Best of Boston

2023 Best Japanese

Omori Izakaya

Looking for quick after-work bites of teriyaki-glazed chicken skewers, crispy chicken karaage, or fried octopus nuggets, perhaps washed down with a crisp Sapporo beer? Or maybe a longer, lingering dinner of rich bone-broth ramen or prettily plated donburi rice bowls? Omori is a shining example of the Japanese-style pub known as an izakaya, a casual genre perfect for a night out with friends.

Brookline and Malden,