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524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4029
+1 617-441-2116
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Kearney, Nebraska
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556 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh ideas about sushi, carried out well, with good drink menu and efficient service. Live jazz most nights tops it off for a great evening! High marks for artistry in food and music. Make it a regular stop

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Thank skiNebraska
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! Looking forward to your next visit :) More 

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Thelonius Monkfish while in town on business. VERY large menu with many choices. After conferring with the bartender I went with the duck spring rolls (very good) and salmon special (just so so). Salmon didn't have much flavor and was a bit over cooked. It came with rice which per the menu had various ingredients. Also not much... More 

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Thank drewlocher
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Drew! I will share your feedback with Chef Ginger so we can improve in the future. I appreciate you visiting us and making us part of your trip. Have a great week! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn't love beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi dishes named after musicals and songs. The duck spring rolls were fabulous and the Hotel California roll was luscious with lobster. The decor was warm and we had great service. We will be back.

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Thank Marie121316
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Wonderful! I'm glad you had a nice time and enjoyed our special rolls. Thank you for visiting us! More 

Denville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite go to restaurants for Asian Fusion. AND they accommodate food allergies! ++ Fabulous and imaginative cocktail list and menus items to satisfy every palate- vegetarian too!

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Thank jlmbennis
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate one of their specials, and it was exceptional! Excellent jazz music, attentive staff, lovely ambiance. I sat at the bar for dinner, and the bartenders were attentive, friendly, and quick. Delicious, well-made cocktails. If I lived here, I'd be a regular

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Thank ChicagoBree
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us on your trip, Bree! More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant. I picked this place to meet my sons new girlfriend because it was rated so high, because there would be jazz and because she loves Sushi. Wow what a menu - there is something for everyone. Super interesting and tasty rolls. Really fresh hamachi. I'm trying Unagi everywhere I go, and theirs was quite good (but not the... More 

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Thank Finny B
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing, Finny! I'm so glad you chose us for your special dinner and got to enjoy the live jazz as well. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Fantastic sushi in a very nice ambiance. They also play jazz on some nights. Get their party boats and thank me later.

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Thank Narek D
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you, Narek! The sushi boats are definitely a crowd favorite, glad you got to enjoy one on your visit! More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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730 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

One of our local friends suggested we meet here for dinner while we were visiting Boston, and it was a great choice. We loved it! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was fun. It was a pricey option, but that wasn't unexpected. This place is definitely a treat to experience while visiting the area!

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Thank AlnAbroad
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to be part of your trip and sharing your experience. We hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Cambridge :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We visited few restaurants around , and I think that going to this one was the best decision: a good variety of food and beers, excellent service and perfect live music

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Thank _fardiles58
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review

Thank you! So glad you got to enjoy the live music along with your meal. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Good sushi and related offerings. Very imaginative. Menu full of puns. They offer live jazz--and it is GOOD!

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Thank TinaBOrion123
tsmonkfish, Owner at Thelonious Monkfish, responded to this review
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Thank you Tina! I'm glad you enjoy our puns :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-2116

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