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Sushi with a 10 year old near the Theater District

Eatin in Woostah Dec 30, 2010 07:23 AM

So my little 'hound is turning 10 in January and has asked to see Blue Man Group and go for "really good sushi" for her birthday.

I'm hoping to find a spot for said "really good sushi" that is easy walking distance or a quick T ride to Charles Playhouse, and open for lunch on Sunday.

I don't think she is quite ready for Uni While she loooooves sushi I don't think she would be into just sashimi, and really not into doing an omakase where someone else picks the food.

(I'm also keenly aware that the more sophisticated her tastes become, the more expensive - how do you keep them down on the farm, and all.)

Any thoughts?

  1. Eatin in Woostah Dec 31, 2010 06:04 AM

    Thanks, all! I'll check into Douzo and Oishii Boston. I love Oishii in Chestnut Hill and Sudbury, but we've never been to the Boston location.

    Montien is great, but the kid has a peanut allergy, so we tend to avoid Thai restaurants with her, even though the sushi is typically not at risk for cross contamination. It's more for her comfort level.

    I'm thinking Ginza is convenient but might not be special enough. We go for sushi regularly and have some decent spots near home (Daikanyama and Toraya) so wherever we go needs to be at least as good.

    Thank you all for the suggestions!

    Toraya Restaurant
    890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    16 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

    131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

    Oishii Boston
    1166 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

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    1. re: Eatin in Woostah
      Science Chick Dec 31, 2010 06:35 AM

      I took my chow-teen to Oishii Boston a couple of weeks ago for her 16th bday. It was really lovely and everything was outstanding. One word of caution that it is pretty pricey.....but worth it! They started us with an interesting edamame mousse amuse bouche and gave us an intense concord grape sorbet as a complimentary dessert too. We had a wide selection of maki and nigiri sushi.


      Oishii Boston
      1166 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

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      Gabatta Dec 30, 2010 10:29 AM

      Douzo would fit the bill and is VERY accommodating to children. You could park in Douzo's building (they validate) and hop the orange line from Back Bay Station (same building) to Tufts Station (1 stop) which is right near the Charles.

      I haven't been to Ginza (Hudson St.) in a very in a very long time, however that would fit the bill as walkable from the Charles.

      Happy Birthday to your daughter. I can't wait until mine eats sushi with me.

      16 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

      131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

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        9lives Dec 30, 2010 07:49 AM

        Montien; Thai place on Stuart has a small selection, hi quality sushi bar. Call and check if they're open Sun lunch...617 338 5600

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        1. re: 9lives
          Gordough Dec 30, 2010 08:50 AM

          I am going to third Montien although I am almost positive that, despite being open and serving off their Thai menu, they do not serve sushi on Sunday's. At least that was the case about a year ago and for all the years I lived in the neighborhood.

          1. re: Gordough
            9lives Dec 30, 2010 11:42 AM

            A year ago, they didn't serve sushi on Sunday. Jan, the sushi chef took the night off. They've recently hired a backup and have been open Sundays. Don't know how/if he's working out.

            That's why I suggested calling first.

        2. g
          gourmaniac Dec 30, 2010 07:47 AM

          Montien on Stuart Kneeland Street is very close by (1-2 blocks) and had OK sushi in addition to its Thai menu.

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          1. re: gourmaniac
            justbeingpolite Dec 30, 2010 07:51 AM

            If you really want to give your hound a nigiri experience, how about Oishi Boston?
            It's not that long a run down Washington St, though I don't know how the T runs there.

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