Sushi-Lover's Wish List: 10 Best Boston Restaurants for Sushi and Sashimi

Boston offers sushi in every neighborhood, and although many do sushi and sashimi really well there are ten that are just a cut above the rest. Whether looking for sensational sashimi or distinctive rolls Boston has a sushi spot that is sure to please. Fugakyu is guaranteed to win you over on each and every visit. It's Japanese themed interior even offers paper-walled rooms for private dining. While those seeking sensational take-out should opt for Oishii Sushi Bar in Chestnut Hill. And, if modern elegance is the ambiance you are after, enjoy the crisp clean lines of Douzo's modern digs where the neighbors flock for their favorite sushi. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality and creativity of the sushi when you dine at  Misono, a hidden gem tucked away in a West Roxbury strip mall. Cafe Sushi in Cambridge wins raves from fans who find their every changing menu filled with fresh sashimi as well as an impressive selection of rolls. While Haru is a shoppers dream; located at the base of the Prudential Center, you can just as easily fill your bags as you can fill your stomach on their inspired selection of sushi. Get your chopsticks ready, prepare your wasabi and dine at any on this list for guaranteed great sushi.

West Metro


New Ginza is the go-to sushi spot of those who live near Watertown. The welcoming interior invites guests to sit and stay, and the take out allows you to easily take home. You can rely on New Ginza to serve up exactly what you had before with...  Read More



Basho is a Fenway area Japanese brasserie that is the first of its kind to find a home on the streets of Boston. Basho serves fresh, high-quality ingredients including sushi that is flown in daily from all around the world. Offering diners a...  Read More

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Hidden in a strip mall in the neighborhood of West Roxbury, Misono is worth seeking out. Their outside the box with their flavor combinations are an impressive variation from what you typically find on a list of rolls at most sushi joints. ...  Read More

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Fugakyu in Brookline's Coolidge Corner is a favorite for many Boston locals since it opened its doors many years ago. Everything is perfectly prepared, and their fun variations of rolls, which use their super fresh fish, are served in your...  Read More



Locating this nondescript building is just part of the fun of dining at Boston's most expensive sushi restaurant. O-Ya's tiny sign is easy to overlook on the brick building it calls home. However, once found O-Ya is an amazing experience in...  Read More



Douzo Sushi is a combination sushi bar/cocktail lounge that allows diners to leave the traditional sushi scene behind and dine in modern elegance. A seat at the bar, even solo, will have you feeling welcome. The sleek banquettes, neutral tones,...  Read More



Located in Chestnut Hill, this tiny sushi joint serves up the freshest fare and is accustomed to packing it to go. With only a small sushi bar and a few tables, you can expect a wait at Oishii (or easily enjoy it as take-out). Specialties...  Read More



The decor isn't the focus at this Harvard Square raw stop, but folks clamor for its fresh sushi, prepared simply and elegantly as sushi should be. Best of all, the cost remains reasonable making sushi every night a reality for those who live in...  Read More


Meet Jessica Polizzotti

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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