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Sep 19, 2010 06:01 PM

Best Sushi Combo

I recently had the nigiri sushi combo at Oga's Japanese Cuisine in Natick, and thought it was fantastic. Instead of just having the same old maguro, sake, regular (cooked) ebi, some kind of white fish, and if you're lucky a piece of yellowtail, this combo had 10 pieces of really interesting fish including toro, ama ebi, kampachi, hiramasa, sea bass, red snapper, and scallop, to name a few. The fish was fresh, the rice was well-made, and overall I thought it was the best value and variety in sushi I'd had in the Boston area in years.

What sushi spots closer to downtown Boston have good combos like this? If the quality is good and it's not the same boring types of fish in most combos, I think this is one of the best ways to have a great sushi dinner for a good price. I.e., if you end up having to order all 10 types of nigiri that you want a la carte, you get 20 pieces which is too much to eat and also pricey. I guess basically what I'm looking for is an omakase experience downdown that is of decent quality and doesn't cost a fortune (the one at Oga's was 20-something).

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  1. Oga's is one of the very best in the Boston area. I'd recommend trying Toraya in Arlington as well.

    Toraya Restaurant
    890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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    1. re: lipoff

      Was going to suggest Toraya too, they have both a regular and a deluxe version, as well as a sushi and sashimi combo.

      Toraya Restaurant
      890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

      1. re: GretchenS

        I am a huge fan of toraya, but they have a pretty standard set of offerings in the combos - nothing really unusual or exciting (although come to think of it, I have never had the nigiri with the white fish and shiso leaf anywhere else). They do generally have unusual and particularly good specials, however.

        1. re: tdaaa

          ok, aside from O Ya, what do people consider the best places for sushi in boston and then best value? Perhaps this deserves a new thread?

          O Ya
          9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111