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Mari's Japanese Cuisine

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2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

I recently had lunch at Mari's and was quite disappointed. Lunch time mid-week there was only one other table beside ours which was surprising. I had a box with salmon; the salmon was overcooked which I can't blame on a hurried kitchen. The rice, edamame, salad were fine though hard to mess up. The meal included dessert which ended up... More 

Thank suzyonthego
Saratoga Springs, New York
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

I have eaten here for years and never get tired of it. Even with a change in management the quality has remained very high

1 Thank Rudyvn
Rock City Falls, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

I've been eating at Mari's Japanese Cuisine for many years. I ate there once a week from about 2010-2014 when I used to work right around the corner. Now I eat there less only because I'm not in the area very often. Mari's is a gem in the outskirts of a city that in my opinion is best avoided (sorry... More 

1 Thank Joel G
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have eaten many times over the years at Mari's and it has consistently been the best Japanese food, or any food for that matter, that we have had. It is a small, very sweet place with great service and a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank artemis3
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't be intimidated by the location, this is a family style restaurant , the staff is very friendly and attentive, sushi very fresh, try the dragon and the fire roll, there ginger dressing doesn't compare with any other other place that I have been to. Chicken Katsu , and nabeyaki udon best I ever had,

Thank Fajardo28
Albany, New York, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

In Schenectady for a show, we looked for the top recommended Japanese restaurant and found Mari's. Perhaps because of snowy weather, stopping in at around 5:30pm gave us our pick of tables in a modest but comfortable dining room. Since we were the only diners for the first 20 minutes of our stay, we had attentive service from the moment... More 

Thank Kate R
Albany, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2015

Mari's has served authentic Japanese cuisine ever since it was the only Japanese place in Schenectady. But I haven't been there in a while. So we went early evening on a Saturday. It's not a big place, so it's easily filled, and we got the one remaining table. The menu has converged with many other Japanese restos in the area,... More 

Thank Ric A
Niskayuna, New York
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

For me, Mari's is the "go to" place...for lunch, dinner or takeout. The food is superb! My favorites are the salmon teriyaki and some of the sushi rolls. I love the homemade ginger salad dressing and the amazing chocolate mousse! They always offer white or brown rice, which is very nice. The service is excellent, too. ..friendly, fast, and accurate.... More 

2 Thank TravelingLily2014
Delmar, New York
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219 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2014

I first ate at Mari's about 25 years ago, and it is still very good and going strong! Their newest location is bright and clean which is just what you want from a sushi restaurant. The menu is quite large with many items that you don't typically see in a Japanese restaurant, and the prices are very reasonable for the... More 

2 Thank DestinyRides
Glenville, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

The wife and I eat at Mari's several times a year. I love sushi but the wife doesn't, making Japanese a difficult choice when deciding where to eat. Fortunately Mari's has helped solve the dilemma by offering excellent Terriyaki and Tonkatsu as well as excellent quality sushi and sashimi. The service is always good and the atmosphere friendly. I highly... More 

2 Thank dmaslanka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-381-4881

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