Symphony Sushi

Row 1

45 Gainsborough St (btwn Huntington & St Stephen)
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-3888
$ $
Mon–Sat: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM Sun: Noon–10:00 PM
symphony sushi

Symphony Sushi is one of the most popular sushi spots in Boston, a city that’s not usually automatically associated with sushi. Located on Gainsborough Street, the restaurant specializes in traditional as well as innovative sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki.

The sushi and sashimi can be made with cooked toppings, including octopus, grilled eel, smoked salmon, and fried bean curd; raw fish options include sweet shrimp, mackerel, squid, bass, salmon, tuna (tenderloin or belly are also options), sea urchin (with or without quail egg), yellowtail, and surf clam. But if you’re looking for something a little more out of the box, you can opt for the Christmas maki (shrimp tempura with tuna, avocado, and tempura flakes), Mexican roll (spicy tuna, avocado, and Tabasco sauce), Cowboy maki (asparagus and enoki mushroom rolled in sirloin steak and avocado), and Maine lobster roll (with fresh Maine lobster in a spicy mayo).

If you’re not in the mood for sushi, there are also a lot of items that don’t involve raw fish. Spicy soft-shell crab, fried rice, noodles in soup, sirloin steak teriyaki, pork or chicken katsu, and crispy duck breast are all standouts. 

Foursquare Tips

  • I love their Idaho Maki (deep fried sweet potato sushi) and vegetable tempura. Right near Northeastern University.
  • Crazy maki is so good here.
  • Definitely try the Ocean Roll. Best one there!!
  • Inexpensive quality sushi. Great lunch menu - I recommend the bento boxes.
  • < $10 bento boxes for lunch!
  • If you order ahead for pick up for 1 or 2 people it only takes 10 minutes! You can call on your walk over, arrive & instantly get your food.
  • For all you sushi lovers at Northeastern, this is the place to be! Not only is the sushi delicious but it's inexpensive, super close to campus, and they accept dining dollars!
  • Add 10min onto however long they tell you takeout will be.
  • Get the dragon roll, it's not on the menu but if you love eel you will obsess over this. I do.
  • For those who like veggie sushi: Idaho Maki and the Garden Roll are TO DIE FOR!!! I get Idaho Maki every time I go. The Garden Roll's a bit pricy, but worth it if you like avocado.
  • Get the sushi pizza...#incredible
  • I love the Snow Mountain Maki!
  • Get the hawaii maki, its amazing.
  • Try the Fashion Maki. Cream cheese, eel, and tobiko with a warm sweet sauce on top. No soy sauce needed! So good!
  • The Spider Maki is delicious! Squid and Tobiko are great as well!
  • Idaho Maki
  • The Tekka Don (tuna) and Sake Don (salmon) are both wonderful
  • Teriyaki Salmon is amazing! Great for a casual lunch or dinner :)
  • The salmon sake was like paradise for raw salmon lover.
  • Pretty innovative when it comes to their rolls. Lots of seating too.