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Toraya Restaurant

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890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Julian M
Natick, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Scanner_Lewis
Arlington, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Toraya has the best sushi northwest of Boston. Always fantastic. It's very small inside with a handful of tables and one waitperson. The sushi chef is busier than a cross-eyed rooster on an ant hill. Only reason I didn't give five starts is because they're closed Mondays and don't do take-out on the weekends.

Thank lmrw52
Lexington, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been here more times than I remember. This is my go to place for everything sushi. The fish is so fresh you'd think he caught them this morning. My only complaint-except for the wait time-is the salads could be bigger. The bento lunch boxes are a great value and delicious.

Thank JLZW
Arlington, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I've heard that people travel to Arlington to eat here. I don't blame them but I am sure am glad it's down the street for us. This way when the small restaurant is full, and it often is, there's not too far to sulk off as we figure out where else we can eat and get the satisfaction we experience... More 

Thank picketfencemusic
Miami Beach
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Too small to accommodate a crowd, so be prepared to wait or come at unpopular times. Delicious and delicate Japanese food. Enjoy!

Thank Leslie S
North Chelmsford, Mass
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Toraya is a little hole-in-the-wall with great food. It's got five tables and a few seats at the sushi bar. Sadly, they don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait. It's not too bad though, because the service is pretty fast. We started with the sashimi assortment and gyoza as appetizers. Both were excellent. My wife had the Kabayaki (broiled... More 

Thank Ambassador_Kosh
Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

So authentic - no cream cheese or red sox rolls... chef is the real deal. It's very small so sometime there is a wait but it is well worth it.

Thank mforae
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Japanese native approves. This place is legit. The sushi and the rest of the food are very good and true to the origin. With the sushi price being way too overpriced these days, what a gem to get quality and value in the same place. Parking is tricky sometimes, but it is still deserving of 5 stars.

Thank IppTak
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My sashimi bento box included 6 varieties (2 slices each) super fresh sashimi; served with purple shiso seasoned rice, small tastes of edame, pickle and various tasty fried tidbits including gyoza. The wasabi is has strong horseradish "heat." My dining companion ordered the shrimp tempura udon bowl, which he pronounced delicious. Price: Very reasonable. Server was attentive and efficient. Note,... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 781-641-7477

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