Boston has a new place to dig into some raw seafood: Tora Japanese Restaurant is now open in Chinatown at 20B Tyler St., serving poke bowls, soups, kaisen don (rice bowls with sashimi), and more. The restaurant debuted on November 16 and describes itself as Boston’s first restaurant to focus on kaisen don.
Inside, the restaurant has small tables in addition to counter seating, where diners can observe meals being made. Tora also offers takeout for the varied menu of seafood and rice dishes.
Poke bowls at Tora come with either sushi rice or organic greens, and the protein options for the bowls range from tuna and ginger salmon to shrimp, tofu, and avocado. The kaisen don likewise features varied options, with more than a dozen different bowls available. Tora also offers soups, appetizers, salads, and a selection of sushi a la carte. Get there early for uni. Here’s a look at the full menu.
Tora is open daily for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. It’s located on the same street as several other restaurants, including Shojo, Shabu Zen, and Winsor Dim Sum Cafe.
• Tora Japanese Restaurant [Yelp]