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9 Babcock St, Brookline, MA 02446-5903
+1 617-738-0200
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Showing 36: English reviews
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
289 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank nenichacin
Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Shiki is a very good Japanese restaurant. The menu is quite extensive, ranging from vegetables to meats to seafood (including sushi and sashimi) to noodles and more. There were so many things I wanted to try, but I simply couldn't eat enough. I tried the takoyaki, ebi karaage, cold buckwheat noodles, sashimi, a squid maki roll, and the broiled chicken... More 

Thank Dimitrios D
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We adore this restaurant. We are not experts of japanese food but we really like it and this is a very good experience, with lots of interesting. super-fresh ingredients, beautifully presented.And with many taste sensations. I did not know one could pack so much flavor in a broth with one single clam!!! LOTs of types of sake too. The service... More 

Thank Alex J
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Whenever we are I'm Boston area, we stop here to have lunch. Each had kaiseki lunch - ume, take, matsu. Take set is served with miso soup; ume and matsu with small bowl of udon noodle. Fresh sashimi and oshizushi highly recommended.

Thank tabibit
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Shiki is a funny beast. It's an izakaya in a town where all the food sophisticates are fakes who think sushi is all there is to Japanese cuisine, and get into arguments about which frozen fish sushi is fresher than the other. Shiki serves straight-up izakaya food, Tokyo-style, so there's a bit of sushi but mostly a lot of other... 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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?