Restaurants

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…
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 …
Sushi in New Haven

Miya's Sushi

Two-time winner of the Taste of the Nation Award, Chef Bun Lai's immaculately presented, sustainable sushi and sashimi concoctions sport fantastic names. Even more fantastic are the freshness and flavors of the raw …
Izakaya in Westport

Kawa ni

Kawa ni (meaning 'at the river') is a modern take on a traditional Japanese izakaya (pub) in the middle of Westport, offering mouthwatering, visually appealing small plates to be enjoyed with sake and beer in an int…
Japanese in Rockland

Suzuki Sushi Bar

The super-fresh seafood of the Maine Midcoast is put to exquisite use at Suzuki’s, which sets itself apart from many sushi bars. Firstly because the sushi chefs are women (in a field dominated by men); but also, the…
Japanese in Cambridge

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

'Have a bowl of ramen we dedicated ourselves to.' This worldwide chain is bringing a bit of Japanese simplicity and subtlety to Harvard Sq. Service is pleasant and fast, while the noodles are perfectly satisfying. I…
Japanese in Portland

Miyake

This sushi bar offers some of the freshest fish in Portland – and that's saying a lot. Order à la carte or choose one of chef Masa Miyake's omakase (chef's choice; $38 to $70) menus, which often include local ingred…
Japanese in Northampton

Osaka

Osaka's modern dining room is airy and bright, and it serves a wide menu of à la carte sushi as well as hibachi, udon and tempura. And if you're looking for top value in the middle of the day, check out the sushi lu…
Japanese in Yarmouth

Inaho

Beloved of locals, this serene year-round restaurant has an impeccable pedigree for putting seafood to great use. Sushi and sashimi are fresh and delicate, but teriyaki and tempura are also first-class. Reservations…
Sushi in Back Bay

Douzo

Easy on the eyes, easy on the palate. Douzo fills its loungey interior with attractive urbanites sipping fancy cocktails and feasting on fresh raw fish. The place buzzes with an atmosphere of see-and-be-seen, but at…