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Jan 7, 2002 08:44 AM

Yama in Wellesley, sushi in general

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Don't know much about sushi, but would like to learn/try more. We've been to Yama in Wellesley, just cuz it's local and accessible. How does Yama rank among the sushi-informed? What are other/better sushi places in the western suburbs?

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    Seth Ditchik

    For the best sushi West of Boston, try Oishii Sushi in Chestnut Hill. Below is a link to an older post of mine on Oishii:


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    1. re: Seth Ditchik

      ditto to Seth's post...but have to add that not only is Oishii the best, west of Boston...but the whole Boston area..including downtown...head and shoulders above everything else in the area.

      1. re: 9lives

        wow. that place sounds like a must-try. what are the prices like? similar to Ginza?

        1. re: DZ

          Prices are in line with Ginza or other quality sushi is tiny..I've only had lunch and gotten there early..11;40 or so...always a wait when I'm done.

    2. I was very disappointed with Yama. Overpriced, small portions, not as fresh as it should have been.
      I go to Hiro Sushi, down the road on Rt. 135 just as you enter Natick from Wellesley. It is a little pricey, but very good.

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      1. re: Alan H

        On your advice, we ate at Hiro Shushi last night. It was quite good, and the staff was wonderful.

        1. re: terryc

          Glad you enjoyed it! I've been meaning to get to that place in Chestnut Hill, but with Hiro so good and so convenient, it's hard to justify the trip.
          By the way, Wasabi, on rt 9 in Framingham is nearly as good, but much less comfortable.