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Genki Ya

398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
+1 617-277-3100
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (23 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2932
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did takeout from here last night and really enjoyed it. The nigiri and sashimi combo was of very high quality. It was a lot of food - each piece was large and delicious. If you dine in or take out, try not to over-order.

Thank JerryR10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place, I've now been there 4-5 times and was never disappointed! It has tasty sushi variations, I love the caterpillar and the vegetarian sweet potato roll. The prices are affordable, in the usual range for Boston/Brookline. The service is friendly, considerate and...More

Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Local spot with great food and fantastic service. Portion are a good size and fish was tasty. Had the salmon sashimi and the Sunset roll. Would recommend both

Thank Dayter
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This small sushi restaurant delivers elegant delightful sushi & sashimi, generous portions of fresh fish at a very reasonable price, well worth a visit.

Thank James H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I ate here with a friend who lives locally in Brookline, whilst the sushi is by no means cheap, the quality and portion sizes of the Sashimi are great value. the service was friendly and the overall experience was great. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Ricwood16
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is primarily a small local restaurant for sushi. They have a large variety of choices for sushi and maki either individually or combination plates. The sushi was good but nothing exceptional. The bill was surprisingly high considering that we only had miso soup and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank anniesullivan714
Reviewed 5 October 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....More

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 27 August 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...More

Thank ItalianDoc85
Reviewed 18 May 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...More

Thank Lisa C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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