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.