We serve traditional authentic Japanese cuisine in a warm friendly atmosphere in Brookline. Please come and see our modern Japanese place and enjoy the traditional true Japanese meal. Our chef and staff will be waiting for your visit!

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Shannon, February 18, 2020

Great customer service and authentic food

Sarah, February 1, 2020

Really neat neighborhood locale with a quaint space

Annette, January 24, 2020

All the food we ordered was delicious!

Liana, January 15, 2020

Nice atmosphere. Great onigiri. Cultural

S, January 9, 2020

Had a great time with my stepdad here.

Jasmine, January 6, 2020

food was authentic, unlike many other asian places

Alexander, January 6, 2020

It was very good food but a bit too overpriced

Maya, December 21, 2019

Great food, a bit hard to find

Taleen, December 20, 2019

Great food at a reasonable price. Have to come here to try their lunch menu sometime which is apparently very different.

David, December 19, 2019

Great service

Sam, December 19, 2019

My dining experience was most excellent! I look forward to returning soon.

Marla, December 14, 2019

Delicious food and wonderful service! Will definitely go back!

Hannah, December 13, 2019

The food was delicious, The prices were moderate, My waitress was excellent and sweet, and the atmosphere intimate. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely return!

Beryl Cohen, December 12, 2019

The food tested very authentic. I definitely plan on going back and trying out their menu.

Henry, December 12, 2019

Such good authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price point.

Lauren, December 4, 2019

Various types of fresh sushi, easy location.

Carlie, December 3, 2019

I’m not a huge fan of Japanese food, but I’m so glad I gave it a try

Elizabeth, December 2, 2019

Food was delicious and fresh

Emily, December 1, 2019

very good sushi

Nathalie, November 30, 2019


Judith, November 25, 2019

The sushi was delicious! Would go again.

Summer, November 25, 2019

Cute restaurant with a quaint bar and dining area, attentive staff and quick, delicious sushi.

Crystal, November 24, 2019

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

Heather, November 24, 2019

A bit slow but delicious

Marcus, November 23, 2019

Very knowledgeable staff! We appreciated their recommendations, especially as we were not so familiar with the cuisine. We ordered several small plates and really enjoyed each dish we shared—would definitely recommend!!

Alli, November 20, 2019

Great food & awesome service

Briana, November 16, 2019

Nice atmosphere, tasty food.

Carissa, November 14, 2019

the sushi is so good!!

Juliadele, November 13, 2019

Great special set up

Amin, November 13, 2019

I took my friends along. Not only the food was good but service was great! We really enjoyed it!!! Thank you.

Tamako, November 13, 2019

This small Japanese restaurant in a basement of a building on Babcock Street is a delight! Delicious food, great service. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal!! I highly recommend this place!!

Sheri, November 13, 2019

Authentic Japanese food with vegetarian and vegan friendly options! Staff was happy to answer questions as well.

Nireesha, November 12, 2019

Delicious uni and fried oyster!

Krystle, November 10, 2019

Food was tasty :)

Samuel, November 8, 2019

very friendly service and tasty food for good value

Wesley, November 6, 2019

Delicious sushi and good service

Sonja, November 3, 2019

Quality food, excellent service

Terri, October 30, 2019

The tempura was excellent. The seaweed in the sushi was a little chewy, however.

Emily, October 27, 2019

We enjoyed the food and the service.

Kim, October 25, 2019

Very authentic!

Keiko, October 25, 2019

Very nice selection of Japanese foods!

Mel, October 24, 2019

I never would have gone to this restaurant. I WILL RETURN. Quiet, Excellent service. Good food served hot! Recommend #5

Susan, October 23, 2019

Great service and food!

Darlene, October 23, 2019

Food was good, but overpriced for what you got.

Thao, October 20, 2019

What a wonderful treat! Shiki really channels the feeling of being in Japan - the presentation, the taste, the service, yhe whole package.

Bettina, October 20, 2019

The restaurant was small and inviting. The food was delicious and the staff were personable and very helpful! I thoroughly enjoyed every bite.

Victoria, October 18, 2019

Awesome service and soup! I love this little place

Emily, October 18, 2019

Great quality sushi. Fantastic staff. Creative menu. Very pleased and will return! You’re a 5.

Michelle, October 18, 2019

Good service and tasty food!

Barune, October 16, 2019

Friendly service and delicious food.

Simon, October 16, 2019

Really high quality Japanese food

Jonathan, October 12, 2019

It was okay. It was good but nothing extraordinary.

Mahek, October 11, 2019

Very tasty.

Midori, October 10, 2019


Devin, October 9, 2019

best shrimp shumai ever!

Roberta, October 6, 2019

I went to Shiki for the first time yesterday with a friend for lunch. We were both impressed! We both ordered the Ume (Plum) Kaiseki lunch. It came with chicken karaage (fried chicken), cooked vegetables, oshizushi (pressed sushi), a salad and a small udon noodle soup. Everything was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I had the green tea cheesecake for dessert and it had a nice green tea flavor without being overpowering. Our server was very attentive. I highly recommend Shiki!

Amy, October 4, 2019

Good location

Lucy, September 26, 2019

The food was good and the service was excellent.

Michael, September 24, 2019

Sushi was delicious and the service was great!

Jenny, September 23, 2019

The food was better than I expected, plus the service was amazing and it was fun to be there.

Justin, September 21, 2019

Great if you like Japanese cuisine and live in Brookline!

Celine, September 19, 2019

Will definitely go again! Authentic Japanese food.

Liry, September 16, 2019

Lunch was totally delicious! Every bite was a special treat; next I’ll go for dinner!

Patrick, September 12, 2019

Matsu lunch set was beautiful and delicious! Atmosphere and service were great as well!

Bethany, September 12, 2019

Worked out well - local place we could walk to and very fresh food.

Norma, September 11, 2019

Great service

Lindsey, September 8, 2019

Great food and service

Carolyn, September 8, 2019

I had the lunch special plate and it was such a treat to try so many different dishes. There was udon, tempura, sushi and croquette! I would definitely recommending trying out the lunch special.

La, September 7, 2019

Excellent place. Surprisingly good.

Anna, September 5, 2019

The service in Shiki was fantastic. It was quiet, and the food was beautiful and delicious.

Bethany, September 5, 2019

They had really friendly staff! Very attentive :)

Nora, August 30, 2019

The food was great and their service was great despite it being super busy when I went!

Alfe, August 29, 2019

It was wonderful. Great service and beautiful presentation.

Deborah, August 23, 2019

Very authentic Japanese food. I got my 3 favorite Japanese dishes: chawanmushi, hirekatsu and saba.

Joyce, August 21, 2019

Great service, great food

Lee, August 19, 2019

Great service and food.

Jay, August 7, 2019

Good food and good service!

Peter, August 4, 2019

Delicious food and very attentive waitstaff

Caitlyn, July 31, 2019


Lisa, July 31, 2019

Great food and ambience!

Rashi, July 26, 2019

Definitely would go again

Menaka, July 20, 2019

It was pretty good! Good service and the sushi was great

Alexandra, July 18, 2019

Sushi was super fresh and delicious. Waitstaff very pleasant. Excellent cozy spot in Coolidge Corner.

Linda, July 17, 2019

Shakti was delicious and comfortable for lunch today. Service was quick and friendly. I’ll definitely be coming back!

Erika, July 14, 2019


Varda, July 3, 2019

Amazing atmosphere, great sushi and service, love the wide selection of sake. Excited to have found a new sushi stop!

Celene, June 30, 2019

Food was awesome! Took a bit because we hit a busy rush...but it was a nice atmosphere and great for our last meal in Boston. Sushi was delicious, and my fried pork belly was tasty!

Ryan, June 24, 2019

Amazing food but really slow service

Melody, June 8, 2019

The spicy tuna makimono roll and salmon sashimi were great. The yellowtail was okay.

Kate, June 4, 2019

Food was delicious! We had salmon & konbu onigiri, and unagi sashimi.

Katy, May 25, 2019

Shiki is a small, intimate restaurant with superb food and an excellent sake list. Service is very friendly and helpful though a tad slow at times.

Terry, May 19, 2019

great sushi and great service. two thumbs up!

Michael, May 19, 2019

The food was good - autentic Japanese. The service was perfect. I do not like a basement, but this restaurant was as nice as it could be in a basement. the location is great.

Ulla, May 19, 2019

Shiki has wonderful service and excellent fresh vegetables and seafood. Loved my meal.

Saffron, May 16, 2019

The lunch Chirashi was good but the amount of fish was minuscule.

Peter, May 15, 2019

Great food and services!

Patta, May 12, 2019

Wow! What a delicious meal. I highly recommend this welcoming, tasteful and peaceful restaurant. Superb.

Helen, May 9, 2019

Very authentic food and service was great. I ordered something I had never tried before and the waiter gave me tips on how to best enjoy it!

Maren, May 6, 2019

Good service, good food, nice atmosphere and decor. I'd love to come again and try some more dishes.

Deva, May 4, 2019

It’s a great place with friendly staff and yummy food. I plan to go again.

Annie, May 4, 2019

The food was delicious, as was the sake. Great-tasting ginger dressing with a generously-sized garden salad, fresh and tasty tuna roll. The tempura was one of the top tempura dishes I've ever had: perfectly fresh and crisp batter on the shrimp and vegetables with a delicious dipping sauce. The vibe was bright, comforting, and happy. Quite crowded and a popular place on a Thursday night. Attentive and polite staff. Only drawback is that it got very loud; hard to hear your dinner partners talk.

Becky, May 2, 2019

delicious food great customer service

Rachhit, April 30, 2019

Shiki is a hidden gem!

Stephanie, April 28, 2019

The friend I brought here described the cuisine as "authentic Japanese as possible outside Japan". The service was nice, food really satisfying.

Alice, April 27, 2019

Welcoming staff, pleasant atmosphere to enjoy conversation over lunch. Nice lounge music in the background and attentive service. Sashimi, miso soup, and seaweed salad all delicious. First time trying, and will definitely go back.

Paula, April 11, 2019

Authentic look, feel, and taste. Cozy little restaurant a la Japan.

Fred, April 10, 2019

Absolutely delicious, good mix on traditional Japanese plates, quick service, friendly and welcoming environment

Mary Katherine, April 3, 2019

Great food, service and cozy. More authentic vs. Americanized Japanese. I'll be going back!

Marcia, April 3, 2019

Excellent food, very friendly servers. Unfortunately the meal (just sushi) took over 30 min to come out. They were very nice, but don’t expect a quick meal!

Elisheva, April 3, 2019

I had the Ikameshi, which was delicious. Portions are on the small side for dinner, otherwise, a really pleasant and relaxing dining experience.

James, April 2, 2019

Food was solid (unagi nigiri and takoyaki were the best), but it was hard to get service's attention throughout the meal.

A, March 31, 2019

Thanks, we really enjoyed dinner at Shiki. I love that you serve water without ice. The maki rolls were very fresh and delicious, as was the tofu. We also had the fresh rolls that could have been better with some kind of sauce.

Deb, March 30, 2019

The food was delicious and the service was great!

Susie, March 29, 2019

Despite being a busy evening with a full restaurant, the customer service was great, and the waitress was very friendly. Nice, light and delicious meal.

Ellen, March 28, 2019

Portions were small but fine given it's an expensive place. Cashier accidentally didn't take off my $15 from the bill initially so I had to return to the restaurant to get credited, but not a huge deal.

Jingwen, March 28, 2019

I had never been to Shiki. I have been thinking about sushi and wanting to really like it. I don't always know what to order. The server gave me some great advice, and I had a truly wonderful meal and experience! I love them!

Bill, February 28, 2019

Great food!

Colette, February 20, 2019

Delicious, authentic Japanese food. Thank you for introducing us!

Áron, February 14, 2019

Shiki was the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been to! The sushi and sake were exceptional.

Shannon, February 9, 2019

Great food! One of the only authentic japanese foods in the Boston Area.

Christine, February 7, 2019

Great food and attentive staff!

Mya, February 3, 2019

5 very nice ambiance

Rosaline, January 31, 2019

Great service and beautiful presentation of food! Would definitely go back

Grace, January 27, 2019

Great quality food!

Adam, January 26, 2019

So fresh!

Daisy, January 24, 2019

Always great service and great food!

Sarah, January 22, 2019

Great food and lovely service!

Abby, January 19, 2019

Great service, great maki!!

Hannah, January 16, 2019

Great little underground spot!

Jackie, January 13, 2019

Really great place, will return again! One of the FEW that welcomed Nift without problem.

Uzma, January 12, 2019

My sister and I enjoyed Shiki very much. They had different Toro options as their special tonight, we ordered two pieces of nigiri each. Since it was cold outside we decided to go with the udon, which hit the spot. The wait staff was very friendly and the food came out in good time. Overall a great experience.

Rachel, January 11, 2019

We had a nice meal here. The yellowtail and spice salmon maki were delightful, vegetable tempura also tasty if a little undersized. Good service.

Jesse, January 10, 2019

Food quality and service were great!

Bankus, January 5, 2019

That was beautiful, delicious.. fantastic experience I will be back!

Sarah, January 5, 2019

The place was nice, the soups and sushi great! And the service was good. In general, it was a great experience!

Daisy, January 3, 2019

Delicious, beautiful presentation, and good service. Wonderful experience.

Judith, January 2, 2019

Not your usual Japanese place; lots of small plates, fresh fish. Sticky rice wrapped in squid, winter odeng special, nice futomaki rolls. Good stuff!

Hubert, December 31, 2018

The appetizers, sushi + dishes were all super delicious + tasted very fresh. Our waiters were also very friendly + helpful with our order. The food was also very reasonably priced. We will be back!

Susan, December 29, 2018

Delicious food!

Emily, December 21, 2018

Very good food and friendly service

Matthew, December 21, 2018

Solid food for the pricing.

Lisa, December 20, 2018

I had the Matsu (Pine) Kaiseki lunch and it was great, all the food was perfectly prepared. There were some old favorites (tempura, sashimi, udon) and some new surprises like the egg custard with seafood and baby octopus.

Rachael, December 18, 2018

Very friendly staff and great tempura!

Julia, December 16, 2018

Great food!

Elaine, December 15, 2018


Stacey, December 14, 2018

Very kind servers very good food

Michael, December 13, 2018

Great food and service

Bita, December 11, 2018

We really enjoyed the restaurant!

Kelsa, December 11, 2018

Great small tapas-style Japanese food. Everything we ordered was delicious and it was very reasonably priced! Packed with locals, even on a Sunday night.

Amanda, December 9, 2018

It was great!

Ildi, December 9, 2018

Happy to have chosen this NIFT as I never knew that this restaurant was there. Very nice ambience, gracious service, very fresh food. Looking forward to going there again.

Judith, December 5, 2018

Shiki is an awesome standard for always fresh, always tasty sushi in Coolidge Corner.

Beth, December 4, 2018

This is cool and i get to learn about new places.

Stephon, December 3, 2018

Delicious food! I love that Shiki has dishes I've never seen at other Japanese restaurants. The broiled squid was our favorite. Service was fantastic and we had a wonderful experience.

Peggy, December 3, 2018

Quality food and quick service.

Matthew, December 3, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service from Fred — thanks so much! 5 stars!

Linda, December 3, 2018

Great service, cozy atmosphere and delicious sushi!

Annie, November 30, 2018

quick service, good food

Amy, November 27, 2018

AMAZING sake selection! It's so hard to find Tarusake in Boston.

Jennifer, November 21, 2018

I really enjoyed suchi from that place!

Alla, November 17, 2018


Georgia, November 16, 2018

Wait times were long but otherwise satisfscotry

Megan, November 16, 2018

The food and sake were excellent, and the place has a very cozy atmosphere.

Katie, November 12, 2018

Good food, exceptionally friendly, homey atmosphere.

David &, November 8, 2018

Such a friendly staff and super accommodating to the Nift got card! Great sushi and pretty good price for what I’ve paid for sushi! I will definitely be back.

Rachel, November 8, 2018
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