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The 14 Best Japanese Restaurants In Boston

Updated: October 10, 2022

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Boston? These are the top Japanese venues in town. After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. So head to these Japanese eateries for the nicest shabu shabu and Japanese beer in Boston.

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O Ya

Japanese, $$$$, Leather DistrictJapanese, $$$$Boston, Leather District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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  • Thrillist, 2022

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RUKA Restobar

Peruvian, $$$, Downtown CrossingPeruvian, $$$Boston, Downtown Crossing
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2022

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    TimeOut, 2022
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021

Fuji at Ink Block

Asian, $$, South EndAsian, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Douzo

Japanese, $$$, Back BayJapanese, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Boston's top 5 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Isshindo Ramen

Japanese, $$, AllstonJapanese, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Ramen in Greater Boston

    Eater, 2022
  • Eater, 2020

    12 Excellent Allston Restaurants That Deliver

    Eater, 2020

Neponset Cafe

Japanese, $$, BostonJapanese, $$Boston
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Where to Find Boston’s Best Ramen This Winter

    Thrillist, 2021
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Ramen in Greater Boston

    Eater, 2022

Laughing Monk Cafe

Thai, $$, Mission HillThai, $$Boston, Mission Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 5 top spots in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Oishii Boston

Japanese, $$$, South EndJapanese, $$$Boston, South End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    Where to Get the Best Sushi in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021

Tora Ramen

Japanese, $$, ChinatownJapanese, $$Boston, Chinatown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Where to Find Boston’s Best Ramen This Winter

    Thrillist, 2021

Fish Market Sushi Bar

Japanese, $$, AllstonJapanese, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    Where to Get the Best Sushi in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021

Oppa Sushi

Japanese, $$, AllstonJapanese, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021

Shabu-Zen

Asian, $$, ChinatownAsian, $$Boston, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

    10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts

    Trip 101, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 5 most popular spots in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Amateras Ramen

Asian, $$, Leather DistrictAsian, $$Boston, Leather District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

    Top 10 Ramen Restaurants In Boston, Massachusetts

    Trip 101, 2020
  • TimeOut, 2022

    The best ramen restaurants in Boston

    TimeOut, 2022

JP Seafood Cafe

Japanese, $$, Jamaica PlainJapanese, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants

    Eater, 2021
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    Eater, 2022

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Boston. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 Boston restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 1052 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Hoodline. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - 25 Outstanding Boston-Area Sushi Restaurants, Hoodline - Here are Boston's top 5 Japanese spots and Hoodline - Jonesing for sushi? Check out Boston's top 5 spots. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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