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Apr 16, 2009 06:07 PM

"Sushi" near copley

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

      1. 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. 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: Taralli

              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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

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

              2. re: hotoynoodle

                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)