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2017 Best Sushi

Uni

Boston
Boston’s sushi scene got an upgrade last year when Ken Oringer and Tony Messina expanded their tiny sashimi-only bar into a full-blown izakaya with new […] read more»
2016 Best Sushi

Uni

Boston
Cries of fine dining’s demise flooded the foodie ether when Ken Oringer closed Clio just short of its two-decade anniversary. But that decision has given […] read more»
2015 Best Sushi

Café Sushi

Cambridge
Here, you can have it all: delicate nigiri crafted from local and Japanese seafood; imaginative omakase with treats like raw octopus and monkfish-liver torchon; and, […] read more»
2014 Best Sushi

Café Sushi

Cambridge
Time was, getting sushi in Boston was a black-and-white proposition: You either went for the simple and efficient or the luxurious and, ahem, pricey. Chef […] read more»
2013 Best Sushi, High-Brow

Cafe Sushi

Cambridge
This haven for transcendent sushi is nestled in a strip-mall-style building on Mass. Ave. We’re most fond of the creatively dressed, impeccably fresh nigiri, ordered […] read more»
2013 Best Sushi, Low-Brow

Avana Sushi

Boston
It was while dining at a rickety card table at this tiny Chinatown spot that we learned to cast aside our fear of cheap sushi. […] read more»
2012 Best Sushi

Oishii

Boston
With a sultry, gilded interior and a menu filled with lavish ingredients—shaved truffle, caviar, foie gras—Oishii is certainly VIP-worthy. But oddly enough, it’s the simplest […] read more»
2011 Best Sushi

Oishii

Boston
After a few years of flirtation with more-is-more sashimi decadence, we’ve come back around to sushi that’s simple, delicate, and pure. No gold-flaked lacquer, please. […] read more»
2010 Best Sushi, Upscale

O Ya

Boston
Yes, $21 for two or three pieces of sashimi is pricey. But less is far more at O Ya, where chef Tim Cushman’s top-tier ingredients […] read more»
2010 Best Sushi, Affordable

Douzo

Boston
Surveying the city’s sushi bars, there’s a big distinction between ‘not expensive’ and ‘cheap.’ Douzo is a delight, with ultra-fresh fish and prices that stay […] read more»
2009 Best Sushi, Affordable

Douzo

Boston
Like laser eye surgery and brake repairs, raw fish is something we’re loath to cheap out on. Rather than risk gastric distress—or merely off-tasting nigiri—we […] read more»
2009 Best Sushi

Uni

Boston
O Ya may have the most incomparable raw-fish dinner in town, but the reality of its special-occasion status is that we tend to reserve it […] read more»
2007 Best Sushi, Berkshires

Bizen

Great Barrington
Spending his spare time leading sushi-making seminars and crafting his restaurant’s ceramic dinnerware in an on-site kiln, Bizen’s Michael Marcus may come off a touch […] read more»
2007 Best Sushi, West

Oga’s

Natick
Oga’s is the kind of place that breeds fanatics: Die-hards go once a week, sometimes more. If the joint doesn’t look like much at first, […] read more»
2007 Best Sushi, North

Sushi Island

Wakefield
Those who make frequent worshipful visits to this midsize sushi joint know it doesn’t take much to coax chef-owner Junji Aoki out of his seemingly […] read more»