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Where can I get decent inexpensive sushi?

02139 Feb 16, 2008 01:10 PM

I used to like Shino Express on Newbury St.
Though, I don't like their brown rice sushi (because seems like they put a lot of sugar in it and it taste so fake, not a natural brown or white rice taste)
I am just wondering if there are other decent everyday sushi place I can go to.

(I know about Cafe Sushi and the Sushi bar in Porter Sq, I don't really like them)

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    treb RE: 02139 Feb 16, 2008 02:27 PM

    02139, your request sounds a bit dangerous, decent with inexpensive for sushi. I could only recommend that you stay with a sushi house that is very busy, ensuring the freshest fish possible. IMO, it isn't worth risking a bout on the bowl or a stomach that would be twisting like a tornado for a few bucks.

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      phatchris RE: treb Feb 16, 2008 02:57 PM

      Whole foods?

    2. steinpilz RE: 02139 Feb 17, 2008 03:40 AM

      I'm sorry to hear about the brown rice, it's a shame to take something unusually good like Shino and deliberately make it worse.

      I think Mr. Sushi on Harvard in Brookline has decent prices and I've been happy there.

      There is another inexpensive sushi place in Alston, on Commonwealth a few doors down from Harvard Street, but I didn't like it the time I went. If you go I'd be interested in hearing your opinon.

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        BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: steinpilz Feb 17, 2008 02:30 PM

        Enthusiastic second on Mr. Sushi. The prices are entirely reasonable, especially considering the generally fine quality. This is not a place where you're going to get dazzlingly unique rolls or rare ingredients, but it's really nice, basic sushi at popular prices.

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        BJK RE: 02139 Feb 17, 2008 04:31 AM

        In case you're referring to the stall in the Porter Exchange whose name I don't know, check out the sit down restaurant Blue Fin, my regular pick for sushi bang for your buck.


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          steinpilz RE: BJK Feb 17, 2008 04:43 AM

          I agree, that's a good place with good prices.

        2. Science Chick RE: 02139 Feb 18, 2008 04:11 AM

          Sushi Man to Go on Rt. 9 in Chestnut Hill is very good. It's our favorite "inexpensive" sushi place, and they are very nice folks as well.

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            catsmeow RE: 02139 Feb 18, 2008 12:23 PM

            Last week, I went to Bamboo in Dedham(a CHB rec) for their lunch buffet, and it was very good. There were about 8 kinds of sushi on the buffet. The sushi as well as all of the chinese dishes were constantly being refilled so it was never sitting for long. It was brought out so frequently that there was never that "rush" to the buffet when something fresh was brought out. For $10 it was a delicious bargain!

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              drbangha RE: catsmeow Feb 18, 2008 02:13 PM

              I can also recomend Sushi Corner in Melrose. You can find more information about it if you search this board, but the quick summary is that the sushi is excellent but the ambiance is lacking due to the small size (it is very clean).
              They also do not serve alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own. I got it last night (they do a large takeout business) and I was again impressed with the quality of the fish.

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              jajjguy RE: 02139 Feb 18, 2008 04:54 PM

              Bluefin, as others have mentioned. Also Yoshi's at Powderhouse in Somerville is pretty good.

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