Best of Boston

2013 Best Ramen

Uni Sashimi Bar

The Japanese noodle soup has become the star of menus all over town in recent years, but no restaurant has captured the magic quite like Ken Oringer’s Back Bay sashimi spot, which serves up steaming bowls of noodles every Friday and Saturday after 11 p.m. The umami-rich broth is so good, in fact, that we sometimes find ourselves drinking it straight from the bowl (when no one is looking, of course).

370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-536-7200,