Best of Boston

Best Sushi

2017 Best Sushi


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


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

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

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

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

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»
2011 Best Sushi


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

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


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


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


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


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 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

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»
2007 Best Sushi, Cape Cod


Yarmouth Port
Sushi aficionados know they’ve stumbled onto authenticity when there’s a certain something missing. Namely, silverware. There’s not a fork in sight at Inaho, where owners […] read more»