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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love Love Love our local sushi place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
picketfencemusic
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank picketfencemusic
Miami Beach
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10 reviews
8 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!

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Thank Leslie S
North Chelmsford, Mass
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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Thank Ambassador_Kosh
Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Thank mforae
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Thank IppTak
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank SSRJN
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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Thank CoffeeandHabaneros
Arlington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Nick M
Arlington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank OneLifeToLive100
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

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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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, Asian, 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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