These 46 eating places serve one of the best sushi in Better Boston

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These 46 eating places serve one of the best sushi in Better Boston

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Including the top 5 spots recommended by readers.

Readers recommended 46 sushi restaurants in the greater Boston area. Globe Staff/Lane Turner

Sushi is always a treat, especially in summer. Whether you opt for a regular California roll or something more adventurous like eel and cucumber, Boston’s sushi scene won’t disappoint.

We asked about your favorite sushi places in the Boston area, and nearly 100 readers responded, listing 46 restaurants. The most popular recommendation was Fuji, JP Fuji Group’s Quincy-owned sushi restaurant with multiple locations and a growing empire, which received 10% of the vote. Other favorites included a range of options, from fine dining like O Ya to the spicy tuna rolls at Market Basket.

Here’s a countdown of the top five sushi restaurants that received the most votes, along with a detailed map of all 46 recommendations.

5. Japanese FuGaKyu cuisine

This elegant Japanese restaurant, which received 6% of the vote, has locations in Brookline and Sudbury and guests can settle into private dining rooms to enjoy their meals. Their menu includes both traditional and modern dishes, while their sushi bar serves dishes like the FuGaKyu boat, a selection of sushi, sashimi, and maki. According to Kathy M., “The sushi here is by far the best in Boston and I’ve tried them all. Ginza in Chinatown came in a close second, but the wide variety of seriously flavorful sushi dishes on the menu at FuGakYu makes it the best. It also has the best atmosphere of any sushi restaurant — private tables, a fountain, and a lunch buffet.”

1280 Beacon Street, Brookline; 621 Boston Post Road, Sudbury

4. Oh yes

A celebrated and imaginative dining experience in the Leather District, O Ya offers unique and fine dining. The restaurant, which also received 6% of the vote, has an elegant ambience and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman and restaurateur Nancy Cushman. They serve a nightly omakase dinner, a 20-course menu of the chef’s choice with a choice of nigiri, sashimi and cooked dishes. To complement these beautifully designed plates, choose a drink from the extensive sake and wine list. Brian G. from Medfield said: “Authentic. Lovingly designed. Great ambiance. Wonderful staff.”

9 East St., Boston

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3. Super Fusion Kitchen II

If you want to experience the art of sushi in a casual setting, check out Super Fusion Cuisine II in Watertown. Readers gave special praise to some products, such as the Baked Salmon Maki, Watertown Maki and Double Toro Maki, emphasizing the fresh taste and high quality of the fish. Super Fusion has 6% of the votes with FuGaKyu and O Ya. Brookline’s David C. said: “Boss Sam [Huang] is obsessed with fish. His phone is literally full of beautiful photos of fish as he deals with vendors. He’s excellent at his craft and widely respected throughout Boston as a sushi chef — but instead of opening a fancy eatery, he opened a relatively understated eatery next to a cigar shop in Watertown. A real insider tip with incredibly loyal employees who have remained loyal to him for years – with good reason.”

54 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown

2. Cafe Sushi

Nestled in Cambridge is Cafe Sushi, a simple spot that serves up creative concepts. No wonder this restaurant got 8% of the votes. Check out the summery vegetable roll topped with tomatoes, truffle oil and balsamic vinegar, or check out The Cheyo, served with salmon, miso-glazed broccoli and pineapple, topped with avocado and roasted peppers. Cambridge’s Kevin W. praised their lunch specials, saying they serve “the best sushi” he’s ever eaten. Meanwhile, Billy of Harvard Square said, “This is hands down the best sushi in Boston.”

1105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

1. Fuji restaurant

JP Fuji Group has a number of restaurants in the greater Boston area serving innovative sushi and craft cocktails. Readers particularly loved Fuji at Ink Block, but you can also try to visit their spots at High Street Place, Kendall Square, and Quincy, to name a few. Enjoy their sushi boats, including variations like the scorpion, dear hyung, and prism dream.

With enough variety of sushi to satisfy both novices and connoisseurs alike, Fuji ensures that you embark on a journey when you step into their restaurants. South End’s Natalia A. said of the Ink Block spot, “We always order lobster rangoons to start, as well as the Red Crab California Maki (chic twist on your traditional California roll). We also get the Miss Waldorf and the Queen’s Roll if we feel like it! The Queen’s Roll is the best bite in Boston – caviar, wagyu and spicy tuna. You simply can’t go wrong with this splendor! We love Fuji for the wide variety of makimono and noodle dishes they offer, as well as the freshness of their fish. They also offer a delicious menu of nigiri and sashimi. A must see in a convenient and fun place!”

Several locations

  • All Seasons Table, 64 Pleasant St., Malden
  • Aoi Japanese Restaurant, 855 Worcester Road, Framingham
  • Bondo at ‘Quin House, 217 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
  • Cafe Sushi, 1105 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Dabin Restaurant, 10 Muzzey St., Lexington
  • Douzo, 131 Dartmouth Street, Boston
  • Ebi Sushi Bar, 290 Somerville Ave., Somerville
  • Ebisuya Japanese Market, 65 Riverside Ave., Medford
  • Fat Baby, 118 Dorchester St., Boston
  • Fish Market Sushi Bar, 170 Brighton Ave., Allston
  • FuGakYu Japanese Kitchen, 1280 Beacon St., Brookline
  • Fuji Restaurant, 352b Harrison Ave., Boston
  • Gen Sushi, 61 Concord Ave., Belmont
  • Ichiro Sushi, 538 Adams St. A, Milton
  • Inaho Japanese Restaurant, 157 MA-6A, Yarmouth Port
  • JP Seafood Cafe, 730 Center St., Jamaica Plains
  • Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, 101 Bond Square, Watertown
  • Laughing Monk Cafe, 737 Huntington Ave., Boston
  • LoLa 42, 22 Liberty Drive, Boston
  • The Crazy Anglerfish, 524 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Cart, 400 Somerville Ave., Somerville
  • Maruichi Select, 299 Harvard Street, Brookline
  • Momi Nonmi, 1128 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Mystique Asian Restaurant and Lounge, 1 Broadway, Everett
  • No relationship, 11 William East Mullins Way, Boston
  • North End Fish Market, 99 Salem St., Boston
  • O Ginger, 263 Elm St., Somerville
  • O Ya, 9 East St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Oiishi Boston, 1166 Washington St., Boston
  • Peppercorn House, Main St. 318, Woburn
  • Q Restaurant, 660 Washington St., Boston
  • Samba Steak & Sushi, 1138 Worcester Road, Framingham
  • Samurai Express, 31 Saint James Avenue, Boston
  • Seiyo Sushi, 1721 Washington St. Unit C, Boston
  • Shore Leave, 11 William East Mullins Way, Boston
  • Stop & Shop, 760 Fellsway, Medford
  • Superfusion Brookline, 690A Washington Street, Brookline
  • Superfusion Kitchen II, 54 Mount Auburn St., Watertown
  • SUSHICO, 761 Beacon St., Newton
  • Sushi Kappo, 86 Peterborough St., Boston
  • Sushi Kappo Toraya, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
  • Turk’s Seafood Market & Sushi, 83 Marion Road, Mattapoisett
  • Yama Japanese Restaurant, 245 Washington St., Wellesley
  • Yama Zakura Sushi, 369 West Main St. #3, Northborough
  • Yamato II, 545 Boylston Street, Boston
  • Zuma Boston, 2nd Floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Dalton St., Boston

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