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Sushi with a 10 year old near the Theater District

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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?

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  1. 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

      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.

    2. 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

        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

          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. 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.

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        Ginza
        16 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

        Douzo
        131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

        1. 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!

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          Toraya Restaurant
          890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

          Ginza
          16 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

          Douzo
          131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

          Oishii Boston
          1166 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

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          1. re: Eatin in Woostah

            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.

            Enjoy!

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            Oishii Boston
            1166 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118