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Toraya Restaurant

890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-641-7477
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nigiri” (5 reviews)
“chirashi” (5 reviews)
“fresh sushi” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love Toraya for all the above. The food is very good, the service great and it has a decent selection of sake and beer and wine. The only downside is that being smll, there is usually a line waiting for a table. Come early!

Thank liveinarlington
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We have loved this place for over a decade. Intimate setting, it's worth the wait. Simple, excellent sushi. Fish if the highest quality. Chirashi is a favorite- fantastic selection of bite sized pieces. Can't get the same anywhere else. Mmmm. The have cooked delicacies too,...More

Thank Martha W
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Were here for Lunch. A small, special and unpretentious place. There are not many tables. I think this is typical Japanese food. We had each a box, my friend had the sashimi box - I had shrimp tempura with vegetables tempura box with many different...More

Thank SusiHoch
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Small, 6 tables and a sushi bar for 6 people- authentic sushi menu and fair prices. Delicious sushi and udon. Loved salmon skin maki

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I visited there with my family. I arrived there at 11:15am. It was full of all the seats at 11:35am. We had chirashi-sushi and tendon. Chirashi-sushi was taste good and beautiful! I recommend chirashi-sushi.

Thank Ayumi E
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I've eaten at Toraya >50 times times, both alone and with friends. Used to live around the corner. Excellent Japanese food -- authentic, fresh, simply prepared and delicious. Service is excellent as well. This is a casual, neighborhood restaurant, known mostly to locals -- no-frills,...More

1  Thank MeanderingMissy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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