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1815 Massachusetts Ave, Ste P7, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
+1 617-547-9130
12:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I been here from time to time for the last 10 years, the taste might not as good as before (green tea milk shake is not as good as before they got the machine. Back than you can see they hand made their green tea milk shake as them add green tea powder with vanilla ice cream and mix them... More 

Thank leo l
Boston, Massachusetts
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277 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Really Japanese food for the affordable price, come to Cafe Mami. The place is tiny, and seating might be an issue. The portion are big. It might take awhile for the food to come out, but when you take a bite it is really good. The soft tender meat. I recommended getting the Spicy Tokyo Hamburg Set with a Fried... More 

Thank Calvin N
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Many people ask me what a home-cooked Japanese is like. As you may have guessed, it isn't so much what you find in most Japanese restaurants. If you want it, you should go to Cafe Mami. You will find dishes like Curry Rice and Gyu-don, that are very common and popular in Japan, but you don't find on menus at... More 

Thank IppTak
New York City, New York
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Been eating at this "hole in the wall" establishment for almost 20 years. Still does not disappoint. Cheap good Japanese comfort food!

New York
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Since my son moved to Boston has been coming to this little japanese spot and mainly he orders Yaki Don with extra rise. I joined him today and I must say the stuff is very professional, the food is good, very well cooked and the price is good also. I understand why he has been enjoying this place so much.... More 

Thank MoniUsa
Brantford, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Visit twice this restaurant during our trip to Boston. Ordered tokyo Hamburg set (very good), Cutlet Curry ( good, kids love it), pork cutlet set (love it), Rock and chicken set (good), Kaisou Salad (good), Miso soup (ok). Reasonable price. But be prepared to wait if you come in lunch time. we've waited about 20 minutes to get a table.... More 

Thank happygmb
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I always find this eateries very good, to be honest really good. Although space is limited and sometimes the waiting is a bit pain. The food are goods.. Especially the spicy beef bowl, the hamburg steak, the fried chicken with mayonnaise and the curry also excellent.

Thank Rapri22
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Even the restaurant's place is small it is still worth going there to eat an authentic Japanese food and to feel the coziness of the place :) Not to mention their service was awesome! Try their green tea milk shake too, it's very delicious. We'll definitely come back again. The place is just in Porter square,you can easily walk through... More 

Thank Sweetmarie01
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Teeny tiny cafe tucked away in Porter Square, but boy does this place pack a punch. Having lived in Asia, there are very few places I've come across that match some of the basic cafe staples (e.g., beef bowls). Whilst the place closes early and is cash only, there is an ATM close by. All dishes have reasonably large portions,... More 

Thank amitsingh65
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141 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Just the best and most authentic Japanese curry in town! I was transported to Yokohama where I lived for 2 years and all the lovely memories came flooding back...Mami's special yaki udon was delectable. Portions are generous and the prices very reasonable. Love this place.

Thank Hungryghost7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Ste P7, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-547-9130

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