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Genki Ya

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398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
+1 617-277-3100
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Expansive menu of Japanese favorites, including sushi, sashimi, rolls, teriyaki, & Katsu. The portions are large, justifying the price. Pure delight!

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Thank anniesullivan714
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Admittedly, the place was empty when I arrived for an early dinner but outside of the two chefs in the open kitchen, the entire floor staff was stretched out on empty tables catching 40 winks. The chef alerted a waitress who brought me a menu. She never said a word or acknowledged my thank you's throughout the hour I was... More 

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Having grown up just outside of NYC, I've struggled a bit with finding tasty since moving to Boston. Genki Ya has it figured out! I'm so grateful to finally find a place where I can routinely order my sushi.. And I eat a whole lot of it!! My family came to visit and I took them here. Everyone enjoyed their... More 

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Thank ItalianDoc85
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I cannot get enough of the sweet potato tempura roll at Genki Ya. It's topped with eel sauce, and it's just oh so good! All of the other makimono I have tried were also delicious. On this strip of random businesses between Coolidge Corner and Allston, this is hands down the #1 choice. The food is fresh and they even... More 

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Thank Lisa C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I love the sushi from this place, it is always fresh and they have quite a variety to choose from. They are busy during the dinner rush. The staff is always friendly and usually quick and reliable, sometimes you have to get their attention during the rush. They have dine-in and takeout. Let's just say I love their sushi and... More 

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Thank Brian N
Brookline, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I am a creature of habit, and usually go to my "usual" sushi restaurants in Brookline. However, I had an out of town guest who was an Asian food aficionado, so I wanted to make sure I got it right. I had passed by Genki Ya many times, but had never stopped in. We got there when it opened, at... More 

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Thank 346foodie
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I have eaten here once before - this trip did take out. Order a couple of sushi entree dishes Teriyaki salmon and a few a la carte sushi rolls. Everything was delicious. Even though it was take out service was great. They were happy to make substitutions on a few of the items that come standard with the dishes we... More 

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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269 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

This branch of the Genki Ya chain is a bit larger than the one on Tremont street in Boston where I had been previously and that is also very good. It is specialized in sushi rolls. Very reasonable prices for good quality sushi. Their spicy rolls are recommended, e.g. the one with scallops was my favourite. The boston red sox... More 

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Thank Herman S
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've eaten here a few times, most recently last week, and each time this restaurant serves up great sushi in a casual, yet nice neighborhood restaurant. The waitstaff is always friendly, they'll do their best to accommodate special requests, and they have a decent wine menu.

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Thank DoraGirl24
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Genki Ya is a great place to get lunch or dinner but only go there if you are very hungry because whenever you eat there you finish up being really full. The quality of the restaurant itself was cool, but the bathroom wasn't as clean as I thought it would be.

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Thank Sasha S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-277-3100

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