Fodor's Expert Review Uni

$$$$ The Back Bay Sceney

Inside the tasteful boutique Eliot Hotel lies an innovative izakaya (informal Japanese gastropub) offering boldly flavored renditions of Asian street food—steamed buns stuffed with pickled vegetables and pork belly; green curry crab fried rice; chicken waffles with kimchee; and dozens of raw fish bites like tuna poke with sweet onion and seaweed and hamachi with ponzu powder and pickled chili. Although the bites can add up price-wise, the menu has a sprinkling of inexpensive dishes, like Indian spiced carrots, crispy potatoes with herbed mayonnaise, and bone marrow rice balls. Cocktail aficionados will appreciate the creative and sophisticated offerings, while night owls will like the late-night menu on Friday and Saturday offering a limited selection of dinner dishes, including ramen.

Sceney Dinner $$$$ Asian Asian Fusion Trendy

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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