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$$$$ The Back Bay Dinner

Inside the tasteful boutique Eliot Hotel lies an innovative izakaya (informal Japanese gastropub), owned by Boston star chefs-partners Ken Oringer and Tony Messina, who offer boldly flavored renditions of Asian street food—Sai Oua lettuce wraps; Mai duck carnitas; Wagyu beef dumplings; shrimp teriyaki fried rice; and dozens of tempting sashimi and nigiri choices. Although the bites can add up price-wise, the menu has a sprinkling of inexpensive dishes, like fried chicken bao bun and blistered shishito peppers. Cocktail aficionados will appreciate the creative and sophisticated offerings, and it's worth checking out the extensive reserve sake menu.

Dinner $$$$ Asian Fusion Sophisticated

Quick Facts

370 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts  02215, USA


Known For:
  • Creative raw fish options
  • Trendy feel
  • Small plate format
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch, Reservations essential

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