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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Great customer service and authentic food
Really neat neighborhood locale with a quaint space
All the food we ordered was delicious!
Nice atmosphere. Great onigiri. Cultural
Had a great time with my stepdad here.
food was authentic, unlike many other asian places
It was very good food but a bit too overpriced
Great food, a bit hard to find
Great food at a reasonable price. Have to come here to try their lunch menu sometime which is apparently very different.
My dining experience was most excellent! I look forward to returning soon.
Delicious food and wonderful service! Will definitely go back!
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!
The food tested very authentic. I definitely plan on going back and trying out their menu.
Such good authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price point.
Various types of fresh sushi, easy location.
I’m not a huge fan of Japanese food, but I’m so glad I gave it a try
Food was delicious and fresh
very good sushi
The sushi was delicious! Would go again.
Cute restaurant with a quaint bar and dining area, attentive staff and quick, delicious sushi.
Great food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
A bit slow but delicious
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!!
Great food & awesome service
Nice atmosphere, tasty food.
the sushi is so good!!
Great special set up
I took my friends along. Not only the food was good but service was great! We really enjoyed it!!! Thank you.
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!!
Authentic Japanese food with vegetarian and vegan friendly options! Staff was happy to answer questions as well.
Delicious uni and fried oyster!
Food was tasty :)
very friendly service and tasty food for good value
Delicious sushi and good service
Quality food, excellent service
The tempura was excellent. The seaweed in the sushi was a little chewy, however.
We enjoyed the food and the service.
Very nice selection of Japanese foods!
I never would have gone to this restaurant. I WILL RETURN. Quiet, Excellent service. Good food served hot! Recommend #5
Great service and food!
Food was good, but overpriced for what you got.
What a wonderful treat! Shiki really channels the feeling of being in Japan - the presentation, the taste, the service, yhe whole package.
The restaurant was small and inviting. The food was delicious and the staff were personable and very helpful! I thoroughly enjoyed every bite.
Awesome service and soup! I love this little place
Great quality sushi. Fantastic staff. Creative menu. Very pleased and will return! You’re a 5.
Good service and tasty food!
Friendly service and delicious food.
Really high quality Japanese food
It was okay. It was good but nothing extraordinary.
best shrimp shumai ever!
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!
The food was good and the service was excellent.
Sushi was delicious and the service was great!
The food was better than I expected, plus the service was amazing and it was fun to be there.
Great if you like Japanese cuisine and live in Brookline!
Will definitely go again! Authentic Japanese food.
Lunch was totally delicious! Every bite was a special treat; next I’ll go for dinner!
Matsu lunch set was beautiful and delicious! Atmosphere and service were great as well!
Worked out well - local place we could walk to and very fresh food.
Great food and service
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.
Excellent place. Surprisingly good.
The service in Shiki was fantastic. It was quiet, and the food was beautiful and delicious.
They had really friendly staff! Very attentive :)
The food was great and their service was great despite it being super busy when I went!
It was wonderful. Great service and beautiful presentation.
Very authentic Japanese food. I got my 3 favorite Japanese dishes: chawanmushi, hirekatsu and saba.
Great service, great food
Great service and food.
Good food and good service!
Delicious food and very attentive waitstaff
Great food and ambience!
Definitely would go again
It was pretty good! Good service and the sushi was great
Sushi was super fresh and delicious. Waitstaff very pleasant. Excellent cozy spot in Coolidge Corner.
Shakti was delicious and comfortable for lunch today. Service was quick and friendly. I’ll definitely be coming back!
Amazing atmosphere, great sushi and service, love the wide selection of sake. Excited to have found a new sushi stop!
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!
Amazing food but really slow service
The spicy tuna makimono roll and salmon sashimi were great. The yellowtail was okay.
Food was delicious! We had salmon & konbu onigiri, and unagi sashimi.
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.
great sushi and great service. two thumbs up!
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.
Shiki has wonderful service and excellent fresh vegetables and seafood. Loved my meal.
The lunch Chirashi was good but the amount of fish was minuscule.
Great food and services!
Wow! What a delicious meal. I highly recommend this welcoming, tasteful and peaceful restaurant. Superb.
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!
Good service, good food, nice atmosphere and decor. I'd love to come again and try some more dishes.
It’s a great place with friendly staff and yummy food. I plan to go again.
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.
delicious food great customer service
Shiki is a hidden gem!
The friend I brought here described the cuisine as "authentic Japanese as possible outside Japan". The service was nice, food really satisfying.
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.
Authentic look, feel, and taste. Cozy little restaurant a la Japan.
Absolutely delicious, good mix on traditional Japanese plates, quick service, friendly and welcoming environment
Great food, service and cozy. More authentic vs. Americanized Japanese. I'll be going back!
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!
I had the Ikameshi, which was delicious. Portions are on the small side for dinner, otherwise, a really pleasant and relaxing dining experience.
Food was solid (unagi nigiri and takoyaki were the best), but it was hard to get service's attention throughout the meal.
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.
The food was delicious and the service was great!
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.
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.
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!
Delicious, authentic Japanese food. Thank you for introducing us!
Shiki was the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been to! The sushi and sake were exceptional.
Great food! One of the only authentic japanese foods in the Boston Area.
Great food and attentive staff!
5 very nice ambiance
Great service and beautiful presentation of food! Would definitely go back
Great quality food!
Always great service and great food!
Great food and lovely service!
Great service, great maki!!
Great little underground spot!
Really great place, will return again! One of the FEW that welcomed Nift without problem.
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.
We had a nice meal here. The yellowtail and spice salmon maki were delightful, vegetable tempura also tasty if a little undersized. Good service.
Food quality and service were great!
That was beautiful, delicious.. fantastic experience I will be back!
The place was nice, the soups and sushi great! And the service was good. In general, it was a great experience!
Delicious, beautiful presentation, and good service. Wonderful experience.
Not your usual Japanese place; lots of small plates, fresh fish. Sticky rice wrapped in squid, winter odeng special, nice futomaki rolls. Good stuff!
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!
Very good food and friendly service
Solid food for the pricing.
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.
Very friendly staff and great tempura!
Very kind servers very good food
Great food and service
We really enjoyed the restaurant!
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.
It was great!
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.
Shiki is an awesome standard for always fresh, always tasty sushi in Coolidge Corner.
This is cool and i get to learn about new places.
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.
Quality food and quick service.
Delicious food and excellent service from Fred — thanks so much! 5 stars!
Great service, cozy atmosphere and delicious sushi!
quick service, good food
AMAZING sake selection! It's so hard to find Tarusake in Boston.
I really enjoyed suchi from that place!
Wait times were long but otherwise satisfscotry
The food and sake were excellent, and the place has a very cozy atmosphere.
Good food, exceptionally friendly, homey atmosphere.
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.
9 Babcock St, Brookline, MA 02446