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Brian Samuels

22 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

From simple perfection to mountains of gold flakes and truffles

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Pabu Izakaya
| Brian Samuels

When it comes to raw seafood, sushi lovers want ultimate freshness, whether it's prepared simply or elaborately plated and covered with gold flakes and truffles.

There's no shortage of seafood in the Boston area, and sushi has carved out quite a niche for itself among the lobster rolls and fried clams and crudos of the region. Want to start a Boston sushi journey? Here's some of the best that the area offers, spanning a variety of neighborhoods, prices, and styles. From a basic order of salmon sashimi to an hours-long omakase feast, there's something for every sushi lover.

Please note that a number of Boston restaurants have resumed dine-in service without percentage-based capacity caps, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

This map was originally published on July 28, 2015. It is updated periodically, and the date of most recent update appears above.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Umami Omakase

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2372 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 868-2121
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Only open since late 2019, Umami Omakase is a very new addition to the Boston area’s high-end omakase scene, but the young spot is already showing promise. Uni alum Gary Lei is at the helm, and there are plenty of luxury ingredients come out to play, from wagyu to foie gras.

Umami is open for takeout and delivery.

A rare, barely torched piece of A5 wagyu sits atop white rice at a sushi bar
A5 wagyu at Umami Omakase
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2. Ebi Sushi

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290 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-5556
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Open since 2011, Ebi Sushi is a neighborhood favorite in Somerville's Union Square. Order any of the day's specials, especially if there’s torched salmon belly. The owners are longtime alums of the now-defunct Blue Fin in Cambridge's Porter Exchange. As of late 2017, Ebi also has a Fenway sibling, Sushi Kappo, a counter-service spot that features sushi burritos.

Ebi is open for takeout and delivery.

A sushi roll and pieces of simple salmon and tuna nigiri are lined up on a long black plate, with a small dish of soy sauce visible in the background.
Ebi Sushi
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3. Momi Nonmi

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1128 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 945-7328
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Momi Nonmi isn’t a sushi restaurant; it’s a cozy little izakaya in Inman Square that serves tempura, grilled skewers, rice balls, and more (not to mention an enviable sake selection). But there are a few sashimi options, and they’re worth exploring — chef and owner Chris Chung is an Uni alum, and prior to opening Momi Nonmi, he showed off his sushi skills at his now-defunct Lincoln restaurant, Aka Bistro. Try Momi Nonmi’s sashimi of the day or one of the other current options, such as the spicy tuna tartare.

Momi Nonmi is open for indoor dining by reservation (call the restaurant) and takeout.

Very thinly sliced circles of daikon are arranged in a delicate circle on a black plate with raw black sea bass piled in the middle with some other ingredients.
“The rose,” a dish previously available at Momi Nonmi, featuring black sea bass, daikon, aka nori, smoked tea ponzu, and tsukemon
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

4. Cafe Sushi

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1105 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-0434
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Ask nearly any chef in town; many will say that Cafe Sushi is the best not-so-hidden gem around. In pre-COVID times, the reason to go was the epic omakase, a seemingly endless parade of dishes that alternate between traditional and unusual. That’s on hold for now, so try one of the samplers, smaller arrays of creative sushi and sashimi.

Cafe Sushi is open for takeout and delivery.

Three pieces of sushi are lined up on a speckled blue-ish gray plate. A carafe of sake is visible in the background.
One course of omakase at Cafe Sushi, from left: kanpachi with aged soy, poblano taki-miso, kaiware; o-toro with aged soy, shiso, hon-wasabi; shima aji with wasabi oil, mint orange
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5. Sakana Sushi

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983 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 714-4646
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It takes some guts to open a sushi restaurant right down the street from a veteran such as Cafe Sushi, but Sakana is finding its own niche with a bit more of a casual feel. Delve into the special rolls, such as the Black Forest (tuna, asparagus, jalapeno, cucumber, bacon bits, truffle, micro greens, truffle oil, and soy glaze), and don’t miss the sake toro — seared salmon belly — which comes as sushi or sashimi.

Sakana is open for takeout and delivery.

Several pieces of seared salmon belly are nestled on a round clear plate on a wooden tray
Seared salmon belly at Sakana
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

6. Super Fusion Cuisine II

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54 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 926-4164
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Seeking to devour giant portions of affordably priced sushi? Look no further than takeout/delivery staple Super Fusion Cuisine II in Watertown. (Note: Though once part of a small local chain, this location is no longer affiliated with the other Super Fusion restaurant in Brookline or the recently closed ones in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain.)

Super Fusion Cuisine II is open for takeout and delivery (there may be an extra charge depending on delivery location).

Pieces of sashimi surrounded by cucumber rings are lined up on a plate with a swoosh of soy sauce.
Kappa sashimi roll at Super Fusion Cuisine II
Super Fusion Cuisine II/Official Site

7. The Mad Monkfish

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524 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 441-2116
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It's not just the former name (Thelonious Monkfish) that includes a music reference: Prepare to eat Mood Indigo maki, Gaga's monster rolls, and Monk's Dream rolls, not to mention the fairy tale collection — Sleeping Beauty rolls, Red Riding Hood rolls, and beyond. In pre-COVID times, there was frequent live jazz as well (which may return given that the state’s latest guidelines allow live music in restaurants). Aside from sushi, the Mad Monkfish menu also offers a huge variety of Asian fusion cuisine.

The Mad Monkfish is open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

Several sushi rolls are lined up on a white plate
The Mad Monkfish
The Mad Monkfish/Official Site

8. Ruka

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505 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 266-0102
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At Ruka — one of the most attractive spaces in Downtown Crossing — it’s all about Nikkei cuisine, the intersection between Peruvian and Japanese food. On the sushi side of the equation, that means rolls made with Asian pear, avocado, and crispy rock shrimp, or yellowfin tuna with cucumber and puffed quinoa, or short rib tataki with smoked blue cheese huancaina and spicy ponzu.

Ruka is open for takeout and delivery.

A plate of sushi is garnished with an orchid
Ruka
Ruka/Official Site

9. Fish Market Sushi Bar

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170 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 783-1268
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This decade-old Allston staple, a tiny space helmed by a couple of Oishii alums, is always a crowd-pleaser, featuring lovely dishes that push the bounds of tradition (as well as some more classic options). There are some hot dishes from the kitchen, too, for those in the mood for something other than sushi.

Fish Market is open for takeout and delivery.

Several pieces of sashimi sit on a white plate on a wooden counter
A sashimi lunch combo at Fish Market
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10. O Ya

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9 East St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 654-9900
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The ultimate in special occasion sushi, O Ya will take your wallet, politely squeeze hundreds of dollars out of it, and hand it back to you, along with hours and hours and courses and courses of gorgeous, high-end dishes. The biggest splurge, the grand omakase, costs $250 per person (before drinks, tax, and gratuity) — 20 perfect little courses, ending with a chocolate and foie gras creation that is unlike any sushi you've ever seen or tasted. (An a la carte menu is also available if the omakase or grand omakase tastings are too extreme.) Pay some attention to the restaurant's sophisticated sake program as well.

Further reading: The Road to the 38: O Ya in Boston by Eater's restaurant editor Bill Addison. (For something a lot more casual, check out O Ya’s energetic little sibling, Hojoko, in Fenway, which serves a variety of fun sushi and sashimi options, not to mention DIY “lazy susan handrolls” and “wasabi roulette.” Its other sibling, Gogo Ya, is popping up at O Ya, and is offering takeout.)

O Ya is open for indoor dining. Make reservations here.

Several pieces of lobster sushi topped with caviar sit on a white plate
O Ya’s “legs and eggs”
Bill Addison/Eater

11. Oppa Sushi

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185 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 202-3808
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Fish Market doesn’t hold the monopoly on Allston sushi: Oppa, right on bustling Harvard Avenue, is another neighborhood favorite. It debuted in mid-2014 and serves a giant menu of sushi — including plenty of combos and boats — as well as Korean food, including bibimbap and lots more. Keep an eye out for specials.

Oppa is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

12. Tora Japanese Restaurant

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20B Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-6688
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The focus at this calming basement hideaway is kaisen don, rice bowls topped with sashimi, but Tora’s love of raw seafood and rice extends to poke bowls, sushi, and sashimi as well. Sushi lovers can’t go wrong with any of the options.

Tora is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

A bowl of raw seafood, including salmon and salmon roe, on rice, served on a wooden tray with miso soup
The Tokyo don, plus extra salmon, at Tora Japanese Restaurant in Chinatown
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13. Uni

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370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200
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Truffles and caviar. Wagyu and quail eggs. At Uni, which expanded into its big sibling Clio's space in early 2016, Ken Oringer and Tony Messina offer beautiful sushi made with luxurious ingredients (and a big price tag to match).

Uni is open for indoor dining (make reservations here), as well as takeout and delivery.

Overhead view of a fancy sashimi dish — four raw slices of tuna topped with seared foie gras and herbs. The tuna is on a dark blue plate, and a bright yellow sauce dots the plate artfully.
Spicy tuna and foie gras tataki at Uni
Melissa Ostrow

14. Douzo

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131 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-8885
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This Back Bay destination has been charming sushi lovers for over a decade, serving up a variety of sushi, sashimi, and special rolls, such as the neighborhood homage, the Back Bay: asparagus, cucumber, and avocado with seared tuna and wasabi mayo. It's an easy lunch choice for those in the area thanks to the variety of sushi combos and bento boxes available.

Douzo is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

Crab legs and pieces of sushi and sashimi sit on a white plate on a light wooden surface, with black chopsticks to the side
Sushi at Douzo
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15. Zuma Boston

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2nd Floor Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02115
(857) 449-2500
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Fancy London-based chain Zuma arrived in Boston in mid-2019, joining locations from Miami to Bangkok. The pricey restaurant’s Boston location was hotly anticipated, especially by travelers who had already experienced other locations, and it’s been living up to expectations in its first year, wowing customers with dishes like sea bass sashimi with yuzu, truffle, and salmon roe; torched salmon nigiri; and wagyu beef sushi with daikon and black truffle.

Zuma is open for indoor dining (reserve here), takeout, and delivery.

Hands reach towards a piece of sushi set on a cutting board surrounded by dishes of indiscernible ingredients
Zuma Boston
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16. Genki Ya

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398 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 277-3100
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With locations in Brookline, Cambridge's Alewife area, downtown Boston, Dedham's Legacy Place, and now Somerville’s Davis Square as well, Genki Ya has been serving sushi all around town for years. (The original location opened in Brookline in 2008.) Genki Ya's focus is organic ingredients. The menu offers gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options as well, and all sushi can be made with brown or multigrain rice upon request.

The Brookline location is open for takeout and delivery. There is a $10 minimum for delivery, with a maximum distance of 5 miles. Check the mini-chain’s website for information on the other locations.

A sushi roll is lined up on a white plate and garnished with an orchid
Sweetie roll at Genki Ya
Genki Ya/Official Site

17. Fuji at Ink Block

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(617) 936-3282
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This swanky addition to the JP Fuji Group is located at the Ink Block development in the South End, where it offers up attractively plated sushi, including four- to six-piece composed sets of "finer maki" (such as toro with caviar and gold flakes). There are also a variety of other combinations and sushi boats available, as well as a la carte ordering. Look for Fuji’s sister spots in Quincy, Cambridge, and Somerville — and eventually in downtown Boston’s forthcoming food hall, High Street Place.

Fuji is open for takeout and delivery.

Several pieces of sashimi sit on a long plate at Fuji at Ink Block in Boston’s South End
Fuji at Ink Block
Fuji at Ink Block/Official Site

18. Oishii

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1166 Washington St #110
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482-8868
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Its tiny older sibling in Chestnut Hill closed in late 2018 after 20 years of accolades, saddening a loyal fan base, but the larger and flashier South End location of Oishii is still going strong, full of sushi, foie gras, and things on fire.

Oishii is open for indoor dining (reserve here) and takeout.

Raw salmon is draped over a wooden dowel suspended above a fire, which is searing the fish
Flaming salmon at Oishii Boston
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19. Fat Baby

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118 Dorchester St
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 766-3450
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With ties to other nearby hot spots Loco and Lincoln, Fat Baby is a fun, noisy spot for non-traditional sushi (not to mention dishes influenced by the cuisines of several Asian countries, from spicy miso ramen to kung pao Brussels sprouts). Sushi rolls include the kraken (fried calamari, yellow bell pepper, sun dried tomato, and romesco sauce), the so beefy (short rib, spicy queso fresco, and stout aioli), and more.

Fat Baby is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

Sushi rolls wrapped in a crispy skin and topped with a thick green sauce sit on a long black plate
Sushi at Fat Baby
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20. Laughing Monk Cafe

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737 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 232-8000
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Laughing Monk Cafe features two chefs named Nick, one of whom specializes in sushi while the other specializes in Thai food. This Brigham Circle spot has quietly gained a following for its impressive omakase in particular, which can be ordered for takeout and delivery. There’s plenty of sushi on the regular menu as well, and it’s all made with brown rice.

Laughing Monk is open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

A single piece of sushi sits on a turquoise plate with dots of a yellow sauce to its side
The Golden Naga at Laughing Monk Cafe
Laughing Monk Cafe [Official Photo]

21. Chiharu Sushi & Noodle

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370 Boylston St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 487-8684
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Open since mid-2017, Chiharu is owned by Mei Pan, owner of Allston’s now-defunct May’s Cafe, and Qun Li, an alum of Haru and Mix-It. At Chiharu, the duo is serving up plenty of sushi alongside ramen and more, all the while maintaining stellar ratings across all corners of the internet for the restaurant’s first few years in business. Chiharu is the ideal solution when one part of the group is in the mood for sushi and others are looking for noodle-filled soups.

Chiharu is open for indoor dining and takeout.

A sushi roll sits on a long white plate, garnished with a purple orchid
Chiharu sushi
Chiharu/Official Site

22. JP Seafood Cafe

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730 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 983-5177
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A pre-2000 old-timer, JP Seafood Cafe has been pleasing throngs of Jamaica Plain fish lovers for over 20 years. Filled with aquariums and artwork, JP Seafood Cafe offers a large range of sushi, both traditional and a little outside the box, as well as Korean and Japanese snacks and entrees from the kitchen. The team more recently opened a diner, Evergreen Eatery, elsewhere in JP.

JP Seafood is open for takeout and delivery (though delivery is limited to JP only).

A lineup of sushi pieces sit on a long white plate
JP Seafood Cafe
JP Seafood Cafe/Official Site

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1. Umami Omakase

2372 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
A rare, barely torched piece of A5 wagyu sits atop white rice at a sushi bar
A5 wagyu at Umami Omakase
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Only open since late 2019, Umami Omakase is a very new addition to the Boston area’s high-end omakase scene, but the young spot is already showing promise. Uni alum Gary Lei is at the helm, and there are plenty of luxury ingredients come out to play, from wagyu to foie gras.

Umami is open for takeout and delivery.

2372 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. Ebi Sushi

290 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
A sushi roll and pieces of simple salmon and tuna nigiri are lined up on a long black plate, with a small dish of soy sauce visible in the background.
Ebi Sushi
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Open since 2011, Ebi Sushi is a neighborhood favorite in Somerville's Union Square. Order any of the day's specials, especially if there’s torched salmon belly. The owners are longtime alums of the now-defunct Blue Fin in Cambridge's Porter Exchange. As of late 2017, Ebi also has a Fenway sibling, Sushi Kappo, a counter-service spot that features sushi burritos.

Ebi is open for takeout and delivery.

290 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

3. Momi Nonmi

1128 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Very thinly sliced circles of daikon are arranged in a delicate circle on a black plate with raw black sea bass piled in the middle with some other ingredients.
“The rose,” a dish previously available at Momi Nonmi, featuring black sea bass, daikon, aka nori, smoked tea ponzu, and tsukemon
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Momi Nonmi isn’t a sushi restaurant; it’s a cozy little izakaya in Inman Square that serves tempura, grilled skewers, rice balls, and more (not to mention an enviable sake selection). But there are a few sashimi options, and they’re worth exploring — chef and owner Chris Chung is an Uni alum, and prior to opening Momi Nonmi, he showed off his sushi skills at his now-defunct Lincoln restaurant, Aka Bistro. Try Momi Nonmi’s sashimi of the day or one of the other current options, such as the spicy tuna tartare.

Momi Nonmi is open for indoor dining by reservation (call the restaurant) and takeout.

1128 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

4. Cafe Sushi

1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Three pieces of sushi are lined up on a speckled blue-ish gray plate. A carafe of sake is visible in the background.
One course of omakase at Cafe Sushi, from left: kanpachi with aged soy, poblano taki-miso, kaiware; o-toro with aged soy, shiso, hon-wasabi; shima aji with wasabi oil, mint orange
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Ask nearly any chef in town; many will say that Cafe Sushi is the best not-so-hidden gem around. In pre-COVID times, the reason to go was the epic omakase, a seemingly endless parade of dishes that alternate between traditional and unusual. That’s on hold for now, so try one of the samplers, smaller arrays of creative sushi and sashimi.

Cafe Sushi is open for takeout and delivery.

1105 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

5. Sakana Sushi

983 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Several pieces of seared salmon belly are nestled on a round clear plate on a wooden tray
Seared salmon belly at Sakana
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

It takes some guts to open a sushi restaurant right down the street from a veteran such as Cafe Sushi, but Sakana is finding its own niche with a bit more of a casual feel. Delve into the special rolls, such as the Black Forest (tuna, asparagus, jalapeno, cucumber, bacon bits, truffle, micro greens, truffle oil, and soy glaze), and don’t miss the sake toro — seared salmon belly — which comes as sushi or sashimi.

Sakana is open for takeout and delivery.

983 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Super Fusion Cuisine II

54 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472
Pieces of sashimi surrounded by cucumber rings are lined up on a plate with a swoosh of soy sauce.
Kappa sashimi roll at Super Fusion Cuisine II
Super Fusion Cuisine II/Official Site

Seeking to devour giant portions of affordably priced sushi? Look no further than takeout/delivery staple Super Fusion Cuisine II in Watertown. (Note: Though once part of a small local chain, this location is no longer affiliated with the other Super Fusion restaurant in Brookline or the recently closed ones in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain.)

Super Fusion Cuisine II is open for takeout and delivery (there may be an extra charge depending on delivery location).

54 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA 02472

7. The Mad Monkfish

524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Several sushi rolls are lined up on a white plate
The Mad Monkfish
The Mad Monkfish/Official Site

It's not just the former name (Thelonious Monkfish) that includes a music reference: Prepare to eat Mood Indigo maki, Gaga's monster rolls, and Monk's Dream rolls, not to mention the fairy tale collection — Sleeping Beauty rolls, Red Riding Hood rolls, and beyond. In pre-COVID times, there was frequent live jazz as well (which may return given that the state’s latest guidelines allow live music in restaurants). Aside from sushi, the Mad Monkfish menu also offers a huge variety of Asian fusion cuisine.

The Mad Monkfish is open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

524 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

8. Ruka

505 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
A plate of sushi is garnished with an orchid
Ruka
Ruka/Official Site

At Ruka — one of the most attractive spaces in Downtown Crossing — it’s all about Nikkei cuisine, the intersection between Peruvian and Japanese food. On the sushi side of the equation, that means rolls made with Asian pear, avocado, and crispy rock shrimp, or yellowfin tuna with cucumber and puffed quinoa, or short rib tataki with smoked blue cheese huancaina and spicy ponzu.

Ruka is open for takeout and delivery.

505 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

9. Fish Market Sushi Bar

170 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Several pieces of sashimi sit on a white plate on a wooden counter
A sashimi lunch combo at Fish Market
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

This decade-old Allston staple, a tiny space helmed by a couple of Oishii alums, is always a crowd-pleaser, featuring lovely dishes that push the bounds of tradition (as well as some more classic options). There are some hot dishes from the kitchen, too, for those in the mood for something other than sushi.

Fish Market is open for takeout and delivery.

170 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

10. O Ya

9 East St, Boston, MA 02111
Several pieces of lobster sushi topped with caviar sit on a white plate
O Ya’s “legs and eggs”
Bill Addison/Eater

The ultimate in special occasion sushi, O Ya will take your wallet, politely squeeze hundreds of dollars out of it, and hand it back to you, along with hours and hours and courses and courses of gorgeous, high-end dishes. The biggest splurge, the grand omakase, costs $250 per person (before drinks, tax, and gratuity) — 20 perfect little courses, ending with a chocolate and foie gras creation that is unlike any sushi you've ever seen or tasted. (An a la carte menu is also available if the omakase or grand omakase tastings are too extreme.) Pay some attention to the restaurant's sophisticated sake program as well.

Further reading: The Road to the 38: O Ya in Boston by Eater's restaurant editor Bill Addison. (For something a lot more casual, check out O Ya’s energetic little sibling, Hojoko, in Fenway, which serves a variety of fun sushi and sashimi options, not to mention DIY “lazy susan handrolls” and “wasabi roulette.” Its other sibling, Gogo Ya, is popping up at O Ya, and is offering takeout.)

O Ya is open for indoor dining. Make reservations here.

9 East St
Boston, MA 02111

11. Oppa Sushi

185 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Fish Market doesn’t hold the monopoly on Allston sushi: Oppa, right on bustling Harvard Avenue, is another neighborhood favorite. It debuted in mid-2014 and serves a giant menu of sushi — including plenty of combos and boats — as well as Korean food, including bibimbap and lots more. Keep an eye out for specials.

Oppa is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

185 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134

12. Tora Japanese Restaurant

20B Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
A bowl of raw seafood, including salmon and salmon roe, on rice, served on a wooden tray with miso soup
The Tokyo don, plus extra salmon, at Tora Japanese Restaurant in Chinatown
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

The focus at this calming basement hideaway is kaisen don, rice bowls topped with sashimi, but Tora’s love of raw seafood and rice extends to poke bowls, sushi, and sashimi as well. Sushi lovers can’t go wrong with any of the options.

Tora is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

20B Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

13. Uni

370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Overhead view of a fancy sashimi dish — four raw slices of tuna topped with seared foie gras and herbs. The tuna is on a dark blue plate, and a bright yellow sauce dots the plate artfully.
Spicy tuna and foie gras tataki at Uni
Melissa Ostrow

Truffles and caviar. Wagyu and quail eggs. At Uni, which expanded into its big sibling Clio's space in early 2016, Ken Oringer and Tony Messina offer beautiful sushi made with luxurious ingredients (and a big price tag to match).

Uni is open for indoor dining (make reservations here), as well as takeout and delivery.

370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

14. Douzo

131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
Crab legs and pieces of sushi and sashimi sit on a white plate on a light wooden surface, with black chopsticks to the side
Sushi at Douzo
Brian Samuels

This Back Bay destination has been charming sushi lovers for over a decade, serving up a variety of sushi, sashimi, and special rolls, such as the neighborhood homage, the Back Bay: asparagus, cucumber, and avocado with seared tuna and wasabi mayo. It's an easy lunch choice for those in the area thanks to the variety of sushi combos and bento boxes available.

Douzo is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

131 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

15. Zuma Boston

2nd Floor Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115
Hands reach towards a piece of sushi set on a cutting board surrounded by dishes of indiscernible ingredients
Zuma Boston
Sarah Storrer/Eater

Fancy London-based chain Zuma arrived in Boston in mid-2019, joining locations from Miami to Bangkok. The pricey restaurant’s Boston location was hotly anticipated, especially by travelers who had already experienced other locations, and it’s been living up to expectations in its first year, wowing customers with dishes like sea bass sashimi with yuzu, truffle, and salmon roe; torched salmon nigiri; and wagyu beef sushi with daikon and black truffle.

Zuma is open for indoor dining (reserve here), takeout, and delivery.

2nd Floor Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02115

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16. Genki Ya

398 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
A sushi roll is lined up on a white plate and garnished with an orchid
Sweetie roll at Genki Ya
Genki Ya/Official Site

With locations in Brookline, Cambridge's Alewife area, downtown Boston, Dedham's Legacy Place, and now Somerville’s Davis Square as well, Genki Ya has been serving sushi all around town for years. (The original location opened in Brookline in 2008.) Genki Ya's focus is organic ingredients. The menu offers gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options as well, and all sushi can be made with brown or multigrain rice upon request.

The Brookline location is open for takeout and delivery. There is a $10 minimum for delivery, with a maximum distance of 5 miles. Check the mini-chain’s website for information on the other locations.

398 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

17. Fuji at Ink Block

Boston, MA 02118
Several pieces of sashimi sit on a long plate at Fuji at Ink Block in Boston’s South End
Fuji at Ink Block
Fuji at Ink Block/Official Site

This swanky addition to the JP Fuji Group is located at the Ink Block development in the South End, where it offers up attractively plated sushi, including four- to six-piece composed sets of "finer maki" (such as toro with caviar and gold flakes). There are also a variety of other combinations and sushi boats available, as well as a la carte ordering. Look for Fuji’s sister spots in Quincy, Cambridge, and Somerville — and eventually in downtown Boston’s forthcoming food hall, High Street Place.

Fuji is open for takeout and delivery.

18. Oishii

1166 Washington St #110, Boston, MA 02118
Raw salmon is draped over a wooden dowel suspended above a fire, which is searing the fish
Flaming salmon at Oishii Boston
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Its tiny older sibling in Chestnut Hill closed in late 2018 after 20 years of accolades, saddening a loyal fan base, but the larger and flashier South End location of Oishii is still going strong, full of sushi, foie gras, and things on fire.

Oishii is open for indoor dining (reserve here) and takeout.

1166 Washington St #110
Boston, MA 02118

19. Fat Baby

118 Dorchester St, Boston, MA 02127
Sushi rolls wrapped in a crispy skin and topped with a thick green sauce sit on a long black plate
Sushi at Fat Baby
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With ties to other nearby hot spots Loco and Lincoln, Fat Baby is a fun, noisy spot for non-traditional sushi (not to mention dishes influenced by the cuisines of several Asian countries, from spicy miso ramen to kung pao Brussels sprouts). Sushi rolls include the kraken (fried calamari, yellow bell pepper, sun dried tomato, and romesco sauce), the so beefy (short rib, spicy queso fresco, and stout aioli), and more.

Fat Baby is open for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

118 Dorchester St
Boston, MA 02127

20. Laughing Monk Cafe

737 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
A single piece of sushi sits on a turquoise plate with dots of a yellow sauce to its side
The Golden Naga at Laughing Monk Cafe
Laughing Monk Cafe [Official Photo]

Laughing Monk Cafe features two chefs named Nick, one of whom specializes in sushi while the other specializes in Thai food. This Brigham Circle spot has quietly gained a following for its impressive omakase in particular, which can be ordered for takeout and delivery. There’s plenty of sushi on the regular menu as well, and it’s all made with brown rice.

Laughing Monk is open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

737 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

21. Chiharu Sushi & Noodle

370 Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445