We eat lunch here a few times a month. The owner is very professional and this place has received several business awards. We generally go after 1:30 to miss the lunch crowd and we've never had a problem with service.
We prefer the upper room and it's great If you can get one of two booths by the window to watch the street scene.
They have lunch specials from $6.50 - $8.25 which include soup (my favorite is Miso...& it's not very salty!), side dish (lots of choices, but I get a spring roll -not greasy) and white or brown rice (brown, of course!) plus your entree! It's a deal.
Everything we've ordered has been fresh, tasty and well prepared. Just had the Sesame Seitan, which comes with broccoli and it was delicious (as usual).
They are open for dinner and this would be great place to eat before going to the Wilma Theater or the Academy of Music (even Susanne Roberts Theater, but that's a few blocks further).
Note: Lunch time is very crowded, so I'd suggest going at 11:30 or after 1:30 during the day.
Also, this is good, comfortable place for singles to eat. There are some tables on the upper room that we see singles in all the time. We've even seen singles in booths when we ate during the off hours for a late lunch after 2:00.
Even if you're not a vegetarian, this is good place to season your palette with some good vegetarian food. Love it!