Best of Boston

BEST Japanese Restaurant

2008 BEST Japanese Restaurant
2008-japanese1

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 District sensation is so blatantly head and fins above the other raw-fish specialists in town… 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 are every bit as pristine (if a tad less transcendent) as those at the city’s… 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 ceramics—values authenticity, as evidenced in his organic-everything menu of sushi, tempuras, noodles, and ;robata, cuts… read more»

1999 BEST Japanese Restaurant

Tatsukichi Boston

Boston

The branch in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo is famous for its fried foods, but the Boston outpost doesn’t slack in that department, either, offering lightly breaded fried treats, as well as a vast array of sushi. For a real… 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 fast service; could do without the bright lights. Nevertheless, whether you’re seeking tempura, sushi, seafood,… 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 of its namesake), you couldn’t ask for a place more bona fide. And it’s open… 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 side dishes, including three kimchis. And you’re on a ship docked in Boston Harbor! 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»