Gen Restaurant

Sushi Restaurant
659 Washington Ave (btw Bergen St & St Marks Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • Noon–2:15 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:15 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–2:15 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:15 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–2:45 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:15 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:45 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:15 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 108 votes

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    Oliver H.
    "... kinpira, and NATTO!"(2 Tips)
    BrooklynMuseum
    "fresh sushi at good prices."(2 Tips)
    emily w.
    "Great maki made with warm rice."(3 Tips)
    Danny W.
    "during the week, ask for the off-the-menu lunch special."(3 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • natto
  • lunch specials
  • healthy food
  • authentic
  • sake
  • tuna belly
  • sashimi
  • family-friendly
  • seared tuna
  • outdoor seating
  • red bean ice cream
  • great value
  • casual
  • brunch deals
  • gyoza
  • good for dates
  • miso soup
  • draft beer
  • cozy
  • emily w.

    Great maki made with warm rice. Also, if you like beer or sake, come for the drink special on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night.

    emily wilson · 6 days ago
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  • Bin Y.

    Great breakfast/brunch deal with a ton of food. Pretty authentic and finally, a place that serves some proper natto in south Brooklyn.

    Bin Yang · 3 weeks ago
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  • Mélanie V.

    Authentic and not touristy

    Mélanie Vecchio · June 20
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  • Clarice M.

    The salmon ochazuke is amazing.

    Clarice Meadows · June 20
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  • Cindy S.

    Great sushi!!!!

    Cindy Samper · June 3
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  • shell F.

    chief recommendation is a lot and Great!

    shell Fu · April 26
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  • yuri b.

    The prices are ok but you can get real Japanese foods.

    yuri bell · April 4
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  • Scott F.

    A hidden "gen"

    Scott Flaherty · March 23
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  • Rebecca C.

    Lots of sake options and melt in your mouth sushi, which is a roll in the menu.

    Rebecca Chadwick · March 23
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  • Julia D.

    Go for the sushi for two. You get to pick a special roll with it and it comes with miso soup. That and a dollar green tea each will set you back just 50 bucks.

    Julia Dennison · November 2, 2014
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  • Joanna F.

    Your friendly neighborhood sushi restaurant with a chill vibe. The seared tuna belly roll with avocado is a great combination of flavors.

    Joanna Flamm · September 8, 2014
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  • Erika B.

    Sashimi deluxe is always fresh, spicy tuna roll has the mayo on top.

    Erika B. · September 3, 2014
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  • David S.

    Tues-Thurs special: draft beer or house sake $3. Get two of each.

    David Swenton · August 14, 2014
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  • Melissa L.

    Short ribs & soba noodles

    Melissa Lonsdale · August 14, 2014
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  • Laser B.

    CURRY UDON

    Laser Burners · August 8, 2014
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  • Anthony H.

    Very good Sushi....If you like spicy try the Spicy citrus salmon Shashimi

    Anthony Holmes · March 21, 2014
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  • Matthew S.

    great tasting sushi from the chef with japanese dreads. get a bottle of wine and chow down.

    Matthew Scott · February 5, 2014
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  • Oliver H.

    The Traditional Breakfast brought me back to Japan. Try it if you've spent time living in Japan or want to embrace traditional food, it's not easy to find! Yaki-salmon, unagi-maki, kinpira, and NATTO!

    Oliver Huang · November 19, 2013
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  • Megan D.

    Nabeyaki udon or the grilled white tuna. Sooo good.

    Megan Denniston · November 3, 2013
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  • Christopher P.

    Make a home at the sushi bar. The chefs are super kind, will remember you and hook you up when you come back....

    Christopher Parzych · October 11, 2013
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  • Julian N.

    Came in for take-out maki lunch special. Haven't eaten yet, but they're playing Aphex Twin, which at least indicates they have good taste in music!

    Julian Neal · July 24, 2013
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  • Clemens H.

    7-types-of-fish-roll

    Clemens Hackl · May 26, 2013
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  • Clemens H.

    Amazing place and food!

    Clemens Hackl · May 26, 2013
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  • Aaron R.

    This is possibly the best Japanese sushi restaurant in Brooklyn. Also, if you're lucky, your waiter might be McGuyver (or Keifer Southerland from Lost Boys).

    Aaron R 🍺 · May 10, 2013
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  • Mark H.

    Super friendly staff. Really fresh sushi.

    Mark Hanna · February 18, 2013
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  • Mallory J.

    Sit in the backyard! It's beautiful!

    Mallory Johns · September 15, 2012
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  • Tony

    The staff is pleasant, the food presentation is awesome, and it tastes great. The prices are also great, I will come here again.

    Tony · August 20, 2012
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  • Kofi M.

    My first taste of uni (urchin) was here. Loved it.

    Kofi Mills · August 8, 2012
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  •  Deon P.

    Sushi madness!

     Deon Parcon · March 15, 2012
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  • hb8

    Early bird special Tu-Thu from 5:30-7:30p. Delicious!!

    hb8 · January 11, 2012
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  • hb8

    Try the lunch box at brunch. Its always delightful.

    hb8 · August 16, 2011
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  • Boberto P.

    They have peruvian style sushi which is rare

    Boberto Patricio · July 31, 2011
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  • Jonathan R.

    Be nice and come back often.

    Jonathan Rahmani · October 24, 2010
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  • rizq g.

    good sushi...

    rizq grohl · September 29, 2010
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  • Doris Y.

    This is really the best sushi in all of Brooklyn. It's served the way it should and always go for the Chef special.

    Doris Yee · September 15, 2010
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  • Hallie C.

    What a GEM! The lunch special is the best bet. If you are feeling adventurous try the fermented tofu (its a little nutty) but if not, the old standards for sushi are excellent, fresh and well priced.

    Hallie Caplan · July 21, 2010
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  • Pam B.

    Try to get ten don if you can, although sometimes the servers will insist it's only on the lunch menu.

    Pam B. · March 10, 2010
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  • Jess B.

    Brunch specials are tasty & delicious but order a side to be full!

    Jess Bravo · February 9, 2010
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  • BrooklynMuseum

    Staff Pick! Stephanie (Education): Gen has high-quality, fresh sushi at good prices. The patio out back is a lovely spot for dining in the spring and summer. Enjoy the green or red bean ice cream.

    BrooklynMuseum · December 11, 2009
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  • BrooklynMuseum

    Staff Pick! Richard (Membership): Genuine no frills Japanese cuisine on Washington Ave

    BrooklynMuseum · December 11, 2009
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  • Janice

    The sushi for two plate is tasty. Make sure you go during the week for off-the-menu specials.

    Janice · December 4, 2009
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  • Danny W.

    during the week, ask for the off-the-menu lunch special. always satisfying.

    Danny Wen · August 5, 2009
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