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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Small local spot, good sushi

The dining space here is super small so get there early! Authentic food by my estimation, reasonably priced, simple but interesting atmosphere. I like simple no-frills sushi like hamachi nigiris and tuna rolls, and this place executed them very nicely with high quality ingredients and the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
CoffeeandHabaneros
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The dining space here is super small so get there early! Authentic food by my estimation, reasonably priced, simple but interesting atmosphere. I like simple no-frills sushi like hamachi nigiris and tuna rolls, and this place executed them very nicely with high quality ingredients and the right balance of fish to rice. Excellent service.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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 224 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 44 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 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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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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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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