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Toraya Restaurant

890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-641-7477
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants in the Boston area. It is tiny, intimate, and hard to get a seat. All the sushi is exquisite and made by an old chef who's been there for years. You'd never regret visiting this spot.

Thank darouet
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

An old quote goes, “you can’t eat atmosphere.” This place doesn’t pretend to make you pay for atmosphere. It’s basic, a bit cramped, and you might have to wait for seating. But I enjoyed my food overall, and the maki rolls were filling.

Thank RoadTripToSFO
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

very good Japanese food although in the evening you may be welcomed by a waitresse who is nearly barking to you. For the rest it's perfect, and sushi are prepared by a real Japanese chef.

Thank Vincent A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The sushi at Toraya is as good (or better?) than any I had in various trips to Japan. I highly recommend it.

Thank ajl345
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Fabulous food! Although tiny, it makes up for it by having some of the best Japanese food around. So far, everything I have had was fantastic. Just make sure you get there early. Since we live nearby and can walk, we go down 15 minutes...More

Thank chatvany
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Superb food and great staff. Sushi and sashimi was great. Also liked the Yoshame dish. Try to make it early !

Thank TB272
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Been coming here over the past 16 years ... truly a remarkable authentic Japanese restaurant the Boston metro area. Yes, there are the super expensive and refine Oya ... but a similarly delicate and excellent meal can be had in a more down to earth...More

Thank CK617Boston
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Authentic Japanese place. Great food reasonable price. Small place, you may have to wait but you'll like it.

Thank Romain L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Toraya is small with seating for about two dozen. My culinary guide warned that one should arrive promptly at five as the line forms early. Fortunately we sat watching the chef. He clearly enjoys and takes pride in each order. Be sure to check the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Authentic no nonsense, delicious. You won't find any fancy pseudo maki here. Simple, very fresh sushi and other Japanese dishes. Long waits on the weekends but worth it.

Thank Mud R
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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: +1 781-641-7477
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