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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 52reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quite busy at lunch, and the servers seemed stretched pretty thin. Our waitress was also the hostess, and was very rushed. Apr 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great service Mar 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cooked food is very good but sushi is not done by trained sushi chefs. However and more importantly, our waiter was grossly untrained. One of our main courses came out on its own without the other main course and both before our appetizer. Also too many mistakes with our sushi order. Waiter is new and untrained and put all the orders in at the same time instead of appetizer first followed by sushi then by main courses. Missed a few of the order items and he did not know the menu at all. I had to repeat the sushi order multiple times and it was still wrong and took three tries to get it right. The waiter was very polite and very nervous. Not his fault that he was put on the floor untrained. Not knowing menu items is a major issue and not knowing how to take orders or how to manage order flow are the owner/manager's fault. Wait staff is a big part of your business, no matter how good the food is, if wait staff does not know what they are doing, you are not going to do well in the long term. I was actually teaching the waiter how to wait tables and place orders that really should not have happened. Sushi was clearly not made by professional sushi chefs. It was too wet, rice is not made correctly, lots of bruising of the grain which means they stir rice when they added sugar and vinegar rather than folding gently as not to bruise the rice. Rice is also pressed into a block, the texture is all wrong. I used to manage a traditional Japanese restaurant that brought in top sushi chefs from Japan so I know a lot about sushi - how fish and rice should be prepared. Cooked food is very good here but I would not come here for sushi. The lights are also too dim. You really should let your customers see what they are eating unless you have something to hide. Mar 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by The service was slow. The waitress did not clear our table of dirty plates at all, was very inattentive. Mar 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great modern atmosphere, good service, and delicious food! Mar 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice and polite servers. Mar 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by I should give them a 4.5. They were almost perfect.we got there @ about 12:30 on Sunday. Findings aparking space was difficult. Mar 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Our server was amazing. She was the best part about the entire evening by far. The food was fine, but not memorable. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself feels like it's trying too hard to be urban chic. Instead, the ultra-modern decor makes the space feel cold and exposed (not intimate), and the bad, too-loud music makes it difficult to have an enjoyable conversation. Feb 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food was yummy, service was good. Chairs are SO uncomfortable. Feb 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Everything was fine except the music, which was loud and awful. It may appeal to younger diners, but is definitely not "neutral"--you love it or you hate it. I hated it. Will not return unless they switch the station! Jan 21, 2014

Yoki Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

485 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 945-7127
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

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Yoki serves traditional and innovative Japanese cuisine. The atmosphere is casual, while a modern and upscale design. Ask about catering.

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