Daikanyama - Lexington

4.5
74 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Daikanyama specializes in a wide variety of Japaneses dishes such as nigiri sushi, makimono, nabemono, shabu shabu and and other traditional entrees. Our drinks menu consists of over a dozen different types of sake, Japanese beers and an extensive wine menu.
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foodname
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, very good food (sushi is phenomenal!). Server was great, very great customer service. They provided us with a hotel towel before the meal, which is very reminiscent of Japanese culture, and also gave a nice small bowl of edamame as an appetizer that came with the meal. Prices may be slightly higher than other Japanese restaurants in the area, but the service makes up for it. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, as always. Ambiance can be improved. Lighting is always too bright.

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WolverineGoBlue
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food at Daikanyama is very good, upscale. Ambiance is nice, upscale. The full Japanese menu is nice as well ... katsu, udon, etc. Service is good, but maybe not great. I wish they would have checked on us more often. We would have ordered another round of drinks. We'll be back.

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vipBSOgirl
New England
46 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service a little slow,but there was some confusion about how many were coming. A good menu, quiet and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Daikanyama is always a treat and the portions are a perfect size. Excellent food.

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vipletsmakeadeal
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go to Daikanyama regularly. We enjoy the nigiri sushi, the fancy maki rolls, the chawanmushi and a number of the specials. Comfortable environment. Pleasant service. Easy parking. The sushi doesn't seem adventurous like Sushi Ran in Sausalito or Cafe Sushi in Cambridge but is reliable and always hits the spot. We will be back.

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vipJohn
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best sushi restaurant in the area. Sushi and sashimi are extremely fresh and well prepared.

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SuzanneM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are both excellent. This is our second year in a row having Christmas dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We got 4 rolls, all very good. We also got seaweed salad and gyoza, also very good. We had come in the past and got a boat, definitely enjoy the individual maki rolls better.

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HeatherR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our go to local, sushi restaurant. Never a bad experience.

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vipGerryStobbe
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful sushi with clever, tasty new options. But tempura appetizer arrived cold. When noted, the waitress stated kitchen staff was short... Not sure how that affects her delivery time to our table. And her suggestion of "next time let me know sooner, and we'll re-do it" also seemed less than helpful. We'll be back, though!

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vipMathildacooks
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We ate here on a cold night. Billed as a $$ restaurant, but priced more like $$$. Upcharged for any request including hot sauce which is rediculous and I thought all our dishes were under or overseasoned and mediocre. Server was rather rude.

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NinaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always find it lovely there. The sushi is always fresh, creamy, buttery; always something different for us to try; items come quickly, but we don't feel rushed.

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moandfamily
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, reliable restaurant. So a sushi place should be. Fresh, calm, relaxed.

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dz102030
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food and friendly waitstaff. I was with two colleagues from work. I had a sushi combo with a lot of sushi, all good. My friends had other dishes and we were all happy. Very reasonable price for the quality, the only minor negative was that the shrimp tempura appetizer was a bit oily, but sinfully delicious nonetheless.

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vipHugh
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Someone once told me "If you love Kauai, tell your friends to go to Maui." If I tell you to go to Daikanyama, if won't be my secret getaway sushi place anymore. So pretend I am telling you to go somewhere else.

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Geezerfoodie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First- the food was delicious and the presentation was perfect. The menu was a nice change from typical Japanese restaurant fare. The decor is clean and modern. It's not a big space and for someone with hearing issues, it became too loud by the time it filled up. The prices are slightly higher than other Japanese restaurants we like, but they made the food very well.

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Nashua
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were there for lunch. The lunch specials menu was limited and the maki on it was just OK. However, members of our party had the tempura, a mixed platter, and one ordered one of the special maki (with jalapeño, salmon, avocado) and these were all outstanding. The menu of special maki was amazing, albeit expensive, as were some of the house specials of the day which we did not try. The miso soup was as good as I have ever had. The salad was delicious. And little appetizers were served with all the lunch entrees (shomai, gyoza, and some sort of eggplant thing) that were delicious. The tempura was also served with a small fruit offering. Just the right amount.

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vipbostontraveler48
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for families. Very tasty food and pleasant service. Thanks!

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CameronW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Maki and Edamame were both very good. Service was quick and responsive. I'd definitely come back, or recommend to someone.

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vipBalticQ
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Daikanyama used to be a great Japanese restaurant, even though it was not operated by Japanese. However, our experience today hit an all-time low that makes us never want to go back. Service was terrible. We ordered two set lunches, and food were thrown down at our table without words. Utensils were missing, and when we asked for them, we got a “hmph!” We thought, at least, the food would be the saving grace, but we were further disappointed. The sushis were tiny, the fish was sliced way too thinly, the tempura was oily, and the rice was mushy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and the experience. The meal was delicious and my giant Sapporo was so good. Definitely will be back to get an assortment of Maki rolls, got the big platter this time. Definitely recommend and will be back.

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KATHRYNB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day dinner

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sunlight
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant menu options Perfectly prepared Perfect service

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DAVID
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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Trent
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Feels more like a lunch joint than a nice dinner restaurant.

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vipGailK
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner before show at Cary Hall.

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vipJanetG
New England
107 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daikanyama is a gem for a suburban sushi restaurant. The food is fresh. The staff is pleasant. There are many options for all types of eaters and they are willing to make exceptions to the menu.

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AnneR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant interior. Food was excellent, service very attentive.

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SomL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Would recommend for any occasion.

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calamityjane
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Japanese food in the suburbs. We have enjoyed terrific services and a very tasty meal at every visit.

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DAVID
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We will be back.

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DavidG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Daikanyama. I had a very nice fried duck appetizer, along with a few sushis. My wife had salmon teriyaki, which was very nice. Only downer is that the salad was obviously made early in the day, then refrigerated--not up to Daikanyama's standards with other food. Very nice setting, and cozy on a Friday evening.

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suzanne
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried a bunch of rolls - all fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The service was so slow, almost 40 min before the edamame arrived! It was a busy night (Valentines Day) so we understood it would take a little while longer than usual. but there was hardly an acknowledgement from our waiter. We hardly saw him. We had to wave down the owner to ask when the sushi would arrive. Our daughter’s noodle bowl was almost finished before the sushi came. It was an unfortunate experience for what is usually a great place.

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JudithG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice to have a restaurant open after a movie in Lexington. Staff very courteous and service is quick. Ambiance is a little too cold but convenient and good sushi place. Fair price and not too noisy which is nice if you want to be able to have a conversation. very clean.

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Suburbanfoodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The time it took for us to be acknowledged by our server/have our order taken was redeemed by the quality of the sushi. The fish is the star of the sushi rolls here... it's not overwhelmed by an abundance of rice, which is often the case.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love Daikanyama but always feel like it is too expensive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No surprises, just great experience.

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eastman
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Extremely fresh food that is beautifully presented. Their house dishes are like works of art. A great place for folks who value ambiance and presentation in addition to food quality.

FAQs

Daikanyama - Lexington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 860-9388.

Daikanyama - Lexington is rated 4.5 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.