After a couple of friends raved about Gen Sushi, my guy and I decided we had to give it a try. The place is tiny, with 4 seats at the sushi bar, and four two-seater tables. We entered through velvety curtains, and claimed our seats at the sushi bar.
There is no doubt that all the staff are pleasant and friendly, and I felt at home in the little restaurant. I’ve also heard that Gen Sushi is very accommodating of special diets, though my boyfriend and I will eat everything.
The fish is fresh, and portions of raw fish are very good – see the tuna sushi above. However, I found the maki rolls to be a bit sloppy. Maki pieces were unevenly shaped, and not cut to the same height.
Very thin slices of fish were unevenly layered on the rainbow roll (above, middle). The avocado slices were haphazardly arranged on the caterpillar roll (above, bottom). At Gen Sushi’s price point, I would have expected cucumber antennae and eyes made from pieces of octopus on a caterpillar roll.
We finished our dinner with a complimentary palate cleanser – sweet and juicy pineapple and orange slices served cutely on their rinds.
The Final Word: Overall, we had a very enjoyable dinner with terrific service. The sushi was yummy, but the presentation was lacking.
Info: Gen Sushi, 61 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA