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Shogun Restaurant

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1385 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-965-6699
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Shogun for many years. Exquisitely prepared, always fresh and delicious. Between my husband and I we have tried practically everything. Service is prompt and very polite. Chef is extraordinary. Cuisine is an artwork in itself. Always a stop for us when we are in the area.

Thank Connie A
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Neither my friend or I were in the mood for sushi, so we had other choices on the menu and enjoyed good Japanese food and rather young and efficient service. All in all it was fun, although they should really serve red wine at room temperature, not chilled. However wine is probably not a staple on Japanese tables. Approved.

Thank Marco B
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of the restaurant is similar to that of restaurants of Japan, with the Master chatting in Japanese with customers sitting at the sushi bar. We ordered the chirashi zushi and enjoyed how fresh the sashimi was. The colors and presentation of the chirashi zushi made it even more appetizing. The wait staff, however, seemed a bit distracted and... More 

Thank Joyce J
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Go there with friends, with your significant other or alone at lunch or dinner, for 30 years the Japanese food here has been served fresh and flavorful. Tekka maki, California roll, maguro sashimi and broiled unagi are favorites. Casual atmosphere and good value.

Thank James B
Newton, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We love this homey Japanese restaurant in West Newton. Very casual and comfortable, with good food. We recommend trying it and think you'll like it as we do.

1 Thank TheBostonTravelers
West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

There's no place like it. I've been going to Shogun since it opened more than 30 years ago and its quality has not wavered at all. Ito-san, the sushi chef, has consistently turned out some of the best maki, hand rolls, and sashimi I've eaten -- and being a sushi lover who travels this is an educated comment. Order the... More 

1 Thank jessical1439
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

What can I say other than GREAT! Very welcoming, quaint, and extremely attentive with out being bothersome. Great sushi! Great house sake, and very reasonable prices. Try it before spending 2x as much somewhere else.

1 Thank Launcelot M
Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Nothing is particularly stellar here. They charge you for tea (green tea in a tea bag, cup, and hot water). Teriayaki Cod bento box was average at best. The miso soup was lukewarm. Eel handroll pretty good consistently. Tasty dashi broth in the donabe. Server was a nice young man who was so laid back, taking his time to assist... More 

1 Thank travelernewton
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

I've been here a handful of times over the years, whenever I'm in the area. The staff is extremely friendly to every single guest and seems to be familiar with many regulars. The sushi is good too. Decor seems much more authentic than many other places around. Location may be a hole in the wall, but those of us who... More 

Thank traceydee333
Millis, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We first visited Shogun Restaurant in the early 1980s when we were taken there by the Japanese exchange student who was living with us for the year. She asked the local Japanese community where she should take her visiting relatives from Kyoto. This was the answer. She took us along, and we have been going back ever since.

Thank Albert A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1385 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-965-6699

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