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Mari's Japanese Cuisine

2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
+1 518-381-4881
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (12 reviews)
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2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here twice over a 20 day period. My second visit I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the waitress remembered me and remembered my offhand compliment on a particular special sushi roll. This allowed me to reorder it and enjoy it again. The...More

Thank NorJerseyDad
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Grabbed takeout after a long day of travel and it was great! Midori avocado salad was simple and fresh, and the dressing was tasty, but sort of a strange texture. The tofu nabeyaki udon was delicious. The avocado sushi was excellent and beautifully presented -...More

Thank 339susan
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My friend recommended this place to me and I decided to give it a try. Although there was only one type of ramen here (Tonkotsu "Tokyo Style"), it tasted good! It had all the essential and delicious ingredients a ramen should have. It even included...More

Thank Youfang Z
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was visiting Schenectady and found this place to go eat. I started with vegetable tempura app which was hot and crispy, followed by some salmon and eel sushi which was very good. The rice was nicely seasoned & the fish tasted fresh. I was...More

Thank Luyang D
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Went for take out- staff very friendly BUTI ordered an expensive seafood dish that was almost inedible. Soupy & salty. Veggies tasted like they were from a can. The ginger dressing was like a salt lick. Sushi eel was like rubber. I RARELY throw food...More

Thank Lin2990
MarisJapanese, Owner at Mari's Japanese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

Thank you for your feedback. All feedback is important and we strive to improve our food in the best way possible. We are sorry your visit wasn't as planned and we will see to make any changes if needed. We use fresh ingredients and all...More

Reviewed 28 January 2016

I recently had lunch at Mari's and was quite disappointed. Lunch time mid-week there was only one other table beside ours which was surprising. I had a box with salmon; the salmon was overcooked which I can't blame on a hurried kitchen. The rice, edamame,...More

Thank suzyonthego
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I have eaten here for years and never get tired of it. Even with a change in management the quality has remained very high

1  Thank Rudyvn
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I've been eating at Mari's Japanese Cuisine for many years. I ate there once a week from about 2010-2014 when I used to work right around the corner. Now I eat there less only because I'm not in the area very often. Mari's is a...More

1  Thank Joel G
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We have eaten many times over the years at Mari's and it has consistently been the best Japanese food, or any food for that matter, that we have had. It is a small, very sweet place with great service and a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

1  Thank artemis3
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Don't be intimidated by the location, this is a family style restaurant , the staff is very friendly and attentive, sushi very fresh, try the dragon and the fire roll, there ginger dressing doesn't compare with any other other place that I have been to....More

Thank Fajardo28
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2049 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1227
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-381-4881
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Mari's Japanese Cuisine moved to different locations through out the years. In 2003 we were moved to what was the former White Cupboard Cafe in Schenectady from the City of Schenectady, and began renovations on our current location. In August of 2003 renovations were finally complete, and Mari's moved to our current location. Wherever and whenever you originally found us - whether on River Road, in Burnt Hills, or here on Schenectady's North side - we're so glad you did. We are the oldest Japanese Restaurant in Schenectady and we serve delicious/authentic Japanese food and Sushi. Experience for yourself, the unique taste of Mari's Japanese Cuisine.
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