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Toraya Restaurant

890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Ranked #7 of 88 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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English first
Framingham, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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393 reviews 393 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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590 reviews 590 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Boston, MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My husband LOVES Sushi. His favorite used to be Oishii in Brookline, until we moved to Arlington. Toraya is a hidden gem. This is the real deal. It is tiny, and the wait is long, but if you want really good Sushi, this is THE place to go. If you're not a sushi lover (ie me), well you go because... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

this is our favorites Japanese restaurant in the area. be prepared to wait on weekend evenings. fresh sushi, excellent entrees and intimate atmosphere.

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