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Sep 16, 2009 03:17 PM

Best sushi in Boston?

I just returned from Maui, where I had FABULOUS sushi. Where is the best sushi in Boston?

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  1. Plenty of threads. O Ya, Oishii, Fugakayu...

    1. Sakura Bana is solid spot that always impresses in the city proper as well, and in the near burbs Toraya in Arlington (really small) and Sushi Island in Wakefield (kind of cheesy when the live music is there) are tops.

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      1. re: rlh

        Shout out to Toraya -- had the chirashi last night and it was perfect -- salmon, scallop, shrimp, eel, mackerel, toro, tuna tataki, the requisite egg. We also had a beef tongue appetizer that was delicious and soft shell crab tempura, nicely fried.

        Note, the place really IS tiny and last night was packed from 6:30 - 8:30. Emptied out later though.

        1. re: yumyum

          We were there around 8:15-9p last night and it was empty except for us when we left - our sushi was as excellent as always (just a little as an appetizer) and for our first-ever experiment with non-sushi as a meal - the Yosenabe and Broiled Eel in a box on rice were both excellent. Chirashi is a huge favorite for me there as well, and I should have ordered that soft shell crab tempura - was that you guys in the back corner?

          1. re: rlh

            Yep. Kinda deranged looking white woman and totally nice and normal Nepali dude? That was us.

            1. re: rlh

              Small world! I was wearing a shirt with a LOLcat on it.

        2. Oh, forgot Oga in Natick. Good sake list.

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          1. re: Tir_na_nOg

            Second Oga's big time. Majority of the menu is amazing. And the monthly after wow.

            1. re: terrycatch

              Third Oga's, though not what I would consider relevant to OP's request for "in Boston."

          2. really more about sashimi, since no sushi served there(at least last time I went), but if you like exquisite, fresh, creative preparations of raw fish this place is it. I put it level with O Ya when I am ready to drop that kind of money on this type of meal. Oishii, Fugakyu, and some other popular ones are great if you want fun rolls and so on, but not in the same league IMO (have not been to all mentioned here, so apologize if I am slighting any).

            1. I have been loving Douzo lately. The scallop with sea urchin sushi is fantastic!

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              1. re: rebs

                has douzo improved? my visits there last year were so consistently bad i had given up on it.

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  I've been 3 or 4 times since the spring and I've had excellent meals there each time. They have a lot of silly "fancy" rolls there which I tend to stay away from because I always feel they don't showcase the fish very well. Whatever the one with jalapeno in it had so much jalapeno in it when I had it that it killed my taste buds and I couldn't taste anything else after that. Stick to the relatively simple stuff because their fish quality is very good. Oh and get the hamachi kama as an app (broiled yellowtail collar bone).