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Top Choice Sushi in South End & Chinatown

O Ya

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? At O Ya, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from honey truffle sauce to banana pepper mousse. Salmon tataki is topped wit…
Top Choice Asian in South End & Chinatown

Myers & Chang

This superhip Asian spot blends Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines, which means delicious dumplings, spicy stir­-fries and oodles of noodles. The kitchen staff do amazing things with a wok, and the menu of small …
Top Choice Jazz in South End & Chinatown

Wally’s Café

When Wally's opened in 1947, Barbadian immigrant Joseph Walcott became the first African American to own a nightclub in New England. Old-school, gritty and small, it still attracts a racially diverse crowd to hear j…
Top Choice Pub in South End & Chinatown

Gallows

It's a relative newcomer, but already a South End favorite. The dark woody interior is inviting and the bartenders are truly talented. The gastropub grub includes such enticing fare as the Scotch egg (a soft-cooked …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in South End & Chinatown

Beehive

The Beehive has transformed the basement of the Boston Center for the Arts into a 1920s Paris jazz club. This place is more about the scene than the music, which is often provided by students from Berklee College of…
Top Choice Italian in South End & Chinatown

Coppa

This South End enoteca (wine bar) re-creates an Italian dining experience with authenticity and innovation, serving up salumi (cured meats), antipasti, pasta and other delicious small plates. Wash it all down with a…
Top Choice Vintage in South End & Chinatown

Bobby From Boston

Bobby is one of Boston’s coolest cats. Men from all over the greater Boston area come to the South End to peruse Bobby’s amazing selection of classic clothing from another era. This is stuff that your grandfather wo…
Top Choice Asian in South End & Chinatown

Q Restaurant

Hip and hungry patrons flock to this trendy hot-pot spot in Chinatown. Q is unusual for its spacious interior and upscale atmosphere, but it's also a unique, interactive eating experience. Choose your broth, choose …
Market in South End & Chinatown

SoWa Weekends

Summer Saturdays and Sundays are lively in the South End. Three different markets fill the art district's parking lots: the SoWa Open Market for arts and crafts, SoWa Farmers Market for fresh produce and SoWa Vintag…
Sushi in South End & Chinatown

Avana Sushi

This place is essentially unmarked from the street, tucked into a tiny, cramped food court, next to a cell-phone store. There's only a handful of seats, and the tableware is all plastic and styrofoam. But the sushi …