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Best Tuna Tartare?

As the title says, where would one find outstanding tuna tartare, Boston, Brookline, or Cambridge?

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    1. re: Gordough

      A strong 2nd for Sorellina. I like the spicy kick with the smooth finish.

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      Sorellina
      1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

      1. re: Gabatta

        3rd for Sorellina.

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        Sorellina
        1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

    2. I've liked it at Douzo: http://www.douzosushi.com/

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      Douzo
      131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

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      1. re: Taralli

        Agree with Duozo! So, so fresh (as is everything they serve).

        www.thefourseasonings.com

      2. I recommend Grafton Street Pub near Harvard Square.

        1. i don't know if you're looking for plain or flavored, but i remain addicted to Justin Santos' Tuna Poke at Gargoyle's: sesame oil, soy, rice wine vinegar,slivered nori, ginger..........

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            1. re: Taralli

              ha! what WAS i thinking? JASON. as in " and the Argonauts". a mighty warrior chef is he. ;)

          1. Possibly outside your geographic preferences, but I enjoy Blue Ginger's tuna poke for the crispy rice cake it comes on. you might also consider the toro tartare at O Ya. (My all-time favorite has to be the spectacular tuna poke at Alan Wongs in Honolulu).

            1. i had a terrific version at Neptune Oyster yesterday. I always love it paired w/ avocado, as this is, on crostini, w/ a spicy acidic drizzle. perfect really. very ample portion too.

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              Neptune Oyster
              63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

              1. I go to Marden's and buy some of their tuna, and make it myself (see opinionatedchef ingredients, above). I don't cook, but I can make this, and it's wicked good and not too expensive.

                Just don't let it marinate for more than an hour!

                1. Hands down, the best one is the Avocat Kanthor at Elephant Walk in Boston, Cambridge or Waltham.

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                  Elephant Walk
                  2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                  1. re: mexicanjl

                    jl, would you describe it plse? i want to try it!

                    1. re: opinionatedchef

                      Suhi grade tuna, avocado, fish sauce, lemongrass, galanga, lime juice, etc. served over microgreens. Last time I noticed that they put more avocado and less tuna, probably to keep the price down, but still very yummy!

                      1. re: mexicanjl

                        i remember now. i actually tried that the last time we were there (and it WAS the last time as it was meh all the way.) I can't remember the details but it was not at all yummy for me.
                        oh well. glad you've had good luck w/ it.

                  2. Rustic Kitchen's is really good- a little chili oil with some avocado to balance it out. Yum.

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                    Rustic Kitchen
                    94 Derby St, Hingham, MA 02043

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                    1. re: ilovepumpkin

                      i like jean geroge's tuna tartare though i have never tried the version at Market.

                    2. I can tell you that Tico serves the worst Tuna Tartar

                      one I really liked though, Pops

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                      Tico
                      222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

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                      1. re: meeps2002

                        Pops tuna tartare is very good, though the new chef doesn't serve it with the avocado/crispy rice they used to, unfortunately.

                        1. re: kimfair1

                          if you are looking for a preparation like that (avocado and crispy) check out the one at Market in the W hotel. That was the best part of my meal there.

                      2. I thought i had written this before, but no. A very big and Fantastic surprise to me- was the 'Vitello Tonnato' sandwich at Neptune Oyster. CHs who raved this before- you know who you are- and certainly have the right to join together and chant "we told you so, we told you so".

                        a MAzing.

                        And I would use this particular dish as the perfect example to show this particular chef's sophisticated knowledge and expertise.

                        Italian Vitello Tonnato has joined with Japanese and Chinese sensibility:

                        --thinly sliced roast veal is placed on toasted bread with a layer of avocado . On top of this, instead of cooked tuna mixed w/ an anchovy aioli(basically), he has mixed diced fresh tuna with (what tastes like) not wasabi, the trad. Japanese component, but just enough/ plentiful fresh horseradish or chinese mustard.... and likely other things.

                        WOOOOOW!

                        Having recently been lucky enough (and ecstatic) to savor this dish a second time, i realized that the veal is really just a ‘sounding board’, a texture mostly, a ‘filler’ (yes, an expensive filler) in the assemblage. It plays its role perfectly and the sandwich would not be the same without it, but the tuna is the fiery star. Neptune Oyster’s Vitello Tonnato Sandwich sits comfortably near the top of my lifetime’s gustatorial pyramid!

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                        Neptune Oyster
                        63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

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                        1. re: opinionatedchef

                          Mistral - I can't believe no one has yet mentioned it. Complex asian infused flavors with lovely crispy onions on top.

                          1. re: opinionatedchef

                            Funny because on another recent thread you thought this Vitello Tonnato sandwich sounded terrible :)

                            1. re: Trumpetguy

                              Get the rope out, trumpet guy!As is often heard in our household,
                              "Vote for me 'cuz I'm always right and I never lie."
                              Did i really say terrible? and I wasn't joking? because i will also sometimes say
                              "That sounds TERRibul :-) " ; but i hope that the smiley face tells people i'm jazzin' em.

                            2. re: opinionatedchef

                              I enjoy Vitello Tonnato, but the only thing Vitello Tonnato and Tuna Tartar have in common is the tuna.

                              1. re: Gabatta

                                well,gabatta, i can tell you that that sentiment was exactly mine before I tasted this glorious thing.
                                And look at me now> "I want to TESTify!"

                            3. I make it myself, using Ina Garten's recipe. The original recipe (which you can find online) feeds 50, but you can scale it way down. I often use less than a pound of tuna and it makes enough to feed four as an appetizer. It's incredibly easy and a hit every time.