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9 Babcock St, Brookline, MA 02446-5903
+1 617-738-0200
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most authentic Japanese restaurant in Boston! The food here is sooooo good and fresh all the time. Closest real Japanese food experience in Boston. The kaiseki sets, hokkaido don (sea urchin, crab meat and scallops) is my favorite. But let's be real, everything is good here and worth trying.

Thank Hazel Y
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been frequenting Shiki since it opened. For those unfamiliar with Shiki, this is not a 'sushi and beer place'. The non-sushi menu is actually more interesting and the range of quality sake's is eye-opening. Anyhow, when we came here in Feb, we suspected there was a change in ownership. There appeared to be a wholesale... More 

1 Thank C J
Brookline, Massachusetts
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386 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had dinner here a while back for the first time. The menu is both traditional and interesting. Good for sushi lovers and for other dishes. We will return again and again. Frequented by many Japanese and other Asians, including children. Prices are moderate. Best to make a reservation as lines can be long. Easily accessed by bus and train... More 

Thank Nancy2005
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It used to be great i heard and from the review, but they might have changed owner or whatever. Service is pretty bad, food is not worth the price and wait. The sashimi isnt as fresh too. I'd say try it at your own risk.

Thank Tommy H
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Shiki is a small traditional Japanese eatery. It is located just off the beaten path off Harvard Street, Brookline on Babcock Street in a lower level part of a building. Decor is quite simple. Tables can fit a single couple to a larger party. Food servings are small and costly for the amount of food served. One would expect more... More 

Thank Lindy L
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am a sushi lover and freak, and by far this is the best sushi in brookline. The superb service done by japanese and the guest are from diverse part of the world. Small and not pretentious setting but full of flavors and fresh fish.

Thank Belkis R
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a nice little restaurant that serves authentic Japanese dishes. My favorite was the seared Mackerel with grated daikon. Not a dish you see in most Japanese restaurants but it was delicious. Also enjoyed the Saki sampler: 4 sakis for $14, though the servings were a bit small. The place was packed on a Sunday night so service was... More 

Thank JerseyFeline
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you're craving Japanese food in the Boston area--for authenticity, taste, and variety --you must go to Shiki in Brookline's Coolidge Corner to find it! This small, Japanese run restaurant is located in basement on Babcock Street. It's not cheap, but not O-ya pricing either:) There is something for everyone on the menu--and it's delicious!

Thank DedeATL
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289 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We happened to park in front, on our way to shop for shoes across the road. Small basement in a side road to Harvard St. It was lunch time, so I added a few quarters in the parking meter, and in we went. With not much in the way of expectations. We ordered two different Kaiseki menus, at $16 and... More 

Thank bauwens
Boston, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This has been the best service at a japanese restaurant that i have ever been to. The food quality, presentation and taste was impecable and delicious. We were served by a japanese server not a chinese one! the food menu was in japanese and english and it seemed a high end place that japanese would go to eat at. they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Babcock St, Brookline, MA 02446-5903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-738-0200

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