Sushi has gone from a food trend to a must-have meal. This culinary crafted art form of meal making has diners expanding their taste bud horizons, leaving them excited for the next best sushi dish from entertaining to authentic, these are the 8 greatest spots for sushi around Greater Boston.
At Fuji in Quincy, Cambridge, Boston and Assembly Row in Somerville, the sushi master chefs slice, sculpt and serve pristine pieces of fresh edible art. The raw creations here include Ming’s Mango roll, filled with fresh fruit and asparagus with spicy tuna on top. Try something a little more rich on your palette with the decadent Queen’s roll. This roll is made with opulent ingredients like tuna, Kobe beef and caviar!
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Empire is located in Boston’s Seaport District, in a massive space with high ceilings, huge tables, and eye-catching architecture. The menu has a huge range of sensational offerings, including fried appetizers, soups, salads, steaks and mostly importantly, sushi, like the doubly delicious “Surf and Turf”.
The Surf and Turf at Empire is nigari style, with Wagyu Beef. Its cooked tataki style toasted ever so lightly and wrapped in rice. The dish is served alongside a more traditional style sockeye salmon and dressed with a little sweet miso vinegar sauce.
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Yama Zakura in Northborough is a festive Asian eatery, featuring a line of sushi chefs, creating artful maki rolls to order, like the Lobster Bomb. This explosive roll is layered with big chunks of luxurious lobster, soaking in a sweet lemon mayo, that’s then torched making the sushi roll a take of a warm decadent lobster roll.
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With full service restaurants in Hanover, North Attleboro and Mansfield, Quan’s Kitchen serves pan Asian food you are going to love, like boneless spare ribs and paradise shrimp with candied walnuts. Let’s not forget the always fresh and creative sushi, like the Lobster Tempura Maki filled with fresh lobster, avocado and cucumber, topped with a spicy mayo drizzle. Sink your teeth into the Red Sox Maki filled with spicy mayo, avocado and tempura crumbs topped with fresh yellowtail, just in time for opening day.
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Sousaku in Malden is a modern Asian restaurant that takes its cocktails, and it takes sushi to a new level. There’s the Spicy Crab Meat Crunchy Maki topped with tobiko, and torched Wagyu Maki stuffed with Shrimp Tempura.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you need to feast on the Sushi Pizza, combining two great foods that surprisingly taste even better together. Instead of having toppings on top of a bread, Sousaku makes a crust of thinly sliced seaweed, topped with rice. Another layer of seaweed is added on top, and it all gets pressed, battered, fried, and topped with a thin layer of tomato paste to get that pizza taste. The pizza crust is then topped with onions, shrimp, scallops and tuna that are chopped and mixed into spicy mayo. Everything is placed back in the oven, baked and toasted to a satisfying liking.
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Opus in Salem, Massachusetts sets a new standard for food with a little bit of funk. Here they have a little bit of everything. From steaks and burgers, to tacos and sushi. Try the mouth-watering Surf and Turf roll featuring lobster, lemon aioli and beef carpaccio. It exemplifies New England classic flavors like lobster and beef, but it’s not in a traditional sushi roll. It’s creative, it’s fun, and it tastes even better than it looks.
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Rounding out the great 8 is Wasabi located in the upscale Natick Mall. This futuristic eatery has busy shoppers feasting with their eyes before their bellies. With tables lined around a snaking conveyor belt, fresh-made sushi weaves through an open dining room surrounded by stores and shops. So when you see something you like, you just reach out, grab it, and then you pay by the plate.
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