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Toraya Restaurant

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890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-641-7477
Today
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have loved this place for over a decade. Intimate setting, it's worth the wait. Simple, excellent sushi. Fish if the highest quality. Chirashi is a favorite- fantastic selection of bite sized pieces. Can't get the same anywhere else. Mmmm. The have cooked delicacies too, but we always get sushi.

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Thank Martha W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Were here for Lunch. A small, special and unpretentious place. There are not many tables. I think this is typical Japanese food. We had each a box, my friend had the sashimi box - I had shrimp tempura with vegetables tempura box with many different side dishes in the box - like salad, pickles and rice. First we got a... More 

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Thank SusiHoch
boston
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Small, 6 tables and a sushi bar for 6 people- authentic sushi menu and fair prices. Delicious sushi and udon. Loved salmon skin maki

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Thank BostonBostonGirl
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I visited there with my family. I arrived there at 11:15am. It was full of all the seats at 11:35am. We had chirashi-sushi and tendon. Chirashi-sushi was taste good and beautiful! I recommend chirashi-sushi.

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Thank Ayumi E
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I've eaten at Toraya >50 times times, both alone and with friends. Used to live around the corner. Excellent Japanese food -- authentic, fresh, simply prepared and delicious. Service is excellent as well. This is a casual, neighborhood restaurant, known mostly to locals -- no-frills, no white table cloths. Tip: arrive early or go for Saturday lunch. The restaurant is... More 

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lexminute
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We are thrilled to have found Toraya! They serve the most authentic Japanese food I can find in the Boston area so far. It is a small restaurant with very limited seating. Be sure to arrive early if you are not keen on long wait. Last I checked, they don't take reservation. If you crave for real Japanese food this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We came here for lunch recently during the weekend. There was a crowd even near the end of the lunch period but we were able to eventually get seats. We ordered 2 rice bowls and the portions (especially the meat) were generous. They were good enough that we finished every single speck of rice and the waitress seemed impressed by... More 

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Thank Leo F
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This unassuming storefront serves striking and wonderful sushi and Japanese dishes. It is small so getting in can be challenging at peak hours, but the inventive sushi is worth waiting for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

An overall amazing experience! Don't let the outer appearance fool you, this is the place for sushi. Well crafted and a kind and gracious staff.

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Thank Julian M
Natick, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Friends who are local to the area recommended this place to us. It is a small "whole in the wall" restaurant that might seat about 20 people. The sushi, nigiri, maki, sashimi, etc. are excellent and reasonably priced. The miso soup that comes with a number of the meals in quite good. I had the tekka donburi for lunch--lots of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-641-7477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?