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"Sushi" near copley

owen_meany Apr 16, 2009 06:07 PM

At the risk of alienating a good portion of the Chowhound Boston board, where should I go to satisfy a sushi craving if my requirement is limited to sampling vegetable only rolls or possibly venturing into tuna? I realize I am woefully unadventurous and not particularly looking to change that...but I would love to get sushi for lunch tomorrow around Copley/Newbury St. I realize I may not need a top tier sushi place for my palate but would love to hear of some place delicious, reasonably priced, and scrupulously clean.


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  1. alwayscooking RE: owen_meany Apr 16, 2009 06:11 PM

    Not sure what reasonably priced means . . .

    Haru Sushi at the Pru is good - not great - and they have 7-8 varieties of vegetarian sushi (that was weird to type!)

    1. Danielle11 RE: owen_meany Apr 17, 2009 04:38 AM

      Snappy Sushi, formerly Shino Express is inexpensive and very delicious. It's on Newbury near Berkeley I think

      1. SaraASR RE: owen_meany Apr 17, 2009 04:59 AM

        The sushi at Haru is OK, but what's really atrocious about Haru is the service. I'd go to Snappy in a second compared to Haru.

        1. hotoynoodle RE: owen_meany Apr 17, 2009 05:18 AM

          vegetable rolls tend to be inexpensive anyway, since you're not paying for premium grade fish. douzo is on dartmouth and o-sushi is in copley place.

          interesting things to try would be the umeboshi-shiso roll. it's plum paste with shiso leaf. excellent veggie plate. also realize american sushi restaurants make plenty of cooked offerings for those who don't like raw. california rolls, shrimp tempura, egg omelette (tamago), soft-shell crab (spider maki)...

          everybody starts someplace!

          8 Replies
          1. re: hotoynoodle
            Taralli RE: hotoynoodle Apr 17, 2009 05:51 AM

            2nd Douzo: http://www.douzosushi.com/

            1. re: Taralli
              Danielle11 RE: Taralli Apr 17, 2009 03:07 PM

              Ya Douzo!! I went there this afternoon. It was very good and inexpensive. The only negative comment I have is they refused to substitute the shrimp for mackeral, even if I offered to pay extra. But it was very fresh non the less.

            2. re: hotoynoodle
              barleywino RE: hotoynoodle Apr 17, 2009 06:05 AM

              caterpillar roll is another good one for those who are not ready for raw (bbq eel/ avocado/ crab). you could also ask the chef to "torch" the sushi if you prefer seared over raw

              1. re: barleywino
                hotoynoodle RE: barleywino Apr 17, 2009 06:36 AM

                lol -- the eel though? there are also philadelphia rolls but they seem such a travesty to me, i left them off the list.

                1. re: hotoynoodle
                  barleywino RE: hotoynoodle Apr 17, 2009 06:48 AM

                  the eel is cooked as you know so can be enjoyed even by first-timers (nice grilled flavor)...salmon skin is another good cooked roll (or hand roll)...i can remember when I started, all i ate was tuna and california rolls, before discovering the joys of Norwegian salmon, yellowtail etc

                  1. re: barleywino
                    hotoynoodle RE: barleywino Apr 17, 2009 06:57 AM

                    i'm quite aware the eel is cooked, lol. the sauce is also loaded with sugar. but when the op considers tuna an adventure, i thought the eel might be a bit much. i may be a bad judge -- i dove right into uni my 1st time and never looked back.

                    1. re: hotoynoodle
                      barleywino RE: hotoynoodle Apr 17, 2009 07:21 AM

                      then again there's always grilled spam sushi (musubi) mmm...

              2. re: hotoynoodle
                julieapfel RE: hotoynoodle Apr 17, 2009 07:10 AM

                Is the o-sushi in copley the same as the one that used to be on Franklin and Arch (or was it Federal?) that Chacarrero now occupies? I remember that place being really good (if a little overpriced)

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