service is excellent, the fish fresh, and there are plenty of good options on the menu for those who don't eat sushi. In the winter, we love to get the udon noodle soup.

Thank Nickygsmom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been ordering take outs for our company lunches for many years. Last time I ordered the usual vegetarian assortment, I did not get rolls but rice fried in a dough and two other unidentifiable pieces. With the new ownership price got higher, portions are smaller, and the food does not the same taste the same. Already picked a... More 

Thank Zuzo
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

Great place for sushi. Good presentation and fresh sushi! Never been disappointed. Good service as well.

1 Thank Naresh D
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I had not been there for 5-6 years but it's still very good. Try the Hokkaiyaki (baked scallops in spicy mayo) as appetizer and the Volcani Maki. Their fried ice cream is great too. Nice service. Don't forget to make reservation.

Thank riouxp
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been back to New Ginza multiple times. Their sushi is amazing and they have a lot of other great options. If you're a fan of Japanese food/sushi this is the place to go. I got this box thing (can't remember what it's called) that was a little pricey but definitely worth the price!

Thank bmcgilli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (617) 923-2100

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?