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890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
781-641-7477
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh as it comes

Great meals, great price always fresh. Unagi is one of the best I have ever had. Small local atmosphere. Get there early to grab a seat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Nick M
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great meals, great price always fresh. Unagi is one of the best I have ever had. Small local atmosphere. Get there early to grab a seat.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small, simple and intimate, we adore this eatery. Very fresh seafood and tasty dishes for the non-sushi fan dining with you. Wines and beer also available.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I am 100% Japanese from Japan! I love when I found a real Japanese restaurant in America since 90%of so called Japanese restaurant in America are owned by Chinese people and it tastes nothing like Japanese food. Toraya is great. You can expect real Japanese food here!

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Boston
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've been going to Toraya for years, and the food and service are great. My Japanese friends say that Toraya is one of the few Japanese restaurants that serves real Japanese food. I'm not related to the owner, nor did he ask me to post. I don't know what kind of dope the hater is on, but don't be dissuaded... More 

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Falmouth, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had a sashimi bento box that included a tasty sampling of Japanese goodies and rice. The fish was perfectly cut, fresh, and almost melted in my mouth. My three dining companions also enjoyed their food, especially chirashi. The one server was friendly and efficient.

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A seemingly hole in the wall in Arlington. Three 4-seat tables, three 2-seat tables, one 1-seat table, and 6 seats at the sushi bar. One sushi chef, one cook in the kitchen, and one waitress at lunch time. Ordered chirashi, and assortment of nigiri on a bed of rice. Decent, but nothing to write home about. Nigiri pieces were quite... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

great and authentic sushi restaurant, love their chirashi the most, lunchbox is also delicious. the space is tiny but clean. sometimes you have to wait a long time for your order because they have lots of takeout orders

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east greenwich, rhode island
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396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This place got rave reviews-- not sure why. Limited bar selection. Sushi okay, nothing special. Udon noodle soup was also just okay.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Very good place to eat good japanese food. Quiet and friendly place with a good variety of sushi. They also have daily specials.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I took my little sister here as she is crazy about sashimi. We were not disappointed, to say the least. We came at 6 on a Saturday evening so we had to wait over 30 minutes to get a couple seats at the bar (they don't accept reservations). But man, was it worth it. Although it took a little while... More 

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Additional Information about Toraya Restaurant

Address: 890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
Phone Number: 781-641-7477
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 781-641-7477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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