Sushi has gone from a food trend to a must-have meal. From entertaining to authentic, these are eight great spots for sushi.
131 Dartmouth St., Boston
Japanese cuisine gets a modern makeover with sushi combinations your chopsticks have never seen. Some signature rolls even skip the rice and are wrapped with cucumber instead of seaweed.
1 Marina Park Drive, Boston
Empire’s menu features a huge range of fried appetizers, soups, steaks and sushi, like the doubly delicious surf and turf sushi with wagyu beef and sockeye salmon.
Fuji at Assembly
320 Canal St., Somerville, Mass.
The sushi chefs at Fuji slice, sculpt and serve pristine pieces of fresh, edible art. The creations here include Ming’s mango roll, filled with fresh fruit and asparagus with spicy tuna, or the decadent queen’s roll made with tuna, Kobe beef and caviar.
87 Washington St., Salem, Mass.
This stylish spot serves a little bit of everything, from steaks and burgers to tacos and sushi. Try the mouthwatering surf and turf roll featuring lobster, lemon aioli and beef carpaccio.
871 Washington St., Hanover, Mass.
Quan’s Kitchen serves upscale pan-Asian food like boneless spareribs and paradise shrimp with candied walnuts. The sushi is always fresh and creative, like the Red Sox maki filled with spicy mayo, avocado and tempura crumbs topped with fresh yellowtail.
166 Eastern Ave., Malden, Mass.
Sushi creativity is taken to new levels at Sousaku, where you can try spicy crabmeat crunchy maki topped with tobiko, while the truly adventurous can feast on a sushi pizza that’s oven-baked and torched with shrimp, scallop and tuna.
1245 Worcester St., Natick, Mass.
Fresh-made sushi weaves past tables on a snaking conveyor belt at this futuristic Natick Mall eatery. When you see something you like, you just reach out, grab it, and pay by the plate.
369 W. Main St., Northborough, Mass.
The sushi chefs here specialize in making artful maki rolls to order. The lobster bomb roll is layered with big chunks of lobster in a sweet lemon mayo and then torched, a twist on a warm lobster roll.
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The best sushi in the world is at Sawada, in Tokyo, of course. Read about other essential eats in Tokyo including ramen, tempura and more. Interested in more global fare? Take a peek at these 10 destinations known for their mouthwatering cuisine.