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Symphony Sushi

$$ - $$$
Fenway / Kenmore
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45 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115-4501
+1 617-262-3888
11:30 - 22:15
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:15
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am pretty much obsessed with sushi and Symphony Sushi is my absolute FAVORITE Japanese restaurant!! I've been a regular customer here for at least 10 years if not longer. The staff is always SO pleasant and prompt, never had 1 bad experience with their service. EVERY dish I've had has been absolutely remarkable. I really can't sing the praises... More 

Thank Rose-Antoinette B
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is great, staff is very nice to you. Sushi here is better than other dishes. Would recommend

Thank Sergio P
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner before a concert at Jordan Hall and then we returned afterwards with family for a small after bite and drinks. The wait staff is wonderful and fast, the menu has plenty of variety for any kind of preference and the quality of the food was great. I had the Poci sushi bowl (with rice and salmon): portion... More 

Thank Lucipara
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Maki, sushi and sashimi. This restaurant always has a great selection and efficient service. If you are attending a musical event nearby, plan on getting there by 5:15 or you'll have to wait.

Thank Steve N
seekonk ma
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stumbled on this little gem. Went to a show at NEC, around the corner. Great sushi, beautiful presentation. Very reasonable with very good service.

Thank latieda79
Boston, Massachusetts
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204 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Looking for a good sushi restaurant to go for dinner before a performance at Huntington Theater, Symphony Hall or New England Conservatory? Go to Symphony Sushi (but go early ... longer lines closer to curtain times). Lots of excellent vegetarian options. Friendly staff. Very reasonable price. We look forward to returning.

Thank TravelerWithOpinions
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My comments are based on three lunch experiences. My advice is to only eat here if you can't get into anywhere else. The sushi focuses on non-sushi--sushi with eggs and sushi with cooked shrimp. The sea bass lunch was pathetic--thin strips of sea bass that ended up being nothing more than deep fried bread.

Thank Jeff P
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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331 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I can't count the times we've eaten here and even had large family dinners after recitals or concerts. The large amount of Asian diners present attests to the authenticity of the cuisine. The Bento box is my personal favorite and never disappoints while my partners loves their sushi rolls. Service is excellent and we look forward to our next visit... More 

Thank Harold J
Boxford, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We were pleased to find Symphony Sushi conveniently located near Symphony Hall. It was crowded which is always a good sign, the food was good and more reasonably priced than expected. Each of our group was pleased with our selections. The food was attractively served with a large helping of salad and warm veggies on the side. I was happy... More 

Thank ei442
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Popular with students and concert goers in a rush. Tucked on a side street within five min walk of Symphony or Jordan Hall or about 15 min walk to the Museum of Fine Arts. Not gourmet, but reasonable Japanese food at good value prices. Portions are generous - the pork katsu is enough for two to share.

Thank AdventuresinJapan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3888

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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?

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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