Best of Boston

Best Japanese Restaurant

2015 Best Japanese Restaurant

Uni

Boston
Ken Oringer’s swanky sushi den is known for its artistic, stop-you-in-your-tracks renditions of raw fish, but there’s so much more to love. During dinner service, […] read more»
2014 Best Japanese Restaurant

Izakaya Ittoku

Boston
At an authentic Japanese izakaya, the food is meant to serve as a supporting role to the endless flow of sake. But at this Brighton […] read more»
2013 Best Japanese Restaurant

Shiki

Brookline
Most Japanese restaurants around here are either sushi specialists or theatrical hibachi houses. Shiki, a subterranean spot tucked away on a Coolidge Corner side street, […] read more»
2008 Best Japanese Restaurant

O Ya

Boston
It’s probably impossible to top the breathless praise that’s already been heaped on this gem of a sushi boîte. But here goes: The year-old Leather […] read more»
2008 Best Japanese Restaurant, Affordable

Douzo

Boston
Where to go when you’re craving fantastic raw creations on a burned-out budget: Douzo, near Back Bay Station, which serves up little sushi treasures that […] read more»
2006 Best Japanese Restaurant, Berkshires

Bizen

Great Barrington
We’ve been known to drive all the way to the Berkshires just to eat at Bizen. Owner Michael Marcus—a potter who makes all the restaurant’s […] read more»
1998 Best Japanese Restaurant

Ginza

Boston
For authentic Japanese cuisine, Ginza quite simply can’t be beat— and we looked. We love the wide, flat platters of sushi and sashimi; love the […] read more»
1996 Best Japanese Restaurant

Ginza

Boston
From the Edamame (boiled green soy beans) to the Caterpillar Maki (eel, avocado, cucumber, flying fish roe, sushi rice, and seaweed, rolled into the shape […] read more»
1995 Best Japanese Restaurant

Blue Nami

Boston
A solid sushi bar, with seasonal specialties like soft-shell crab, and traditional Korean dishes like bulgoki, cooked at your table and served with eight separate […] read more»
1988 Best Japanese Restaurant

Suntory

Boston
The sushi chef can slice our raw fish any day. read more»
1987 Best Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant Suntory

Boston
The Japense whisky giant, owner of this restaurant chain, scores big with delicate sushi and crisp tempura. read more»
1986 Best Japanese Restaurant

Tatsukichi

Boston
For all-around excellence as well as for its involvement with the Japanese community. read more»
1985 Best Japanese Restaurant

Tatsukichi

Boston
Authentic Japanese cuisine served in an authentic setting. read more»
1984 Best Japanese Restaurant

Genji

Boston
Great sushi. read more»
1982 Best Japanese Restaurant

Little Osaka

Cambridge
Spare decor, careful presentation of food. Prices are modest, too. read more»