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1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
+1 617-354-5944
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Palo Alto, California
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had lunch here while in the Boston Area in late July. This is inside 1815 Mass Ave., the "Shops at Porter Square", which has a number of small Japanese restaurants. Ittyo is towards the back. It was a hot day, so I had the “Tempura cold soba” (soba noodles and tempura), which hit the spot. My wife had the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

It's a tiny little hold-in-the-wall place with no effort spent on decor. But the food is delicious and the portions generous, and most of them are under $10. I go here whenever I want a filling Japanese meal and don't want to spend the $20 required at a fancier place. A real hidden gem.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I go here (literally) 4-5 times a week for lunch. I don't think it would be possible to get sick of this place. The hot udon soup is the best I've ever had, and i'm a soup-a-holic, especially Asian soups. It is pure pleasure in a bowl. It's authentic if you compared it to REALLY good street food in Japan.... More 

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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346 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

I did not like this place at all. I had pork dish and it did not taste right. I think this is least authentic Japanese place. I do not recommend trying this place.

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Cape Cod
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245 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Every single offering was expertly and deliciously prepared. The prices were excellent and who knew this gem lived inside Lesley University Highly recommend this fabulous eaterie in Porter Exchange

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Boston, MA
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

In the Shops at Porter you will find several small Japanese Restaurants. Ittyo hits the right spot. Went there twice and had the same Soup Twice . Couldn't help myself , it was sooooo good. I had the Hot Udon Noodle Soup and added fried tofu and tempura flakes. The broth is tasty, the noodles filling, the added tofu was... More 

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Ellicott city, md
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106 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We discovered this place by accident as we were looking for good food while visiting Harvard and Porter Square. What a great find. We had udon noodle soup and katsu don. The udon is thinner than the usual udon which is nicer. The broth and the ingredient seem very authentic. I enjoyed the katsu don a lot. Same as what... More 

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Waterboro, Maine
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

This small Japanese restaurant is in a cluster of other mostly Asian restaurants at 1815 Mass. Ave. in Porter Square, Cambridge. Menu is varied, and I have enjoyed curries, noodle dishes, for some reason the soup tastes the best there for my taste. Authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price, not like steak and sushi houses I have visited. My... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2004

Ittyo anchors a line of casual Japanese and Korean eating places, situated not far from the more-formal-but-still-casual Bluefin within the same shopping complex. One of those places is like a coffee shop, when coffee shops weren't defined as Starbucks but as low-key restaurants. Another is a busy sushi bar; others concentrate on Korean grilled foods, Japanese noodle dishes...but Ittyo is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-5944

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