The Best Sushi in Boston

Here are 6 places to get some of the best sushi in Boston
Credit: Rachel Cossar

The tuna sashimi with burrata squid ink paste by Tony Messina at Uni in Boston.

CaféSushi
One of Boston's newest sushi spots, this Harvard Square gem, headed by Seizi Imura, is arguably the best place to go for an authentic sushi meal. With a menu that changes daily to reflect the restaurant's freshest selections, the team at Café Sushi is well versed in the Japanese art of all things sushi and sashimi.

O Ya
Voted one of Boston's best restaurants by many publications, many times, O Ya is one of the more innovative Japanese restaurants in the city. Sushi and sashimi are presented on another level entirely at O Ya. A must-have is their seared foie gras sushi with aged balsamic reduction, dark chocolate cocoa nib, and a shot of aged sake.

Uni
This restauarant is part of Ken Oringer's French-Japanese fusion concept in Elliot Hotel on Commonwealth Avenue, and chef Tony Medina plates each and every dish like a piece of art. With a sashimi bar, there is so much more to the menu than at first catches the eye. Popular dishes include the most succulent, moist, and marbled Wagyu beef, and their foie gras and tuna number; even their seaweed salad is off the charts. Don't leave without a sweet taste from pastry chef Monica Glass, and keep their late night ramen option on Friday and Saturday nights in the forefront of your mind when planning your weekend extravaganzas.

Oishii
With two locations, Oishii is another stronghold of creative, edgy sushi. With an eye for presentation, the team at Oishii doesn't shy away from spectacle. Their salmon dish comes seared by a live flame and their Unagi is as tasty as it is exquisite.



Seiyo
Located on Washington Street just before Massachusetts Avenue, Seiyo is a beautiful space dedicated to the art of sushi. With a menu that is more traditional for sushi restaurants in America, their offerings of rolls, sushi, and sashimi is thoughtful and delicious. Order by the piece, roll, or boat , and pair it with their extensive sake or wine lists for a wonderfully enjoyable evening.

Sakanaya
Sakanaya, a Japanese fish market in Allston, is the place to go for takeout. It is cheap, the fish is the freshest, and you can enjoy it all in the comfort of your own home. 

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