O Ya tops this list as well. Owners Tim and Nancy Cushman set a new bar for special-event dining with O ya’s opening in 2007; even today the restaurant regularly wins accolades as one of the best restaurants in all of New England. The sushi and omakase menu is a marvel of both flavor and presentation, with every morsel—from the foie gras nigiri to the bluefin tuna and smoked salmon sashimi—a delectable work of art.
From tiny takeout joints and high-end Japanese restaurants, Boston offers ample choices for beautiful, delicious sushi. Whether you’re looking for the “wow factor” of creative rolls with fun flavors or just expertly prepared nigiri, these sushi spots have exceptional ingredients and skilled chefs. We’ve found the best lunch specials and the best places for a celebratory omakase menu. If you’re not feeling like sushi, but are in the mood for Asian flavors, why not try one of the best ramen places in Boston or perhaps the best Thai or Chinese restaurants in town?
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