Thelonious Monkfish

Sushi Restaurant
524 Massachusetts Ave (btwn Brookline St. & Pearl St.), Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No

We specialize in Sushi, Japanese & Thai cuisines; our tagline is Jazz for the Palate because we love to jam on Asian culinary themes. Our menu reflects both our respect for Asian gustatory tradition and our sense of play and innovation.

8.8/10

Based on 618 votes

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People talk about:

  • "Amazing cranberry crab rangoon" (4 tips)
  • "Try the ancient fried rice! Duck and bacon a wonderful combo" (2 tips)
  • "Frog prince special roll!! yummy!" (2 tips)
  • AskMen

    Menu boasts sushi favorites like an Alaska roll with salmon, avocado, cucumber, & scallions, & the Crouching Tiger roll with shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, asparagus, & tobiko rolled in salmon. Read more

    AskMen · February 24, 2011
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  • DigBoston

    Easy to miss but definitely worth making time for. Check out Dig Boston's recap: http://is.gd/x2gYFI

    DigBoston · January 25, 2012
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  • Austra Z.

    The cranberry crab rangoon is unreal.

    Austra Zubkovs · August 24, 2011
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  • Boston Phoenix

    Voted "Best Sushi/Sashimi" by @BostonPhoenix readers in 2012! Gaga's Monster Roll sounds like a bit much, but is delicious. And Tamarind Duck is divine, especially considering how cute it used to be. Read more

    Boston Phoenix · April 22, 2012
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  • CBS Local

    Good: Papaya Salad. Better: Tori Katsu with Basil Leaf. Best: Personable waitstaff and whimsical atmosphere. - Rachel Leah Blumenthal, CBS Boston Read more

    CBS Local · November 1, 2011
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  • Ace B.

    Get the bacon pad Thai!

    Ace Bhattacharjya · March 11, 2011
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  • DigBoston

    The Dig offers $50 gift certificates for only $25. That's double the cranberry crab rangoon for your money. Read more

    DigBoston · March 29, 2013
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  • Shannon M.

    The Frog Prince special roll is unreal if you like tempura and avocado. And let's be honest... who doesn't.

    Shannon Moran · July 26, 2012
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  • Brittany E.

    Frog prince special diff worth it. Saw several ordered after ours too.

    Brittany E · September 3, 2011
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  • Adriana C.

    DYNAMITE ROLL! I don't even need soy sauce or wasabi. Mmm. But poor service (a lot of the waiters don't seem experienced) and sushi chefs don't sync food prep time w/ thai orders from back kitchen.

    Adriana Campos Woods · May 30, 2011
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  • gladys

    Frog prince special roll!! yummy!

    gladys · May 8, 2011
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  • Christie K.

    They finally got a computer for their checks! Yay!

    Christie Ko · May 6, 2011
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  • Allison C.

    ZOMG get the cranberry fried rice and red riding hood special (strawberry, spicy tuna, tempura shrimp sushi roll). Tempura prawn salad is also excellent, but watch out for wasabi chunks!

    Allison Chang · April 24, 2011
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  • Jessica C.

    Get everything.

    Jessica Chu · February 12
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  • Carla D.

    Get the party boat...it's awesome! Best sushi place in cambridge so far

    Carla D'Avanzo · April 23, 2013
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  • Mariana R.

    Although everything I have tried at Monkfish tastes unreal, the chicken and shrimp pad thai is my favorite and definitely the best one I have ever tried.

    Mariana R. M. · January 9, 2013
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  • Alex T.

    Great restaurant with great service! I would recommend their Japanese dishes- seem like its their strong suit!

    Alex T. · June 27, 2012
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  • Abby

    My favorite rolls here....spicy tuna, phildelphia roll, seajam roll, and yellowtail. Fresh. Tasty. Amazing

    Abby · June 11, 2012
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  • Paul D.

    Amazing cranberry crab rangoon

    Paul Dome · March 24, 2012
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  • Joshua B.

    My wallet deeply regrets the day that I found this place.

    Joshua Berk · November 27, 2011
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  • Marissa M.

    Get the ruby elixir!

    Marissa Mocenigo · November 18, 2011
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  • Allison C.

    Red riding hood

    Allison Chang · April 24, 2011
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  • Bonnie C.

    Definitely try the fried oyster taco. So yummy and so unique.

    Bonnie Chen · May 25
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  • Taylor P.

    Sushi was ok. Edamame was dry. Not sure how you can mess up edamame.

    Taylor Pam · May 24
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  • Idan B.

    All of the fried rice are great, especially the ancient and the serenity (rich and filling). Everything can be turned veggie, give it a shot!

    Idan Blank · April 20
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  • Cortney E.

    Creative flair and impeccably consistent quality sushi. All around the best sushi in town.

    Cortney Evans · April 1
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  • Angela W.

    Avocado lovers: Frog Prince Roll!

    Angela Wu · February 28
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  • Mark R.

    Try the fried rice.

    Mark Rosedale · January 2
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  • Valerie E.

    The miso soup is killer

    Valerie Ernst · December 11, 2013
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  • Alexandre S.

    They accept Bitcoin!

    Alexandre Sitbon · October 27, 2013
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  • Liz

    The frankie and johnny roll is the best!

    Liz · September 8, 2013
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  • Beto L.

    Try the pad thai.

    Beto Luna · July 21, 2013
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  • Eric S.

    They accept Bitcoin, if you prefer.

    Eric S. · July 21, 2013
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  • Marcia K.

    Great vegan options...especially the vegetarian sushi combo! Yum!!

    Marcia Kalisch · July 2, 2013
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  • Sammy

    Try the ancient fried rice! Duck and bacon a wonderful combo

    Sammy · May 31, 2013
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  • Zach S.

    Good sushi.

    Zach Solomon-Beloin · May 30, 2013
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  • Rachel G.

    The red riding hood roll is unbelievable! Try the cranberry crab rangoon too, so good!

    Rachel Gagnon · April 14, 2013
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  • Frank

    DO NOT ORDER THEIR SAKE BLOODY MARY! It's is literally the most disgusting thing I have ever had! The food is great though!

    Frank · March 23, 2013
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  • Jordan M.

    They use Level Up for your paying pleasure.

    Jordan Morano · March 13, 2013
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  • Hannah G.

    Dynamite roll is spicy but full of flavor. And if you like Bloody Mary's try their version, it has a garlicky slightly spicy tomato flavor that is absolutely delicious!

    Hannah Gagnon · February 20, 2013
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  • Jordan M.

    Fairy tale rolls are crazy. In a good way.

    Jordan Morano · February 16, 2013
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  • Ashley H.

    Great food, great atmosphere! Try the "Crispy Duck Florentine Noodles".

    Ashley Hin · April 10, 2012
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  • Ginnette P.

    Liquor license now!

    Ginnette Powell · April 9, 2012
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  • Derek K.

    If iy's cold out...try to sit further in from door, no curtain! The food is amazing!

    Derek K · March 12, 2012
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  • Gordon C.

    No liquor license :-(

    Gordon Capreol · February 17, 2012
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  • john r.

    Thais run this place - get the Thai dishes!

    john rutherford · December 29, 2011
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  • john r.

    I don't think their ancient fried rice is all it's cracked up to be. too much uncrisped fat from the duck, and not enough mushrooms.

    john rutherford · November 5, 2011
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  • Charles J.

    Easy to rack up a decent bill with all the options! But they accept LevelUp so WIN!!

    Charles Johnson · August 7, 2011
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  • Nikki F.

    Beware - no liquor license yet!

    Nikki Ferrante · April 23, 2011
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