A sushi restaurant recently arrived in Cleveland Circle, opening on the ground floor of a new AC Marriott hotel. Sushi Momento (399 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brookline) sits on the border of Brighton and Brookline, and its nearly 3,000 square feet of space include ample dining space and a sushi counter.
Sushi Momento features a selection of Japanese dishes from chef Kenji Wong, whose previous experience includes time at Michael Mina’s downtown restaurant Pabu. Dishes range from maki rolls to seafood and vegetable entrees, including wagyu fried rice, salt and pepper rock shrimp, tuna tartare, and ribeye with a sweet potato puree. Sushi Momento also serves decorative cocktails, like raspberry mojitos; there’s a full bar.
A cohort of designers and contractors worked on building up Sushi Momento, including Justin Alpert and Julie Nelligan of local architecture and interior design firm, Phase Zero Design. John Hadley of Hadley Contracting Services (who also worked on Tiffani Faison’s Fool’s Errand in Fenway) was the general contractor for Sushi Momento, which features design elements that include a concrete bar, metal awnings, bamboo light fixtures, and glossy tiling, according to Alpert, the restaurant architect.
Sushi Momento is open for dinner seven days a week, from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday. The restaurant joins a few other newly opened places in Cleveland Circle, including outposts of Israeli chain Cafe Landwer and local restaurant group Feng Shui Sushi & Dumplings.
• Sushi Momento Will Open in Brighton’s Cleveland Circle [EBOS]
• Sushi Momento [Official Site]